More and more evidence is accumulating that shows Joseph Smith’s translations are actually a cobbling together of contemporary sources. Faithful LDS scholars try to account for this by bending the word “translation” into a thousand fantastic shapes. This is their story.
Radio Free Mormon was neck-deep in Mormon apologetics during the 1980s. At the apex of his apologetic career, RFM presented a 12-lecture series as an Institute class in the spring of 1989. This is the fifth lecture in that series. Lecture Five deals largely with Joseph Smith’s early involvement in folk magic. This was a […]
After all this back and forth with Dan Peterson, RFM was motivated to take a second look at the circumstances of the 1835 First Vision account. After all, Mr. Peterson, the artful dodger of Mormon Apologetics did say “Is it possible that Elder Joseph Fielding Smith… sat on one or more unpublished First Vision accounts? […]
RFM today tackles the fact that not only was the 1832 account (6 pages) excised by someone within the Church History Department of the LDS Church and stored away for decades but that in fact there are another 16 pages that were also cut out and never returned and missing to this day. Resources: missing […]
RFM and Bill Reel take on the recent Temple changes and dissect the historical context of these changes, why these changes indicate regardless of how Leaders want them portrayed, and tackle the blatant lying in the First Presidency Statement. RESOURCES: 2019 Temple ChangesHistorical Overview of Temple ChangesOath to Avenge the Blood of the ProphetTemple Cursings […]
In the spirit of Halloween, Radio Free Mormon today sheds light on Joseph Smith’s treasure Digging by setting the details of Joseph Smith’s Treasure Digging next to the eerie Treasure Digging of John Steinbeck’s Tortilla Flat. RFM takes on the dramatized telling of this John Steinbeck classic. See how many similarities between the treasure digging […]
Today we delve into Part 2 regarding the process by which Apostles became the ruling body in the LDS Church. The different leadership bodies, who had a higher authority and stewardship, what happened at Joseph Smith’s death, who he had appointed as his successor, and how the Quorum of the twelve removed every other possible […]