Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The Bishop Housed an Outlaw


Which 19th century outlaw did Bishop Oveson, of Cleveland, Utah, help?

a.      Billy the Kid

b.      Cherokee Bill

c.       Doc Holliday

d.      Butch Cassidy

Yesterday’s answer:

b.   At the time of the Endowment House in Salt Lake City

The Church had general requirements or expectations regarding worthiness for individuals seeking to obtain their endowments. One year after the Endowment House opened, its director, President Heber C. Kimball, advised the bishop regarding who they should recommend by letter to come for endowments. His requirements for both men and women follow:

Pay tithing from year to year

Pray in your families

Do not speak against the authorities of the Church and kingdom of God.

Do not steal

Do not lie

Do not swear

Do not interfere with the neighbors’ things or spouses,

Respect presiding officers and bishops

Nearly Everything Imaginable, Walker, Ronald W., Doris R. Dant ed., (Provo, Utah: BYU Press, 1999), 275.

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