Exploring The Mind Of Joseph Smith On LDS Diversity Joseph Smith was deeply committed to unifying the Latter-day Saints in their basic beliefs and cooperative efforts to build the kingdom of God. Yet he frequently explained, endorsed, defended, and expected considerable, even startling, diversity in doctrine and theology. Regarding doctrine, Joseph Smith saw the Church and the Latter-day Saints themselves in the stage of infancy. According to him, there is a vast reservoir of religious knowledge available to any who ask and seek and are prepared to receive. Given Smith’s many declarations, why don’t we see more diversity among today’s Latter-day Saints?
Van Hale, Presenter; Chuck Schofield, B.A., Respondent