Monday, April 12, 2010

A Cartoon About Basic Mormon Doctrines



I showed this to a Mormon elder years ago and a missionary just to see their reaction. But all they wanted to talk about was a burning in their bosom and the wonders Mormonism would have in my family life. In other words, they did all they could to avoid discussing it.

Though I agree the video is a simplification, from my studies of Mormonism I think it accurately portrays true Mormon doctrines (some of which have been altered over the years to fit contemporary societal standards).

The source of this video provides references from Mormon sources to back up the origins of these doctrines below:

0:20 - 0:45 - King Follett Discourse (History of the Church Vol 6 pg 302-317)

0:54 - 1:00 - Abraham 3

1:03 - 2:20 - Gospel Principles Ch. 2-3

2:20 - 2:35 Official Statement by 1st presidency 08/17/49 and 08/17/51 and Joseph Fielding Smith in Doctrines of Salvation 1:65-66 2nd Nephi 5:21

2:38 - Gospel Principles Ch. 3

2:40 - Pre-1982, 2 Nephi 30:6

2:44 - No longer taught, as he said "early mormon prophets". Brigham Young Journal of Discourses vol 1 pg. 50-51 and Wilford Woodruffs Journal

3:20 - The Seer pg. 172; Brigham Young Journal of Discourses vol. 1, p. 346; Orson Hyde Journal of Discourses, vol 2, p. 210

3:28 - Doctrines and Covenants 113 and Isa. 11

3:32 - Journal of Discourses 13:309

3:41 - 3 Nephi

4:03 - 4 Nephi, Moroni

4:20 - 4:30 - Moroni 10

4:37 - 4:50 - State of NY VS Joseph Smith "The Glass Looker"; other Court Documents

4:43 - 4:50 - 1826-1830 convicted of fraud, admitted "peep-stoning" was fake.

5:01 - Joseph Smith History 1:19

5:16 - 5:21 - Howard W Hunter "your temple recommend" New Era Apr 1995, 6

5:22 - Russell M Nelson "Spirit of Elijah" Ensign Nov 1994, 84 and Doctrines and Covenants 128, 138:33

5:27 - Doctrines and Covenants 132:17-20

5:36 - Robert L Millet, "Joseph Smith Among The Prophets" Ensign Jun 1994, 19

5:49 - :52 - D&C 132

6:03 - History of the Church Vol. pg. 408-412

6:12 - He died in a shootout.

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