Sunday, September 30, 2012

Sunday Tidbits- General Conference June 27, 1854


1.                  Why was General Conference held on this date?


A)     The tenth anniversary of the martyrdom of Joseph and Hyrum Smith

B)     A flu epidemic postpone conference to this date

C)     The Utah War postpone conference to this date

D)     The miracle of the seagulls postpone conference to this date


2.      What did Brigham Young want the Saints to remember from this conference?


A)     The great things Joseph and Hyrum did for the Church

B)     To remember the blessings of the Lord

C)     To never move again as a result of persecution

D)     To remember Nauvoo and the temple


3.      It was during this conference that Elder John Taylor revealed the original name of polygamy. What was it?


A)     Spiritual Wifery

B)     Heavenly Wifery

C)     Celestial Wifery

D)     LDS Wifery

Yesterday’s answer:

B     President Joseph Smith


On August 20, 1842, Orson Pratt was excommunicated, leaving a vacancy in the quorum, at which time Amasa M. Lyman was ordained an Apostle to fill the vacancy left by Pratt. Five months later, on January 20, 1843, Pratt was rebaptized and reinstated in the quorum, thereby bringing the number in the quorum to thirteen. To rectify the situation, Joseph Smith made Lyman a counselor to the First Presidency, although he also continued as a member of the Twelve.


1844/1845 Declaration Regarding Apostolic Succession, BYU Studies, Vol. 49, No. 3, 2010, 14.

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