The Biblical Review Volume 5

The Biblical Review Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...their assertions that it is a 'dead issue.' "It will be difficult to stop the practice of a doctrine that is so generally accepted. Every orthodox Mormon believes in polygamy as a divine principle. The younger element of the Mormons defend the doctrine very ardently. It is taught in their text books and circulated through the mails. "The polygamous revelation in which they all believe says, 'No one can reject this covenant and be permitted to enter into my glory.. those who have this law revealed unto them must obey the same' " (p. 149f.). According to a note, quoted from The World Almanac of 1918, there are about 600,000 members in the Mormon churches, only about 100,000 of whom are identified with the Reorganized Church; and it is there further stated that in the twenty-five years following 1890 the Mormon Church gained 280,875 members. The author also quotes the pre-war assertion that "about seven or eight hundred Mormon converts, mostly women, pass through the port of Boston annually." With respect to the financial resources of the organization it is sufiicient to quote this note: "It is also said that the amount received in tithing and consecrations, by the President of the Mormon Church in Utah, is $4,000,000 annually. With that he does as he may please, and he was pleased to build a large Mormon Church in Brooklyn, N. Y., for one thing, in 1918" (p. 159). Were Mormonism content to abide in the Wester n region where it has so strongly flourished, there would still be cause enough to condemn its doctrines and even to object to its presence under the American flag; but, considering its aggressive missionary policy, it becomes a real peril to the religious life of all our...show more

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  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 367g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236747631
  • 9781236747631