Prophet, Seer, Editor

prophet, seer, editor

QUOTE: “In some instances, when a new revelation changed or updated what had previously been received, the Prophet edited the earlier written revelation to reflect the new understanding. Thus, as his doctrinal knowledge clarified and expanded, so did the recorded revelations. They were characterized by the changing nature of his understanding of the sacred subject matter. The Prophet did not believe that revelations, once recorded, could not be changed by further revelation.” -Marlin K. Jensen, Church Historian, “The Joseph Smith Papers: The Manuscript Revelation Books,” Ensign, July 2009. [source]

COMMENTARY: From the very beginning, the history of the church was a revisionist history. But what do I know? I’m just another apostate.

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