March Mormon Doctrine Madness: Sweet Sixteen, Day One

Here we go:
1 – Joseph Smith vs. 3 – Bruce R. McConkie

Which is the more influential force in Mormonism today?
Joseph Smith
Bruce R. McConkie
  
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10 – Tithing and Consecration vs. 12 – Saving Ordinances

Which is the more influential force in Mormonism today?
Tithing and Consecration
Saving Ordinances
  
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1 – The Book of Mormon vs. 3 – The Doctrine and Covenants

Which is the more influential force in Mormonism today?
The Book of Mormon
The Doctrine and Covenants
  
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10 – The Relief Society vs. 12 – The Young Men’s Program

Which is the more influential force in Mormonism today?
The Relief Society
The Young Men’s Program
  
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Please vote and comment below.

  • John C.

    To my mind, these divide along lines regarding what is important to the individual versus what is important to the institution. In my case, the individual won three out of four.

    My votes:
    Joseph Smith
    Saving Ordinances
    The Book of Mormon
    Relief Society

  • http://www.smallsimple.blogspot.com Eric

    We finally agree John, right down the line. It seems to me that there are going to be more blowouts here than in previous rounds.

  • http://faithprorumor.weblogs.us/ David J

    What Eric said.

  • John C.

    Ah, but do you know which was my institutional pick?

  • http://www.ldsliberationfront.net RoastedTomatoes

    John, you non-woman, I’d guess it was the Relief Society…

  • J. Watkins

    Finally. Not to be too negative or biased but I am glad to see Elder McConkie finally go down.

  • just Johnna

    I don’t know why everyone is voting the Relief Society over the Young Men’s program. Relief Society seems relatively low-content, sadly enough.

  • http://www.splendidsun.com J. Stapley

    Perhaps RS isn’t high in content (though I would argue more than the Young Men’s program), it does more work than any other organization, in my oppinion.

  • http://faithprorumor.weblogs.us Mogget

    The one I can’t figure out is the preference for saving ordinances. I’m not sure I even know what the phrase means in any detail.

  • John C.

    Ordinances necessary for salvation and the authority necessary to perform them. aka my institutional pick

    also, I ditto J’s RS statement