I’m sure you all are familiar with Oliver Granger. He should be a household name in every believing home, and come up in sacrament meeting talks all the time! The Lord said so!
And again, I say unto you, I remember my servant Oliver Granger, behold, verily I say unto him that his name shall be had in sacred remembrance from generation to generation, forever and ever, saith the Lord.D&C 117:12
Even Elder Boyd K. Packer admitted that this is a “seldom quoted revelation” in his 2004 General Conference talk.
I find it very interesting that whenever Joseph Smith needed one of his bubbies to do something, he used “appeal to authority” to the max! It wasn’t enough to say “I’m the Prophet”, he pulled “The Lord Said” card all the time!
The D&C is full of examples of the Joseph Smith needing something, and then he gets a revelation directly from the Lord for somebody to do that exact thing. Why has this changed today? Why don’t we get get new scripture whenever the Prophet needs something done?
I would love to see a General Conference where the Prophet got up and said he was proposing a new verse be added to the Doctrine and Covenants.
Brethren and Sisters, it is propose that we accept as scripture the following: I the Lord say unto you, I remember my servants Kirton and McConkie for their working in keeping My Church out of the evil court system, and their names shall be had in sacred remembrance from generation to generation, forever and ever, saith the Lord
Why do you think D&C is full of verses that seem so mundane, yet we canonized them as scripture, and skip over them every four years, and call it a day? There are so many verses in the D&C that never see the light of day in a classroom. Why is this? Is it time for another revision of the D&C, with a good modern scrubbing like what happened in 1921 when the Lectures on Faith (the Doctrine of D&C) were removed because our view of the Godhead had changed so much. Is it time to remove section 132? What else?