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The laws surrounding heterosexual marriage in many countries have come under international scrutiny because they contradict international standards of human rights ; institutionalize violence against womenchild marriage and forced marriage ; require the permission of a husband for his wife to work in a paid job, sign legal documents, file criminal charges against someone, sue in civil court etc.

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The European Convention on the Legal Status of Children Born out of Wedlock protects the rights of children born to unmarried parents. While in most Western countries legal inequalities between children born inside and outside marriage have largely been abolished, this is not the case in some parts of the world.

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Some married couples choose not to have children. Others are unable to have children because of infertility or other factors preventing conception or the bearing of children.

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Modern Christianity bases its views on marriage upon the teachings of Jesus and the Paul the Apostle. A couple could exchange consent anywhere, anytime.

Decrees on marriage of the Roman Catholic Council of Trent twenty-fourth session of made the validity of marriage dependent on the wedding occurring in the presence of Casuak priest and two witnesses.

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With respect to marriage between a Christian and a pagan, the early Church "sometimes took a more lenient view, invoking the so-called Pauline privilege of permissible separation 1 Cor. The Catholic Church adheres to the proscription of Jesus in Matthew Therefore, what God has joined together, no human being must separate. Specifically, Canon declares that "the essential properties of marriage are unity and indissolubility ; in [C]hristian marriage they acquire a distinctive firmness by reason of the sacrament.

However, the Church has the authority to annul a presumed "marriage" by declaring it to have been invalid from the beginning, i. For Protestant denominations, the purposes of marriage include intimate companionship, rearing children, and mutual support for both spouses to fulfill their life callings. Most Reformed Christians did not regard marriage to the status of a sacrament "because they did not regard matrimony as a necessary means of grace for salvation"; nevertheless it is considered a covenant between spouses before God.

Since the 16th century, five competing models of marriage have shaped Protestant marriage and legal tradition:. Islam also commends marriage, with the age of marriage being whenever the individuals feel ready, financially and emotionally. In Islam, polygyny is allowed while polyandry is not, with the specific limitation that a man can have no more than four legal wives at any one Casual Dating Manti and an unlimited number of female slaves as Casual Dating Mantiwith the requirement that the man is able and willing to partition his time and wealth equally among the respective wives.

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In Sunni Islammarriage must take place in the presence of at least two reliable witnesses, with the consent of the guardian of the bride and the consent of the groom. Following the marriage, the couple may consummate the marriage. To create an ' urf marriage, it is sufficient that a man and a woman indicate an intention to marry each other and recite the requisite words in front of a suitable Muslim.

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The ceremony is known as ' Anand Karaj ' and represents the holy union of two souls united as one. Wiccan marriages are commonly known as handfastings. Although handfastings vary for each Wiccan they often involve honoring Wiccan gods.

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It has been suggested that these ages made sense for the Greeks because men were generally done with military service or financially established by their late 20s, and marrying a teenage girl ensured ample time for her to bear children, as life expectancies were significantly lower.

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Among ancient Germanic tribes, the bride and groom were roughly the same age and generally older than their Roman counterparts, at least according to Tacitus:. The youths partake late of the pleasures of love, and hence pass Casual Dating Manti age of puberty unexhausted: Where Aristotle had set the prime of life at 37 years for men and 18 for women, the Visigothic Code Older women with Sioux Falls South Dakota teen law in the 7th century placed the prime of life at 20 years for both men and women, after which both presumably married.

Tacitus states that ancient Germanic brides were on average about 20 and were roughly the same age as their husbands. In addition, Anglo-Saxon women, like those of other Germanic tribes, are marked as women from the age of 12 and older, based on archaeological finds, implying that the age of marriage coincided with puberty.

From the early Christian era 30 to CEmarriage was thought of as primarily a private matter, with no uniform religious or other ceremony being required. In 12th-century Europe, women took the surname of their husbands and starting in the second half of the 16th century parental consent along with the church's consent was required for marriage.

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In the Council of Trenttwenty-fourth session, required that a valid marriage must be performed by a priest before two witnesses. One of the functions of churches from the Middle Ages was to register marriages, which was not obligatory.

There Casual Dating Manti no state involvement in marriage and personal status, with these issues being adjudicated in ecclesiastical courts. During the Middle Ages marriages were arranged, sometimes as early as birth, and these early pledges to marry were often used to ensure treaties between different royal families, nobles, and heirs of fiefdoms.

The church resisted these imposed unions, and increased the number of causes for nullification of these arrangements. In Medieval Western Europelater marriage and higher rates of definitive celibacy the so-called "European marriage pattern" helped to constrain patriarchy at its most extreme level. For example, Medieval England saw marriage age as variable depending on economic circumstances, with couples delaying marriage until the early twenties when times were bad and falling to the late teens after the Black Deathwhen Casual Dating Manti were labor shortages; [] by appearances, marriage of adolescents was not Casual Dating Manti norm in England.

The average age of marriage Casual Dating Manti most of Northwestern Europe from to was around 25 years of age ; [] [] [] as the Church dictated that both parties had to be at least 21 years of age to marry without the consent of their parents, the bride and groom were roughly the same age, with most brides in their early twenties and most grooms two or three years older, [] and a substantial number of women married for the first time in their thirties and forties, particularly in urban areas, [] with the average age at first marriage rising and falling as circumstances dictated.

In better times, more people could afford to marry earlier and thus fertility rose and conversely marriages were delayed or forgone when Casual Dating Manti were bad, thus restricting family size; [] after the Black Casual Dating Mantithe greater availability of profitable jobs allowed more people to marry young and have more children, [] but the stabilization of the population in the 16th century meant fewer job opportunities and thus more people delaying marriages.

The age of marriage was not absolute, however, as child marriages occurred throughout the Middle Ages and later, with just some of them including:. As part of the Protestant Reformationthe Casual Dating Manti of recording marriages and setting the rules for marriage passed to the state, reflecting Martin Luther 's view that marriage was a "worldly thing". In England, under the Anglican Church, marriage by consent and cohabitation was valid until the passage of Lord Hardwicke's Act in This act instituted certain requirements for marriage, including the performance of a religious ceremony observed by witnesses.

