Mormonism Has a New Religion — and It Has a Prophet, Named Denver Snuffer

Alysha V. Scarlett
The Seer Stone
Published in
8 min readMay 14, 2018

“We know these things are true.” Emphasize “know.” At least, Denver Snuffer did in 1973, when Mormon missionaries testified of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “He took them at their word,” Bryce Bartel told The Seer Stone of the man who is now the prophet of the neo-fundamentalist “Remnant movement.” It’s “the thing that makes Denver unique,” Bartel said — that knowledge means not needing to have faith, and hence, the missionaries, to Snuffer, had “talked to God or had some interaction with an angel,” Bartel added.

So, “when (Snuffer) entered the Mormon faith, this was his expectation,” remarked Bartel, a believer in the movement.

It was among the things Bartel said of Snuffer after I wrote a piece published in The Good Men Project titled “Meeting Denver Snuffer: Has the LDS church tried to intervene at the epicenter — where Denver Snuffer lives?”

Denver Snuffer

Others: that a claimed revelation and theological divide took place just last month in Phoenix, at the movement’s bi-annual Doctrine of Christ conference; that within the movement, apparent revelations and new scripture have come forth; that there are books and lectures from Snuffer to provide ideology for the movement, which was estimated in September 2017 to have 5,000 to 10,000 followers in 49 states and several countries. (Folks will hold sacrament meetings and fellowships at homes and also meet in other religious congregations, including still in Mormon wards, Bartel said.) And the Nov. 2013 excommunication of the prophet, with another that reportedly showed LDS church motivations for Snuffer’s.

Snuffer declared himself a prophet at his Sept. 9, 2014 Mesa, Ariz. talk, “Preserving the Restoration.”

Revelations & new scripture

Denver Snuffer, the founder of the Remnant movement that is part of the Latter-day Saint movement, talked at a recent conference for three-and-a-half hours about a god called Heavenly Mother, he said “I can give this talk only because I have permission from the source,” believer Bryce Bartel told The Seer Stone.

And that’s not the only way that the movement is claiming doctrine. The movement has its own core books of doctrine.

Alysha V. Scarlett
The Seer Stone

Alysha's won 13 writing awards. Formerly of B/R, Screen Rant, Patch. Author, “Re-finding Yourself in the Age of Trump.” “Big-city cousin.” --rural, rival paper