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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...

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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...

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...

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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...

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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...

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...

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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...

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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,...

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...

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...

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...

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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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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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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...

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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...

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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...

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...

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...

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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...

Round Dancing 0

Round Dancing

Jesse N. Smith (Cousin of the Prophet Joseph Smith) The following are journal entries from the journal of Jesse N. Smith, the first cousin to the Prophet Joseph Smith. Nov 27. (Sun.) 1881 – At...

Jesus Christ, Marriage of 0

Jesus Christ, Marriage of

Prophetic Statements Brigham Young The Scripture says that He, the Lord, came walking in the Temple, with His train; [Isaiah 6:1] I do not know who they were, unless His wives and children; but...

Hanukkah 0

Hanukkah

History Taken from, Flavius Josephus, Antiquities of the Jews “Now Judas celebrated the festival of the restoration of the sacrifices of the temple for eight days, and omitted no sort of pleasures thereon; but he...

8 (number) 0

8 (number)

The number 8 is recognized by many to be a symbol of rebirth and renewal. Octagon Taken from the book, Symbols and Their Meanings: “The octagon draws on the symbolism of the number eight, emblematic...

Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible 0

Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible

Joseph Smith restored a literal interpretation, belief and reliance on scripture. Though many in the world today incorrectly believe “Mormons” do not believe in the Bible, every teaching, doctrine and principle of the Church...

Zion’s Camp 0

Zion’s Camp

Preparing for Zion’s Camp “To Brigham Young and his older brother Joseph, the Prophet promised: ‘If you will go with me in the camp to Missouri and keep my counsel, I promise you, in...

Margaret Wilson 0

Margaret Wilson

Margaret Wilson was an teenage Scottish Covenanter martyr.  After refusing to swear an oath declaring James VII as head of the Church was murdered by drowning.  The remarkable story of this young women is told below. The following...

Parable of the Prodigal Son 0

Parable of the Prodigal Son

Spencer W. Kimball In the impressive parable of the Prodigal Son the Lord taught us a remarkable lesson. This squanderer lived but for today. He spent his life in riotous living. He disregarded the...