Denver Snuffer and the Remnant Movement

118 Primary Sources

Aug 23, 1824

SWR writes to FDR about JS passing authority before his death.

Jul 1832

EAMS announces intent to print the Book of Mormon and New Testament in one volume.

Apr 21, 1833

JS describes intent to print the New Testament and Book of Mormon together.

Mar 1, 1842

JS, in a letter addressed to JW, affirms "continuing revelation" as tenet of faith.

Mar 1845

OH records JS passing authority to the Twelve.


DS exhorts his readers to heed the Apostles and Prophet, warns against "assuming superiority to them" and "trying to bring others away from them."


DS warns his readers to beware of trusting history from enemies of the prophets.


DS teaches LDS leaders are given authority and keys necessary for salvation, encourages readers to seek personal covenants with God through "his established system."

Apr 9, 2010

DS's stance on polygamy in 2010—it came from the Lord.

May 2, 2010

Denver Snuffer discusses on his blog how one can learn from the Lord directly.


DS distrusts Church ordinances, messages, and blessings; his relationship with God is personal.


DS emphasizes how academic histories are biased.


DS argues our standing with God is found individually, not from church.


DS teaches priesthood must be activated by direct contact with God.


DS argues miracles and new revelations have ceased in the modern Church.


DS affirms JS as a prophet of God.


DS discusses the "heavenly gift" being passed from "latter-day gentiles" to those "who hear His voice."


This book's thesis is central to DS's claims.


DS argues M, E, and E didn't visit JS in the Kirtland Temple.


DS describes Zion's return as a return to "the original, first phase restoration given to Joseph."


DS on Nauvoo saints' failing to build the temple.


DS claims baptism validated by faith, authority not required.


DS claims modern Church is "demystified" and miracle-lacking.


DS describes PTHG as a nontraditional history.


DS claims the Lord appeared to him.


DS's main argument about the passing of the heavenly gift.


DS claims JS lost the fullness of the priesthood.


DS argues "history does not belong to the historians."


DS describes the failure of the Nauvoo Temple.


Denver Snuffer argues that the LDS Church was predicted to fail, and in all likelihood, has failed.

Feb 2012

Denver Snuffer discusses seeing God, Passing the Heavenly Gift, and polygamy on the Mormon Stories Podcast.

Feb 15, 2012

DS responds to JD saying DS "Claims to Have Seen Christ."

Aug 21, 2013

TH notifies DS of his disciplinary council about his apostasy.

Aug 26, 2013

DS restates the importance of Passing the Heavenly Gift.

Sep 3, 2013

PFS reports DS might be excommunicated.

Sep 4, 2013

DS summarizes PTHG, "We are not now the same church restored by Joseph Smith."

Sep 7, 2013

DS reflects on Mormonism leading up to his excommunication.

Sep 11, 2013

DS describes his excommunication the day after.

Sep 12, 2013

PFS reports DS excommunication.

Oct 18, 2013

Following his excommunication, DS affirms he won't start a church.

Oct 18, 2013

GS critically disagrees with DS's book, Passing the Heavenly Gift.

Oct 23, 2013

DS emphasizes that PTHG is left to readers to discern.

Oct 25, 2013

GS fundamentally disagrees with DS's book, Passing the Heavenly Gift.

Dec 11, 2013

DS claims hypocrisy in the motive for his excommunication.

Dec 11, 2013

Denver Snuffer accuses modern Church of succumbing to world on race, denigrating past prophets.

Dec 11, 2013

DS disagrees with one aspect of his excommunication (denigrating church presidents).

Dec 11, 2013

DS denounces modern Mormonism.

Dec 20, 2013

DS speculates that JS practiced polygamy to save souls.

May 25, 2014

DS claims he still possesses his priesthood after excommunication.

Jul 18, 2014

DS's website affirms his excommunication was about Passing the Heavenly Gift.

Jul 18, 2014

DS's website summarizes the thesis of Passing the Heavenly Gift.

Aug 15, 2014

DS argues any institutional church will become "sullied and soiled."

Sep 19, 2014

DS claims his excommunication terminated Church authority.

Sep 19, 2014

DS claims his excommunication terminated Church authority.

Sep 26, 2014

JR characterizes DS movement as "schism."


BCH disagrees with DS's historical interpretations on JS's polygamy, part 1.

Mar 22, 2015

DS claims JS never committed adultery or married a second wife.

Mar 22, 2015

DS describes the apostasy of the Church and why the "pernicious system" must end.

Mar 22, 2015

DS affirms JS was a prophet of God, who condemned sexual sin.

Mar 22, 2015

DS defends JS's polygamy as chaste and virtuous.

Mar 22, 2015

DS on why claiming JS practiced polygamy is fraught.

Mar 22, 2015

DS affirms JS practiced polygamy, speculates why.

