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Mormonism LIVE: 042: Revelation, Excommunications, Lies & Obfuscations: The 1886 John Taylor Divination

In 1886 LDS Prophet and Church President John Taylor documented a Revelation whereby Jesus Christ himself informed Taylor that Polygamy (The New and Everlasting Covenant) can and will NEVER be done away. Only to have the Church later disavow and distance themselves from Polygamy. On this Episode Bill Reel and RFM will help us understand the context of the 1886 Revelation/Vision, How the Church avoided dealing with Taylor’s Documented Revelation, How Apologists deal with it today, and lastly what it demonstrates about the integrity and honesty of the Church and its leaders around this event.

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Mismanaging God – Book


3 thoughts on “Mormonism LIVE: 042: Revelation, Excommunications, Lies & Obfuscations: The 1886 John Taylor Divination”

  1. Hi guys, I think polygamy is whyRichard E Lyman, an apostle was excommunicated in the early 1940’s. It’s obvious the practice continued way into the 20th century.

  2. I enjoyed this episode quite a bit, but I think there is a third possibility with Elder Ballard and a lot of these leaders.

    I think there is a real possibility that Elder Ballard was not aware of the details of the trial of John W. Taylor, and really believed the 1933 proclamation. None of those guys are historians. Dallin H. Oaks said he read the BoM over 90 times. Along with being a lawyer, that didn’t leave much time for pursuing history lessons, particularly when that history is so guarded even from authorities.

    They did not have the luxury of growing up with the internet, and probably learn their history from BYU professors and farms apologists. They might really believe the lies that were told in 1933.

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