Thursday, December 8, 2016

His Tithing Child

Which prophet of the Church referred to his 10th child as his tithing child?
a.                  David O. McKay
b.                  Joseph Smith
c.                   Joseph F. Smith
d.                  Brigham Young
Yesterday’s answer:
(D)   To practice polygamy
A number of sources document Joseph’s long reluctance to enter into this principle [polygamy]. One of Joseph’s plural wives, Eliza R. Snow, summarizes the others, saying that an angel “stood by him with a drawn sword [and] told him that, unless he moved forward and established plural marriage his Priesthood would be taken from him.” Another, Mary Elizabeth Lightner, said this angel appeared to Joseph on three separate occasions.

Coke Newell, Latter Days (St. Martin Press, New York City: 2000), 107.

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