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According to lds.org: As members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we are blessed to be led by living prophets—inspired men called to speak for the Lord, as did Moses, Isaiah, Peter, Paul, Nephi, Mormon, and other prophets of the scriptures. We sustain the President of the Church as prophet, seer, and revelator—the only person on the ...


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Latter-Day Saints believe that contemporary revelation from God is always important, and a necessary part of God's plan, and that any group or time that lacks such guidance is in apostasy. Joseph Smith is known among Latter-Day Saints as "the prophet of the Restoration," the prophet through whom God restored the fulness of his gospel in modern times. But ...


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This question is difficult to answer because eternal progression is hard to define. Consider this quote from the Encyclopedia of Mormonism: The principle of eternal progression cannot be precisely defined or comprehended, yet it is fundamental to the LDS worldview. The phrase "eternal progression" first occurs in the discourses of Brigham Young. It ...


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To start with, it might be helpful to clarify the terms used here. Manuscript Evidence Manuscript Evidence is a term that is well defined outside of Christianity, in the field of Textual Criticism. Textual criticism (or lower criticism) is a branch of literary criticism that is concerned with the identification and removal of transcription errors ...


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If you intend to exclude LDS specific sources, I await a more informed answer. In the Book of Mormon a portion of those last verses are quoted directly. Here are links for comparison Genesis 50 JST and 2 Nephi 3. From that it should be reasonably assumed that those writings were contained in the Plates of Brass (described here) as they contained "the five ...


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Much of my answer is similar to the answer to the question, "Is there any Biblical basis for believing in the Book of Mormon?" and many of the passages will overlap. Perhaps the most direct prophecy that even refers to his name, is found in the Joseph Smith Translation of the KJV Genesis 50:33: 33 And that seer will I bless, and they that seek to ...


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Something to remember when studying the LDS religion is to understand that Joseph Smith was taught and understood many teachings that he did not teach to the masses. Because of this i cannot answer when exactly Joseph Smith understood eternal progression, however, the King Follett Sermon https://www.lds.org/ensign/1971/04/the-king-follett-sermon?lang=eng ...


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It depends who you ask. 35 according to historian Todd Compton. 43 according to author George D. Smith. 47 according to author Fawn Brodie. Some of his wives seem to have had additional husbands.


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The answer is no. Joseph Smith Jr. was succeeded by others who also received "thus saith the Lord" oracles. His successors Brigham Young and John Taylor were also the recipients of "thus saith the Lord" oracles. The Prophet isn't the only person who can receive such oracles either. However, any person claiming to receive such for anything other than his ...



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