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Secularism 0

Secularism

Ezra Taft Benson As a nation, we have become self-sufficient. This has given birth to a new religion in America which some have called secularism. This is a view of life with the idea...

Leonid Meteor Shower of 1833 0

Meteor Shower of 1833

Accounts Parley P. Pratt “I witnessed the falling stars–which was the grandest and most sublime sight eye ever beheld. No fear entered my mind, but joy rather than awe; this was in the fall,...

The Holy Spirit of Promise 0

The Holy Spirit of Promise

What is the Holy Spirit of Promise? How is it to be obtained? Is it necessary for salvation? On what grounds can we hope to receive it? D&C 76:52–53 52 That by keeping the...

Rhoda Richards 0

Rhoda Richards

Rhoda Richards Smith (sister of Willard Richards) was a plural wife of the Prophet Joseph Smith. Return to Plural Wives of Joseph Smith Inspiring Stories From the Rhoda Richards (1784-1879) Autobiography To read more, visit...

Emily Dow Partridge 0

Emily Dow Partridge

Emily Dow Partridge Young Smith was a plural wife of the Prophet Joseph Smith. Return to Plural Wives of Joseph Smith Inspiring Stories From the Emily Partridge Young (1824-1899) Autobiography To read more, visit...

Helen Mar Kimball Whitney 0

Helen Mar Kimball Whitney

Inspiring Stories From the Autobiography of Helen Mar Kimball Whitney To read more, visit the Helen Mar Kimball Whitney (1828-1896) Autobiography on the Joseph Smith Forum Reference! With all the false traditions in which we...

Margaretha Sattler 0

Margaretha Sattler

Biography Taken from TheRadicalsMovie.com “Margaretha Sattler belonged to a lay order of nuns called the Beguines. Sometime around 1523, she left the order to marry Michael Sattler, an ex-Benedictine prior. Together, they joined the early...

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Michael Sattler

Associated Dates: Death: May 21, 1527 — Torture and burning Biography The following biographical information was obtained from Mennonites In Europe “After the death of Conrad Grebel (1526) and Felix Manz (1527) Michael Sattler was...

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Reformation

Associated Locations: All Saints’ Church, Wittenberg, Germany – Martin Luther posts the “The Ninety-Five Theses” Associated Dates: February 28 – The National Covenant of Scotland (1638) October 6, 1536 – William Tyndale is burned at...

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Dirk Willems

Biography Taken from Martyr’s Mirror (1660) In the year 1569 a pious, faithful brother and follower of Jesus Christ, named Dirk Willems, was apprehended at Asperen, in Holland, and had to endure severe tyranny...

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Anabaptists

Living 450 years ago, and called Anabaptists by their enemies because they insisted only believers could be truly baptized, these people typified the “Radical Reformation” which questioned literally every human tradition that had propped...

Noah 0

Noah

Joseph Smith “Noah, who is Gabriel … stands next in authority to Adam in the Priesthood; he was called of God to this office, and was the father of all living in his day,...

Satan 0

Satan

Joseph Smith “First of all, or in the beginning, the great Elohim in the Hebrew meaning the God of all Gods, called a Grand Council and counseled to form that planet on which we...

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Foxe’s Book of Martyrs

The Book of Martyrs, by John Foxe, documents the persecution and suffering endured by faithful men and women from the 1st to early 16th centuries for their faith in Jesus Christ.  Commonly known as...

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Joseph Smith – Death

Diary of Joseph Fielding Source: Joseph Fielding, Diary (1843-1846), Church Archives in “They Might Have Known That He Was Not a Fallen Prophet”–The Nauvoo Journal of Joseph Fielding,” transcribed and edited by Andrew F....

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Joseph Smith – Freemasonry

Joseph Smith History of the Church Wednesday, March 16. –I was with the Masonic Lodge and rose to the sublime degree. Joseph Fielding Many have joined the Masonic institution. This seems to have been...

