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 Foxe’s Book of Martyrs, one fuller title is Actes and Monuments of these Latter and Perillous Days, Touching Matters of the […]

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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 possessed the gift of prophecy to a greater degree than he.” Brigham Young “Heber was a man of as much integrity, […]

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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. Ehat, BYU Studies 19 (Winter 1979). On Monday morning, Joseph, his brother Hyrum, Willard Richards, John Taylor, the only two of […]

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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 opposition of Jesse Smith, her eldest son, who has always been an enemy to the work. She had come five hundred […]

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All-Seeing Eye

LDS Temples The all seeing eye was defined as “the all searching eye of the Great Jehovah” by President Brigham Young and Elder Orson Hyde.  This symbol is believed to represent the omniscience of God and His ability to perceive all things.   The Heavenly eye can be found depicted in many LDS structures including 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 of Moses, Aaron smote the dust with his rod, “the dust of the land became lice throughout all the land of […]

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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 pick up one or more of the young ladies before they were all gone. So I commenced keeping company with Flora […]

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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 elected Governor Providential Role in History Magnalia Christi Americana He was indeed a person of a well-tempered spirit, or else it […]

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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 God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is […]

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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 with us? Are we not promoting Babylon here in our midst? Are we not fostering the spirit of Babylon that is […]

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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 I wanted to go to Chadburn for, saying it was the worst place in the country; for the sectarian priests had […]

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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 – Persecution Joseph Smith – Revelation Joseph Smith – Visions Joseph Smith – Nobility Joseph Smith – Testimonies of Joseph Smith – […]

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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 the Prophet’s most trusted friends, including the Twelve, but not all of the constituted authorities of the Church. The Prophet stood […]

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Round Dancing

Definition of “round dancing” – “Modern social round dancing is choreographed and cued ballroom dancing that progresses in a circular pattern, counter-clockwise around the dance floor. The two major categories of ballroom rhythm found in round dancing are the smooth or international rhythms, such as foxtrot and waltz, and the Latin rhythms, such as cha-cha […]

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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 at any rate they filled the Temple, and how many there were who could not get into the Temple I cannot […]

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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 feasted them upon very rich and splendid sacrifices; and he honored God, and delighted them by hymns and psalms. Nay, they […]

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