Quotes of Note- Joseph Smith on Easter and Mormonism

“The fundamental principles of our religion are the testimony of the Apostles and Prophets, concerning Jesus Christ, that He died, was buried, and rose again the third day, and ascended into heaven; and all other things which pertain to our religion are only appendages to it” -Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 121

(I usually post a picture of the person quoted, but today thought in more appropriate to picture the subject of the post.)

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  • Emily U

    I think it’s interesting that Joseph Smith is using the language of the Apostle’s Creed – a pillar of the Protestant churches he was leaving…

    ” Was crucified, dead, and buried:
    He descended into hell;
    The third day he rose again from the dead;
    He ascended into heaven, “

  • Urbana-ite

    I think it’s interesting too Emily.

    The protestants used the Apostles creed which was based off of the scriptures. Joseph used those words which were based off of the scriptures. Joseph disagreed with the non-true parts of the Nicean creed, which are not based on the scriptures.

    Makes sense to me too.

  • anon

    Just wondering, what’s the explanation for repeatedly just giving quotes from church leaders on this blog? It seems that there used to be more interesting conversations here. The quotes from church leaders absent other critical discussion helps reinforce the idea that LDS don’t really want to think about their religion apart from what they are told to think.