Within the Latter Day Saint movement, there are a number of theologies regarding the nature of God. In the Fellowship, and within Mormon Kabbalah, we accept all of them. It’s about how God reveals Himself, or Themselves, to us as individuals. We build, as it were, our own religions.
We, as Latter Day Saints, claim to be living in the last days. When we look at the life of Joseph Smith Jr., his visions and revelations, it does appear to be the case. But looking at the sects that came from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints that broke apart in 1844, when the men that God had called as leaders all refused to work as one. Where did these spiritual gifts go?
When Joseph Smith Jr. walked into the grove to pray, after reading James 1:5, he had a miraculous experience. We are told that he was asked not to join any of the denominations he had explored. Why not?
The other day I was talking with a young man who was struggling with certain subjects in regard to the Book of Mormon. He stated that the Book of Mormon was “racist” and as such could never believe in a God who is a racist.
All holy books have truth and wisdom in them; yet we do not accept all holy books as scripture the way we do the Bible and Book of Mormon.
The following revelation was given to the prophet David in Long Beach, California on December 5, 2018.
The following section on marriage was prepared while the original Book of Doctrine and Covenants was being compiled. It is not a revelation.
The letter and revelation by Joseph Smith Jr. to James Strang.
If you’ve been mediating for a while now, but have not found your center or learned to ground your energy, this post is for you.
From the diary of Joseph Smith Jr.: “Wednesday, July 12. Received a Revelation in the office in presence of Hyrum Smith, and William Clayton.”
The following vision was received by Joseph Smith Jr. January 21, 1836 in Kirtland, Ohio, recorded in his September 1835–April 1836 journal on pages 135-139 in the handwriting of Warren Parrish.
The following is a revelation attributed to apostle of the Church of Christ, and president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, John Taylor, as recorded in Wilford Woodruff’s Journal, June 15, 1878, titled “A Vision, Salt Lake City, Night of Dec 16, 1877.”