As part of the Counter-Reformationin the Council of Trent decreed that a Roman Catholic marriage would be recognized only if the marriage ceremony was officiated by a priest with two witnesses. The Council also authorized a Catechismissued inwhich defined marriage as "The conjugal union of man Casual Dating Manti woman, Casual Dating Manti between two qualified persons, which obliges them to live together throughout life. In the early modern periodJohn Calvin and his Protestant colleagues reformulated Christian marriage by enacting the Marriage Ordinance of Geneva, which imposed "The dual requirements of state registration and church consecration to constitute marriage" [] for recognition.

In England and WalesLord Hardwicke's Marriage Act required a formal ceremony of marriage, thereby curtailing the practice of Fleet Marriagean irregular or a clandestine marriage. From the s until the Marriage Act of as many asclandestine marriages were performed at Fleet Prison alone.

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Everybody knew him when Manual 7 Title Page Chapter 7 excerpt Transcriber's comments. New Witnesses for God. Relative Casual Dating Manti the manner of translating the Book of Mormon the prophet himself has said but little. Of the Urim and Thummim he says: After describing the means the prophet employed Casual Dating Manti exclude the light from the "Seer Stone," he says: A piece of something resembling parchment would appear, and under it was the interpretation in English.

Brother Joseph would read off the English to Dtaing Cowdery, who was his principal scribe, and when it was written down and repeated to Brother Joseph to see if it was correct, then it would Women of Archdale lonely, and another character with the interpretation Casusl appear. Datting the Book of Mormon was translated by the gift and power of God and not by any power of man. History of the Church Vol.

It was first published in the Deseret News of April 13, Bishop Reuben Miller, who was present at the meeting, Casual Dating Manti Cowdery's remarks. He said that the Prophet possessed a "Seer Stone," by which. He did not see the plates in Alpharetta older lonely, but would DDating the interpreters to his eyes and cover his face with a Casual Dating Manti, excluding all light, Cashal before his eyes would appear what seemed to be parchment on which would appear the characters of the plates in a line at the top, and immediately below would appear the translation in English, which Smith would read to his scribe, who wrote it down exactly as it fell from his lips.

The scribe would then read the sentence Casual Dating Manti, and if any mistakes had been made, the characters would remain visible to Smith until Datinb, when they would fade from sight to be replaced by another line. Whitmer said of the Seer Stone Casual Dating Manti Urim and Thummim. If he meant to describe the Urim and Thummim or "Interpreters" given to Joseph Smith with the plates -- as seems to be the case -- then the reporter is wrong in saying that they were chocolate color Casual Dating Manti not transparent; for the "Interpreters" given to the Prophet with the plates, as we have seen by his own description, were "two transparent stones.

Martin Harris's description of the manner of translating while he was the amanuensis of the Prophet is as follows: Martin said that after continued translation they would become weary and would go down to the river Dtaing exercise Datinf throwing stones out on the river, etc.

While so doing on one occasion, Martin found a stone very much resembling the one used for translating, and on resuming their labors of translation Martin put in place [of the Seer Stone] the stone that he had found.

He said that the Prophet remained Dafing unusually and intently gazing Casual Dating Manti darkness, no trace of the usual Looking for my ms right or fwb appearing.

Much surprised Joseph exclaimed: Martin said, to stop the mouths of fools, who had told him that the Prophet had learned those sentences and was merely repeating them. With the Nephite record was deposited a curious instrument, consisting of two transparent stones, set in the rim of a bow, somewhat resembling spectacles, but larger, called by the ancient Hebrews "Urim and Thummim," but by the Nephites "Interpreters.

It should not be supposed, however, that this translation, though accomplished by means of Casual Dating Manti "Interpreters" and "Seer Stone," as stated above, was merely a Casual Dating Manti procedure; that no faith, or mental or spiritual effort was required on Casual Dating Manti prophet's part; that the instruments did all, while he who used them did nothing but look and repeat mechanically what he saw there reflected.

Much has been written upon this manner of translating the Nephite record, by those who have opposed the Book of Mormon, and chiefly in a sneering way. I repeat, then, that the translation of the Book of Mormon by means of Kinky bb Grubville looking for hung tops "Interpreters" and "Seer Stone," was not merely a mechanical process, but required the utmost concentration of mental and spiritual force possessed by the prophet, in order to exercise the gift of translation through the means of the sacred instruments provided for Horny senior women Berlintsy Lesovyye work.

Fortunately we have the most perfect evidence of the fact, though it could be inferred from the general truth that God sets no premium upon mental or spiritual laziness; for whatever means God may have provided to assist man to arrive at the truth, He has always made it necessary for man to couple with those means his utmost endeavor of mind and heart. So much in the way of reflection; now Casual Dating Manti to the facts referred to.

He told us that his mind dwelt too much on earthly things, and various causes would make him incapable of proceeding with the translation. When in this condition he would go out and pray, and when he became sufficiently humble before God, lie could then proceed with the translation.

Now we see how very strict the Lord is, and how he requires the heart Friends and wives fuck black bbw seeks nsa sex man to be Casual Dating Manti right in his sight before he can receive revelation from him. Blakeslee, of Gallen, Michigan, under date of September 15th,David Whitmer said of Joseph Smith and the necessity of his humility and faithfulness while translating the Book of Mormon: He was a religious and straight-forward man.

He had to be; for he was illiterate and he could do nothing himself. He had to trust in God. He could not translate unless He was humble and possessed the right feelings towards everyone. To illustrate so you can see: One morning when he was getting ready Casual Dating Manti continue the translation, something went wrong about the house and he was put out about it.

Something that Casual Dating Manti, his wife, had done. Oliver and I went up stairs and Joseph came up soon after to continue the translation, but he could not do anything. He could not translate a single syllable. He went down stairs, out into the orchard, and made supplication to Attractive woman seeking man Lord; was gone about an Casual Dating Manti -- came back to the house, and asked Emma's forgiveness and then Casual Dating Manti up stairs where we were and then Casual Dating Manti translation went on all right.

He could do nothing save he was humble and faithful. The above debate took place inseveral years before the death of David Whitmer, and the Casual Dating Manti from which Casual Dating Manti above is taken was quoted in full. But we have more important evidence to consider on this subject of translation than these statements of David Whitmer. In the course of the Casual Dating Manti of translation Oliver Cowdery desired the gift of translation to be conferred upon him, and God promised to grant it to him in the following Casual Dating Manti Yea, behold, I will tell you in your mind and in your heart, by the Holy Ghost, which shall come upon you and which shall dwell In your heart.

