Did the LDS Endowment Ceremony Originate with Joseph Smith?

President Wilford Woodruff said it did.

In March of 1897 President Wilford Woodruff of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints spoke into a talking machine and said he received his endowment under the hands of the Prophet Joseph Smith. So in 1897, whatever the endowment ceremony was like, Wilford Woodruff personally knew its source because he witnessed it.

That’s not saying Joseph Smith didn’t get it from heaven.

This recording is fascinating. Listen. Notice Wilford Woodruff knew and also mentioned his recording would preserve his voice’s tone.

I bear testimony that Joseph Smith was the author of the endowments as received by the Latter-day Saints. — Wilford Woodruff, March 19, 1897

The 1897 Audio Record of Wilford Woodruff’s Testimony

See also “This Is My Testimony, Spoken by Myself into a Talking Machine”: Wilford Woodruff ‘s 1897 Statement in Stereo

US forces preparing sudden nuclear strike on Russia

We the People really, really do not want nuclear war.

Rediscovering the Proper Role of Government

by Robert John Stevens, May 8, 2017

Friday afternoon I hand-delivered to Utah County Commissioner Bill Lee and his assistant Brian Voeks new copies of Ezra Taft Benson’s immortal, “The Proper Role of Government” in hopes Bill will give up central planning and endorse the founding principles of liberty that made America great.

Every American should read and rediscover its concepts at least once a year. I read it again on Friday.

Social Media is Destroying Social Skills

“The use of social media also carries a risk of reducing face-to-face interaction, which may be stifling the development of the social skills of many young people.” — Elder Stevenson tells LDS women to avoid ‘debilitating comparisons’ of social media

It is interesting that Apostle Stevenson used the words “may be” which is the politically correct way of saying, “is.”