Sunday, March 30, 2014

Like the Three Witnesses, he too Never Denied His Testimony

The Eight Witnesses

It’s common knowledge that Martin Harris, David Whitmer, and Oliver Cowdery never denied their testimony of the Book of Mormon. Another individual who played a large part in the early days of the Church, who also left the Church and had ample opportunity to deny the existence of the book, but never did. Who was this individual?

a.      Jesse Gause

b.      Sidney Rigdon

c.       George Hinkle

d.      John Bennett

Yesterday’s answer:

(D)   $40,000

After Johnston’s Army abandoned Camp Floyd (Fort Crittenden) at the beginning of the Civil War, the government ordered the disbanded supplies to be sold to the highest bidder. When President Young was given notice of this sale, he sent Hiram B. Clawson with $4,000 in gold to buy things most needed for the construction of this theatre. He purchased building material, glass, nails, tents, sugar, and other groceries and necessities. The glass, nails, and other building material were used toward the construction of the Salt Lake Theatre. Some of the items not needed in the construction were sold which brought in $40,000.

Lesson Committee, Museum Memories (Salt Lake City: Talon Printing, 2009), 55.

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