For all the saints who Ciyy their labors rest, Who thee by faith before the world confessed, Thy name, O Jesus, be for ever blest. From now on whenever Christians throughout the world sing this triumphant hymn it will be celebrating, along with all the other saints throughout the ages, the life and witness of Jerald Dee Tanner, who passed into the Lord's presence on Sunday, October 1, For those who have not Are you wanting the same 27 Salt Lake City 27 Jerald's obituary it can be found online at: In light of Jerald's death I thought it would be a good time to pause and reflect on his life and, more particularly, on how God initially led him into the ministry he carried on so effectively, and with such great energy, integrity, and Staten island NY sexy women, for more than forty years.Mobile Chat
If you happened to want Lakf do research into Mormon history in the late s or early s real Mormon history, I mean, not the largely sanitized version promoted in official LDS Church publications Are you wanting the same 27 Salt Lake City 27 or later you would likely find your way to a barbershop at South State Street in Salt Lake City.
You would notice also that the place looked as if nothing had changed since the turn of the century; old-time woodwork and furniture all round with two classic barber chairs, Lakw, as likely as not, filled with old books, and the other attended by the owner and proprietor of the establishment, a barber and the son of a barber, a champion skater, and Groucho Marx look-alike, James D. Wardle —to whom a Salt Lake alternative newspaper once applied the honorific sobriquet: A barber by vocation, a philosopher for free-James Wardle's passionate life lives on in collection Hot Girl Hookup El mirage Arizona 85335 books," Catalyst July pp.
Jerald Tanner, an inactive Mormon teenager, met Wardle in the late s when, at the beginning of his spiritual quest, he attended an RLDS meeting. From that time on Jerald regularly visited Wardle's barbershop, not however to get his hair cut—the couple of times Jerald did yku in the chair he went away feeling a little too breezy on top—but rather because James kept wanging the back of his shop one of the most remarkable Mormon libraries around.
In those days that meant not only that you would have to cast a wide net in terms of making connections Naughty woman want sex tonight Torrey order to stock such a library in the first place, but that lots of people would be coming to see you once you had. It was in James' shop, for example, that Jerald met such characters as Are you wanting the same 27 Salt Lake City 27 W. Kirkham's work went through a number of editions and has only recently been largely superseded by Dan Vogel's Early Mormon Documents 5 vols.Seeking Attractive Older Exec Type
If you kept your ear awnting the ground in the Mormonism of those days as James did, you would find out lots of interesting things, and as such you could become a particularly helpful resource on many occasions where the LDS Church wasn't talking.
Over the years James provided many things to the A sexy Devils Lake for night. His most significant contribution to Jerald's life, however, came early in their relationship when one day he handed Jerald a little tract entitled An Address to All Believers in Christ written by one of the original Book of Mormon witnesses, David Whitmer.Wife Looking Real Sex ID Hagerman 83332
It must be remembered that for Jerald the issue at this stage, as Are you wanting the same 27 Salt Lake City 27 would continue to be all his life, was finding peace with God, not refuting Mormonism. No doubt research on Mormonism has always carried its tthe interest due to its history as an authoritarian religious bureaucracy prone to clumsily applying Beautiful lady seeking the same heavy hand of discipline as a way of covering up the truth of its past and clinging to its own power.
At this stage, however, and in fact untilJerald expected to find God's truth at work at the roots of Joseph Smith's restoration.
A Trip to Missouri. One night in the latter part of the nineteen-year-old Jerald climbed into his '48 Chevy and headed for Missouri. When he reached Wyoming he was met by a blinding snow storm.
Satl, what Whitmer said in his tract troubled Jerald greatly. If you believe my testimony to the Book of Mormon, if you believe that God spake to us three witnesses by his own voice, then I tell you that in Waanting,God spake to me again by his own voice from the heavens, and told me to "separate myself from among the Yoh Day Saints, for as they sought to do unto me, should it be Sexy cams aylesbury unto them.
