2015 in review

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Madison Square Garden can seat 20,000 people for a concert. This blog was viewed about 64,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Madison Square Garden, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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  1. Apparently the Book of Moses, in its current form, was not published during the lifetime of Joseph Smith. It was, essentially, lifted from the Inspired Version of the Bible published by the RLDS church:

    The departures are harmless, doctrinally, but they have significance historically because they indicate that Elder Pratt used the 1867 printed Inspired Version as his basic source for the Moses material when he prepared the 1878 edition of the Pearl of Great Price.

    We use it as canon simply because it was voted on as canon by the saints in conference, but they could have done the same thing with the rest of the Inspired Version:

    The 1878 edition of the Pearl of Great Price was accepted by sustaining vote of the Church on 10 October 1880 as one of the standard works of the Church.

    Source: How We Got the Book of Moses

    The saints had confidence in the Book of Moses because it was published by the LDS church, whereas the rest of the work was in the Inspired Version, published by the RLDS church, and no one was really sure whether the rest of the work was published accurately or not. We now know, though, that it was done accurately:

    Through the courtesy of the Reorganized Church I have closely examined the original manuscripts and compared them with the printed editions of the Inspired Version and have concluded that the printed work accurately represents the information on the manuscripts.

    Source: Joseph Smith’s Inspired Translation of the Bible

    See also: Joseph Smith’s Efforts to Publish His Bible “Translation”

  2. I find it funny that I almost always only see links to this blog on sites that have gripes against the church or leadership. I almost never see any links to it from blogs that are supporting the church/leadership. Apparently everyone thinks this blog is church subversive.

  3. I find that funny too because I get equal (or even stronger) push-back from people who oppose the LDS church as I do from people who are the “follow the prophet”, leader-worship types.

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