The Curious Case of Ether 5

Ether 5 has always been a curious chapter to me. The "you" in verse 1 appears to be Joseph Smith: "And now I, Moroni, have written the words which were commanded me, according to my memory; and I have told you the things which I have sealed up; therefore touch them not in order that ye may translate; for that thing... Continue Reading →

The Curious Case of D&C 124

I think if we wish to fully understand Joseph Smith, early Mormonism and the early saints, we have take into consideration their Millennialist worldview. The "second coming" of Jesus Christ permeates everything in early Mormonism. Joseph's impetus to establish the New Jerusalem in Independence, MO is rooted in the expectation that Jesus would shortly return.... Continue Reading →

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