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”

Steve McKinley: Ross LeBaron On The Endowment

Steve McKinley recollects a conversation with Ross W. LeBaron about the endowment in 1995. The “ambiguous answer” given by Ross, according to Steve, made him “feel better about the changes [made by the LDS Church] in the endowment”. He says he realized that “the reason the endowment was taken away by the Lord was becauseContinue reading “Steve McKinley: Ross LeBaron On The Endowment”

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: Interview to Dale Van Atta, 1977

In 1977, as the murderous acts of Ross LeBaron’s brother Ervil gained international attention, journalist Dale Van Atta did some research on the priesthood claims of the LeBaron family. Van Atta later co-authored a book on Ervil LeBaron and his crimes. The following file can be found among Van Atta’s research papers at the SpecialContinue reading “Ross LeBaron: Interview to Dale Van Atta, 1977”

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”

Robert Eaby: Ten Weeks of Enoch

Dispensationalism is a Christian concept that became an essential part of Joseph Smith’s theology, and of many, if not most branches of the Mormon tradition. According to that view, the interaction between the Deity and humankind has had different eras or periods throughout history, each having its own characteristics and being led by a mortal “head”, andContinue reading “Robert Eaby: Ten Weeks of Enoch”

DeWayne Hafen: Ross LeBaron and the Father as a Servant

“He never, at any time I’m aware of, ever depended upon those who followed him to support him”, states DeWayne Hafen. An adopted son of Ross LeBaron, Hafen talks about why his priesthood leader lived in a storage shed and didn’t collect money from his followers, and reflects on the relationship with his own adoptedContinue reading “DeWayne Hafen: Ross LeBaron and the Father as a Servant”

Robert Black: The Church of the Firstborn, Temple Ordinances and the AUB

Robert Rey Black was an associate of Ross W. LeBaron in The Church of the Firstborn. In the following essay, Black recollects his interactions with the presiding council of the Apostolic United Brethren (AUB) over temple ordinances, in 1978. Black claims that, under the authority of Ross LeBaron, he attempted to teach and perform theContinue reading “Robert Black: The Church of the Firstborn, Temple Ordinances and the AUB”

Steve McKinley: Ross LeBaron’s Teachings on Agency

“Steve, do you know why the planets stay in orbit?,” Ross LeBaron asked. In this interview, Steve McKinley tells about meeting Ross LeBaron for the first time and his teachings about agency. Reference McKinley, Steve. Interview given to Antonio Trevisan on April 11, 2014.