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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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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 of renewal. Eight-sided forms were felt to mediate between the symbolism of the square, representing earthly existence, and the circle (standing […]

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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 of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is firmly rooted in the Bible. In addition to turning our foundation back to scripture, […]

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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 the name of the Almighty, that I will lead you there and back again, and not a hair of your heads […]

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Gog and Magog

Elder Bruce R. McConkie wrote: “Gog and Magog are the prophetic names given in the scriptures to that combination of nations which will fight against the purposes of the Lord on two separate and future occasions: At the time of and incident to the second coming of the Lord and the ushering in of the millennial […]

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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 is an excerpt from The History of the Sufferings of the Church of Scotland from the Restoration to the Revolution. On the […]

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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 commandments of God. His inheritance was expendable, and he spent it. He was never to enjoy it again, as it was irretrievably […]

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Tribe of Judah

“The Jews have got to gather to their own land in unbelief. They do not believe in Jesus of Nazareth now, nor ever will until he comes and sets his foot on Mount Olivet. They (as a nation) will remain in unbelief until that day.” Millennium “We may observe that the times of the Gentiles are rapidly nearing […]

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Spirits, Evil or Unclean

Heber C. Kimball recounts experience “Saturday evening,” says Heber C. Kimball, “it was agreed that I should go forward and baptize, the next morning, in the river Ribble, which runs through Preston. “By this time the adversary of souls began to rage, and he felt determined to destroy us before we had fully established the […]

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Cain

Cain to rule over Satan Now as to whether or not those who in mortal life rebel and become sons of perdition will be able to exercise greater dominion than those who followed Lucifer, who became the devil and arch-enemy of Jesus Christ, might be a moot question. However, the Lord has made it definitely […]

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Eliza Roxcy Snow

Eliza Roxcy Snow was a plural wife of the Prophet Joseph Smith. Return to Plural Wives of Joseph Smith Born: January 21, 1804 Died: December 5, 1887, Salt Lake City, Utah Sealed (Joseph Smith): June 29, 1842 Full Name: Eliza Roxcy Snow Daughters of the Utah Pioneers and their Mothers There were illustrious names among those pioneer women — Eliza […]

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Delcena Johnson (Sherman)

Delcena Johnson (Sherman) was a plural wife of the Prophet Joseph Smith. Return to Plural Wives of Joseph Smith Born: November 19, 1806, Westfield, Vermont Died: October 21, 1854, Salt Lake City, Utah Sealed (Joseph Smith): Prior to July 1842 Married (Lyman Royal Sherman): January 16, 1829 Full Name: Delcena Johnson (Sherman) Wilford Woodruff “Elder Sherman sung in the gift of […]

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Sarah Maryetta Kingsley (Howe Cleveland)

Sarah Kingsley (Howe Cleveland) was a plural wife of the Prophet Joseph Smith. Return to Plural Wives of Joseph Smith Born: October 20, 1788, Becket, Massachusetts Died: April 20-21, 1856 Sealed (Joseph Smith): Unknown Married (John Howe): 1807 Married (John Cleveland): March 3, 1834, Clay County, Missouri. Full Name: Sarah Kingsley (Howe Cleveland) Anon. Biography, CHL. Possibly by August Cleveland Smith Brigham Young […]

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