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Both @MaskedPlant and @Matt spelled out how the Journal of Discourses is viewed. I will add this; the only thing I have ever heard was during the whole "The Da Vinci Code" hoopla. And that was that the LDS church had no official opinion and that it neither endorsed or found fault with the ideas presented in that book. (Namely of course that Christ was ...
That was never the official teaching of the LDS Church. The Journal of Discourses is a book and is not, nor has ever been, canonical scripture, or any other type of scripture for that matter, to the LDS. See the answers to this question: What is the Journal of Discourses viewed as?
Was this ever the official teaching of the LDS Church? If so, what biblical support for these doctrines is there? No. It is not the official teaching. I would refer you to this answer for more information on why this has never been official teaching of the LDS church. This is a link to lds.org with a question about the journal of Discourses. Scroll ...
Edits: So, after the question changed... here's the answer to the new question; my original answer is below... though they do mingle some similar points and should both be considered. This answer reflects my own thoughts on the matter, but I'm of course no clergy in the LDS Church... New Answer The LDS Church doesn't hold opinions against anyone. Everyone ...
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