Monday, April 6, 2015

It Might Have Surprised Them

When the Battalion entered Santa Fe, New Mexico, what happened?
a.                  They encountered their first battle with the Mexicans
b.                  They encountered the “Battle with the Bulls”
c.                   They received a 100 gun salute
d.                  They were given the opportunity to discharge from the army
Yesterday’s answer:
b.   The Bible
The following conversation took place at the trial of Joseph Smith with Judge King in Richmond, Missouri. “Do you believe and teach the doctrine that in the course of time the Saints will possess the earth?” Joseph replied that he did. “Do you believe that the Lord will raise up a kingdom that will fill the whole earth and rule over all other kingdoms, as the Prophet Daniel has said?” “Yes, sir, I believe that Jesus Christ will reign King of nations as he does King of Saints.” “Write that down, clerk; we want to fasten upon him the charge of treason, for it he believes this, he must believe that the State of Missouri will crumble and fall to rise no more.” Alexander Doniphan, the brethren’s lawyer said to the Judge, “Judge you had better make the Bible treason and have done with it.”

Discourses of Brigham Young, John A. Widtsoe ed., (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1954), 9:331.

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