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The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star, Volume 17, No. 14, April 7, 1855, p. 212 “We are not ashamed to declare that we are polygamists. We are not ashamed to proclaim to the great nation…that is part and parcel of our religious creed.

We do this calmly, seriously, and understandingly; after due deliberation…we unhesitatingly pronounce our full and implicit faith in this principle, as emanating from God, and that under His direction it would be a blessing to the human family.” — Franklin D. Richards (more…)

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  September 1 – Jesus’ Name. Matthew 1:21 “And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.”

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Journal of Discourses 26:302 “…the Apostle Paul makes this declaration: “For to this end Christ both died and rose, and revived again, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.”

So it is with the Prophet Joseph Smith. He has gone before with the keys of this dispensation, after having lived and conferred them upon the authorities of the Church, even all that was necessary until he shall come again to build up this kingdom preparatory to the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.

He with others are helping to carry out the great work of the redemption of the dead. And this part of the work we are called upon to perform in the temples. To be baptized for them, to be confirmed for them, and to perform all those holy ordinances for your righteous dead, for your worthy ancestry, which you have done or shall do for yourselves, makes you to become saviors upon Mount Zion.” — Franklin D. Richards, Provo, August 30, 1885 (more…)

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September Witnessing Tip 16September 1 – Jesus’ Name. Matthew 1:21; “And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.”

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Early Mormon PolygamistsWe think it’s important to highlight the lives of those who were instrumental in the early years of Mormonism.  In this series we’re highlighting the lifestyles, missions and general work they did to spread the Mormon god’s gospel and the women who promoted their ideals.

This time we’re looking at Willard Richards. Although this gentleman lived only 49 years he was instrumental in bringing hundreds of people into Mormonism through his proselytizing skills in England.

His older cousin Brigham Young introduced him to the Book of Mormon and summarily baptized him into the Church. It didn’t take long for Richards to embrace the polygamous lifestyle and marry 11 women within a decade or so.  Three other women would marry him posthumously. Several of his wives were sisters and there’s even a mother and mother-in-law duo in the mix.  You can read more about Willard and his wives here.

 

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