consiglieri » Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:36 pm wrote:Bravo, Shulem!
A masterful performance!
And yes, I am listening!
Oh thank you for that!
I hope others are tuning in too. It might just be me and you. Nobody else seems to care.
But you know me, I'm happy enough just talking to myself. Often I quote myself and then talk back.
Have you listened to this talk by Bruce R McConkie regarding the Joseph Smith Translation? It's over an hour long. There is no transcript.
I very much doubt he mentions or gives any credit to Adam Clarke but gives all the credit to Joseph Smith under the inspiration of the Holy Ghost.
Joseph Smith Translation: The Doctrinal Restoration
BRUCE R. MCCONKIE of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
November 3, 1984
Six minutes into his talk I learned that he labels the bible as "imperfect"
and the Book of Mormon as "near-perfect"
. That's just a fancy way of saying that the Book of Mormon is NOT perfect because "near-perfect"
is not perfection. The Book of Mormon is full of imperfections including the warts of the KJV.
Pompous windbag, McConkie. What an apostolic-ass!
Windbag McConkie correctly states that "there is no such thing as an original manuscript it simply does not exist". He points out that what has come down to us is "copies of copies of copies" and all contain errors and textual variations. He poses the question about what version should we accept as he begins to make his introduction of the JST given for the "perfecting and enlargement of the bible" whereby Smith would "begin the perfection of the bible".
Through Joseph Smith it was now possible to restore the bible through "re-revelation" to an "original state of purity and plainness!" The "restoration of the bible"!
Advance to 38:00 and listen to the windbag go on and on about the JST including the Books of Mormon and Abraham. Any mention of Adam Clarke and the fact that Smith plagiarized his work and pawned it off as his own revelation?
McConkie stresses that further doctrinal restoration of the scriptures is for a millennial day.
In the meantime,
McConkie wrote:Yes the inspired version of the bible is inspired. Yes, the Joseph Smith translation of the bible is holy scripture
Then so be it, you want your cake and eat it too, you pompous foolish apostle or Mormondom! What Adam Clarke wrote verbatim as written in his commentary and copied by Smith was the original holy scripture from God which Smith plagiarized.
Thanks for clarifying, Bruce; Adam Clarke was a prophet and his holy commentary is the word of God. Smith was a copycat!