Sunday, October 27, 2013

Sunday Tidbits—Prophets and their Baptism

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1.      It was necessary to baptize Spencer W. Kimball twice. Where was he first baptized?

a.      In a bathtub

b.      In a water trough

c.       In a rain barrel

d.      In a wash tub

2.      How many Presidents of the Church were baptized in City Creek?

a.      1

b.       2

c.       3

d.      4

3.      President Hinckley said he only had one secret left in life, something to do with his baptism. What was that secret?

a.      Who baptized him

b.      How old he was when he was baptized

c.       Where he was baptized

d.      The fact that he might not be baptized

Yesterday’s answer:

(C)   The Savior, Joseph Smith, and Jedediah Grant

The following story is in reference to the revelation received by President John Taylor on October 13, 1882 calling George Teasdale and Heber J. Grant to the holy Apostleship.

   An experience of Elder Heber J. Grant a few months later gives some background to this revelation. Heber reported that for the first few months of his apostleship he felt that he was not qualified to be a special witness of the Savior. While traveling on the Navajo reservation in northern Arizona in February 1883, helping establish the Church among the Indians, Elder Grant told his companions he wanted some time by himself and took a different route to their destination. He later recounted what happened as he rode:

   “I seemed to see, and I seemed to hear, what to me is one of the most real things in all my life, I seemed to see a Council in heaven. I seemed to hear the words that were spoken. . . . In this Council the Savior was present, my father [Jedediah M. Grant] was there, and the Prophet Joseph Smith was there. They discussed the question that a mistake had been made in not filling those two vacancies and that in all probability it would be another six months before the Quorum would be completed, and they discussed as to whom they wanted to occupy those positions, and decided that the way to remedy the mistake that had been made in not filling these vacancies was to send a revelation. It was given to me that the Prophet Joseph Smith and my father mentioned me and requested that I be called to that position. I sat there and wept for joy. . . .

   “. . . From that day I have never bothered, night or day, with the idea that I was not worthy to stand as an Apostle.”

B.H. Roberts, Life of John Taylor (Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1963), 349-351. In Conference Report, 4 Apr. 1941, pp. 4-5.

Sunday Tidbits—Prophets and their Baptism

1.      It was necessary to baptize Spencer W. Kimball twice. Where was he first baptized?

a.      In a bathtub

b.      In a water trough

c.       In a rain barrel

d.      In a wash tub

2.      How many Presidents of the Church were baptized in City Creek?

a.      1

b.       2

c.       3

d.      4

3.      President Hinckley said he only had one secret left in life, something to do with his baptism. What was that secret?

a.      Who baptized him

b.      How old he was when he was baptized

c.       Where he was baptized

d.      The fact that he might not be baptized

Yesterday’s answer:

(C)   The Savior, Joseph Smith, and Jedidiah Grant

The following story is in reference to the revelation received by President John Taylor on October 13, 1882 calling George Teasdale and Heber J. Grant to the holy Apostleship.

   An experience of Elder Heber J. Grant a few months later gives some background to this revelation. Heber reported that for the first few months of his apostleship he felt that he was not qualified to be a special witness of the Savior. While traveling on the Navajo reservation in northern Arizona in February 1883, helping establish the Church among the Indians, Elder Grant told his companions he wanted some time by himself and took a different route to their destination. He later recounted what happened as he rode:

   “I seemed to see, and I seemed to hear, what to me is one of the most real things in all my life, I seemed to see a Council in heaven. I seemed to hear the words that were spoken. . . . In this Council the Savior was present, my father [Jedediah M. Grant] was there, and the Prophet Joseph Smith was there. They discussed the question that a mistake had been made in not filling those two vacancies and that in all probability it would be another six months before the Quorum would be completed, and they discussed as to whom they wanted to occupy those positions, and decided that the way to remedy the mistake that had been made in not filling these vacancies was to send a revelation. It was given to me that the Prophet Joseph Smith and my father mentioned me and requested that I be called to that position. I sat there and wept for joy. . . .

   “. . . From that day I have never bothered, night or day, with the idea that I was not worthy to stand as an Apostle.”

B.H. Roberts, Life of John Taylor (Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1963), 349-351. In Conference Report, 4 Apr. 1941, pp. 4-5.

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