Defenders of the Faith
Defenders Of The Faith Joseph Smith Foundation

When Marie Madeleine Cardon was 5 or 6 years old, she had the following dream which prepared her and her family to receive the Restored Gospel when missionaries later visited the Alps.

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Lyman Omer Littlefield, 1819-c1890

Autobiography (1819-1848)Lyman Omer Littlefield, Reminiscences of Latter-day Saints (Logan, Utah: The Utah Journal Co., 1888)REMINISCENCES OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS Note: included in this autiobiography is a short autobiography of Lucy Walker Smith Chapter II Lyman Omer Littlefield, who has undertaken in this little volume to give publicity to many incidents connected with the experience of the […]

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The Words of Joseph Smith

Author: Joseph Smith Length: approx. 447 pgs. This book contains a full collection of Joseph Smith’s Nauvoo discourses in the mature and climatic years of his life – many have never been published. They are reproduced in this book in exact fidelity to their original written sources in diaries and journals, including spelling and grammatical deviations. […]

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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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Does the Heartland Model contradict statements made by the Leadership of the Church?

James F. Stoddard III If the Book of Mormon events occurred in North America, as Joseph Smith as well as other Presidents of the church have indicated, does this make other statements by the leadership of the Church inaccurate?  It appears on initial investigation that the early Brethren contradict what some of the later Brethren, […]

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A Letter to My Christian Friends

James F. Stoddard III In response to what Mormons believe please permit me to add my thoughts. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (sometimes referred to as “Mormons” or “Latter-day Saints”) and my ancestry is through Joseph Smith’s grandfather, Asael Smith and cousins. I have had the priviledge […]

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John Taylor

Administration of President Taylor — 1880-1887 The Year of Jubilee April 6, 1880, was just fifty years from the day of the organization of the Church. On this date and the three succeeding days, the fiftieth annual conference of the Church was held in the tabernacle, Salt Lake City. Preliminary meetings were also held on […]

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Manti Temple

Associated Locations: Manti, Utah Associated Dates: May 21, 1888 – Dedicated Providential Importance in History Franklin D. Richards “When we dedicated the Temple at Manti, many of the brethren and sisters saw the presence of spiritual beings, discernible only by the inward eye. The Prophets Joseph, Hyrum, Brigham and various other Apostles that have gone were […]

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Independence, Missouri

Associated Locations: Temple Lot, Independence, Missouri Providential Importance in History Independence, Jackson County, Missouri is the location of the Garden of Eden.The location of the Garden of Eden in America, and at Independence, Missouri, clears up many a problem which the Bible account of Eden and its garden has left in the minds of students. […]

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Salt Lake Temple

Associated Locations: Salt Lake, Utah Associated Dates: April 6, 1893 – Dedication date Providential Importance in History President Brigham Young I scarcely ever say much about revelations, or visions, but suffice to say, five years ago last July I was here, and saw in the spirit the Temple not ten feet from where we have […]

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