Was Ross LeBaron a Mormon Fundamentalist?

“I have been associated with the Fundamentalists since 1936” – Ross Wesley LeBaron wrote to Fundamentalist leader Margarito Bautista in December 1958 – “but have stood a hundred percent on my own feet.”[1] Almost 27 years later, LeBaron would give a more detailed – and probably more honest – account of his early association withContinue reading “Was Ross LeBaron a Mormon Fundamentalist?”

Ross LeBaron: Priesthood Expounded, 1985

Priesthood Expounded is the last tract published by Ross LeBaron during his lifetime. It contains, among other themes, his views on the different orders of the priesthood, his belief in the Adam-God doctrine and reincarnation, as well as an explanation of the coming of Elijah to the Nauvoo temple, an event LeBaron believed was essentialContinue reading “Ross LeBaron: Priesthood Expounded, 1985”

Baptismal and Ordination Certificates

These are two certificates of The Church of the First-Born. We haven’t been able to determine the date of these documents or for how long they were used by Ross Wesley LeBaron and his followers.

Edsil Allred: Patriarchal Blessing of Ross LeBaron, 1934

This patriarchal blessing received by Ross LeBaron at age 19 is the first of two recorded blessings he obtained from LDS stake patriarchs. A mimeograph copy of the blessing printed by Ross LeBaron was given to Mormon collector James Wardle and can be seen or downloaded here. Transcript Central, Arizona   February 9, 1934 Blessing, givenContinue reading “Edsil Allred: Patriarchal Blessing of Ross LeBaron, 1934”

Ross LeBaron: Brigham Young Speaks, 1975

Published by Ross W. LeBaron in 1975, the pamphlet Brigham Young Speaks was a compilation of statements on the Adam-God doctrine, without editorial comments. It was the product of Fred Collier’s research, then an adopted son of Ross LeBaron. Later, Collier republished the pamphlet under his name with the title Adam-God in a Nutshell. InContinue reading “Ross LeBaron: Brigham Young Speaks, 1975”

Articles of Faith of the Church of the Firstborn

ARTICLES OF FAITH of THE CHURCH OF THE FIRST-BORN 1. We believe in Michael, the Eternal Father, and His Son, Jesus Christ, and in Joseph Smith, the Witness or Testator. 2. We believe that men will be punished for their own sins, and not for Adam`s transgression; for He partook of mortality, that He mightContinue reading “Articles of Faith of the Church of the Firstborn”

Ross LeBaron: Open Letter to Francis M. Darter, 1968

Francis M. Darter (1881-1968) was a prolific Mormon Fundamentalist writer. Among the beliefs he espoused was Pyramidology, which proposed that the Great Pyramid of Giza was a “Bible in stone“, setting dates, through its measures, for the most important events in human history. Such beliefs seem to have been influential on Ross W. LeBaron, as theContinue reading “Ross LeBaron: Open Letter to Francis M. Darter, 1968”

Ross LeBaron and Robert Eaby: Proclamation On The 8th Dispensation

PROCLAMATION….. Be It Known To The Saints Of The Most High: As of February 27, in the year of our Lord 1968, the Seventh Dispensation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the children of men, along with the keys, power, authority and ordinances pertaining thereto is terminated; and the Eighth Dispensation of the GospelContinue reading “Ross LeBaron and Robert Eaby: Proclamation On The 8th Dispensation”

Ross LeBaron: Keys of The Priesthood

  THE KEYS OF THE PRIESTHOOD “What are the keys of the priesthood”?  “This generation is not worthy to know”.  John Taylor. Neither is this generation. Ross W. LeBaron. There is a very good reason why the orders of the priesthood were not taught in plainness. All one has to do is to look aroundContinue reading “Ross LeBaron: Keys of The Priesthood”

Ross LeBaron: The Heir of Joseph Smith

REVELATION given to Ross W. LeBaron, at East Mill Creek, Utah, in the spring of 1940. While walking home, a distance of about two miles, I was praying to know whether it was the Lord’s will that my sister Lucinda should marry John Butchereit or not. My father would not give his consent, but IContinue reading “Ross LeBaron: The Heir of Joseph Smith”