First Presidency Message of October 1942

James R. Clark, Messages of the First Presidency, Vol.6, pp.170-185; Improvement Era 45:686-87, 757-59, 762-65; 767, November 1942; Liahona, the Elders’ Journal 40:194-203, October 13, 1942. Read by President J. Reuben Clark, Jr., at the first session of the 113th Semi-annual Conference, Saturday, October 3, 1942, in the Tabernacle, Temple Square, Salt Lake City. To […]

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Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions

Note: The following is a declaration signed during the 19th century.  This declaration is in direct opposition to the words of the Presidents of the Church (past and present) and the Scriptures.  Please see our Home & Family FAQs, for statements from the leadership of the Church. Woman’s Rights Convention, Held at Seneca Falls, 19-20 […]

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Proclamation of the Twelve – April 6, 1845

by the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles 6 April 1845 (Messages of the First Presidency, 1:252) PROCLAMATION of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. To all the King’s of the World; To the President of the United States of America; To the Governors of the several States; And to […]

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Proclamation to the Saints Scattered Abroad

The First Presidency of the Church 15 January 1841 (Documentary History of the Church, 4:267-273 ) This document, signed by Joseph Smith, Sidney Rigdon, and Hyrum Smith, reviews the progress of the Church in spite of hardships and persecution, and speaks at length on the prospects of the settlement of Nauvoo. A PROCLAMATION of the […]

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Proclamation

From the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles April 6, 1980 (Ensign, May 1980, 52) The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was organized 150 years ago today. On this sesquicentennial anniversary we issue to the world a proclamation concerning its progress, its doctrine, its mission, and its message. On April […]

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Proclamation of the First Presidency and Twelve

October 21, 1865 (Messages of the First Presidency, 2:235) This document was issued to members of the Church to correct certain theories about the nature of God that had been published by Orson Pratt of the Twelve in official Church literature, without having those statements cleared and verified by the First Presidency and the Twelve. […]

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Proclamation of the Twelve

by the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles 6 April 1845 (Messages of the First Presidency, 1:252) PROCLAMATION of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. To all the King’s of the World; To the President of the United States of America; To the Governors of the several States; And to […]

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Proclamation to the Saints Scattered Abroad

The First Presidency of the Church 15 January 1841 (Documentary History of the Church, 4:267-273 ) This document, signed by Joseph Smith, Sidney Rigdon, and Hyrum Smith, reviews the progress of the Church in spite of hardships and persecution, and speaks at length on the prospects of the settlement of Nauvoo. A PROCLAMATION of the […]

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The Solemn League and Covenant

The Solemn League and Covenant. [Taken by the House of Commons, September 25, 1643. Rushworth, t. 478. See Great Civil War, i. 229-236.] A solemn league and covenant for Reformation and Defence of Religion, the honour and happiness of the King, and the peace and safety of the three kingdoms of England, Scotland and Ireland. We […]

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General Order Respecting the Observance of the Sabbath

At the height of the Civil War in 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issued this General Order regarding the observance of the Sabbath in the military. In his General Order, President Lincoln quoted from two separate General Orders (February 26, and July 9, 1776) issued by George Washington during the Revolutionary War. This is the text of President Lincoln’s Order: GENERAL ORDER […]

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First Presidency Message on the Family 1999

Associated Locations: Church Office Building, Salt Lake City, Utah THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS OFFICE OF THE FIRST PRESIDENCY 47 EAST SOUTH TEMPLE STHEET. SALT LAKE CITY. UTAH 84150-1000 February 11, 1999 To: Members of the Church Throughout the World (To Be Read in Sacrament Meeting and Delivered by Home Teachers) Dear […]

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First Presidency Message on Communism, 1936

Statement published in the Improvement Era, July 1936 by the First Presidency, under date of July 3, 1936. Reprinted in “The Messenger Presiding Bishopric Publication, Oct. 1961 Associated Locations: Church Office Building, Salt Lake City, Utah WARNING TO CHURCH MEMBERS With great regret we learn from credible sources, governmental and others, that a few Church […]

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Martin Luther’s 95 Theses

Associated Locations: Eisleben, Saxony, Holy Roman Empire – Martin Luther’s Birthplace Luther Home (Lutherhaus) Altstadt, Wittenberg, Germany All Saints’ Church, Wittenberg, Germany – Martin Luther posts the “The Ninety-Five Theses” Associated Dates: November 10, 1483 – Martin Luther born 31 October 1517 – Martin Luther posts the “The Ninety-Five Theses” Disputation of Doctor Martin Luther on the […]

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The Father and the Son

Associated locations: Salt Lake City LDS Church Office: Document was issued from A Doctrinal Exposition by The First Presidency and The Twelve, June 30, 1916 The scriptures plainly and repeatedly affirm that God is the Creator of the earth and the heavens and all things that in them are. In the sense so expressed the […]

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