writings of that book, which were deleted from
, to be quoted.
(When the [author] asked Brother Anderson about thisstatement concerning Heber J. Grant's 1933 Statement, he was toldthat that would be in one of the other books. That remains to beseen.) This is also the same position Elder Joseph Fielding Smithtook with the Reorganites, namely: the Reorganites used anystatement about “Utah Mormons” whereas, they will only allowthe statements about themselves they approve of
This was alsoobserved by the anonymous LDS historian, popularly known as Dr.Clandestine, in his comments on Tanner's attack-tics.
Now as I proceed, I will comment upon the characteristics of Mr. Anderson's writings. Then I will review his book, The
. It is obvious to those studying these two books,
, here-in referred toas
, that their author has amassed anextensive collection of information concerning the living andimportance of God's laws in the last days. It is equally obvious thatwhen he presented this to the Church authorities it contained toomany references they didn't want circulated. Undoubtedly muchwas cut that he personally would have left it.
Characteristics of an Author
“Do not betray Jesus, the brethren, or revelations lestinnocent blood be found on you.”
(Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 156)
Doeg's truthful statements got 85 priests, plus men, women,and children killed.
(1 Samuel 22:7-9)
“Alas, comprehensible patterns and understandableexplanations are not always correct. If the first half of the battle is to find your theory, the second half is to test it. You
2See section 27.143 of T
Blood Atonement and the Origin of Plural Marriage
, Joseph FieldingSmith Jr., p. 964
Jerald and Sandra Tanner’s Distorted View of Mormonism