I want to say to you, read the book, the Pearl of Great Price, and read the Book of Abraham. The Pearl of Great Price I hold to be one of the most intelligent, one of the most religious books that the world has ever had; but more than that, to me the Pearl of Great Price is true in its name. It contains an ideal of life that is higher and grander and more glorious than I think is found in the pages of any other book unless it be the Holy Bible. It behooves us to read these things, understand them: and I thank God when they are attacked, because it brings to me, after a study and thought, back to the fact that what God has given He has given, and He has nothing to retract." - Levi Edgar Young, Conference Report (April 1913), 74

"...it must be evident to all who seriously consider the matter, that if the Book of Abraham as given to us by Joseph Smith be true, it must have been translated by a greater than human power." - George Reynolds, The Book of Abraham: Its Authenticity Established as a Divine and Ancient Record (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1879), 4

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Mormon Doctrine of Deity - BH Roberts 1903

The Mormon Doctrine of Deity: The Roberts-Van Der Donckt Discussion was a book published by the Deseret News in 1903. The first three chapters comprise a discussion between BH Roberts and the Reverend C. Van Der Donckt, a priest in the Roman Catholic Church from Pocatello, Idaho. After this discussion, Elder Roberts included excerpts from scriptures regarding Deity, including extracts from the Book of Abraham. 


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