Mormon History Podcast: 007: Not Meant To Be Literal

Lately in the Church, I have seen things go from being literal to not so literal. While it seems that would be a good thing for someone who is trying to view things in a gray area, it is still hard to comprehend sometimes. Today, I use historical documents to view a couple of ways in which the Church has gone from literal to not so literally literal.

References Below (I found some on JSP which work even though I mention other locations)

1- Juvenile Instructor page 669 https://archive.org/details/juvenileinstruct2821geor
2- Wilford Woodruff Journal: goo.gl/a5j1iE

Polygamy confirmation bias

Book of Mormon:
1- Western Tribes of Indians “Letter to Noah C. Saxton, 4 January 1833,” p. 17, http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/letter-to-noah-c-saxton-4-january-1833/4
2- Quoting Moroni “Journal, 1835–1836,” p. 24, http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/journal-1835-1836/25
3- Remenant are the Indians http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/history-1838-1856-volume-e-1-1-july-1843-30-april-1844/431


7 thoughts on “Mormon History Podcast: 007: Not Meant To Be Literal

  1. Is there a transcript for this episode? If so, would love to download if available!

    • @Curtis,
      I don’t currently have a transcript. I will put together a sources page at get the info added 🙂

  2. Any chance of a link to the J.I. reference? Looked online and couldn’t track it down. Thanks

  3. Very interesting. Can you add the references to this and new episodes. Thanks

    • @Robert,
      I will get the sources documented and let you know when that is done.

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