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Foundations of the Restoration
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Which town received the most canonized revelations in D/C?
How long did the Lord want Kirtland to be a strong hold?
Why were the Saints told to go to Ohio?
- to escape the power of the enemy
- to be gathered unto the Lord as a righteous people
- to receive the law there
- to take the gospel to all nations
- to be endowed with power from on high
What areas did the NY Saints gather from?
established in Manchester, Fayette, Colesville
Who exercised great faith which caused the ice to break in Buffalo Harbor?
Lucy Mack Smith
What is the main reason why God gathers his covenant people in any age?
give them temple blessings
How did the Saints first react to the revelation know as "The Vision"?
it was a trial for them due to traditions but then it was the greatest news
Is it truly possible to see the face of God in mortality?
yes if we forsake our sins
What were the general Church leaders chastised for?
they have not taught their children
Who gave the first temple dedicatory prayer in scripture?
Were baptisms for the dead performed before Christ came to the earth?
How did some of the Saints react to the Kirtland Temple dedicatory prayer?
800 turned away
How does the tabernacle design teach the gospel?
presence of God, Angelic guardians, prayer, live by light, baptism, obedience and sacrifice
What labor did the women perform to assist with the Kirtland temple?
spinning and knitting to clothe those laboring at the building
What is the endowment?
to receive all of those ordinances in the house of the Lord which are necessary for you after you have departed in this life to enable to walk back to the presence of the Father
What economic state were most Saints in at the time of the building of the Kirtland temple?
13000 still owed
What was the Kirtland Safety Society?
private joint stock company
What caused the collapse of the Kirtland Safety Society?
Panic of 1837
What were the two main Church gathering locations during the 1830s?
Ohio and Missour
Where was the center of Zion?
Jackson County, Missouri
What was the cultural context of Jackson county in the 1830s?
work seemed impossible, godless place, profane
What were the issues the Missourians raised against the Saints?
LDS tampered with slaves, accused of being friendly to Indians, engaged in political competition, land policies, criticized beliefs and immigrants
--- LDS boasted of taking Missouri lands, gathered in haste, and transgressions of the saints
How could the Saints have lessened the tension between them and the Missourians? Did all the state of Missouri reject them?
What were the spiritual reasons listed in D/C 101 for why the Saints were allowed to be driven out of Jackson County?
sin and trial of faith
What are the items listed in D/C 105 in order for Zion to be redeemed and the Saints return to Jackson County?
obedient, law of consecration, law of celestial kingdom, be taught perfectly, acquire more experience, know duty, be endowed with power, purchase lands, army sanctified
What was the purpose of Zion's Camp?
group of 229 LDS marched from Kirtland to Jackson County. commanded by revelation and consisted of volunteers to work with Missouri state militia in restoring property taken by the mob
Was Zion's camp a success or failure?
news of LDS invasion caused citizens to prepare and Gov. withdrew militia support
success: god is more concerned with growth
The redemption of Zion was represented in a parable. What do each of the items represent?
choice piece of land: Jackson Co.
servants: church members
olive trees: settlements of saints
watchmen: leaders in the church
tower: the temple
servant: joseph smith
What do we learn about the Constitution from D/C?
Constitution was an inspired document
What temple did the Founding Fathers appear and request their temple work?
Where does the content of D/C 121-123 come from?
Joseph's epistle to the church from Liberty Jail
What is the historical background of D/C 121-123?
They were supposed to be shot, went to Richmond and Liberty Jail
Which jail were Joseph Smith and his fellow prisoners taken before being incarcerated in Liberty Jail?
Who wrote the letter that spurred Joseph's inspired response and the Lord's answers to the persecution then going on?
