THE TESTIMONY OF FOUR WITNESSES, Chapter 7 of Who Crucified Christ, Ogden Krau
THE TESTIMONY OF FOUR WITNESSES, Chapter 7 of Who Crucified Christ by Ogden KrautMatthew, Mark, Luke and JohnVerily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness. (John 3:11)Although, out of these four men, only John was an actual witness of Christ’s crucifixion, Matthew, Mark, and Luke were witnesses of the actions of those who accused Him and were responsible for His death–either before or after the event.The series of appearances and trials for Jesus were peculiarly confusing because of the twisting and turning of events between Jewish and Roman leaders. To help clarify the sequence, let’s first read a synopsis of events from Henry Halley’s Bible Handbook:The Trial of Jesus“Told in Matt. 26:57 – 27:31; Mark 14:53 – 15:20; Luke 22:54 – 23:25; John 18:12 – 19:16. There were two trials: before the Sanhedrin and before Pilate the Roman governor. Judea was subject to Rome. The Sanhedrin could not execute a death sentence without the Roman governor’s consent. There were three stages in each trial, six in all.
PLURAL MARRIAGE, Part 2 of Chapter 12 of The Church and The Gospel by Ogden Krau
http://www.fundamentallymormon.com/2019/09/plural-marriage-chapter-12-of-church.html?m=1An Eternal DoctrineBefore and during the time of the passage of many anti-polygamy laws, the Saints received sermons and revelations encouraging them to continue living this eternal principle. The following examples tell a powerful story:Joseph Smith: (quoted in the Deseret News)The Prophet did not say that any law passed by Congress is the supreme law of the land. He knew better. He knew Congress would pass laws that would be invalid. What he said was this. . . @When a people or a church have received a Divine command and a law is enacted against it, do they not know whether the law is constitutional or not, seeing that Congress is prohibited by that sacred instrument from passing any law respecting an establishment of religion? And if the Supreme Court, yielding to popular clamor against an unorthodox body rules that the unconstitutional law is constitutional, does that alter the stubborn, patient, invincible fact that the law is in violation of the great guarantee of religious freedom? Any man who says that he really and firmly believes a certain law of God binding on him, and who will not obey it in preference to a conflicting law of man or a decision of a court, has either an unsound mind or a cowardly soul, or is a most contemptible hypocrite.A law has been specially framed against an establishment of their religion. The issue is obedience to God or submission to man; choice between a divine decree about which they have no doubt, and a human enactment that they firmly believe to be unconstitutional and void. It is a matter of conscience. . . . (Des. News, July 6, 1886)
GODS AND SONS OF GOD, Chapter 14 page 132 of Mysteries of Creation by Ogden Krau
GODS AND SONS OF GOD, Chapter 14 page 132 of Mysteries of Creation by Ogden Kraut. “Gods Many and Lords Many”Generally speaking, today’s Christian believes there is only one God in all the universe. Yet many passages of scripture infer that there are others. Surely this must be one of the mysteries of creation, because in the first chapter of the Bible it reads, “Let US make man in OUR image, after OUR likeness.” (Gen. 1:26)Then after the tree of good and evil was planted in the garden, one of the greatest promises in the Bible was given when the serpent said, “God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.” (Gen. 3:4-5) There was truth to that because after they ate of that tree, “the Lord God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil….” (Gen. 3:22)
THE BIRTH OF THE EARTH, page 27 Chapter 3 of Mysteries of Creation by Ogden Krau
Chapter 3THE BIRTH OF THE EARTHSomething Out of Nothing?How was our solar system created? Both scientists and religionists have expressed several different views; however, the scientists have probably made more accurate conclusions than most of the modern religionists. The Prophet Joseph Smith explained why:You ask the learned doctors; why they say the world was made out of nothing; and they will answer, “Doesn’t the Bible say He created the world?” And they infer, from the word create, that it must have been made out of nothing. Now, the word create came from the word baurau which does not mean to create out of nothing; it means to organize; the same as a man would organize materials and build a ship. Hence, we infer that God had materials to organize the world out of chaos–chaotic matter, which is element, and in which dwells all the glory. Element had an existence from the time he had. The pure principles of element are principles which can never be destroyed; they may be organized and re-organized, but not destroyed. They had no beginning, and can have no end. (TPJS, pp. 350-352; DHC 6:309)
CAPITAL PUNISHMENT IN SCRIPTURE, Part 3 of Ch 6 of Blood Atonement by Ogden Krau
CAPITAL PUNISCAPITAL PUNISHMENT IN SCRIPTURE, Part 3 of Chapter 6 of Blood Atonement byOGDEN KRAUT.CAPITAL PUNISHMENT IN THE BOOK OF MORMON.The law of capital punishment for murder was clearly identified with the early writings of the Nephites. It read, “Wo unto the murderer who deliberately killeth, for he shall die.” (2 Nephi 9:35) And again, “If a man murdered, he should die.” (Alma 42:19)Sin was as grievous with the Nephites in the Book of Mormon, as it was with the Israelites in the Old Testament. It follows then that punishment for sin should be the same. All of the laws of God are instituted with blessings or punishments affixed no matter when they are given. The law of God is always the same.One of the Nephite leaders was a prophet-king who taught them the law and the subsequent punishments that were attached to disobedience of that law.