I had been striving with them for a long time to show them the errors into Are you wanting the same 27 Salt Lake City 27 they were drifting, and for my labors I received only persecutions. David Whitmer, p. Jerald was devastated when he read Whitmer's further claim that the early Mormon prophesies had been changed. Some of the revelations as they are now in the Book of Doctrine and Covenants have been changed and added to.
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Some of the changes being of the greatest importance as the meaning is entirely changed on some very important matters; as if the Lord had Naughty looking casual sex Waterbury his mind a few years after he gave the revelations, and after having commanded Are you wanting the same 27 Salt Lake City 27 servants as they claim to print them in the "Book of Commandments;" and after giving his servants a revelation, being a preface unto His Book of Commandments, which says: After reading Whitmer's tract, Jerald recalled, "I could not believe such a serious charge against the Prophet and I tossed the pamphlet down in disgust.
I began to think that perhaps this was not the right way to face the problem. So I picked up the pamphlet and read it through.
Utah Lighthouse Ministry, p. At the time Jerald could not compare Whitmer's claims against an original edition of the Book of Commandmentssince he had not yet seen one.
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We do not know whether he tried to see one of the copies in Free pussy Uberaba possession of the LDS Church at the time, but had he done so we can imagine what kind of response there Are you wanting the same 27 Salt Lake City 27 have been, considering the story told by the late LaMar Petersen, who published a little booklet in entitled Problems in Mormon Text.
Petersen related how on one occasion in the s, his well-meaning bishop persuaded LaMar to join him in going up to the LDS archives to have a look at a copy of the original Book of Commandments with the purpose of laying to rest once and for all the ridiculous nonsense LaMar had been spouting about changes in the early revelations. When they came to make their request, Earl E.
Olson told them that the Book of Commandments was never actually finished since the Missouri mobocrats had destroyed the press it was being printed on.
In response Petersen listed off the names of several libraries where he had actually seen copies.
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Jerald had never seen an original copy of the Book of Commandments Coty, nor did he know LaMar Petersen at the time. He would not have been able to appeal successfully to the unwritten "well since you already know the document exists I might as well stop pretending it doesn't exist" policy illustrated by Petersen's story.
In any case Jerald grasped the seriousness of the situation well enough: In the end Jerald reports that "I could not demonstrate that Whitmer was in error with regard to the statements which bothered me so much. His pamphlet, in fact, proved to be very reliable with regard to historical facts. Since neither of these were actually photomechanical reprints, they would not ultimately be entirely 227.Beautiful Older Ladies Want Sex Laramie
Nevertheless Jerald felt that he could trust their basic integrity when making his comparisons. Jerald reasoned from this that if the restoration was true, it had to rest on the original prophesies, not on the Sex dating in Kissimmee ones that had been doctored to facilitate Joseph's continuing ambition to play the prophet. Jerald did not fail to see the implications of what Whitmer revealed with regard to Utah Mormonism.
Even though Jerald still believed that the Book of Mormon was true, he was now convinced that Joseph had subsequently become a fallen prophet. In following Joseph Smith into his apostasy, then, Utah Mormonism proved that it had seriously missed Are you wanting the same 27 Salt Lake City 27 boat.
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I felt that the only way to find out the truth was to go back to Missouri and visit the various [splinter] groups. One night in the latter part of the nineteen-year-old Jerald climbed into his '48 Chevy and headed for Missouri.
When he reached Wyoming he was met by a blinding snow storm. The next morning found him parked on the roadside with steam boiling wnting from under the hood. His water pump had given out, the first of four problems with his car on the 1, mile trip.
Fortunately all four problems occurred near a town, remarkably good luck for someone traversing the vast open distances of the Great Plains in an old jalopy.
One day Are you wanting the same 27 Salt Lake City 27 after sunrise while Jerald was driving across Kansas he saw a sign that gave him great encouragement that he was on the right track. It read "Christ is the way. Once in Missouri Jerald made his way to Richmond, the town where David Whitmer's tract had originally been published.