What does D/C 121 teach us about the proper way to exercise the priesthood?
with the rights of the priesthood and following principles of righteousness, the powers of heaven are unlocked
What does D/C 122 teach us about suffering?
man's extremity is God's opportunity if we humble ourselves and turn that which is unfair into circumstances that can bring comfort and revelation
- he knows the details of our suffering
- he wants us to become like He is
- blessing in sorrow
What were the reasons why the exiled Missouri saints were welcomed in Illinois?
humanitarian appeal, economic interest, political value
What was the problem with the land in Commerce (nauvoo) which concerned people about living there?
What does Nauvoo mean in Hebrew?
Who was the man the sold the Saints the land after they were exiled from Missouri?
According to D/C 124, what was the purpose of the Nauvoo House?
boarding of strangers, resting place
What was the main maritime route of British Saints gathering to Nauvoo in the 1840s?
left liverpool, crossed the Atlantic and came into Quebec, NY, and New orleans
What kind of reception were they given?
Prophet was there to welcome them, thrilling and joyful
What did Joseph Smith warn the new converts to not expect?
perfection, perfect harmony, peace and love
Where were baptisms for the dead first performed?
What doctrinal development took place with regards to baptisms for the dead as outline in 127/128?
first they were baptised for eachother and now they were baptised for the dead.
How was the relief society organized?
20 sisters met in the upper room to organize the relief society.
- expound scripture, doctrine
- guard moral purity
- relieve the poor
- prepare for temple blessings
Who was the first president of the Relief Society Organization?
According to Elder Oaks, what is the relationship to women and the authority of the priesthood?
when a woman is set apart to preach the gospel as a missionary, she is given priesthood authority to perform this function. same is true with callings
What is the historical background of King Follett discourse?
(elder king follett had died soon before) delivered in Nauvoo at general conference. less than 3 months before he died. about the character of God, man's potential to progress and the creation. spoke for 2 hours. temple was being built but many apostates.
According to D/C 129 what are the keys whereby one may know if a ministering angel or spirit is sent from God?
offer him a hand and you will feel an angels hand. offer him your hand and if he declines, but still shares his message it is a spirit. if it be the devil, when you offer to shake his hand, he will offer you his and you will not feel anything.
Which prophet issued Manifesto- Declaration 1?
- end plural marriage in the church
What was the main reason for polygamy?
God said it was right
- more people born into the gospel
What was shown in a vision with regards to what would happen if the Saints did not stop the practice of plural marriage?
all ordinances would be stopped and confusion would reign and men would be made prisoners
What was unlawful cohabitation?
living together while not being married
Where did the Saints move to outside the US in order to avoid persecution?
Mexico and Canada
Which apostle was assigned to announce publicly in a 1852 general conference that plural marriage was being practice by the Saints?
Which penitentiaries were the men sent who were prosecuted for unlawful cohabitation?
Boise, South Dakota, Yuma Arizona, Detroit Michigan, Sugarhouse
Who were the men who gave false claims that they had been called to succeed the Prophet Joseph Smith?
What miraculous event took place when Brigham Young told the Saints that he and the 12 had the keys to lead the Church after Josephs' death?
Transfiguration as if Joseph Smith was talking to them
What section of land was the most difficult part of the trail between Nauvoo and the Salt Lake Valley?
Where did the Mormon Trail begin in 1847 when Brigham Young led a vanguard company West?
Camp of Israel
What is the D/C section which gave inspired guidance to the westward journey of the Saints?
What did this section teach concerning leadership in moving West?
under the direction of the 12 apostles
Who did the Saints compare themselves to in their journey West?
Exodus: cousnel of Moses
What is the Mountain Meadows Massacre?
50-60 militiamen massacred 120 emigrants who were travelling by wagon
What were Joseph Smith's chief concerns as his life drew to an end?
What evidence is there that Joseph had premonitions about his death?
eternal life even if you die, enemies are set, he will finish his work that God gives him
- protected until mission is finished
What were the events leading up to the martyrdom?
- conspiracy against the prophet
- war and extermination
what was the nauvoo expositor?
libelous newspaper to expose JS
- riot issued against Nauvoo city
- go across river and return to Nauvoo
- paid for destroyed press
Which apostles survived the mob attack of Carthage Jail?
