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 Worshiping the Mormon Pioneers

Originally published 2011

2017 NEW & UPDATED!

I write this article with the intent of introducing the Mormon people to the idea of

Mormon Pioneers coming down through Echo Canyon, UT 1866

thinking about what, and/or whom they are worshiping. What I don’t want to do is send the message I’m here to bash, or ridicule the intent they hold in their hearts for Jesus.

Each year the state of Utah celebrates Pioneer Days in July, with the 24th of that month being the apex of their homage paid to the early Mormons who pushed, and pulled their handcarts and wagons from Nauvoo, Illinois to the Wasatch Front. Their second prophet Brigham Young, led the group of believers to their new home where they thought they could “live their religion” (aka polygamy) without being bothered by non-Mormons.

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 Romans 1:16; “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”

GordonBHinckley Ensign, ‘The Faith of the Pioneers,’ July 1984; “The power that moved our gospel forebears was the power of faith in God.” – Gordon B. Hinckley

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the-first-presidencylds_conference_april_2010First Presidency Message, ‘All is Well,’ July 2015

Today I read with sorrow the July issue of the First Presidency Message on the LDS website. My first thought when I read the phrase ‘all is well’, was a warning from God in the book of Jeremiah.

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Wagon wheelMormon Decisions 10On the heels of the Church’s latest announcement on ‘finding’ the names of 57,000 deceased Mormon pioneers, a few questions about their temples come to mind.

Ecclesiastes 9:5; “For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten.”

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Perrigrine Sessions

June 15, 1814 – June 3, 1893

Early Mormon PolygamistsThe addition of this entry to our series of Polygamy and Mormon Church Leaders reminded me of my own family in many ways.  One of  the main similarities was the oblivious mindset that’s employed for those living this ungodly lifestyle.

 

 

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