This post is an announcement that I have made significant updates to the post “A Proposed Reinterpretation of Jacob 2:30,” which I published here in 2017. While I was making these last updates, I took some time to make improvements to the entire essay as a whole, paragraph by paragraph. This took a couple of months of off-and-on work.
I invested additional effort in this project due to It being the second-most frequented post on oneClimbs and its theological implications.
The catalyst for this last series of updates came as a result of a rebuttal to a few of my points by Jeff Lindsay who has been online discussing Latter-day Saint theology perhaps as long as there has been an Internet.
I respect Jeff and all the great work he has done and continues to do.
As I took the time to revisit some of my points, I realized that they could be improved and corrected where necessary. During this process, I realized that I had some new information that could be added and that some sections could be moved around to improve the narrative.
I also realized that some of the sections could probably be written with more clarity so I re-examined every paragraph one by one and rewrote a great deal of them. None of the core ideas have changed, but there are some significant additions.
There’s a new section that uses ChatGPT to analyze the entire sermon of Jacob to provide an unbiased look at the verse in question. I have also added an “Updated” section at the head of the post that will show the date of the latest update with any details at the end of the post.
These aren’t the first updates to this information, and I’m sure they won’t be the last.