D&C 107. Part 3. (Background continued some more)

We continue our discussion of the November 11, 1831 revelation (see part 1 and part 2) with the second portion, in the handwriting of Oliver Cowdery.
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D&C 107. Part 2. Background (Continued)

We continue from part 1 with what is essentially that portion of the text of the (second) revelation of November 11, 1831 in the hand of John Whitmer.[1]
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D&C 107. Part 1: Background.

Section 107 of the LDS Doctrine and Covenants is often quoted as fundamental in determining succession in the presidency of the church (indeed, it was so quoted in the post martyrdom conference of August 1844). It plays a role in outlining the organizational structure of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as well as some other parts of the post-Joseph Smith Mormon diaspora. The focus of D&C 107 is priesthood structure and church government. It is a remarkable document for many reasons and I will not try to cover each aspect of the text in these posts.
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Ok. Wow.

Just got to say it. Wow. All about Mormons. Sheesh.

Uh Oh. Foreordination.

Foreordination is an interesting doctrine. What are its boundaries? Its nuances?
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Joseph Smith, John Pack and the High Priesthood, Part 3

In part 1 we gave some background on John Pack and Joseph F. Smith and their interaction over the issue of John Pack’s disagreement with some members of the 8th quorum of seventy early in 1880. Part 2 consist mostly of a letter written by Joseph F. Smith to Pack regarding Pack’s decision to go back on the agreement he made with John Taylor (president of the church’s quorum of the twelve apostles).
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32nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Documentary Editing-JSPP Guys Will be There

The 32nd Meeting of the ADE will be in Philadelphia, PA this year at the Hilton Garden Inn, October 15-17, 2010. And, take note, the 2011 meeting will be in Salt Lake City (Oct. 20-22).
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