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Insights and discussions from searching the scriptures while incorporating church history.

Insights and discussions from searching the scriptures while incorporating church history.
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Insights and discussions from searching the scriptures while incorporating church history.

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English


Episodes

Iron Rod 019 – Coming to Know the Lord by Caring for the Poor

4/15/2019
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The Lord teaches us in scripture that tithing is to be used primarily for the poor. In this episode, we explore how we can come to know the Lord through dealing justly with the poor...

Duration:01:15:53

Iron Rod 018 – The Holy Ghost

4/7/2019
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This week’s topic has several interesting angles: are the Holy Ghost and the Holy Spirit the same thing or different? Is the Holy Ghost a personage? What is the gift of the Holy Ghost and...

Duration:03:18:53

Iron Rod 017 – The Succession Crisis (Part 2)

4/1/2019
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Picking up from last episode, Sidney has been excommunicated and Brigham Young, as head of the Quorum of the Twelve, begins to made rapid organizational changes in defiance of scriptural requirements. We cover those changes...

Duration:01:05:18

Iron Rod 016 – The Succession Crisis (Part 1)

3/26/2019
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After the deaths of Joseph and Hyrum Smith, the church was uncertain who should take charge. Several candidates presented themselves as the right person, but the biggest challenge was between Sidney Rigdon, member of the...

Duration:01:10:01

Iron Rod 015 – Restoration of the Melchizedek Priesthood

3/18/2019
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Tradition teaches that the Melchizedek Priesthood was restored in 1829. Yet many documented sources indicate it happened in June 1831 during a conference at Morley Farm, and what was restored is different from what we...

Duration:00:45:51

Iron Rod 014 – The Three Watches

3/12/2019
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The Joseph Smith Translation of Luke 12 make a significant change to some information Jesus provides his apostles. Whereas the KJV has Christ talk about a lord who could come in either the second watch...

Duration:01:28:47

Iron Rod 013 – The Biblical Profile of Joseph Smith (Part 2)

3/4/2019
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Our review of the Biblical prophecies about a latter-day prophet who stumbles is continued in this episode. We cover the allegory of the olive trees in Jacob 5, the marred servant prophecy by Isaiah and...

Duration:01:03:53

Iron Rod 012 – The Biblical Profile of Joseph Smith

2/27/2019
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Joseph’s behavior after 1836 was significantly different than his behavior before 1836. It’s important to understand why this is. In this episode, we begin to look at the prophetic profile of Joseph that is contained...

Duration:00:53:39

Iron Rod 011 – Testing Section 132

2/18/2019
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Building off the previous episode that reviewed what the scriptures say and don’t say about polygamy, in this episode we test the doctrine espoused in Section 132 against the rest of the scriptures. Some of...

Duration:00:53:08

Iron Rod 010 – What the scriptures say and don’t say about polygamy

2/11/2019
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One of the most divisive topics to come out of Nauvoo is polygamy. One challenge, however, is that the spiritual polygamy that was taught during and after Nauvoo was completely different than the temporal polygamy...

Duration:00:45:51

Iron Rod 009 – Sidney Rigdon

2/5/2019
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The history of the modern LDS Church portrays Sidney Rigdon in a generally unflattering light. His decision to not acquiesce to Brigham Young after the death of Joseph and Hyrum, and his resulting excommunication are...

Duration:00:59:49

Iron Rod 008 – A Brief History of the Church (Part 2: 1836-1844)

1/28/2019
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After the Kirtland temple dedication, the church proceeded on a much different trajectory than in the preceding years. Financial troubles in Kirtland, internal strife and conflict with non-members in Missouri, relocation to Nauvoo and the...

Duration:01:04:50

Iron Rod 007 – A Brief History of the Church (Part 1)

1/21/2019
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One cannot truly understand the Doctrine and Covenants without understanding the historical context in which they were received. A challenge we all face is that the history of the church that we have been taught...

Duration:00:52:43

Iron Rod 006 – The Nature of God

1/14/2019
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We dive deeper into the nature of God as described in the Lectures on Faith and corroborated by the rest of the scriptures, and discuss how we got D&C 130 which contradicts all these scriptural...

Duration:01:07:32

Iron Rod 005 – Lectures on Faith

1/7/2019
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Lectures on Faith were added to the scriptures in 1835 by a general assembly of the church. They were removed in 1921 by a committee of six men. In this episode we review the history...

Duration:00:57:24

Iron Rod 004 – Roles of prophets

12/31/2018
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We discuss the different roles of a prophet, including bringing forth the word of God and testing the people. We also review and test “The Fourteen Fundamentals of Following the Prophet” against the scriptures.

Duration:01:15:25

Iron Rod 004 – The multifaceted roles of a prophet

12/31/2018
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This week we discuss the different roles of a prophet, including bringing forth the word of God and testing the people. We also review and test “The Fourteen Fundamentals of Following the Prophet” against the...

Duration:01:05:50

Iron Rod 003 – Reformatted scriptures

12/25/2018
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We discuss the reformatted scriptures recently published by MD, including examples of issues they address as well as Watcher’s plan for taking them to the next level.

Duration:01:23:14

Iron Rod 003 – Reformatted scriptures

12/25/2018
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MD shares the origin of his reformatted scriptures effort and the trio discuss the benefits and future plans.

Iron Rod 002 – Tips and tricks for searching

12/19/2018
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Watcher shares a few of his first word searches. Searcher discusses the importance of historical records and tools like the Joseph Smith Papers project. MD talks about using BibleHub to analyze the Greek and Hebrew...

Duration:00:40:15