1336: The Rise and Fall of B.H. Roberts – with Shannon Caldwell Montez
July 9, 2020
Have you ever wondered how much the top-level Mormon church leaders know about the problems with LDS Church truth claims, and for how long they have known about these problems?
Long before Grant Palmer’s unnamed General Authority lost his testimony in the Mormon church… Long before Mormon Area Authority Hans Mattsson lost his testimony in the Mormon church…. Long before the CES Letter… Long before Mormon Stories Podcast… Long before Grant Palmer…. Long before the Leonard Arrington church history years… Long before Fawn Brodie wrote “No Man Knows My History”….
….did you know that a high-level Mormon General Authority lost his faith in the historicity of the Book of Mormon — in the early 1900s – after an in-depth study of the scientific problems with the Book of Mormon (e.g., archaeological, anthropological, linguistic, geographic)?
More significantly, did you know that this same General Authority notified the LDS First Presidency of the scientific problems with the Book of Mormon via three separate manuscripts, and in 1922 led a two-day emergency meeting in Salt Lake City with all the top Mormon church leadership — the LDS First Presidency, the Quorum of 12 Apostles, and the Quorum of the Seventy — to candidly discuss what to do about these problems with the Book of Mormon?
Did you know that soon after this General Authority led this meeting with all the top Mormon church leadership, he was sent on a mission — far, far away from LDS Church headquarters?
Did you know that these three, in-depth manuscripts — outlining in great detail the credible scientific problems with Book of Mormon historicity – were intentionally hid from LDS Church membership for over 60 years? Did you also know that after this General Authority died, top LDS Church leaders intentionally did all they could to erase from church membership the memory of this thoughtful, honest, and courageous General Authority?