Tuesday, January 17, 2017

A Prophesy Gone Bad

Rosie Oatman, a Rigdonite, prophesied to his father-in-law, Charles Sperry, that if he went west with the Church that his children would starve and the Indians would slice his neck. This prophesy did happen, just not to Charles Sperry, but to whom?
a.                  Brigham Young
b.                  Rosie Oatman
c.                   Charles Sperry’s wife and kids
d.                  Sidney Rigdon
Yesterday’s answer:
(C)   Jesus Christ
From the life of George Chandler Parkinson:   He returned home in 1883, and again resumed teaching. About this time he was called to be second counselor in the Oneida Stake presidency, being ordained a High Priest and set apart to this office by Pres. Geo. G. Cannon. He moved to Oxford in July, 1883, where he resumed teaching and was elected superintendent of schools in Oneida county. While at Oxford, he also acted as superintendent of the cooperative store. During that time a very unpleasant and unjust occurrence came into his life. An alleged polygamist hid in the cellar of this store, without his knowledge, but the officer arrested Elder Parkinson for concealing a criminal. He was tried, James H. Hawley defending him, but the jury disagreed on the verdict. A new trial was then set for six months later, and Mr. Hawley, who had them become prosecuting attorney, succeeded in getting Elder Parkinson convicted and sentenced to one year’s imprisonment in the State prison and to pay a fine of three hundred dollars. Elder Parkinson paid his fine and served eleven months in the penitentiary, being given one month of his time for good behavior. He had no knowledge of the man who had concealed himself in the cellar, but the jury were all anti-Mormon, and the officer who subpoenaed the jury was heard to remark: “I have secured a jury that would convict Jesus Christ.”

Andrew Jenson, L.D.S Biographical Encyclopedia (Salt Lake City: Publishers Press, 1901) Vol. 1,  438.

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