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 that God is not in the picture and that He has nothing to do with the picture in the first place. […]

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Guardian Angels

Joseph Smith The Prophet Joseph Smith promised Newel K. Whitney in a blessing on October 1835, “Angels shall guard [his] house and shall guard the lives of his posterity.” “In the evening I attended meeting in the Seventies’ Hall. George J. Adams preached and I made some observations afterwards, and related a dream which I […]

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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 the yoke as if poisoned and all supposed he would die. At this Father Lott came up, and seeing the cause […]

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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 world and change the destiny of the human race. In the beginning a being known as Satan came before the […]

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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 commandments they might be washed and cleansed from all their sins, and receive the Holy Spirit by the laying on of […]

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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 the Rhoda Richards (1784-1879) Autobiography on the Joseph Smith Forum Reference! Conversion My first knowledge of the Mormons was gained through my […]

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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 the Emily Partridge Young (1824-1899) Autobiography on the Joseph Smith Forum Reference! The first intimation I had from Brother Joseph that there […]

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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 were born, and in consequence of the degenerate tide with which the human family has been drifting for generations past, and […]

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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 Anabaptist movement of which the Mennonites and Amish are modern day descendants, and quickly emerged as leaders. On February 24, 1527, […]

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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 the most noteworthy leader of the Swiss Brethren. His martyrdom took place only a few months after that of Manz. “Michael […]

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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 taken from the Bible. The criminal chapters were taken entirely from scripture, especially the law given by God to Moses. Originating […]

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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 into the presence of those who stand between us and him? I do not believe that we can emerge right into […]

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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 Socialism, by Mr. Finch; and after he got through, I made a few remarks, alluding to Sidney Rigdon and Alexander Campbell […]

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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 this word is inadequate, and it has been the cause of some historical misinformation in the Church that has made it […]

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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 the stake October 31, 1517 – Martin Luther posts the “The Ninety-Five Theses” November 10, 1483 – Martin Luther born “All […]

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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 from the papists. But as he had founded his faith not upon the drifting sand of human commandments, but upon the […]

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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 up the state church for a millennium and a half. Refusing to defend themselves with political or military power, this people’s […]

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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, and to him was given the dominion. These men held keys first on earth, and then in heaven.”

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