Annually, October 1, is the anniversary of a little known event in early Church history that I believe, in consequence of significant research progress into 2019, now deserves recognition for identifying a region of major Book of Mormon lands and for initiating Book of Mormon archaeological historic research.
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This is the story of those who have been labeled “the greatest generation.” Some of the heroic accounts I’ll share will show why such high praise has been paid to them. We should note that Latter-day Saints were found in all of the pivotal moments of the war.
One of the common questions many people have asked about Joseph Smith is how much did a “magic world view” influence the Prophet and his account of the coming forth of the Book of Mormon? Even in his own lifetime, Joseph faced accusations of being embroiled in superstition and “folk magic” from skeptical neighbors and adversaries.
The relationship between The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Catholic Church has obviously grown closer during recent decades, and not merely in Utah. This should be no surprise. There is a story here that few Catholics and Latter-day Saints know.
We must understand the basic calendar in order to understand and appreciate the importance of the equinox in the annual life cycle of nature on earth, and in this Church History study.
This next year 2020 marks the bicentennial of the First Vision. Here's how you can celebrate.
The storm of war had been building all around Far West, Missouri in the late summer of 1838. Mob activity had been so intense that Mercy Rachel Thompson wrote, "At times I feared to lay my Babe down lest they should slay me and leave it to suffer worse than immediate Death." By October 31, 1838, the anti-Mormon militia of up to three thousand gathering around the barricaded city outnumbered the Far West militia five to one. In honor of the new film, "Out of Liberty" premiering this weekend, learn about the terrifying circumstances that surrounded Joseph Smith's being brought to Liberty Jail.