Monday, November 11, 2013

Double Duty

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Today you belong to a ward and have a calling in that ward. Never does it happen that you have a calling in more than one ward, however, it hasn’t always been this way. At the time of Brigham Young it was not uncommon for individuals in this organization to have callings in more than one ward. What was the organization?

a.      The Relief Society

b.      Young Men’s

c.       The Priesthood

d.      The Primary

Yesterday’s answer:

1.      B   Religion

At the dedication of the Brigham Young Academy on January 4, 1892, Wilford Woodruff stated to all teachers: “Don’t fail to teach the children to honor God if you are told that religion should not be taught in Schools. Tell such persons that there is a God in heaven and He has lead His people, preserved and guided them, and that nothing exists in the Constitution prohibiting such from teaching our children religion.”

Chronicles of Courage, Daughters of Utah Pioneers (Salt Lake City: Lesson Committee, 1993), V4:5.

2.      A   The Bible

The following comments appeared in the Millennial Star of February 1, 1892: “It is pleasing to note the success which is attending such institutions as the Brigham Young Academy in Utah, the new building for which was dedicated on January 4, and is now occupied. The advanced educational facilities afforded in such places to the children of the Latter-day Saints receive due appreciation. Religious instruction and the use of the Bible are forbidden in the public schools of the United States, but in the colleges and academies which exist and are increasing under the direction of the General Church Board of Education, the young people of Israel are afforded ample opportunities for being instructed in the worship of the true and living God. The Young University, which has just been inaugurated, is destined to take the front place in the system of schools. Its buildings are to be like those of the great Yale and Harvard universities in America, and its course of instruction in the sciences and classics will be second to none, while its theological department will have the advantage over all schools outside of those conducted by the Latter-day Saints, in that it will inculcate the principals of pure Christianity—the everlasting gospel of Christ.”

Chronicles of Courage, Daughters of Utah Pioneers (Salt Lake City: Lesson Committee, 1993), V4:5.

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