Mary Duty Smith 0

Mary Duty Smith

Joseph Smith I went in company with my brother Hyrum, in a carriage to Fairport, and brought home my grandmother, Mary Smith, aged ninety-three years. She had not been baptized, on account of the...

Flora Ann Woodworth 0

Flora Ann Woodworth

William Clayton Joseph rode out today with Flora W[oodworth]. Orange Wight Now although in my 20th year [I] would not be 20 until 29 November, 1843, I concluded to look about and try to...

William Bradford 0

William Bradford

Associated Locations: Austerfield, United Kingdom – Place of William Bradford’s birth Plymouth, Massachusetts Associated Dates: March 19, 1590 – William Bradford born November 11, 1620 – Mayflower compact signed April 1621 – William Braford...

Marvelous Work and a Wonder 0

Marvelous Work and a Wonder

Joseph Smith Sr. A marvelous work and a wonder has the Lord wrought by thy hand, even  that which shall prepare the way for the remnants of his people to come in among the...

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Chatburn, England

Inspiring Stories Heber C. Kimball I went through a town called Chadburn, beyond Clithero. Before I went there, some persons told me that there was no use in my going, and asked me what...

Elizabeth Davis 0

Elizabeth Davis

Elizabeth Davis was a plural wife of the Prophet Joseph Smith. Return to Plural Wives of Joseph Smith Born: March 11, 1791 Died: December 14, 1892 Sealed (Joseph Smith): Unknown Married (Jabez Durfee): March 3, 1834, Clay County, Missouri....

Seventh Dispensation: Fulness of Times or Joseph Smith 0

Seventh Dispensation: Fulness of Times or Joseph Smith

John Taylor “We are living, as I said, in “the dispensation of the fulness of times,” when God will gather together all things in one, whether they be things on the earth or things...

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Marinda Nancy Johnson (Hyde)

Marinda Nancy Johnson was a plural wife of the Prophet Joseph Smith. Return to Plural Wives of Joseph Smith Born: February 4, 1795, Bethel, Maine Died: December 14, 1892 Sealed (Joseph Smith): March 9, 1842 Married (Orson Hyde): 1834...

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Patty Bartlett (Sessions)

Patty Bartlett was a plural wife of the Prophet Joseph Smith. Return to Plural Wives of Joseph Smith Born: February 4, 1795, Bethel, Maine Died: December 14, 1892 Married (David Sessions): June 28th, 1812 Sealed (Joseph Smith): March 9,...

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Mary Elizabeth Rollins

Mary Elizabeth Rollins was a plural wife of the Prophet Joseph Smith. Return to Plural Wives of Joseph Smith Born: April 9, 1818, Lima, New York Died: December 17, 1913, Minersville, UT Sealed (Joseph Smith):...

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Sylvia Sessions (Lyon)

Sylvia Sessions (Lyon) was a plural wife of the Prophet Joseph Smith. Return to Plural Wives of Joseph Smith Born: July 31, 1818, Andover, Maine Died: Apr. 12, 1882, Bountiful, Davis County, Utah Married (Joseph Smith): Nov. 19,...

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Agnes Moulton Coolbrith

Agnes Moulton Coolbrith was a plural wife of the Prophet Joseph Smith. Return to Plural Wives of Joseph Smith Born: July 9, 1808, Scarborough, Cumberland Co., Maine Died: December 26, 1876, Oakland, Alameda Co., California Married (Don Carlos Smith): July 30, 1835,...

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Lucy Walker

Lucy Walker was a plural wife of the Prophet Joseph Smith. Born: April 30, 1826, Peacham, Vermont Died: October 5, 1910, Salt Lake City Married (Joseph Smith): May 1, 1843, Nauvoo Illinois at Red Brick Store Married (Heber...

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Presendia Lathrop Huntington (Buell)

Presendia Lathrop Huntington (Buell) was a plural wife of the Prophet Joseph Smith. Return to Plural Wives of Joseph Smith Born: December 7, 1810, Watertown, N.Y. Died: February 1, 1892, Salt Lake City Married (Joseph...

