Event #4 The LDS Cold War
For centuries history has been rewritten by those in power.Religious leaders that intentionally rewrite history, especially those holding responsible positions in our educational institution, is dangerous and often fueled by questionable motives. But today we find the rewriting of history by our own LDS brothers and sister a disturbing fact that has many members deeply concerned while many are not even aware of the conflict.
4MEvents is pleased to present the expert research of 3 of our best – Steven Smoot, James Stoddard and Hanna Stoddard of the Joseph Smith Foundation.Event number 4 of our series focuses on those actively engaged in changing early church history.
During the 20th century, an organized objective to rewrite Latter-day Saint history from within, unbeknownst to the general Church membership, went head to head behind the scenes with traditional leaders of the Church. Leonard Arrington—progressive “Father of New Mormon History,” is one of many leading this movement. As traditionalists and progressives sparred during the 1970s-1980s, a covert cold war commenced in Salt Lake City, Utah, with the progressives spying on the traditionalists, and the traditionalists spying on the progressives. Secret informants, leaked documents, falsified reports, and even employed pseudonyms—all were part of this struggle to dominate Latter-day Saint history. Progressives, working in the Church History Department and at Brigham Young University, claimed 40 years ago that it would take a generation to re-educate the Church. So, where are we now in that re-education and how did, and does, this secret conflict affect you?These questions and more will be addressed in our 4thEvent “The LDS Cold War”.
Participants will come away with a clear understanding of the battle between tradition, Mormon culture and the progressives within the church and our universities that dismiss the most basic tenants of our scripture.How can this be?What are their motives?Why are they allowed to develop, teach, and promote such blasphemous content and why is this movement allowed to continue unabated.These are just a few questions address in this month’s series – Book of Mormon Doctrine – A Virtual Conference Series.
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LEADING AUTHORITIES FOR TODAY’S EVENT
“THE GOSPEL IN ANCIENT CULTURES”
Steven Edgar Smoot is President of the Family First Foundation and President of Excel Investment Corporation and Watchman Properties. He is Author of the book, Lost American Antiquities a Hidden History and co-producer of many documentaries, the two most known documentaries are The Lost Civilizations of North America and Demographic Winter the Decline of the Human Family.
He has been an invited speaker on the Decline of the Human Family and Demographics at the European Union and at many World Congress of Families events worldwide. Steven has also spoken at many ancient origin conference’s on the silence and science surrounding America’s ancient civilizations. Answering the why, how and who questions as to why we haven’t heard more about these ancient mound building cultures. Steven will also be sharing findings showing how migration patterns and the trading of precious metals, tobacco and Indian slaves can answer an age old question as to how religious teachings and practices became common to ancient cultures on many continents. Inter-twined through each of his documentaries is a common thread that shows that society cannot always rely on today’s scientific and academic communities for scholarly truths. One would think that by using scientific methods that scientists would be encouraged to follow the evidences wherever they may lead and in time come to a truthful conclusion. But since the mid 1800’s as these documentaries reveal, Social Engineers have learned that they can use the sciences and their influential political positions as a powerful tool to crush dissent on the origin and evolution of man and a myriad of other social and political issues.
James is the executive strategist for the Joseph Smith Foundation and has worked in private, public, religious, corporate and home education as well as engineering, videography, property development, and natural health. He has started and helps operate several family businesses and enjoys working with his kids. James spends any free moments working on Highland Estate, a planned family retreat and learning facility with perennial gardens and walking trails specializing in experimental farming techniques and four-season food production.
James has worked as a release time Seminary teacher and as an instructor at the Provo Missionary Training Center (MTC). He is a direct descendant of Asael and Mary Duty Smith, the Prophet Joseph Smith’s grandparents, and other notable Latter-day Saint Church history figures. His research supports the writings and teachings of ancient and latter-day prophets.
In addition to directing Joseph Smith Foundation projects for over a decade, she is often invited to speak on various radio and video programs. Hannah helped direct her first documentary film, beginning at age 16. She has worked as a history and literature teacher, graphic design artist, software developer, videographer, project manager, agriculturist and research assistant. Her work focuses on Church history and doctrine, answers to Latter-day Saint faith crisis questions, educational philosophy, culture, and defending the Prophet Joseph Smith. Hannah’s research supports the writings and teachings of ancient and latter-day prophets.
VIRTUAL PLATFORM FEATURES
4Ms choice of virtual platform provides participants with a fully interactive experience with the speakers…
The audience may connect in multiple ways with the speaker, other participants, sponsors and vendors!
You will engage via…
- Main Stage – up close and personal
- Live Streaming with PowerPoint delivers abundant content
- Chat Rooms to see other’s reaction and what they think
- Q&A session can answer your questions
This presents a huge advantage over typical platforms. It’s just like being at a real conference! You will have a much deeper, more interactive and engaging experience with the content, speakers and participants!
other events in the series
- The Title of Liberty
- The U.S. Constitution & the Gospel
- The Gospel in Ancient Cultures
- Signs of the Times / The Last Days
- New Evidences of the Book of Mormon
- Book of Mormon Lands, Heartland vs. Central America
- The Lost City of Zarahemla
- Christology & Kirtland Ohio
- Temple Text in the Scripture
- Others Subjects TBA…
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Empower people to closely examine scriptures to gain greater light and knowledge.
Content from speaker must be substantiated through at least one of three sources; The Standard Works, The words of a prophet while they were a prophet or from verifiable words of the Prophet Joseph Smith Jr.
Doctrine transcends tradition and tradition is the seedbed for apostasy