The Bickertonite movement continues many of the ecstatic religious experiences of the Kirtland Era. Dr. Daniel Stone will tell us more about speaking in tongues. Does it pre-date the modern Pentecostal Church movement? We’ll learn more about this in our final segment with Dr. Daniel Stone, check out our conversation…
GT: The other thing that I wanted to ask, was John [Hamer] said that Bickertonite meetings are very lively.
Daniel: Yes, they very much can be.
GT: In your book, there’s a lot of speaking in tongues, and interpreting tongues. I was like, do they still do that today?
Daniel: Yes. Not like they did in Bickerton’s day. I will say it has tampered down quite a bit, but we do still see it like with any charismatic gift.
We also told a story that turns out not to be true regarding an Italian Book of Mormon story and Vinzenzo di Francesca. (It was a fun story–I wish it was true!) Here is the short part of the video describing Vincenzo’s experience.
I’d like to thank Daniel for talking with us. Don’t forget to buy his book! Wikipedia has some interesting background, including his correspondence with Heber J. Grant! And if you missed any part of our interview, please check them out!
205: My Cousin Vinny: Alice Cooper’s Mormon Roots (Stone)
204: Writing History Without Getting in Trouble (Stone)
203: Reuniting the Bickerton Break (Stone)
202: Ousting a Prophet (Stone)
201: False Prophecies Are Possible! (Stone)
200: Civil War Prophecy Leads to Black Ordination (Stone)
199: Biblical Support to Ordain Women (Stone)
198: Bickerton Becomes Prophet (Stone)
197: Sidney’s Church Falls Apart (Stone)
196: Rigdon/Spalding Manuscript Theory (Stone)