Friday, September 11, 2015

The First Home Teachers of this Dispensation

Who were the Church’s first home teachers?
a.                  Brigham and Lorenzo Young
b.                  Hyrum and Samuel Smith
c.                   Hiram Page and Christian Whitmer
d.                  Porter Rockwell and Parley P. Pratt
Yesterday’s answer:
(C)   Pure Church of Christ
The earliest known schism from the Church was Wycam Clark’s Pure Church of Christ in 1831.
Other break off groups prior to the death of Joseph Smith:
George Hinckle’s Church of Jesus Christ, the Bride the Lamb’s Wife
Isaac Russell group
Gladden Bishop Group
Warren Parrish group known as The Church of Christ

Kate B. Carter, ed. “Denominations That Base Their Beliefs on the Teachings of Joseph Smith.” Our Pioneer Heritage. 20 vols. (Salt Lake City: Daughters of Utah Pioneers, 1958-77), 5:325-92; Russell R. Rich, Little Known Schisms of the Restoration 3d ed. (Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University, 1967); Russell R. Rich, Those Who Would Be Leaders 2d ed. (Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University, 1967); Steven L. Shields, Divergent Paths of the Restoration. 3d ed. (Bountiful, Utah: Restoration Research, 1982).

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