Jul 3, 2015

BCH disagrees with DS's historical interpretations on JS's polygamy, part 2.

Jan 26, 2016

DS, interviewed by JR, on spiritual gifts in Remnant congregations.

Jan 26, 2016

DS, interviewed by JR, on Remnant government.

Jan 26, 2016

DS, interviewed by JR, describes Remnant meetingshouses.

Jan 26, 2016

DS, interviewed by JR, describes Remnant fellowships.

Jan 26, 2016

DS, interviewed by JR, on Remnant wine.

Jan 26, 2016

DS, interviewed by JR, describes his role in the Remnant movement.

Jan 26, 2016

DS, interviewed by JR, describes the Remnant movement.

Jan 26, 2016

DS, interviewed by JR, describes Remnant tithing.

Jan 26, 2016

DS, interviewed by JR, describes Remnant meetings.

Feb 9, 2016

As JR reports in 2016, DS claims JS didn't practice sexual polygamy.

Sep 11, 2016

DS says baptism of "this people" (Remnants) is valid, not LDS church's.

Sep 20, 2016

BZ reprints DS saying Remnant affiliation can be concurrent with other faiths.

Sep 22, 2016

DS refutes the urge to organize a church, claims Zion happens in a single generation.

Dec 30, 2016

DS describes plans to raise money for a temple.

Dec 30, 2016

DS links to the temple fund website ran by three Remnant women.

Feb 27, 2017

DS claims LDS Church to be in apostasy.

Mar 15, 2017

KW characterizes DS characterized as a excommunicated LDS blogger in reference to the Church powerpoint.

Mar 18, 2017

CH announces Restoration Edition scriptures.

Mar 18, 2017

Remnant scripture removes JS instruction on discerning false spirits.

Mar 18, 2017

DS facilitated Remnant scripture, including the the removal of D&C 129 as insufficient for defending against lying spirits.

Mar 18, 2017

A summary of changes in Restoration Edition scriptures.

Mar 18, 2017

The announcement of Restoration Edition scriptures.

Mar 18, 2017

RSF says that Remnant scripture combines the New Testament and the Book of Mormon.

Mar 18, 2017

RSF describes their revisions to the LDS D&C.

Mar 21, 2017

J&J of ALPIP (a prominent Remnant blog) comment on and reprint the Restoration Scriptures announcement.

Mar 22, 2017

MA of W&T describes canonization of DS teachings into Remnant scripture.

Mar 30, 2017

DS does not consider himself a leader, but a persuader and teacher like anyone else.

May 13, 2017

Restoration Archives lists Remnant conferences with links to their archived content.

Aug 28, 2017

PFS reports Remnant membership numbers.

Aug 28, 2017

PFS reports on Remnant individuals and their practice.

Sep 2, 2017

Remnant canonization of a version of the Book of Mormon.

Sep 2, 2017

NB reports on Remnant canonization conference.

Sep 4, 2017

AP covers Remnant movement, practices, numbers.

Sep 18, 2017

NW and LW write a letter to their ward claiming the Church is apostate.

Oct 23, 2017

MM notifies Snufferite NW of his disciplinary council for apostasy.

Oct 25, 2017

Bishop RM informs LW of her disciplinary council.

Nov 5, 2017

NW and LW defend DS teachings in disciplinary council.


DS asserts authority from heavenly parents.


DS positions himself as bringing more revelation.


Denver Snuffer discusses Heavenly Parents in speech.

Apr 11, 2018

In 2018, DS asserts there has been no command to build a Remnant temple yet.

Jul 15, 2018

DS expands on the claim that Zion will be achieved by a single generation."

Dec 21, 2018

NW and LW believe Snuffer and practice Remnant ideas.


Remnant website collates beliefs in a flower diagram.


RSF published book of scripture "The Old Covenants."


Preface to the Teachings and Commandments, consisting of revelations from JS and DS.

Apr 19, 2019

SS's feature article spotlights multiple Remnant members.

Aug 18, 2019

DS-sympathetic blogger LDSW explores the merits of Snuffer theology and history.


The Teachings and Commandments foreword describes the purpose of the Remnant movement.


The Introduction to the T&C sets out the Remnant truth claims.

Nov 25, 2019

Remnant scripture combines DS revelations with JS history and the Book of Abraham.

Nov 25, 2019

The foreword to the Restoration Edition of the Book of Mormon.

Sep 13, 2020

DS describes his change of position on JS's polygamy.

Jan 18, 2021

CN summarizes administrations of Church presidents, including changes to the Church.

Feb 27, 2021

AL and TL promote Remnant scripture and baptism.

Apr 2, 2021

Fellowship Locator allows Remnant members to find congregations.

May 16, 2021

AB praises and adopts DS teachings on his blog.

May 26, 2021

RSF tracks changes to Remnant scripture.