Quote mining/Doctrines of Salvation/DoS 3:94:Analysis

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Quote mining analysis

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...the law of sacrifice will have to be restored, or all things which were decreed by the Lord would not be restored. It will be necessary, therefore, for the sons of Levi, who offered the blood sacrifices anciently in Israel, to offer such a sacrifice again to round out and complete this ordinance in this dispensation. Sacrifice by the shedding of blood was instituted in the days of Adam and of necessity will have to be restored. ...the law of sacrifice will have to be restored.... Sacrifice by the shedding of blood was instituted in the days of Adam and of necessity will have to be restored.

Analysis

  • The authors carefully omit the explanation for the restoration—to fulfill the words of Jesus.
  • They also disguise that this will not be an on-going matter, but something the sons of Levi must do to "complete" the ordinance.
  • Joseph Smith, Jr. taught animal sacrifice?