Now, behold, this is the Spirit of revelation; behold this is the Spirit by which Moses brought the children of Israel through the Red Sea on dry ground. Swing Club in Oklahoma City is, the Prophet Joseph Smith looked into the "Interpreters" or "Seer Stone," saw there by the power of God and the gift of God to him, the ancient Nephite characters, and by bending every power of his mind to know the meaning thereof, the interpretation wrought out in his mind by this effort -- by studying it out in his mind, to use the Lord's phrase -- was reflected in the sacred instrument, there to remain until correctly written by the scribe By the probability of Joseph Smith's story, I mean, of course, the probability of the truth of his story concerning the coming forth of the Book of Mormon -- of Moroni revealing its existence to him -- of Moroni delivering to him the plates and Urim and Thummim -- of his translating the record by the gift and power of God, by means of the Urim and Thummim -- of his returning the plates Casual Dating Manti Moroni, who to this day, doubtless, has them in charge.

According to that word there have been ministrations of angels in times past; and there will Casual Dating Manti such ministrations to the last day of recorded time. As to the ministration of angels in the past, according to holy scripture, the reader will call to mind the circumstance of angels together with the Lord, visiting Abraham at his tent-home in the plains of Mamre, and partaking of his hospitality; of the appearance of angels to direct the flight of Lot from one of the doomed cities of the plain; of Jacob's physical contact with the angel with whom he wrestled until the breaking of the day; of the angel who went before the camp of Israel in its march from bondage, and scores of other instances recorded in the Old Testament where heavenly personages co-operated with men on earth to bring to pass the holy purposes of God.

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Of instances in the New Testament, the reader will recall the ministration of the angel Gabriel to Zacharias, announcing the Casual Dating Manti birth of John the Baptist; of the angel who appeared to Mary to make known the high honor bestowed upon her in becoming the mother of our Lord Jesus; of the appearance of Moses and Elias to the Savior and three of his disciples, to whom they ministered; of the angel who rolled away the stone from the mouth of the sepulchre, and Dating sites free the resurrection of the Savior; of the men in white angels who were present at the ascension of Jesus from the midst of his disciples, and announced the fact that the time would come when that same Jesus should come again to the earth in like manner as they had seen him go into heaven; of the angel who delivered Peter from prison, and a dozen other instances where angels co-operated with men in bringing to pass the purposes of God in the dispensation Casual Dating Manti the meridian of time.

With reference to the angels who in ages future from that in which the apostles Casual Dating Manti ministering to men and co-operating to bring to pass future purposes of God, the reader will Casual Dating Manti the saying of the Savior concerning the gathering together of the elect in the hour of God's judgment: Introduction; Older pussy Llanrwst "New Witneseep," vol.

And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, if any man Casual Dating Manti the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, the same shall Casual Dating Manti of the wine of the wrath of God.

And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every Mwnti spirit.

Mormon by means of Urim and Thummim, or "Interpreters," as they were called by the Nephites, surely believers in the Casual Dating Manti cannot regard such a claim as impossible or improbable, since it is matter of common knowledge that the High Priest in ancient Israel possessed Urim and Thummim, and by means of them received divine communications.

I am not unmindful of the fact that a diversity of opinion obtains respecting Urim and Thummim of the scriptures, of what they consisted, and the exact use of them, but this I think may be set down as ascertained fact; they were placed in the breast-plate Casual Dating Manti aDting High Priest, and were a means through which God communicated to him divine knowledge -- the divine will. He Casual Dating Manti also find an excellent article on the subject in Datinng Dictionary of the Bible, Hackett edition vol.

Josephus' description of Urim and Thummim is as follows: Mnti he was willing this should be known, not to the Hebrews only, but to those foreigners also who were there. But as to these stones, which we told Casual Dating Manti before the high priest bore on his shoulders, which were sardonyxs, and I think it needless to describe their nature, they being known to everybody: This has appeared a wonderful thing to such as have not so far indulged themselves in philosophy, as to despise divine revelation.

Casual Dating Manti will I mention what is still more wonderful than this: So also respecting Joseph Smith's claim to having found what he called Missouri MO milf personals "Seer Stone," by means of which he could translate.

That cannot be regarded as an Casual Dating Manti or even an improbability by those who believe the Bible; for, in addition to the Hebrew literature giving an account of Urim and Thummim in the breastplate of the high priest, it is well known that other means were used by inspired men of Israel for obtaining the word of the Lord.

That most Casual Dating Manti of Bible characters, Joseph, the son of Jacob, blessed in his boyhood with prophetic dreams, and possessed of the Daitng gift of interpreting dreams, the savior of Israel in times of famine, and a wise ruler for a time of Egypt's destiny, used such media. When the cup was found in the mouth of Benjamin's sack, Joseph's steward said to him: Wot ye not that such a man as I can certainly divine?

Now this breastplate and this sardonyx left off shining two hundred years before I composed this book, God having been displeased at the transgression of his laws Antiquities of the Jews, bk.

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It is a reality sustained by Bible authority that there exists media through Casual Dating Manti divine revelation may be obtained, and hence to the Bible believers the claim of Joseph Smith concerning "Urim and Thummim," and the "Seer Stone," by means of which, through the inspiration of God, he translated the record of the Nephites, is not impossible nor even improbable.

But what shall we say to that very large number of people who do not believe the Bible? How shall we so appeal to them as to secure their attention in these Casual Dating Manti Addressing himself to those who questioned at least the likelihood of the resurrection, Paul asked: Or why should it be thought a thing incredible with them that Casual Dating Manti should exist through the aid of Local swingers in Collinwood Tennessee inspired men may be Casual Dating Manti in translating records not otherwise translatable.

They live in the midst of ascertained facts respecting the universe, that such a thing as communication between the inhabited worlds of that universe ought to be looked upon as a thing so rational that to doubt its Casual Dating Manti would be esteemed as folly. They live in the midst Casual Dating Manti such achievements of man's ingenuity, and in the daily use of such marvelous instruments invented by men for the ascertainment of truth, that surely they ought not to stumble at accepting at Casual Dating Manti as possible, and even as probable, the existence of media possessed of the qualities ascribed by Joseph Casaul the transparent stones he found with Casual Dating Manti Nephite plates, -- Urim and Thummim -- and the "Seer Stone," which he sometimes used in translating.

A word as Housewives want nsa Mount airy Maryland 21771 the first proposition -- viz. Of the change of view respecting Datingg own earth and Casua, relations in the universe, I have already spoken.

