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Alpheus Cutler Intro

February 29, 1784 – June 10, 1864

Early Mormon Polygamists“It is no exaggeration to say that Cutler, next to the apostles, was one of Mormonism’s most important leaders during this period.” – Journal of Mormon History, “Conflict in the Camps of Israel,” DANNY L. JORGENSEN, p. 31

Lies, pseudonyms, excuses, and denials. All these things comprise the M.O. of Alpheus Cutler and those he surrounded himself with in life. It seems no one had a working conscience available and the longer they lived, the worse things became.

We’re highlighting Alpheus Cutler because of the role he played in early Mormonism. As you’ll see in our short bio, the quote above is a fit description of this man. While his name isn’t in the headlines of Mormon folklore today it can be safely said that without his participation in early Mormonism, they wouldn’t be where they are today.

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Mormon Decisions 10Journal of Discourses 12:97; “I do not wish to say much upon this subject, but I say, woe to you Eves if you proclaim or entertain feelings against this doctrine! Woe to every female in this Church who says, ‘I will not submit to the doctrine that God has revealed.’ You will wake up by and by and say, ‘I have lost the crown and exaltation I might have gained had I only been faithful to my covenants and the revelations which God gave. I might have been crowned as well as you, but now I must go to another kingdom.’” – Brigham Young, Salt Lake City, June 30, 1867

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A Book of MormMormon Decisions 10ons, pp. 243-244; “Roberts…refused to sign a Church ‘political manifesto’ which stipulated that before a general authority could seek political office he must ‘apply to the proper authorities and learn from them whether he can, consistently with the obligations already entered into with the Church upon assuming his office, take upon himself the added duties and labors and responsibilities of the new position.’…Roberts felt that the political manifesto constituted an infringement on basic civil liberties. He was suspended from ecclesiastical duties and given three weeks to recant…. He walked the streets all night, wrestling with the dilemma of sacrificing principle or being stripped of his Church blessings. Just hours before the deadline, he decided to sign and was accepted back into fellowship.” – Richard S. Van Wagoner and Steven C. Walker

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2014 yahExodus 15:2; “The LORD is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father’s God, and I will exalt him.”2014 Yeshua

Acts 7:55,56; “But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God 56 And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.”

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Mormon Decisions 10Journal of Discourses 16:166; “If we could make every man upon the earth get him a wife, live righteously and serve God, we would not be under the necessity, perhaps, of taking more than one wife. But they will not do this; the people of God, therefore, have been commanded to take more wives.” — Brigham Young, Paris, Idaho, August 31, 1873

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‘Uncle’ John Smith Intro

July 16, 1781 – May 23, 1854

 Leviticus 18:6; “None of you shall approach to any that is near of kin to him, to uncover their nakedness: I am the LORD.”

Early Mormon PolygamistsEveryone in life leaves an indelible mark on this earth whether they’re here for an hour, a decade, or century. Even though we may not we like to admit it, in the majority of cases, the legacies we leave behind are up to us individually.

The life of John Smith, affectionately known as ‘Uncle John’ by family members, is a good example of someone who isn’t known for living an exemplary life by setting a high standard to live by. Rather, this man’s legacy can be marked by the company he kept.

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John Smith Intro

September 22, 1832 – November 6, 1911

Early Mormon PolygamistsWe’ve been gathering info for more installments on our Polygamy and Mormon Church Leaders series and this time around we’re highlighting the life of John Smith.

 

 

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