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Summarized by Camden Court Press Release

LDS Author's Book Looks At Source of Authority
Camden Court Press Release 21Jun00 A4

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH -- Camden Court Publishers is proud to announce the immediate availability of "Who Gave Thee This Authority?," an LDS doctrinal book authored by Ramon Smullin.

When Christ performed wondrous miracles among the people, the Jewish priests and elders were incensed. "By what authority doest thou these things?" they demanded, "and who gave thee this authority?" Since the death of Christ and his apostles, the vital issue of acting and administering in his name has reared its head repeatedly throughout history. What group or organization holds the Priesthood that Christ used while on earth? If so many claim the right to act in his name, how may we know which is right?

"Who Gave Thee This Authority?" is a decisive book which examines the acts, writings, and motives of the early Christian Fathers as they relate to the centuries-old issue of the Priesthood. Uncovered within are astounding forgeries, contradictions, and documented selling of the priesthood throughout the ages, destroying any chance of an unbroken line of authority to Jesus Christ.

Allen Richardson, author of A Voice From the Dust, calls Smullin's work "a great panorama of the claims to authority through the ages-a wealth of knowledge for the informed Latter-day Saint." For LDS readers as well as non-LDS, this book gives important information regarding the need for the Priesthood to have been restored anew so that mankind can enjoy the full blessing of the Lord's authority in this day and age.

Ray Smullin lives in Henderson, NV where he works as a technical writer. He is also the author of The Father is Not the Son: Godhead or Trinity? (ISBN 1-890828-07-6), published by Camden Court Publishers. He studied history at the University of Utah.

Who Gave Thee This Authority? (ISBN 1-890828-20-3) retails for $14.95 and contains 310 pages. It is available immediately from Camden Court Publishers (801) 973-6100 or from or your local LDS bookstore.


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The Father is Not the Son More about Ramon D. Smullin's "The Father is Not the Son" at

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