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Today we’re looking at information the Church has supplied to their youth who attend LDS Seminary. The kids involved (9th –12th grade) are basically 14-18 years old.

Check out what it says in their ‘Doctrine and Covenants, and Church History’ Manual.

“Lesson 152: The Coming Forth of the Pearl of Great Price,” Doctrine and Covenants and Church History Seminary Teacher Manual (2013), p. 805 Continue Reading »

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September 21 – John 14:16-18; “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.  I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.” Continue Reading »

Today we’re looking at some of the nepotism that takes place in Mormonism. The family in question is the Snow family.

We thought it’d behoove our readers to know who’s who in the myriad of quotes we publish – so here’s a small sampling! Continue Reading »

September 20 – John 7:14-17; “Now about the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and taught.  And the Jews marvelled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned?  Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me.  If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.” Continue Reading »

TodayinMormonHistory.com “– 175 years ago today – Sep 15, 1843 — William Clayton writes in his journal: “President Joseph told me he had lately had a new item of law revealed to him in relation to myself. He said the Lord had revealed to him that a man could only take 2 of a family except by express revelation and as I had said I intended to take Lydia he made this known for my benefit. To have more than two in a family was apt to cause wrangles and trouble. He finally asked if I would not give L[ydia] to him. I said I would so far as I had anything to do in it. He requested me to talk to her.

Lydia Moon, who had just turned 17, was the younger sister of two of Clayton’s wives: legal wife Ruth Moon and his first plural wife Margaret Moon. Clayton had been courting Lydia to become his plural wife until Joseph Smith told him of the recently-revealed “new item of law.” Clayton talked to Lydia Moon about becoming Joseph’s plural wife but she never would agree to it. She later apostatized from the Church.” Continue Reading »

September 19 – Matthew 17:1-5; “And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart, And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.  And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him.  Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.  While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.” Continue Reading »

Times and Seasons, Vol. V. No. 15] CITY OF NAUVOO, ILL. AUG. 15,1844. [Whole No. 99, p. 618 “CITY OF NAUVOO, THURSDAY, AUG. 15, 1844. THE NEXT PRESIDENT…as our candidate for this high office, has been butchered in cold blood, for aught [ought] we know to the contrary, to prevent him from being elected, and the murderers running at large with impunity; and as we are not abolitionists and will not go against one half the interest of the nation-what shall we do as honest and consistent men? Shall we honor the “views of the powers and policy of the government,” as published by the now martyred Gen. Joseph Smith? We will.”” ~ JOHN TAYLOR, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR, August 1844. [emp. mine] Continue Reading »

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