Monday, February 27, 2017

Even They Understood the Faith of the Saints

In 1888, when the Cardston saints were praying for rain, who happened to be in the same meeting and was convinced it was going to happen?
a.                  The local natives
b.                  Cowboys from a nearby ranch
c.                   The area Evangelical ministers and their parishes
d.                  The weather man at the local radio station
Yesterday’s answer:
c.   His wives
Two days later, on 26 July [1857], President Heber C. Kimball, a counselor in the Church’s First Presidency who had “been driven five times” from previous homes, offered his view that the army would “take brother Brigham Young and Heber C. Kimball and others, and they will slay us . . . they will put us under martial law and massacre this people.” He then expressed his feelings regarding federal officials who had slandered the Saints: “Drummond and those miserable scoundrels . . . how do I feel towards them?—pray for them? Yes, I pray that God Almighty would send them to hell.” He them famously declared, “Send 2500 troops here . . . God Almighty helping me, I will fight until there is not a drop of blood in my veins. Good God! I have wives enough to whip out the United States, for they will whip themselves.”

Glenn Rawson and Dennis Lyman ed., The Mormon Wars (American Fork, Utah: Covenant Communication, 2014), 93-94.

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