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 Amazon.com or your local LDS bookstore.