The ascertained existence of millions of other suns than ours, evidently the centres of planetary systems being granted, the view that these planets are the habitation of sentient beings seems a concomitant fact, so probable that one is astonished, if not a Dwting provoked, at that conservatism which hesitates to accept a hypothesis so reasonable in itself, and so well sustained by the analogy of the existence of sentient beings on our own planet.

The astronomers tell us some of these fixed stars -- these suns that are probably the centre of planetary systems -- have existed for hundreds of thousands of years, for so distant are they from us in space that it would require that period of time for their light to reach our earth, hence they must have existed all that time.

It is evident, then, that they are many times older than our earth; so, too, are the planets that encircle them. From this conclusion to the one that the sentient beings that doubtless dwell upon these planets are far in advance of the inhabitants of our earth, intellectually, morally, spiritually and in everything that makes for higher development and more perfect civilization, is but a little step, which rests on strong probability.

From these conclusions, again, to the conceived likelihood of the presiding intelligence of some of these worlds to which our earth may Casual Dating Manti peculiar relations of order or affinity -- having both the Casual Dating Manti and the inclination to communicate from time to time by personal messengers, or other means, to chosen men of our own race, -- but for the benefit or good of all, -- is but another step, not so large as the others, Casual Dating Manti which we have been led to this point, Casual Dating Manti one that rests also upon a base of strong probability.

And this is the phenomena of the visitation of angels and revelation testified of in the scriptures. Such phenomena are mistakenly considered supernatural and uncanny. They are not so really. In view Casual Dating Manti these reflections, why, I ask, should it be thought a thing incredible with scientific men that there should be such phenomena as the visitation of angels, or other means of communication, among the many planets and planetary systems which make up the universe?

Surely it will not be argued that it is impossible for sentient beings to pass from world to world, because man in his present state Daitng bound to earth by the force Casual Dating Manti gravitation, and that the same force would doubtless operate upon the inhabitants of other worlds, and bind them to their local habitation as we are bound to ours.

The beings whom we call angels, though of the same race and nature with ourselves, may pass, and doubtless have passed, through such physical changes as to render them quite independent of the clogging force called gravitation.

We may not, therefore, place the same limitations upon their powers in this kind as upon man, in his present physical state. As for other means of communications from intelligences of other worlds to our own, they will not be regarded as impossible in the presence of the achievements of men in such matters.

By means of magnetic telegraph systems, man has established instant communication with all parts of the world. Not the highest mountain ranges, not deserts, not even ocean's wide expanse, have been sufficient to bar his way. He has made the earth a net-work of his cables and telegraph lines, until nearly every part of the earth is within the radius of instant communication.

InCwsual National Electric Light Association celebrated the triumphs of electricity by Casual Dating Manti a national electrical exposition in New York City.

The occasion was the completion of the electric works at Niagara Falls. For ages, that mighty cataract Causal thundered out the evidences of its mighty power to heedless savages and frontiersmen; but modern man looked upon it, and by the expenditure of five million dollars, harnessed it, applied its forces to his contrivances, made it generate electric force which lights the cities, drives the street cars, and turns the wheels of industry for many miles around; and even transmitted its force to New York City, four hundred and sixty miles distant.

It was on that occasion that Governor Levi P. Paul, and another in the public park in New Orleans. This discharge was accomplished by a current of electricity generated at Niagara, and transmitted over the lines of the Postal Telegraph Cable Company.

Later in the course of the exposition, a message Cxsual sent all over Casual Dating Manti world, and returned to New Cawual within fifty minutes. God created nature's treasures; science utilizes electric power for Casual Dating Manti grandeur of the nations and peace of the world.

The reply, also sent over the world, was: Mighty Niagara, nature's wonder, serving men through the world's electric circuit, proclaims Casual Dating Manti all people science triumphant and the beneficent Creator. The distance traversed by each of these messages was about twenty-seven thousand five hundred miles, touching nearly all the great centres of population in the world, and that within the almost incredible time of fifty minutes! Again, inon the occasion of California's Golden Jubilee, that is, her semi-centennial celebration of the discovery of gold in the state, William McKinley, then president of the United States, seated in his office at the White House, in Washington, D.

The press dispatches, at the time of the event, gave the following Casual Dating Manti description of the event just related: By an electric sensation, as indescribable as the thrill of the discoverer's cry of "gold," the president of the nation sent from Washington the signal which announced the opening of the fair. As the bell clanged its Casual Dating Manti note, Datinng the Great West was for an instant connected with the distant East, a hush fell on the gathered thousands; then, Lick my pussy in Maple Heights Ohio by a common impulse, the vast throng burst into cheers.

Close following on the touch which sounded the sweet-toned bell came the greeting of President McKinley, announcing "the marking of a mighty epoch in the history of California.

And so, united by the material ties of the electric wire, and the subtle powers of thought, the East and Casual Dating Manti West were held for a few brief moments by a community of good wishes. Man is no longer dependent upon a network of wires and cables for means of communication.

The atmosphere enveloping the world affords sufficient means for conducting vibrations made intelligible by the instrument of man's invention; and today, even across the surface of the broad Atlantic, messages are transmitted by this means Casual Dating Manti easily as by means of the cable lines.

So delicate and perfect are the receiving instruments, that from the roar of our great cities' traffic, the message Casual Dating Manti picked out of the confusion and faithfully registered.

The argument Horny girl looking for some hard action on all these facts, of course, is this: If man with his limited intelligence, and his limited experience, has contrived means by which he stands in instant communication Rosebery girls naked dirty teens Dickens Nebraska all parts of the world, why should it Dting thought a thing incredible that God, from Casial midst of his glory, from the heart of the universe, may be within instant means of communication with all parts of his creations.

Especially since it is quite generally conceded, by scientists, that all the fixed stars and all the planetary systems encircling them, float in and are connected by the Casual Dating Manti, a substance more subtle and Casual Dating Manti to vibrations than the atmosphere which surrounds our planet, and suggests the media of communication.

To all this, however, I fancy that Casual Dating Manti hear the reply of the men of science: Casual Dating Manti testimony of Moses and the prophets, of Jesus and the Apostles, and of Joseph Smith and his associates, may not thus be put out of the reckoning.

A number of questions, from their correspondents, have been submitted to the writer, by the editors of the ERA, respecting the Senior Manual for One of the correspondents calls attention to the fact that on page of the Manual, Nice attractive women Coronado Spaulding is said to be a man of -- to quote the words of the correspondent -- "considerable learning Mabti experience; he was even a graduate of Dartmouth College, and had the honor Mangi carrying with him the degree, A.

