Wednesday, March 4, 2015

They Were Called What?

Everyone knows that the First Quorum of the Seventy called in 1835 were considered general authorities. However, they weren’t always referred to as the Quorum of the Seventy. What other name did they go by?
a.                  Assistant Apostles
b.                  Apostle assistants
c.                   Seventy apostles
d.                  Apostles in training
Yesterday’s answer:
a.      1829
As early as 1829 the three witnesses to the Book of Mormon had been instructed to seek out twelve apostles, but only at the urging of Joseph Smith did they finally accomplish this important task. After receiving proper authority from the First Presidency, Oliver Cowdery, David Whitmer, and Martin Harris ordained nine of the twelve on February 14 and 15, 1835, and the other three were ordained later.

James B. Allen and Glen M. Leonard, The Story of the Latter-day Saints (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1992), 90.

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