How Scripture and History Show the Pre-Millennial Gathering of the Lost Tribes of Israel is Mostly Complete

The purpose of this essay is first, to carefully analyze the doctrinal and scriptural foundations of the Mormon belief in the "literal gathering of Israel and the restoration of the ten tribes,"1 and second, to consider whether the evidence suggests that said gathering is yet to occur, now partly underway, or mostly complete.  In the latter … Continue reading How Scripture and History Show the Pre-Millennial Gathering of the Lost Tribes of Israel is Mostly Complete

Mormonism’s Current Practice of Giving Patriarchal Blessings

The average active member of the LDS church has received, in his teenage years or early adulthood, what is called within Mormonism a patriarchal blessing. The blessing is given to him or her by a man who has been ordained to be a patriarch for 3,000 to 6,000 church members living in the patriarch’s geographical … Continue reading Mormonism’s Current Practice of Giving Patriarchal Blessings

Apparently Erroneous Teachings Concerning the Last Days from Doctrine and Covenants 133

(Note to reader: the following is an excerpt from a letter sent by M. S. Brothers to seven LDS apostles in early 2015.  No response was ever received. While the gathering of the lost tribes of Israel is one of the topics briefly covered in this excerpt, that topic is fully addressed in a separate … Continue reading Apparently Erroneous Teachings Concerning the Last Days from Doctrine and Covenants 133