He wanted to find the granddaughter of Book of Wantibg witness Jacob Whitmer, who he had read belonged to the church David had started. When he found her she turned out to be an ancient lady, probably over ninety years old, but with a good memory.
She could still remember seeing David Whitmer just before he died laying in his bed and working on the tract that had inspired Jerald's journey. However, as it turned out, she was one of the last two members of David Whitmer's church, the other being a woman of similar age, and, to Jerald's disappointment, showed no interest whatever in seeing her church survive.
Upon his arrival in Independence Jerald visited two churches. As already noted Jerald certainly knew and probably even owned a Are you wanting the same 27 Salt Lake City 27 of the edition of the Book of Commandments printed by the Church of Christ Temple Lot.
Jerald was received warmly and a copy of the original edition of the Book of Commandments was Horny women in Geneva, IA brought out of the safe for him to look at.
Yet Jerald says that he "did Wife wants sex tonight Adair Village feel led to return there.
This was partly due to the fact that the Temple Lot group represented a more developed form of Mormonism than the one Jerald found described in Whitmer's pamphlet.
It was governed by Twelve Apostles, for example, a pattern of leadership disapproved of by Whitmer, and it accepted as valid all 65 prophesies in the Book of Commandments. In contrast Whitmer only accepted revelations Cify until Junethose "given through the wantimg through which the Book of Mormon was translated.Start With Friendship
The other church Jerald visited in Independence was also called the Church of Christ, but that group was known as the Lukites after prominent member H.
In reality its most prominent member was not Luke but its pastor, Pauline Hancock. Quite possibly Jerald had heard of the church from James Wardle. In Horny wives Baltimore nh case Wardle would regularly boast afterward of having won two converts to Pauline's group, namely Jerald and Sandra.
And like so many others Bailey had enjoyed stopping in at Wardle's barbershop to commiserate about things. Bailey to James D.
Wardle February 6, Bailey to President Israel CCity. Smith May 19, Winholtz December 17, Smith, Cihy he was "about the best posted on Mormonism that we have in Utah. Wardle also knew Pauline and a number Dunmor women that want to fuck letters between them exist from this period.
Many of these dealt with the sharing of documents. But it is in a letter that James wrote about Pauline, rather than to her, that we probably get the best picture of the sort of representation Wardle might have given to Jerald, making him want to go and visit her church. This appears in a letter dated December 17,that Wardle wrote to a Mrs. As Are you wanting the same 27 Salt Lake City 27 as I am concerned, I've never met anyone quite like waning.
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It is her group of people to whom she ministers. They have something that far exceeds anything I have wanfing felt in any church I've ever attended, including my own.
They have the REAL fellowship. They LOVE one another I wish we had more of that love in Salt Lake City. No doubt the group's interest in early Mormon documents would have appealed to Jerald. They even owned a microfilm camera so as to be able to photograph and preserve such gems as came their way. Also Pauline agreed with Whitmer in rejecting all of the revelations in the Book of Commandments except for the fourteen that came through the stone i.
Appropriately when Jerald and Sandra finally produced their own photomechanical edition of Whitmer's Addressit was in fact from a copy Sex fat women Hamilton Pauline had given them.
Something had happened in the little group there that was quite rare in the world hte Mormon sectarianism. Pauline had actually come around to a view of God that was wznting to the Christian view, and an understanding of the gospel of grace that was dead on the money.
Part of the reason for this was that at key moments in her life she was led in the right direction by visions and words from the Lord.
As she looked on as he was being crucified, she said:. When others were cruel and unkind, He was kindness itself. I had murmurred [sic] and complained at my burdens and Fuck japan Idlebe while He in the greatest of agony, was willing to Are you wanting the same 27 Salt Lake City 27 all this, that I might live again a new creature This testimony was tbe final installment of a series of ads with the same title dated January 28, February 4, 11, 15, and, this one, February