Why is there inconsistency in different lineages?

Why is there inconsistency in different lineages?

Dear Gramps, There are various references in the Bible to the lineage of Abraham–House of Israel, Family of Jacob, House of David, Israel, etc. Why is there not more consistency? It seems to me that there are distinctions, otherwise why the variety of terms? For...
Was the Priesthood held by Enoch son of Cain?

Was the Priesthood held by Enoch son of Cain?

Dear Gramps, Was the priesthood held by Enoch son of Cain? If Enoch was the son of Cain, how could of he held the Priestood, I’m asuming he was the Enoch of the city of Enoch. Elliot Dear Elliot, There are two different men named Enoch mentioned in the book of...
Literal Descendant of Aaron

Literal Descendant of Aaron

Gramps, My wife just found a geneological line on new.familysearch.org that runs all the way back to Adam.  The line went through Aaron, the brother of Moses.  In the Doctrine and Covenants it says that a literal descendant of Aaron has a right to the Aaronic...
Was Joseph Smith a gentile?

Was Joseph Smith a gentile?

Gramps, 3rd Nephi 15-23: And they understood me not that I said they shall hear my voice; and they understood me not that the Gentiles should not at any time hear my voice—that I should not manifest myself unto them save it were by the Holy Ghost. Would this not...
Are the Polynesian people of Lamanite descent?

Are the Polynesian people of Lamanite descent?

Gramps, Are the Polynesian people of Lamanite descent? Robert Dear Robert, That appears to be the consensus among Mormon writers. Here is an exemplary paragraph from Encyclopedia of Latter-Day Saint History)— “In the great final battle at Cumorah, as recorded in the...
Are we as Christians Jews or Gentiles?

Are we as Christians Jews or Gentiles?

Gramps, The word Gentile means not Jewish. All people in their patriarchal blessings are part of the tribes of Israel. Are we as Christians Jews or Gentiles? Mark, from South Bend, Indiana Dear Mark, You’re right. Those who are impressed by the Spirit of the Lord to...
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