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Divine Authority

Or the Question: Was Joseph Smith Sent of God?

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Author: Orson Pratt
Published: 1848
Language: English
Wordcount: 15,001 / 50 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 62.4
Downloads: 523
Added to site: 2014.07.11
mnybks.net#: 31634
Genre: Religion
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that these records contained the "everlasting gospel" as it was anciently taught and recorded by this branch of Israel. He gave Mr. Smith power to reveal the contents of those records to the nations of the earth. Now, how does this testimony of Joseph Smith agree with the book of John's prophecy given on the Isle of Patmos? John testifies that when the dispensation of the gospel is again committed to the nations, it shall be through the medium of an angel from heaven. J. Smith testifies that a dispensation of the gospel for all nations has been committed to him by an angel. The one uttered the prediction; the other testifies its fulfillment. Though Mr. Smith had taught a perfect doctrine, yet if he had testified that his doctrine was not restored by an angel, all would at once have known him to be an impostor. How came Mr. Smith, if an impostor, to not only discover a perfect doctrine, but also to discover the precise medium through which that doctrine should be restored to the earth? Did Sw

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