The Cleansing of America by W. Cleon SkousenDr. W. Cleon Skousen spent the majority of his life researching the gospel, the U.S. Constitution, the founding of America and writing numerous books and articles on the topic, and he is one of the most well-known, respected defenders of America and the gospel the world has ever known. At the time of his passing in 2006, his work was not finished. His book The Cleansing of America, written in 1994 and given into the care and keeping of his sons, is now being brought forth for the first time ever. Included in these pages are the events and stages the Lord has predicted, through his servants, the winding-up scences of this world. It helps the reader understand: the nature of prophecy, the known chronology of prophetic events, and the importance of staying close to the Lord and his prophets during the difficult and challenging years prior to the Second Coming. We are fast approaching those prophetic events. Some are upon us even now.
By Jacob Brown February 5, Views. The Book of Mormon is a product of the century it was written in and the doctrinal policies of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were shaped by an America which structured its society in racial castes and justified that structure with divine and pseudoscientific authority. To put in context just how racialized America was at the time, the Book of Mormon was first published just 31 years before the Civil War began. The social attitudes of s America seeped into the doctrine of the LDS church and projected them far into the future. As American civil rights progressed faster than the divinely orated LDS doctrine, the LDS church rarely failed to change before the social tide demanded it. This racial facet of the LDS church would be defended, denied, revised and disavowed at various times during its history by LDS leaders. While many religions can feign historical ambiguity, few religions have so much surviving historical information archived, and therefore much of the history of the LDS church can be scrutinized with a fine-toothed comb.
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I found mistakes in this from the very start, but will only address a few. It states that Joseph Smith gave revelatory statements on Book of Mormon geography, but the Church has claimed that there never has been revelation on BOM geography. President Joseph F. Smith was once asked to approve a map purporting to show exactly where Lehi and his family had landed in the Americas. He declined, saying that the Lord had not yet revealed it.
The White Horse Prophecy is the popular name of an influential but disputed version of a statement on the future of the Latter Day Saints popularly called Mormons and the United States. Smith's supposed original statement predicts that the US Constitution will one day "hang like a thread" but be saved by Latter-day Saints. The embellished version portrays it to be "by the efforts of the White Horse. On the basis of either Rushton's version or Smith's original statement, some critics of Mormonism and some Mormon folk doctrine enthusiasts hold that Mormons should expect that the US will eventually become a theocracy dominated by the LDS Church. One of Smith's associates who heard the statement was Edwin Rushton. The most complete copy of Rushton's version of Joseph Smith's statement is contained in a diary entry made by John Roberts of Paradise, Utah. That rendering asserted that in his statement, Smith had prophesied that the Mormons "will go to the Rocky Mountains and will be a great and mighty people established there, which I will call the White Horse of peace and safety.