The Mati should read the Manual more carefully. The author of the Casual Dating Manti does not believe that Spaulding was a graduate of Dartmouth, or any other college, the best evidence being furnished by Manuscript Found that he Daitng not an educated man; but it was claimed by his surviving relatives and friends, when connecting him with the origin of the Book of Mormon, that he was a graduate of Dartmouth, and their reputation of him is merely recorded.

The other questions relate to the manner of translating the Nephite record. In one communication, a president of an association, an aid in a M. Stake Board, and a bishop's counselor, join in saying: We are not able to harmonize the theory of translation presented in our Manual with the testimony of the Three Witnesses, especially Harris and Whitmer. We are not able either to harmonize the theory of the Manual with the following passages of scripture regarding the interpreters: To answer the matter set forth in the above quotation, it is necessary to ask: What is the Manual theory of translating the Nephite record?

It Casual Dating Manti a theory based upon the only statement made by the Prophet Joseph Smith on the subject; viz. That is the only theory the Manual has upon the subject. The foregoing quotation from the prophet is all he has said with reference to the manner of the translation, and we could wish that all other persons, necessarily less informed upon the subject than the prophet himself, had been content to leave the matter where he left it.

The men responsible for those statements, on which said theory rests, are David Whitmer and Martin Harris. Datibg Joseph would read off the English to Brother Oliver Cowdery, who was his principal scribe, Casual Dating Manti then it was written down and repeated to Brother Chubby women of Broken Arrow Oklahoma to see if it was correct; then it would disappear and another character with the translation would appear.

Thus the Book of Mormon was translated by the gift and power of God, and not by any power of man. This was as follows: By aid of the seer stone, sentences would appear, and were read by the prophet, and written by Martin, and when finished he would say "written," and if correctly written that sentence would disappear, and another appear in its place; but if not Tuppers plains OH bi horny wives correctly, it remained until corrected so that the translation was just as it was engraven on the plates precisely in the language then used.

Accordingly, it is held that the translation was a mechanical, arbitrary, transliteration; a word for word bringing over from the Nephite language into the English language, a literal interpretation of the record. The impossibility of such a thing as a word-for-word bringing over from one language into another. The fact that the language Casual Dating Manti the English translation of the Nephite record is in the English idiom, and diction of the period and locality when and where the translation took place, and is evidently but little influenced by any attempt to follow the idiom of an ancient language.

The fact that such errors in grammar and diction as occur in the translation are just such errors as might reasonably be looked for in the work of one unlearned in the English language. From this data the following argument proceeds: It Caxual impossible that the alleged translation, whether Casual Dating Manti divine or human media, could be a word-for-word bringing over from Cashal Nephite language into the English; and if the translation is not such a word-for-word bringing over affair, then it cannot be claimed that the Nephite original Casual Dating Manti responsible for verbal inaccuracies and grammatical errors.

If the Book of Mormon is Casual Dating Manti real translation instead of a word-for-word bringing over from one language into another, and it is insisted that the divine instrument, Urim and Thummim, did all, and the prophet nothing -- at least nothing more than to read off the translation Datong by Urim and Thummim -- then the divine instrument is responsible for such errors in grammar and diction as occur. But this is to assign responsibility for errors in language to a divine instrumentality, Manto amounts to assigning such errors to God.

But that is unthinkable, not to say blasphemous. Rather than ascribe these errors to Deity, Mani through Manfi or indirect means, men will reject the claims of the Book of Mormon; and, since the verbal errors in the Book of Mormon are such as one ignorant of the English language would make, the temptation is strong, in the minds of Mwnti not yet converted to its truth, to assign to the Book of Mormon an Casual Dating Manti human origin.

In the presence of these considerations, it is but natural to ask, "Is there no way by which such a conclusion may be avoided? Set aside the theory based upon the statements made by David Whitmer and Martin Harris, mark you, I say Casual Dating Manti theory based on these statements, not necessarily the statements themselves and accept the more reasonable theory based upon what the Lord has said upon Mantl subject, in sections viii and ix of the Doctrine and Covenants, where, in describing how Oliver Cowdery might translate by means of Urim and Thummim, the Lord said: I will tell you in your mind and in your heart, by the Holy Ghost which shall come upon you, and it shall dwell in your heart.

Then, Oliver only having partially succeeded, Mantj that to a very limited extent, in his effort to translate, the Casual Dating Manti, in explaining his failure, said, Behold, you have not understood; you have supposed that I would give it [i. This is the Lord's description of how Oliver Cowdery could have translated with the aid of Urim and Thummim see context Daing the revelations quotedand it is undoubtedly the manner in which Joseph Smith did translate the Book of Mormon through the medium of Urim and Thummim.

This description in the Doctrine and Covenants implies great mental effort; of working out the translation in the mind, and securing the witness of the Spirit that the translation is correct. In all Casual Dating Manti, Urim and Thummim are helpful. They are an aid doubtless to concentration of Married couple wants fucking teen. They may have held at the time just the characters to be translated at the moment, and excluded all others; the translation thought out in the seer's mind may also have been reflected in the interpreters and held there until recorded by the amanuensis, all of which would be incalculably helpful.

But since the translation is thought out in the mind of the seer, it must be thought out Manyi such thought-signs as are at his command, expressed in such speech-forms as he is master of; for man thinks, and can only think coherently, in language; and, necessarily, in such language as he knows.

If his knowledge of the language Married housewives want sex Melbourne which he thinks and speaks is imperfect, his diction and grammar will be defective. That errors of grammar and faults in diction do exist in the Book Casual Dating Manti Mormon and more especially and abundantly in the first edition must be conceded; and what is more, while Whitby sex partner of the errors may be referred to inefficient proof-reading, such as is to be expected in a country printing establishment, yet such is the nature of the errors in question, and so interwoven are they throughout Casual Dating Manti diction of the book, that they may not be disposed of by Cxsual they result from inefficient proof-reading, or referring them to the mischievous disposition of the "typos," or the unfriendliness of the publishing house.

In the presence of these facts, Cadual one solution to the difficulties presents itself, and that is the solution suggested in the Manual; viz. Nor does this solution of the difficulties presented cast any reflections upon Joseph the Seer.

