Tuesday, December 13, 2016

“A Mild Craze”

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Other than religion, what mild craze was stated as passing through the area of Palmyra?
a.                  Politics
b.                  Digging for treasure
c.                   Witching for water
d.                  Rounders (early form of baseball)
Yesterday’s answer:
(D)   In Hiram, Ohio
In reference to the night Joseph Smith was tarred and feather at the John Johnson home in Hiram, Ohio:   The men were unsuccessful, in killing Joseph largely because of divine intervention more than any other factor. Heber C. Kimball, one of Joseph Smith’s close associates, related that the mob did kill the Prophet during the attack but his spirt returned to his body. “I heard him say himself,” Heber recalled, that Joseph’s spirit returned “when they killed his body and his spirit was in the heavens looking down upon his body and [he] saw the mob pouring aqua Fortis [nitric acid] down his neck.” Frederick Kesler, an early bishop in Utah, explained that Joseph’s spirit “left his body, and hovered over it in the air, returned after it was over. They supposed they had killed him, but he had to come back and take his body.”

Glenn Rawson and Dennis Lyman ed., The Mormon Wars (American Fork, Utah: Covenant Communication, 2014), 15.

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