Mormon Miscellaneous Worldwide Talk Show

Episodes of Mormon Miscellaneous, a talk show on Mormon history, scripture, doctrine and many controversial topics, by LDS host, Van Hale, now in its 35th year. All points of view are welcomed.
Jul 18th, 2008 by mormonmisc at 9:59 am

64. Perspective of a Black Convert 


My guest was Marvin Perkins, an enthusiastic Black Mormon. 

He is a convert to the LDS Church who has spent considerable time pondering and researching the issue of Blacks in LDS history and Scripture. 

He has been lecturing on the topic with long-time, well-known Black member, Darius Gray. 

They have published a set of two DVD's of recorded live lectures. These are well organized presentations with a strong focus on insights, and I would say, surprises from the Scriptures. We discussed his perspective and included participants by phone and email. He and brother Gray host a website: http://www.blacksinthescriptures.com/  

Topics discussed include:
  • Many relevant scriptures including new footnotes in the Book of Mormon. 
  • Joseph Smith's views on Blacks, slavery and the universality of the restoration. 
  • Diversity of the views of Brigham Young and Joseph Smith. 
  • Origin of the priesthood restriction for Black Mormons. 
  • President David O. McKay's view. 
  •  President Hinkley's view. 
  • Current needs within the Church to establish fully a universal brotherhood. 
  • Blacks in the pre-existence. 
  •  The war in heaven. 
  •  The June 1978 revelation.

Talk Show host: Van Hale, LDS

Mormon Miscellaneous Worldwide Talk Show 23 March 2008
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    Jul 12th, 2008 by mormonmisc at 11:33 am

    63. Joseph Smith's View of Ancient Curses 


    What I consider to be basic, elementary questions which require a leap of faith: 
    • How what we know exists, came to exist?
    • The universe: how? why? for what purpose? 
    • Is it the result of some intelligent design? 
    • Is it managed by a higher intelligence? 
    • Is all an accident or is it for some divine purpose? 

    Also:

    • In his platform running for President, Joseph Smith presented some of his views against slavery. 
    • I discussed other sources in which we find Joseph Smith's views. 
    • I engaged in some debate with a caller over Joseph Smith's views. 
    • I insisted that there has been no evidence, from sources produced before Joseph Smith's death, that he believed an ancient curse was to be continued in the Restoration. 
    • And further, I presented some from a substantial body of sources that he believed that all should, regardless of ancestry, be considered equal, a view he was vigorously advocating at the time of his death. 
    • The caller, in his argument, ignored the statements of Joseph Smith written and published before his death, and rather relied upon a late reminiscence which alleged that Joseph Smith realized that he had been in error declared that the blacks were, in fact, yet under an ancient curse.

        


    This is the 16 March 2008 episode of the Mormon Miscellaneous Worldwide Talk Show, now in its 29th year. 

    Talk Show host: Van Hale, LDS

    Mormon Miscellaneous Worldwide Talk Show 16 March 2008
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    • Live, Sunday evenings 5:00 - 7:00 pm MST
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    • Live, our call-in number is 801-254-5855
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      Jul 11th, 2008 by mormonmisc at 12:52 pm

      Apologetics: A Believer's Answers

      Don Ormsby hosted the program this week and Jeff Lindsay joined him to discuss Mormonism from an apologetic perspective. Jeff explained Mormon apologetics as he sees it. He addresses many issues on his website jefflindsay.com

      Callers and email prompted Jeff's extensive discussion of the Book of Abraham. He also discussed creation, DNA, secret combinations and the anti-Mormon activity at the annual LDS pageant in Manti, Utah.

      This is the 6 July 2008 episode of the Mormon Miscellaneous Worldwide Talk Show, now in its 29th year.

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      Jul 8th, 2008 by mormonmisc at 5:47 pm

      The Curse of Cain and Ham

      I discussed differing views of Mormons regarding slavery and priesthood denial to blacks. This is a complex historical and theological issue with many avenues of discussion. I will focus primarily upon the views of Joseph Smith and Brigham Young. I discussed differing views of Mormons regarding slavery and priesthood denial to blacks. This is a complex historical and theological issue with many avenues of discussion. I will focus primarily upon the views of Joseph Smith and Brigham Young.Also, I will raise and briefly address various angles and arguments which have been batted around over the past 17 decades:

      1. What was the curse on Cain?
      2. What was the curse on Ham?
      3. How long was the curse to continue?
      4. Did the slavery curse end with the Civil War?
      5. What of the view that Blacks are intellectually inferior?
      6. Did JS initiate Black priesthood denial?
      7. What were JS's views on slavery?
      8. What was BY's view on slavery?
      9. What scriptural support is there for priesthood denial?
      10. What scriptural support is there for modern continuation of slavery?
      11. How is a Black to be defined?
      12. When was importation of African slaves banned in the U.S.?

      This is the 9 March 2008 episode of the Mormon Miscellaneous Worldwide Talk Show, now in its 29th year.

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      Jul 2nd, 2008 by mormonmisc at 10:56 am

      Why Common Consent?

      From the very beginning of the Church to the present, the operation of its various entities and the general body of the Church itself exercise the principle of common consent on a wide range of decisions. From the very beginning of the Church to the present, the operation of its various entities and the general body of the Church itself exercise the principle of common consent on a wide range of decisions.If God calls prophets and directs their every action and belief by revelation why would common consent be the foundation of the operation of the Church organization?

      From the very beginning of the Church to the present, the operation of its various entities and the general body of the Church itself exercise the principle of common consent on a wide range of decisions.If God calls prophets and directs their every action and belief by revelation why would common consent be the foundation of the operation of the Church organization?Why would the President and Prophet hold that position only with the consent of the faithful body of the Saints?

      Why would the collection and publication of certain revelations to Joseph Smith and others require the vote of the Church members?

      Why would a unanimous decision of the Quorum of the Twelve be more authoritative than than a majority decision?

      Why would the President and Prophet consult with his counsellors on all important matters?

      There are many historical sources which provide insights into these questions and reveal an important aspect of Joseph Smith's views and claims. I will discuss these sources and the two major conclusions among LDS as to the intent and value of the principle of Common Consent.

       

      This is the 2 March 2008 episode of the Mormon Miscellaneous Worldwide Talk Show, now in its 29th year.

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