Wednesday, October 7, 2015

A License, _____________, and Authority. . . .

The above phrase were the first words to the original Elder certificate to preach the gospel. All missionaries carried these licenses to prove that they had the right to proselyte. I carried one myself and on a few occasions was asked by officers of the law to produce my license. Once shown, there was very little problem. What is the missing word in the opening sentence of the original Elder's certificate?
a.                  Liberty
b.                  Heaven approved
c.                   Jesus Christ Justified
d.                  God’s army recognized
Yesterday’s answer:
(D)   Employers were having a hard time letting their employees leaving during work hours
It started to become a problem with employers to let their employees leave work early to attend the monthly Fast Service. This change was instituted by the First Presidency on December 6, 1896.

Dean A. Wengreen, “The Origin and History of the Fast Day in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830-1896.” Masters thesis, Brigham Young University, 1955.

1 comment:

  1. What would it cost to purchase a original 1909 certificate like one shown