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I Stand in Awe of You ‘Holy God, to Whom all praise is due, I stand in awe of you’.

 I’m certain most people with an interest in Mormonism are well aware of the significance in today’s date in Mormon history. For those unaware, on June 27, 1844, Joseph and Hyrum Smith were killed in a shootout at a jail in Carthage, IL. The two brothers were awaiting trial when an angry mob stormed the building, ran up a flight of stairs, and were met with a shower of bullets with Joe Smith at the other end of a gun that had been smuggled in the night prior.

When the dust settled, Joe and Hyrum were both deceased, and another member of the Church (John Taylor), found he had been shot as well. For more info, see History of the Church 6:616-618.

Although we’ve posted on this subject in our witnessing tip today, I’d be remiss not to bring attention to the news feed I received in my e-mails last night.

The Church’s top apostle, M. Russell Ballard, wrote in the Church News that he hopes members will appreciate a few things on this, the 175th anniversary of Smith’s death. (more…)

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