bill4long wrote: ↑Fri Sep 16, 2022 8:58 amSydney Rigdon was the cause of almost all the errors which were introduced while he was in the church ... Rigdon would expound the Old Testament scriptures of the Bible and Book of Mormon (in his way) to Joseph, concerning the priesthood, high priests, etc., and would persuade Brother Joseph to inquire of the Lord about this doctrine and that doctrine, and of course a revelation would always come just as they desired it. --David Whitner, And Address to All Believers in Christ
As you probably know, Rigdon was a source of a lot of grief for Joseph Smith only months prior to having the grand and glorious vision of the three degrees. Smith admonished Rigdon for exalting himself and by revelation stated how the Lord was displeased with him and the Spirit was grieved. Do you know of any of Rigdon’s writings or teachings wherein he testified that the Father was a separate Personage having a body prior to Smith’s formal introduction of the plurality of the gods beginning in 1835? You’d think that if Rigdon had really seen the Father & Son together according to Smith’s later claims of seeing them in the grove then that knowledge would have been properly expressed somewhere in the historical annals of church history during that time.