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A FairMormon Analysis of Denver Snuffer's Online Claims: Historical claims: Passing the Heavenly Gift is "the most correct account of our dispensation written so far"



Denver Snuffer claim:

"[My book Passing the Heavenly Gift is] the most correct account of our dispensation written so far...."[1]

FairMormon Response


Despite this grandiose claim, Snuffer's book is filled with historical errors, omissions, and misrepresentations.


Response to Passing the Heavenly Gift

A FairMormon Analysis of: Passing the Heavenly Gift, a work by author: Denver C. Snuffer

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Passing the Heavenly Gift by Denver C. Snuffer

Summary: This account of Church history contains numerous inaccuracies, distortions, and misrepresentations of the data.

Introduction to the volume's claims

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Claims about priesthood ordination

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Brigham Young and subsequent apostles were not personal witnesses of Christ

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The source of the authority of Brigham Young and the apostles after Joseph’s death

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Is it true that Joseph received sealing authority in 1829?

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Is it true that necessary authority could only be transmitted in a completed temple?

Is it true that the Saints sinned in Missouri and Joseph offered his life to give them another chance

Is it true that the Nauvoo temple was not built with enough speed?

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Were the Saints at Nauvoo were punished for slothfulness in building the temple?

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Conclusion

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Comparing the size of the Kirtland and Nauvoo temples

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Notes

  1. Denver Snuffer, “Current Events,” from the desk of Denver Snuffer (blog), 26 August 2013, http://denversnuffer.blogspot.ca/2013/08/current-events.html