Glimpse of the Past – LDS Church History May 25-31

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May 25, 1829 – Samuel Harrison Smith, who had come to visit his brother Joseph at Harmony, was baptized by Oliver Cowdery. May 25, 1829 – A few days later Hyrum Smith visited Harmony to make enquiries about the work of God, and received through his brother Joseph a revelation, calling him to assist in the work. (Doc. and Cov., Sec. 11.) May 27, 1840 – Bishop Edward Partridge died at Nauvoo, 46 years old. He lost his life in consequence of the Missouri persecutions. May 27, 1840 – The first number of The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star was published at Manchester, England; Apostle Parley P. Pratt, editor. May 30, 1845 – The murderers of Joseph and Hyrum Smith were acquitted by the jury at Carthage, although every one who witnessed the trial was satisfied of their guilt. Taken from Andrew Jenson’s:  Church...

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LDS Site of the Week – ADAM-ONDI-AHMAN

Posted by on May 16, 2011 in Site of the Week - LDS Church History Tour | 0 comments

Adam-ondi-Ahman – 173 years ago this week, Joseph Smith, jun., Sidney Rigdon and others visited a place on the north side of Grand river (about twenty-five miles north of Far West) called by the Saints Spring Hill, which by revelation was named Adam-ondi-Ahman, because “it is the place where Adam shall come to visit his people or the Ancient of Days shall sit, as spoken of by the Prophet Daniel.” Where Adam and Eve dwelt after leaving the Garden of Eden.  Also where a great meeting or council will soon be held involving church leaders from this world and the next.  Millions will be in attendance.  All prophets who have ever received keys will be there with Adam.  This site is so sacred that the Church makes no effort to advertise it to the world.  There is no visitors’ center there and the plaques at the overlooks tell very little about it.  Visitors should already know and appreciate what they are looking at. Joseph Fielding Smith wrote a great deal about Adam-ondi-Ahman: “This council in the valley of Adam-ondi-Ahman is to be of the greatest importance to this world. At that time there will be a transfer of authority from the usurper and impostor, Lucifer, to the rightful King, Jesus Christ. Judgment will be set and all who have held keys will make their reports and deliver their stewardships, as they shall be required. Adam will direct this judgment, and then he will make his report, as the one holding the keys for this earth, to his Superior Officer, Jesus Christ. Our Lord will then assume the reins of government; directions will be given to the Priesthood; and He, whose right it is to rule, will be installed officially by the voice of the Priesthood there assembled. This grand council of Priesthood will be composed, not only of those who are faithful who now dwell on this earth, but also of the prophets and apostles of old, who have had directing authority. Others may also be there, but if so they will be there by appointment, for this is to be an official council called to attend to the most momentous matters concerning the destiny of this earth.  When this gathering is held, the world will not know of it; the members of the Church at large will not know of it, yet it shall be preparatory to the coming in the clouds of glory of our Savior Jesus Christ as the Prophet Joseph Smith has said. The world cannot know of it. The Saints cannot know of it — except those who officially shall be called into this council — for it shall precede the coming of Jesus Christ as a thief in the night, unbeknown to all the world.”  (Joseph Fielding Smith Jr., The Way to Perfection, p...

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Glimpse of the Past – LDS Church History May 16-24

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May 19, 1838 – Joseph Smith, jun., Sidney Rigdon and others visited a place on the north side of Grand river (about twenty-five miles north of Far West) called by the Saints Spring Hill, which by revelation was named Adam-ondi-Ahman, because “it is the place where Adam shall come to visit his people or the Ancient of Days shall sit, as spoken of by the Prophet Daniel.” (Dan. 7:9-14; Doc. and Cov., Sec. 116.) May 24, 1845 – President Brigham Young and others who had been secreted for some time, to avoid arrest and persecution by their enemies, appeared at Nauvoo and took part in the laying of the cap stone of the Temple, in the presence of a large number of Saints. May 23, 1853 – A branch of the Church was organized at Cape Town, Africa. May 18, 1865 – A company, consisting of nine missionaries, eleven women, eighteen children and six teamsters, left G.S.L. City, bound for the Hawaiian Islands. Geo. Nebeker was appointed captain; the company had ten wagons. May 18, 1877 – The ground for the Logan Temple was dedicated. Apostle Orson Pratt offered the dedicatory...

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Glimpse of the Past – LDS Church History May 7-15

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May 15, 1829 – While Joseph Smith, jun., and Oliver Cowdery were engaged in prayer in the woods, near Harmony, John the Baptist descended as a messenger from heaven in a cloud of light and ordained them to the Priesthood of Aaron and commanded them to baptize and ordain each other. This they did the same day. Immediately after being baptized, the Holy Ghost fell upon them in great measure and both prophesied. (See Doc. and Cov., Sec. 13, and History of Joseph Smith.) May 7, 1834 – The Prophet’s company of volunteers, known in the history of the Church as Zion’s Camp, was partly organized, consisting of over one hundred and fifty men with twenty baggage wagons. May 9, 1840 – Elder Theodore Turley, who had been imprisoned in Stafford jail, England, at the instigation of a Methodist preacher, was released. May 1885 – Apostles Brigham Young and Moses Thatcher visited the City of Mexico, and obtained permission from the Federal government for the Saints to remain in...

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Glimpse of the Past – LDS Church History May 1-6

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May 1, 1832 – At a council, held at Independence, it was decided to print 3,000 copies of the “Book of Commandments.” May 6, 1832 – Joseph Smith, jun., Sidney Rigdon and Newel K. Whitney left Independence, Mo., for Ohio. On the journey Bro. Whitney broke his leg and was miraculously healed. Joseph was poisoned by his enemies, but was restored in an instant. May 6, 1833 – A revelation on the pre-existence of man was given through Joseph Smith, jun., at Kirtland, and on the same date the Saints were commanded by revelation to build a House to the Lord at Kirtland. (Doc. and Cov., Sec. 93 and 94.) May 3, 1834 – At a conference of Elders, held at Kirtland, the Church was first named “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.” May 4, 1835 (Monday) – The Twelve left Kirtland on their first mission as Apostles. Taken from Andrew Jenson’s:  Church...

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