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Health in the Naval

Health in the Naval

The heading of Doctrine & Covenants (D&C) 89 states that the revelation was received as a consequence of the early brethren using tobacco in their meetings. The story goes, that Emma was tired of cleaning up the mess left by a room full of men chewing tobacco. She asked Joseph to seek the will of the Lord and D&C 89 was received.┬áD&C 89 is often referred to as The Word of Wisdom, as the first verse begins: “A word of…

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The Apocalypse of Abraham and the Book of Abraham

The Apocalypse of Abraham and the Book of Abraham

Some claim that the Book of Abraham is clear evidence that Joseph Smith lacked the ability to translate ancient Egyptian. The apologists for the church argue that the papyri likely were a catalyst for revelation. Others argue that we simply do not have all of the papyri that was used for the translation and therefore it’s impossible to tell if the translation is accurate or not. The objective of this post is not to necessarily understand all of the arguments…

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