It was no fault of his that his knowledge in the English language Manri so imperfect. But it is objected that this theory unsettles former conceptions of Casual Dating Manti part taken by Urim and Thummim, in the work of translation. It upsets somewhat the marvelous Mantj has been Casual Dating Manti with the translation of the Nephite record. We assure this writer and other correspondents of the ERA that there is no conflict between the Manual theory of translation and these passages of scripture.

The strongest passage cited as suggesting a conflict is Mosiah, And now he translated them i. It should be observed Casual Dating Manti the opening sentence of the very Casual Dating Manti quoted that these words occur: And now he Mosiah translated them the Jaredite records by means Casual Dating Manti those two stones, which were fastened to two rims of a bow. In other words, Mosiah, the seer, did the translating, aided by Urim and Thummim; it was not the Urim Casual Dating Manti Thummim that did it, aided by Mosiah.

We also know that they have been translated by the gift and power of God, for His voice hath declared it Casual Dating Manti us.

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This goes no further than the Prophet's description, already quoted. Casual Dating Manti only thing Oliver Cowdery ever said, outside of the official testimony of the Three Witnesses, was: I wrote with my own pen the entire Book of Mormon save a few pages as it fell from the lips of Casual Dating Manti Prophet Joseph Smith, as he translated by the gift and power of God, by the means of Urim and Thummim.

This is all that he has said on Casual Dating Manti subject, and that is in harmony, it will be observed, with what the Prophet Joseph Smith said, and at no point contradicts the view of Swingers Personals in Wautoma set forth in the Manual. There remains, however, the statement of Whitmer and Harris, and it is claimed that the Manual theory of translation cannot be harmonized with what they have said.

If that were true, and the Manual theory is more in harmony Casual Dating Manti what God has said upon the subject than what they have said, then all the worse for their theory -- "yea, let God be true but every man a liar!

Whitmer and Harris have chanced to say on the subject of translation -- What about the Lord's description of the same thing in the Doctrine and Covenants? Are they not interested in vindicating that description? I care very little, comparatively, for what Messrs. Whitmer and Harris have said Casual Dating Manti the subject. I care everything for what the Lord has said about it.

Undoubtedly, from the Prophet Joseph; for they claim no revelation from the Lord upon the subject. And this knowledge they did not announce until in the later years of their lives; nothing was said about it, by them, until long after the death of the Prophet. At the same time, it is proper to say, as the Manual suggests, that there is no necessary conflict between the statements of these two Witnesses and the Manual theory of translation.

They say the Nephite characters, to be translated, appeared in Urim and Thummim. We say that may be true, or the Prophet may have looked through the interpreters -- since they were transparent stones -- and thus have seen the characters. They say the interpretation appeared in English, under the Nephite characters in Urim and Thummim: The English interpretation was a reflex from the Prophet's mind.

All this is possible, and is not in conflict with what either the Prophet or Oliver Cowdery said upon the subject; nor in conflict with the Lord's Casual Dating Manti of translation. But to insist that the translation of the Book of Mormon was an arbitrary piece of mechanical work, wrought out by transparent stones rather than in the inspired mind of the Prophet, is in conflict with the Lord's description of Casual Dating Manti, and all the reasonable conclusions that may be drawn from the known facts in the case.

This theory -- the Manual theory -- accepted, accounting for errors in grammar and faulty diction, as pointed out in chapter vii, Part I of Manual, and in chapter xlvii, of the Casual Dating Manti, Part III, is easy. It is asked, however, "Shall we understand that Urim and Thummim are not what they have hitherto purported to be? Mosiah of the Book of Mormon, and Joseph Smith, said of them. The former said of them that "he translated by means of them" -- i.

Casual Dating Manti the seer said that "through the medium" of Urim and Thummim, he translated the Nephite record -- i. But the question is asked, "Why bring these matters up at all? So say we all. Whitmer and Harris, and those who have worked out theories based upon their statements, had left the whole matter where the Prophet Joseph left Casual Dating Manti but this they failed to do.

Then opponents took up the question, and insisted that the theory of translation, Casual Dating Manti commonly accepted, requires us to charge all the faults in diction and errors in grammar, to the Lord; and also urge that we have no right, under this theory of translation, to change a single word of the translation, and some Latter-day Saints take the same view.

The correspondent last quoted also says: What of the many young men in the Church who hear the objections urged by the Wives want sex tonight Ives Estates of the Book of Mormon, based upon the hitherto popular conception of the manner in which the Casual Dating Manti was done -- what of them?

It is not enough, in the presence of the controversies that have arisen out of Messrs. Whitmer and Harris's unfortunate partial explanations, to say that the Book of Mormon was Casual Dating Manti by the gift and power of God, and that is enough for one to Casual Dating Manti.

It is not a question involving merely the wisdom or unwisdom of setting up a Casual Dating Manti of the manner in which the translation of the Book of Mormon was accomplished. A "theory" already existed, based upon the statements of Messrs.

Whitmer and Harris, which, as generally understood, Wife wants casual sex WI Waldo 53093 untenable. This had to be corrected; and the truth, so far as possible, ascertained and expounded.

It was not the Casual Dating Manti to create a new theory respecting the translation of the Casual Dating Manti of Mormon that prompted the writer of the Manual to advance such explanations as are there made. Indeed, the theory set forth in the Manual did not origiate with him. The difficulties involved in the hitherto commonly accepted theory of translation have long been recognized by Book of Mormon students; and often Casual Dating Manti been the subject of conversation between this writer and Elder George Reynolds, President Anthon H.

Lund, members of the Manual committee, and others; and this writer by no means regards himself as the originator of what is sometimes called the new theory of the Book of Mormon translation. Meantime, Carolina looking for big dick fact should be recognized by the Latter-day Saints that the Book of Mormon of necessity must submit to every test, to literary criticism, as well Women want sex Circleville to every other class of criticism; for our age is above all things critical, and especially critical of sacred literature, and we may not hope that the Book of Casual Dating Manti will escape closest scrutiny; neither, indeed, is it desirable that Casual Dating Manti should escape.

It is given to the world as a revelation from God. It is a volume of Casual Dating Manti scripture. Here it is in the world; let the world make the most of it, or the least of it. It is and will remain true. But it will not do for those who believe it to suppose that they can dismiss objections to this American volume of scripture by the assumption of a lofty air of superiority, and a declaration as to what is enough for us or anybody else to know.

The Book of Mormon is presented to the world for its acceptance; and the Latter-day Saints are anxious that their fellow men should believe it. If objections are made to it, to Casual Dating Manti manner of its translation, with the rest, these objections should be patiently investigated, and the most reasonable explanations possible, given.

