Part 5 of our series where we ask honest questions about the restoration history. This week we discuss the Book of Abraham. The LDS hold it as scripture, the RLDS had mixed opinions but never fully adopted it as scripture and today it is not used.
Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon from plates that were revealed to him by an angel. Shortly after completing the translation he organized a church. Revelations from God were given through him and recorded and published in various forms and versions. He wrote The Book of Abraham, built Temples, brought forth the modern concept of Zion, a holy city, to be established in Independence, MO, produced a new version of the King James Version of the Bible with additions and corrections, as inspired by God, among other things. It is a colorful history tied to polygamy, murder, division, prophecy, and a restored authoritative priesthood. We will look at some things that are not talked about openly, question honestly, and discuss what happened in the last 200 years with this young movement.
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