Monday, August 17, 2015

The Club Joseph Belonged to as a Youth

Which club did Joseph Smith belong to while a youth in Palmyra?
A)                 The 4-H club
B)                 Debating club
C)                 Christian Bible Study club
D)                 Treasure Seekers club

Yesterday’s answer:
c.   Masons
What’s interesting is at the time of the Nauvoo era of the Church more than 1500 Latter-day Saint men, including the Prophet Joseph Smith, had been initiated into Masonic lodges. Nevertheless, with the expulsion of the Saints from Nauvoo very few men in the Church are active Masons since then.

Kenneth W. Godfrey, “Joseph Smith and the Masons.” Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 64 (1971), 79-90; Mervin B. Hogan, Mormonism and Free Masonry: The Illinois Episode (Salt Lake City: Campus Graphics, 1980).

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