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Zina Diantha Huntington (Jacobs)

Zina Diantha Huntington was a plural wife of the Prophet Joseph Smith. Return to Plural Wives of Joseph Smith Born: January 31, 1821, Watertown, New York Died: August 28, 1901 (aged 80), Salt Lake City, Utah, United States Sealed...

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Louisa Beaman

Louisa Beaman was a plural wife of the Prophet Joseph Smith. Return to Plural Wives of Joseph Smith Born: February 7, 1815, Livonia, New York Died: Utah, 1850 Sealed (Joseph Smith): April 5, 1841 Full...

Lucinda Pendleton Morgan Harris 0

Lucinda Pendleton Morgan Harris

Lucinda Pendleton Morgan Harris was a plural wife of the Prophet Joseph Smith, being sealed to him in 1846 after his death in 1844. Return to Plural Wives of Joseph Smith Born: September 27, 1801 Died: Memphis,...

Fanny Alger 0

Fanny Alger

Fanny Alger was a plural wife of the Prophet Joseph Smith. Return to Plural Wives of Joseph Smith Born: September 20, 1816 Died: November 29, 1889 Sealed (Joseph Smith): Unknown Full Name: Fanny Alger Smith Statements from Early...

Personal Relationship with Christ 0

Personal Relationship with Christ

Origin Frank Violo stated: The phrase personal Savior is yet another recent innovation that grew out of the ethos of nineteenth-century American revivalism. It originated in the mid-1800s to be exact. But it grew...

Mountain Meadow’s Massacre 0

Mountain Meadow’s Massacre

Joseph Fielding Smith Account from Essentials in Church History A Shocking Crime While Captain Van Vliet was interviewing President Brigham Young, there was occurring in the southwest corner of Utah—about three hundred miles from...

Utah War 0

Utah War

Utah War — 1856-1858 Political Changes Chief Justice Lazarus H. Reed, after a short stay in Utah, resigned because of ill health, and returned to the East where he died in the spring of...

Heber J. Grant 0

Heber J. Grant

Administration of President Grant — 1918-1945 President Heber J. Grant By virtue of his position as president of the council of apostles, Heber J. Grant became the presiding officer of the Church at the death of...

Joseph F. Smith 0

Joseph F. Smith

Administration of President Smith — 1901-1918 The Presidency Re-organized At the regular weekly meeting of the apostles, held in the Salt Lake Temple, October 17, 1901, the First Presidency was re-organized. Joseph F. Smith,...

Lorenzo Snow 0

Lorenzo Snow

Administration of President Snow — 1898-1901 The Presidency Re-organized Eleven days after the death of President Wilford Woodruff, the apostles met in council and reorganized the First Presidency. Lorenzo Snow, then in his 85th...

John Taylor 0

John Taylor

Administration of President Taylor — 1880-1887 The Year of Jubilee April 6, 1880, was just fifty years from the day of the organization of the Church. On this date and the three succeeding days,...

Ancestry of the Prophet Joseph Smith 0

Ancestry of the Prophet Joseph Smith

Ancestry of Joseph Smith Joseph Smith was born in Sharon, Windsor County, Vermont, December 23, 1805. He was the third son and fourth child of Joseph and Lucy Mack Smith, who had a family...

Declaration of Arbroath 0

Declaration of Arbroath

The Declaration of Arbroath, also known as the Scottish Declaration of Independence was drafted in 1320, the era of William Wallace and Robert the Bruce.  It announced the independence of Scotland from England.  Signed...

Lehite Remnant Found Throughout the World 0

Lehite Remnant Found Throughout the World

Spencer W. Kimball The term Lamanite includes all Indians and Indian mixtures, such as the Polynesians, the Guatemalans, the Peruvians, as well as the Sioux, the Apache, the Mohawk, the Navajo, and others. It...

Brigham Young’s Vision for Education 0

Brigham Young’s Vision for Education

When establishing Brigham Young Academy, the forerunner of Brigham Young University, Brigham Young stated clearly his purpose in its endowment: “We have enough and to spare, at present in these mountains, of schools where...