Willard Richards and John Taylor
What caused the testimony of Joseph and Hyrum to be in force?
innocent blood on the altar
Why did the saints gather to America, to one location?
gathered in one place to prepare their hearts for wicked days
What was the primary port of departure from Europe?
What was the mode of operation for immigrating the Saints?
agents to prepare the voyage to avoid getting robbed and cheated
What were the advantages of having LDS immigration agents?
charter a vessel, provisions for a company, charter a steam boat, man of experience leads each company
How many ships were lost crossing the Atlantic?
Which president of the Church received the revelation in 138?
Joseph F Smith
What was he doing when he received it?
In the beehive house the day before General Conference
According to Elder Packer, how were the two revelations that became part of the Standard Works received when first presented to the Church members in 1976?
they were surprised cause it was casual, but we should remember it
What D/C revelation is a vision of the redemption of the dead?
Which D/C revelation is known as a vision of the celestial kingdom?
What events led to the announcement of Official Declaration 2?
A few black members were given the Priesthood by Joseph Smith until they stopped doing it. Kimball removed all restrictions
- expansion of the work, promises, worthy to receive
- upper room of the temple
Which Church president received the revelation connected to Official Declaration 2?
Spencer W Kimball
What does Official Declaration 2 teach us personally about the process of receiving revelation?
The Lord has a time table
view things on an eternal lens
not to change the will of god but secure ourselves for others blessings that God is willing to grant
What does OD2 teach us personally about the process of the Church receiving revelation as a whole?
revelations come as they are desired, man on his tip toes
Founded Mormonism in New York in 1830 with the guidance of an angel. 1843, Smith's announcement that God sanctioned polygamy split the Mormons and let to an uprising against Mormons in 1844; translated the Book of Mormon and died a martyr.
Joseph's brother, martyred in Carthage with Joseph, one of the 8 witnesses
One of the LDS 12Apostles, and 3rd President of the LDS church. A Former Methodist minister.
-Teacher boarding with the Smith family
-Helped as scribe
-Involved in restoration of both priesthoods
"It was no dream, no vain imagination of the mind. It was real. I felt the hands of angels on my head as plainly as I could feel yours. I could hear their voices as I hear yours now."
-Married into Whitmer family
-Mission to lamanites
-Went to Missouri to print copies of Revelation. Printing press destroyed
-Temple dedication testified that Christ spoke "face to face" and keys restored by Moses Elias and Elijah
-Left church because he disagreed economically and tried to sell land for profit
Said Joseph committed adultery when he knew it was plural marriage
-Studied and practiced law
-Moved to Wisconsin and almost elected mayor
-Sought rebaptism in Iowa and was rebaptized
-Died at age 43 and never denied
-Head of the church in Kirkland
-scribe for the JST of the Bible
Lilburn W. Boggs
Lt. Governor of Missouri (know how his position varies from that of Governor Dunklin) Signed the extermination order.
Cousin of Brigham Young. Served a mission in England with Heber C. Kimball. Became 1st counselor to Joseph Fielding in England (2nd counselor was William Clayton).
William Law was an important figure in the early history of the Latter Day Saint movement, holding a position in the church's First Presidency under Joseph Smith. Law was later excommunicated for apostasy from the church and was founder of the short-lived True Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Isaac Galland was a merchant, postmaster, land speculator, and doctor. He is best known for selling large tracts of land around Commerce, Illinois, to founder of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Joseph Smith, and the church itself in 1839.
-An elect Lady
-First Relief Society President
David W Patten
One of the 12. faithful until the end; he was killed at the Battle of Crooked River trying to rescue people who had been kidnapped by the mob; called himself "Captain Fear not"
4th President of the LDS;Born 1807-1898; Write the Manifesto in 1890 that ended Plural marriages.
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