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LDS (Mormon) Series by Rich Kelsey:




■  The Book of Mormon

■  Joseph Smith's First Vision

■  Joseph Smith on Trial

■  Those Mysterious Golden Plates

■  The Fall of Mormonism

■  Book of Moses Changes/Anachronisms

■  Another Testament of Jesus Christ


Short LDS Articles:

■  Joseph Smith & The Bleeding Ghost  < (early accounts of golden plates stories involving a bleeding ghost)

■  Joseph Smith, the stone and the hat: Why it all matters?  < (an answer to LDS Apologist Daniel Peterson's question) 

■  Joseph Smith's Use of Seer Stones  < (seer stone articles from the Ensign magazine & LDS.org)

■  Ask a Mormon: Cognitive Dissonance and the LDS Faith  < (accounts of visits with LDS elders and a LDS spokesman)

■  Was Joseph Smith a Fraud / Con-man?  < (Joseph Smith did not know if God existed until 1823)

■  Joseph Smith — The Great Pretender?  < (who was speaking, Joseph Smith or God?)

■  Joseph Smith Lied when he said he only had one wife  < (LDS admission that Joseph Smith had up to 40 wives)

■  What to say to Mormons at the door  < (contains actual responses from LDS missionaries who knocked on my door)

■  Preach My Gospel — A Guide to Missionary Service  < (account of a meeting with LDS elders on the Seattle Temple grounds)

■  Enchantment — Magic and JS Money Digging Accounts  < (the most eye-opening article on this site)

■  LDS Golden Plates Stories   < (disturbing early versions of the golden plates accounts)

■  Joseph Smith has "got the plates?"

■  Joseph Looked Into The Hat  < (this article destroys any notion that the Urim & Thummim were used to translate the BOM)

■  LDS Urim and Thummim, Can it Stand Investigation?

■  Printer's Manuscript of the Book of Mormon (press conference)  < (the public's first view of Joseph's seer stone)

■  Mormon Doubletalk & Half-truths  < (quotes from Gordon A. Madsen's work on Joseph Smith’s 1826 Trial exposed)

■  Restoring The Lost Priesthood Keys — Part I

■  Restoring The Lost Priesthood Keys — Part II

■  Restoring The Lost Priesthood Keys — Part III

Family Home Evening Lessons:

■  FHE 1 — Am I a Seeker of Truth? 1826 Glass Looking Trial

■  FHE 2 — Gaining a Testimony of Joseph Smith / First Vision

■  FHE 3 — Joseph Smith Obtains the Golden Plates

■  FHE 4 — Joseph Smith and the Treasure Guardian

■  FHE 5 — The LDS Priesthood — Eternal Power and Authority of God 

■  FHE 6 — Maintaining a Strong Testimony of the LDS Church Through Faithful History 

LDS Article Subpages:

1.  Joseph Smith Money Digging Accounts:

 Joseph Smith Money Digging Accounts (Main Page)

  Willard Chase Account of the Gold Plates

  Fayette Lapham Account of the Gold Plates

  Peter Ingersoll Account of Smith's Money Digging History

 The Amboy Journal — Bleeding Ghost Account  < ("Moroni" started out as a bleeding ghost)

 Interview with Martin Harris in Tiffany's Monthly 1859

2.  Joseph Smith 1826 Glass Looking Trial Testimonies / Records:

  1826 Trial Testimonies (Main Page)

●  A. W. Benton Account

  Bishop Tuttle Account

●  W. D. Purple Account

●  New Evidence  and New Difficulties

●  Bill of Justice

●  LDS Accounts 

●  Articles of Agreement

3.  Joseph Smith First Vision Accounts:

 First Vision Accounts (Main Page)

  1823 Bedroom Vision/Dream Accounts (eighteen accounts from the 1820s—1840s...)

  Bedroom vision account — "Official version" (Extracts from the History of Joseph Smith, the Prophet)

  Joseph Smith's First Vision was unknown LDS statements  (Nephi or Moroni?)

  (1832) Joseph Smith's hand written account of the First Vision (Photo)

  (1834-35) Joseph Smith's first published vision (which contains elements of the 1838 LDS "Official" First Vision story)

  (1842) Joseph Smith's Sacred Grove Account — "Official LDS First Vision Account" — also found in Smith's 1838 History

4.  An Address To All Believers In Christ — David Whitmer  (sections on revelations given through the stone)

5.  Joseph Knights Recollection of Early Mormon History  (before the sugarcoating was applied)  Link to BYU PDF Dean Jessee

6.  Book of Mormon Printing Arrangements and History

7.  The Angel and the Gold Plates 

8.  Cumorah's Cave - Cameron J. Packer

9The Trouble With Martin Harris  (mean spirited quotes about Martin Harris taken mostly from LDS source material)

10The Three Witnesses  — very good Wikipedia article on the subject (on site and enlarged for easy reading)

11.  Quest For the Gold Plates - Thomas Stuart Ferguson

12.  Interviews With Martin Harris

13.  An analysis of the Book of Mormon by Alexander Campbell

14.  Introduction — Richard Bushman

15.  My Initial Reactions to the Church’s History Essays, February 11, 2014 — John Dehlin (off site)

16. "Man May Become Like God" Lesson 21 Melchizedek Priesthood Personal Study (guide)

17. "The Angel Moroni" as a treasure guardian in bloody clothes — image from Fayette Lapham account  




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