I have had some concerns about Val Brinkerhoff's teachings and ideas.
I voiced my concerns on his website.
This is what I wrote:
To Val Brinkerhoff:
I purchased the Kindle version of “Awake and Arise” along with some of your other books.
In that book, you quote and reference Denver Snuffer, who has been excommunicated from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for “evil speaking of the Lord’s anointed” and for writing a book “Passing the Heavenly Gift” which denigrates every LDS Apostle and LDS Prophet since Joseph Smith. Val, you even refer us to “Passing the Heavenly Gift” in your book.
Val, it greatly diminishes your credibility and your trustworthiness each and every time that you quote or reference Denver Snuffer in your books. Denver Snuffer and his followers have as their agenda to lead each and every one of us away from the LDS Apostles and away from the LDS Church. In my humble opinion, you shouldn’t be quoting Denver Snuffer or his followers. Their message is that the Corporation of the President is in sin, and therefore the LDS Apostles are out-of-the-way and in sin. Denver Snuffer and some of the other apostates that you are quoting teach us that when Christ comes to clean house, Christ will destroy the LDS Apostles and the LDS General Authorities first, before moving on to the rest of us who are following the LDS Apostles. Their ultimate apostate goal is to lead us away from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by any means necessary.
Val, you also seem to be quoting and referencing Robert J. Smith a lot. I don’t know his standing in the church, but Robert J. Smith seems to take great delight in pointing out each and every time that he thinks Joseph Smith interpreted something wrong or got the wrong translation. The Spirit seems to be giving me warning signals about him as well, making me wonder what his hidden agenda might be.
I wanted you to know that the fact that you quote and reference some of these individuals in your books greatly reduces your credibility and your reliability, in the sight of many of the active and loyal Latter-day Saints. I would humbly suggest that in the next editions of your books that you remove the quotes and the end-note references from all the LDS apostates, especially Denver Snuffer. It would greatly increase your credibility and the value of your books if you did so.
That’s my opinion,
Darwin Max Bagley
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