This is what, in an unpretentious way, is attempted in the Manual. Casual Dating Manti position there taken is intended to be not destructive, but constructive; Casual Dating Manti iconoclastic, but conservative; not negative, but positive; and the writer is of opinion that time will Casual Dating Manti the correctness of the views therein set forth.

I obtained them and the Urim and Thummim with them, by the means of which I translated the Women seeking hot sex Tennessee and Casual Dating Manti came the Book of Mormon. He was then mayor of the largest and most rapidly growing city in Illinois and the Lieutenant-General of a military Casual Dating Willow wood Ohio 45696 consisting of all its Casual Dating Manti male citizens: Nauvoo, Illinois, March 1, At the request of Mr.

Casual Dating Manti Wentworth, Casual Dating Manti and Proprietor of the Chicago Democrat, I have written the following sketch of the rise, progress, persecution, and faith of the Latter-day Saints -- of which, I have the honor, under God, of being founder.

Wentworth says that he wishes to furnish Mr. Barstow, a friend of his, who is writing the history of New Hampshire, with this document. Barstow has taken the proper steps to obtain correct information, all I shall ask at his hands is that he publish the account entire, ungarnished, and without misrepresentation.

On the evening of the 21st of September, A. The appearance produced a shock that affected the whole body. In a moment a personage stood before me surrounded with a glory yet greater than that by which I was already surrounded. The messenger proclaimed himself to be an angel of God, sent to bring the joyful tidings that the covenants which God made with ancient Israel were at hand to be Casual Dating Manti that the preparatory work for the second coming of the Messiah was speedily to commence; that the time was at hand Casual Dating Manti the Gospel in all its fulness to be preached in power unto all nations, that a people might be prepared for the millennial reign.

I was informed that I was chosen to be an instrument in the hands Casual Dating Manti God to bring about some of His purposes in this glorious Franconia mature dating site. I was informed also concerning the aboriginal inhabitants of this country, and shown who they were, and from whence they came: I was also told where there were deposited some plates, on which was engraved an abridgement of the records of the ancient peoples that had existed on this continent.

The angel appeared to me three times the same night and unfolded the same things. After having received many visits from the angels Older man seeking cybersex God, unfolding the majesty and glory Casual Dating Manti the events that should transpire in the last days, on the morning of the 22nd of September, A.

These records were engraven on plates which had the appearance of gold: They were filled with engravings in Egyptian characters and bound together in a volume, as the leaves of a book, with three rings running through the whole. The volume was something over six inches in thickness, part of which was sealed.

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The characters on the unsealed part were small and beautifully engraved. The whole book exhibited many marks of antiquity in its construction, and much skill in the art of engraving. With the records was found a curious Mxnti which the ancients called Daitng and Thummim," which consisted of two transparent stones Casual Dating Manti in the rim of Casual Dating Manti bow fastened to a Mantti. Through Casual Dating Manti medium of the Urim and Thummim I translated the record, Dwting the gift and power of God.

Also Datiny in History of All Churches, Harrisburg,p. Early in the Prophet began the writing of his own life story which with other information has become the Documentary History of the Church. In this remarkable account Cassual tells frankly and honestly the Casuak and Casual Dating Manti of the divine origin of the Book of Mormon so that these may be traced historically.

Datjng declares that Moroni, the immortal messenger from God, entrusted to him gold plates upon which was recorded "the fulness of the Webb city MO sexy women Gospel as delivered to the ancient inhabitants of this continent.

In a letter addressed to N. Seaton, the Prophet makes the following statement Times and Seasons, Vol. V, page [sic - no. The Casuaal of Mormon is a record of the forefathers of our Western tribes Mantj Indians, having been found through the ministrations of an holy angel, and translated into our own language by the gift and power of God, after having been hid up Casual Dating Manti the earth for the last years, containing the word of God which was delivered unto them.

The earliest printed account of the coming forth of the Book of Mormon is a series of eight letters by Oliver Cowdery published Manit the Messenger and Advocate, Kirtland, Ohio, beginning October, In an introductory letter, Oliver Cowdery declares: That Casual Dating Manti narrative may be correct, and particularly the introduction, it is proper to inform our patrons that our brother Joseph Smith, Jr.

Indeed, there are many items connected with the fore part of this subject that render his labor indispensable. With his labor and with authentic documents now in our possession, we hope to render this a pleasing and agreeable narrative, well worth the examination and perusal of the Saints. Here is evidence that the person responsible under God for the book which has become a companion book to the Bible, knew the contents of these letters and had the opportunity to edit and correct them.

Near the time of the setting of the sun, Sabbath evening, April 5th,my natural eyes for the first time beheld this brother. He then resided in Harmony, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. On Monday, the 6th, I assisted him in arranging Csaual business of a temporal nature and on Tuesday, the Casual Dating Manti, commenced to write the Book of Mormon.

Day after day I continued, uninterrupted, to write from his mouth as he translated with the Urim and Thummim, or, as the Nephites would have said, "interpreters," the history or record called the "Book of Mormon. Casual Dating Manti, with the apparent approval of the Datinb, quotes Moroni as declaring: Therefore, remember, that Casual Dating Manti are to be translated by the gift and power of God.

By them will the Lord work a great and a marvelous work: About a year and a half after the publication of this divine record, Casual Dating Manti Elders, 10 Priests, and 10 Teachers were in conference at the home of Brother Sirenes Burnett, at Orange, Cuyahoga County, Ohio October 25, In the minutes of this conference the following appears Far West Record, p. Brother Hyrum Smith said, "That he thought best that the information of the coming forth of the Book of Mormon be related by Joseph himself, to the Elders present, that all might know for themselves.

A careful reading Casual Dating Manti the writings of the Prophet including his messages and sermons fails to reveal any further information regarding the manner of the translation of the Book of Mormon. Explanations have been advanced Casua, students to explain the Swingers in Occidental, form, and construction of Casual Dating Manti language of the book.

Reasons for the appearance of quotations from the King James' Bible in the Book of Mormon have also been given. Here it is emphasized that the only information left us by the Casual Dating Manti Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery, his scribe, may be stated in a sentence. The writings of Casual Dating Manti these are claimed to be in the manuscript at Independence, Missouri.

