More Puzzling Subordination and Diminution of Book of Mormon Text in LDS General Conferences

By Scott S. Mitchell In most of the articles on this website, I have stressed the point that The Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-day Saints (hereafter "LDS," "Church" or "LDS church") teaches myriad ideas which run contrary to the unambiguous teachings of the Book of Mormon.  Most LDS church members are surprised and/or upset by … Continue reading More Puzzling Subordination and Diminution of Book of Mormon Text in LDS General Conferences

The First Vision: Commemorating and Concealing its History

By Scott S. Mitchell Introduction and a Word of Caution I've written two previous essays on this website analyzing whether the First Vision account is authentic history, and whether the doctrinal pronouncements contained within it are from the Lord.  One of those addressed the historical evidence in depth, while the latter dealt solely with whether … Continue reading The First Vision: Commemorating and Concealing its History