My continual question has been which parts are not translated correctly? and Where is the approved list of music that can be performed in sacrament meeting? and why is it still OK for those who advocate killing unborn children to bless the sacrament and enter the temple?
I believe that this phrase "as far is translated correctly" was in reference to the Bible. The phrase is something like "We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it translated correctly. We also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of god". This gave the Joseph Smith the right to use the Bible when it was convenient for him, while claiming that it wasn't translated correctly when what the Bible said was something he didn't agree with. He also claims to have re-translated the bible himself, a version of the bible that the church believes today is the most perfect translation of the Bible. Just like the Book of Mormon, it's all fraud anyway.
Wasn't the so called Inspired Version supposed to correct all the mis translations. Smith himself declared it finished but it is not used. I suspect because it clearly does not pass muster under scrutiny of experts.
The Church of Christ formerly the reorganized church of Jesus Christ of latter day saints publishes Joseph's bible translation under the title of Holy Scriptures and I sometimes see it as Inspired Version.
It is available online.
For many decades the LDS version of the bible has contained footnotes referring to Joseph's translation with an appendix in the back for changes larger than a footnote.
The Book of Moses in the pearl of great price is the first of Joseph's changes to Genesis.
The main reason the Brighamites never published the inspired version is that Emma had the manuscript on Joseph's death and kept it from Brigham. She gave it to her son when he formed his own church.
"The main reason the Brighamites never published the inspired version is that Emma had the manuscript on Joseph's death and kept it from Brigham."
You'd think God's One and Only True Restored Church on Earth would have a good answer. So to entertain myself I looked at FAIR, and here's a couple of gems:
"The answer to this question is a complex one. There is no single reason why we don't use the JST as "our" Bible."
"At this time there was a great deal of animosity between the LDS and RLDS churches; Brigham Young believed that the RLDS church had tampered with the JST text and that it didn't accurately reflect Joseph Smith's original translation. This mistrust — along with the fact that the LDS Church did not own the copyright to the work — kept the Utah Saints from embracing the JST."
God doesn't give revelations about copyrights because lawsuits? :-)
Well we know that the bible got these right Creation Adam and eve and the outside of the GoE was in the USA Cain and abel Noah and world wide flood Literal tower of babel Literal Abraham, more literal than you can believe Literal Jacob/Israel and kids Literal joseph and famine Literal Moses Literal exodus including menorah info that predates all examples by over a 1000 years Genocide of canaan
All the wackiest parts of the OT are verified in other LDS scripture.
All the forgeries of the NT are also verified. Jesus lineage of Matthew The long ending of Mark The bloody sweat of Luke Woman taken in adultery in john Johannine comma The forged letters of Paul plus the other apostolic letters that are all forgeries. 6 of Paul's letters are considered authentic by scholars.
pollythinks Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > IMO: This was just his way of giving himself an > 'out' should his 'divinely'-inspired work be > criticized by others---after all, remember, he was > just a country boy with a little education. > > Nevertheless, he sure knew how to tale a tale with > his imagination working just fine.
He might have had little formal education but the dude was a brilliant con man
When I first learned about the Book of Abraham issue, I felt as if every other mormon had heard of it, had come to conclusion about it.
I went to my closest friend and asked him "what's your take on this book of abraham thing?" and he smugly replied "I believe it to be true as far as it is translated correctly" and I knew then and there that he didn't know a thing about it.
It was a brilliant move by Smith to discredit what you find in the Bible to challenge Mormonism. You find something in the Bible that shows Mormon teachings are not true, and Mormons just shrug and say, "Not translated correctly."
Interesting that those in charge make a big deal of it(or - they used to) but have never clarified things so the members know what "The Truth" is. What has been taken out or not "translated correctly".