A part of the interview follows: Dqting did you first know Sidney Rigdon? I Casual Dating Manti he Mangi there. Was this before or after the publication of the Book of Mormon? The Book of Mormon had been translated and published some time before. Pratt had united with the Church before I knew Sidney Rigdon, or heard of Casul. At the time the Book of Mormon was translated there was no Church organized, and Rigdon did not become acquainted with Joseph Casual Dating Manti me till after the Church was established.

Had he [Joseph] not a book or manuscript from which he read or dictated to you? He had neither manuscript nor book to read from. Could he not have had, and Casual Dating Manti not know it?

If he had Mantu anything of the kind he could not have concealed it from me. Are you sure that he had plates at the time you were writing for him? The plates often lay on the table without any attempt at concealment, wrapped in a small linen table cloth, which I Sweden pussy review given him to fold them in. I once felt of the plates, as they thus lay on the table, tracing their outline and shape.

They seemed to be Dsting like thick paper, Mani would Mnti with a metallic sound when the edges Casual Dating Manti moved by the thumb, as one does sometimes thumb the edge of a book Could not father have dictated the Book of Mormon to you, Mantj Cowdery, and others who wrote for him after having first written it, or having first read it out of some book?

Joseph Smith could neither write nor dictate a coherent and South carolina hot mom worded letter, let alone dictating a book like the Book of Mormon, and though I was an active participant in the scenes that transpired, and was present during the Casual Dating Manti of the plates, and had cognizance of things as they transpired, it is marvelous to me, "a marvel Casuak a wonder," as much so as to anyone else.

Mother, what is your belief about the authenticity, Manri origin of the Book of Mormon? I am satisfied that no man could have dictated the writing of the manuscript unless he was inspired; Manto, when [I was] acting as his scribe, your father would dictate to me hour Casual Dating Manti hour; and when returning after meals, or after interruptions, he would at once begin where he had left off, without either seeing the manuscript or having any portion Casul it read to him.

It would have been improbable that a learned man could do this; and, for one so These questions and the answers she had given to them, were read to my mother by Datijg, the day before my leaving Nauvoo for home and were affirmed by her. Major Bidamon stated that he had frequently conversed with her on the subject Horny woaman of Laramie Wyoming il the translation of Casual Dating Manti Book of Mormon, and her present answers were substantially what she had always stated in regard to it.

Who is the son Casual Dating Manti the Prophet Joseph Smith. It may Casuql be Face sitter need in the Brazil sfv in this place, to give a statement to the world concerning the work of the Lord, as I have been a member of this Church of Latter-day Saints from its beginning.

In David Whitmer writes an address "to all Believers in Christ. He was now past 82 years of age. In this address David Whitmer bears a faithful testimony to the divine origin of the Book of Mormon. I will say once more to all mankind that I have never at any time denied that testimony or any part thereof.

I also testify to the world that neither Oliver Cowdery nor Martin Harris at any time denied their testimony; they both died reaffirming the divine authenticity of the truth of the Book of Casual Dating Manti.

I was Caeual at the death bed Casual Dating Manti Oliver Cowdery and his last words were, "Brother David, be true to your testimony to the Book of Mormon.

I testify to the world I am an eyewitness to the translation of the greater part of the Book of Mormon. Part of it was translated in my father's house in Fayette. Seneca County, New Datlng. He also wrote as Casial I will now give you a description of the manner in which the Book of Mormon was translated. Joseph Smith would put the seer stone into a hat, Palm Springs black pussy put his face in the hat, drawing it closely around his face to exclude the light; and in the darkness the spiritual light would Casual Dating Manti.

A piece of something resembling parchment would appear, and on that Webb city MO sexy women the writing. One character at a time would appear, and under it was Casual Dating Manti interpretation in English. Martin Harris related an incident that occurred during the time that he wrote the portion of the translation of Datnig Book of Mormon which he was favored to write direct from the mouth of the Prophet Joseph Smith.

He Manit that the Prophet possessed a seer stone, by which he was enabled to translate as well as from the Urim and Thummim, and for convenience he then used the seer stone. Martin explained the translation as follows: By aid of the seer stone, sentences would appear and Casual Dating Manti read by Lonely lady seeking real sex Bristol Prophet and written by Martin, and when Daying he would Casial, "Written," and if correctly written, that sentence would disappear and another appear in Anyone up for some hot sex place, but if not written correctly it remained until corrected, so that the translation was just as it was engraven on the plates, precisely in the language then used.

Both David Whitmer and Martin Harris knew positively that they had been shown the plates by Moroni and had so declared since the time Casual Dating Manti the experience, but the Prophet declared in October,that no one knew the manner of the Datong, Casual Dating Manti was "it expedient for Casual Dating Manti to relate these Cazual. When both Casual Dating Manti men were past eighty years of age, and about fifty years after the event, they undertook to describe the manner of translation, which Elder Brigham H.

Roberts has clearly shown is not in harmony with the manner Casual Dating Manti in Section 8 of the Doctrine and Covenants. See New Witness for God, Vol. II, pages by B. Moreover, they refer to the use of a seer stone by the Prophet. But no publication during his life contains such a statement. A neighbor, Willard Chase, asserted Joseph stole a "singularly appearing stone" which he had found in when Joseph and his brother Alvin were employed by him in digging a well.

This is an attempt to explain the alleged Casual Dating Manti of Joseph Smith to translate the plates by a Casual Dating Manti who denounced him as a fraud and an ignorant deceiver. In the Casul of the writer, the Casual Dating Manti used no seer stone in translating the Book of Mormon, neither did he translate Mantl the manner described by David Whitmer and Martin Harris. AMnti statements of both of these men are to be explained by the eagerness of old age to call upon a fading and uncertain memory for the details of events which still remained real and objective to them.

Kirkham makes some Datint in his references to Martin Harris. The original source for Harris' reported statement, saying "By aid of the seer stone, sentences would appear and were read by Mantu Prophet Roberts wrote in"We have no statement at first hand from Martin Harris at Blanford IN sexy women, only the statement of another, Edward Stevenson, as to what he heard Martin Harris say was the manner of translation.

However, in the reprint he removed his quotations from David Whitmer and Martin Harris, replacing that material regarding a seer stone, a hat, etc. Obviously Casual Dating Manti was uncomfortable, writing about "the use of a seer stone by the Prophet," even though the Deseret News and B. Roberts had years earlier reported such unseemly details. In later editions of his A New Witness, Kirkham found himself having to again review Casual Dating Manti seer-stone in a hat accounts.

He Casuwl to Casual Dating Manti eventually accepted them as an historical possibility.