Author: Joseph Smith Foundation

Plural Marriage (or Celestial Marriage, Patriarchal Marriage, Polygamy) 0

Plural Marriage (or Celestial Marriage, Patriarchal Marriage, Polygamy)

Note: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints does not currently practice plural marriage. Please see the revelation on this subject. 1831 Introduction Plural marriage was likely revealed to the Prophet Joseph Smith by...

Mary Fielding Smith 3

Mary Fielding Smith

Healing the Ox From the Life of Joseph F. Smith We moved smoothly until we reached a point about midway between the Platte and Sweetwater, when one of our best oxen laid down in...

Karl Marx 0

Karl Marx

David O McKay Below is an excerpt from a talk given by David O. McKay, “Two Contending Forces.” We are witnessing one of—one of those tidal waves of human though, which periodically sweep over...

Puritan Law 0

Puritan Law

John Winthrop John Cotton’s Legal Code John Winthrop, a Puritan founder, instructed city magistrates to search the Scriptures for the proper ruling in every case. Later, John Cotton drafted a legal code with passages...

Exaltation 0

Exaltation

Heber C. Kimball “Truth is light, and light is life. If these principles are cultivated by us, with our families, what is there to hinder us from walking into the presence of God, or...

Socialism 0

Socialism

Joseph Smith Wednesday, 13. I attended a lecture at the Grove, by Mr. John Finch, a Socialist, from England, and said a few words in reply… Thursday, 14. I attended a second lecture on...

Apostasy 0

Apostasy

Definition of “apostasy” “When Latter-day Saints are asked for a definition of apostasy, they frequently turn to 2 Thessalonians 2:3 and cite the King James Version phrase ‘a falling away.’ Unfortunately, the translation of...

John Dewey 0

John Dewey

Darwinian Evolution Dewey recognized that Darwin’s ideas had infiltrated every aspect of society even 100 years ago. In 1910, around the time of the 1909 Darwin Celebration, Dewey published The Influence of Darwin on...

Adultery 0

Adultery

Joseph Smith “If a man commit adultery, he cannot receive the celestial kingdom of God. Even if he is saved in any kingdom, it cannot be the celestial kingdom” (HC 6:81) We also heard...

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Salem Witch Trials

Witch Trials & Modernist History Historian David Barton explained: Modernism is the practice of analyzing historical incidents and persons as if they lived now rather than in the past. Modernism separates history from its...

Grace 0

Grace

Bruce R. McConkie God’s grace consists in his love, mercy, and condescension toward his children. All things that exist are manifestations of the grace of God. The creation of the earth, life itself, the atonement...

Worldwide Flood 0

Worldwide Flood

Sins of Noah‘s Time “Through the scriptures we have a fairly clear picture of the fate of the people of Noah‘s day who, like many people today, ignored the testimonies of written scripture and of...

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Heber C. Kimball

Character George Q. Cannon “Heber Chase Kimball was one of the greatest men of this age.” He continued: “No man, perhaps, Joseph Smith excepted, who has belonged to the Church in this generation, ever...

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Aaron, Brother of Moses

Performed Plagues “When the Lord commanded Moses to tell Aaron to smite the waters of Egypt with his rod, he did so, and the waters were turned into blood; and when by the order...

Anti-Christ 0

Anti-Christ

The apostle John, also known as John the Revelator, provided two definitions for the term “anti-Christ”: #1: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of...

Babylon 0

Babylon

Brigham Young “Have the people come out from the nations? Yes. Have we separated ourselves from the nations? Yes. And what else have we done? Ask ourselves the question, Have we not brought Babylon...

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Joseph Smith Articles

Joseph Smith Ancestry of the Prophet Joseph Smith Plural Wives of Joseph Smith Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible Joseph Smith – Inspired Joseph Smith – Miracles Joseph Smith – Prophecies by Joseph Smith –...

The Prophet’s Final Charge to the Twelve 0

The Prophet’s Final Charge to the Twelve

Benjamin F. Johnson I was present when the Prophet gave his last charge to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. It was in Nauvoo early in 1844, in the meeting of a council of...