Question: If Joseph Smith didn't know that Elias was Elijah as you claim, and thought he was John the Baptist, then why didn't he state that it was John the Baptist who visited in D&C 110 since he referred to John the Baptist as Elias in his translation of Mark 9:3?!?
Elias is one of the translation errors of the KJV. No more, no less.
Joseph Smith said and wrote a lot of cock about a lot of people called Elias.
- not true, by default
- contradict with each other
- can not be understood, even by such brilliant thinkers as You (a nobody) and as Bruce R. McConkie* (a prophet, seer, a revelator, an oracle and superman)
Why did Joseph Smith (a prophet, seer, revelator, translator
- see D&C 21:1, 107:92, 124:125) said false, contradictory and baffling things about some "eliases"? Because he know nothing about
This is my answer. (See my signature abot preachers who were spouting gibberish... ) If You don't like my answer - I am certain You don't - then search another. I suggest You this official item
, copy of the similar entry from BRM's spiritual child, the Mormon Doctrine, which is not doctrine, BTW.
This is off topic here, but can show that such omniscients as BRM - who knows everything better
- are making arse out of their mouth, if necessary:
Bruce R. McConkie was a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when this address was given at the CES Religious Educators Symposium on 18 August 1978. (http://speeches.byu.edu/reader/reader.php?id=11017
)All Are Alike unto God
I would like to say something about the new revelation relative to the priesthood going to those of all nations and races.
...Forget everything that I have said, or what President Brigham Young or President George Q. Cannon or whomsoever has said
in days past that is contrary to the present revelation. We spoke with a limited understanding and without the light and knowledge...Got it?