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There are dozens upon dozen of examples of parts of the Gospel of Christ that were corrupted. A few: Agency -- Man has complete choice over his eternal destiny -- whether to follow Christ, or whether to follow the devil. Apostles -- The pattern of 12 apostles, or special witnesses of Christ, is key to Christ's church. Baptism -- Baptism is by immersion and ...


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Paul Edwards, in his book "Our Legacy of Faith: a brief history of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (RLDS)" (Herald Publishing House, 1991) indicates that the transition to belief in standard American trinitarianism occurred gradually towards the turn of the 20th century, and that the transition was complete by 1890: In 1878 the ...


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As mentioned in previous answers, the appointment of John to remain on the earth to preach the Gospel is analogous to the three Nephite apostles Jesus chose to do the same while visiting America. In fact, He said to them: ...ye have desired the thing which John, my beloved, who was with me in my ministry, before that I was lifted up by the Jews, ...


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The basis for this teaching is, as noted in another answer, is found in John 21:21-23, where Jesus, speaking to Peter, sidesteps a question regarding John's future death. More direct teaching is found in Doctrine and Covenants 7, where Jesus is quoted as saying: 1 And the Lord said unto me: John, my beloved, what desirest thou? For if you shall ask what ...



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