Saturday, October 18, 2014

It Ended Before It Started



Jedediah Grant
Elder Jedediah Grant, while serving a mission in Virginia was challenged to a debate by the leader of the Baptist Church in the area. Elder Grant ended the discussion with one question. What was the question?

a.      Who gave you the authority to preach?

b.      Who is the head of your church in this area?

c.       What is the stick of Joseph?

d.      When can I baptize you?

Yesterday’s answer:

(D)   He placed the oil on the affected body region

The following from Margaret McIntire Burgess:   We were close neighbors to the Prophet’s family, . . . [and he] was often in our home for short visits. One morning he came in and noticed I had a piece of flannel around my throat. He inquired if my throat was sore. Mother told him it was, and she was afraid it was the mumps. He called me to him and took me upon his lap, then took the flannel off and asked mother for the oil. He anointed my throat with the oil and then administered to me. I knew I was well, as I got down from his lap after which I felt no more sore throat—another proof of his tender, loving heart.

Lesson Committee, Museum Memories (Salt Lake City: Talon Printing, 2009), 131.

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