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Textual changes in the Doctrine and Covenants

Joseph Smith and others made revisions, additions, and deletions to his early revelations when preparing them for publication. Some claim that revelations from God are inerrant and should never be changed, and that this proves that Joseph Smith did not receive revelation. (Click here for full article)

  • Why did Joseph Smith and others edit the revelations in the Doctrine and Covenants?
    Brief Summary: Joseph Smith made revisions, additions, and deletions to his early revelations when preparing them for publication. Are revelations from God inerrant and thus should never be changed? Were the revelations in the Book of Commandments modified because they were "showing their age," "contained outdated information," "included erroneous statements" and "abandoned doctrines?" (Click here for full article)
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  • Oliver Cowdery and the "rod of nature"
    Brief Summary: It is claimed that a revelation received by Joseph praised Oliver Cowdery's gift of using divining talents. It is claimed that the revelation was published in the Book of Commandments in its original form, then subsequently modified in the Doctrine and Covenants in order to hide the reference to the "rod of nature." Therefore, Joseph attempted to "cover up" Oliver Cowdery's work with a divining rod by changing a revelation. (Click here for full article)
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  • Direct quotation from God?
    Brief Summary: Is the wording of the D&C revelations a direct word-for-word quotation from God? Critics note that if the Doctrine and Covenants contained quotations from God, why would Joseph Smith later edit God's words? (Click here for full article)
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  • Adam and Michael conflated in Doctrine and Covenants 137
    Brief Summary: The name "Michael" was deleted from Joseph Smith's vision of the Celestial Kingdom because Adam is Michael. Was the Church trying to hide a "slip up" by Joseph Smith, who had identified Adam as Michael on multiple occasions in the past? (Click here for full article)
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