Monday, April 3, 2017

Not Entirely Convinced

   
Samuel Smith
Samuel Smith was not entirely convinced of the gospel when Joseph Smith first taught it to him. What did Joseph consider a sufficient testimony in order to baptize his brother, Samuel?
a.                  That he denounce his previous religion
b.                  That he place is right hand on the Bible and swear that he felt the gospel was true
c.                   That Joseph overheard Samuel praying and considered the prayer sufficient
d.                  That Samuel agree to be the Church’s first missionary if baptized
Yesterday’s answer:
a.                  Buffalo herds
Here, “in one instance we had to form a guard of a wedge shape for three days and nights to keep our company from being trampled to death by an enormous herd of buffalo that had gathered from the mountains and were migrating in a solid body to the plains below. The herd was judged to be sixty miles in length, and numbered not less than one million. They were traveling east, and we were traveling west. We were three days passing through the herd, and we all breathed freer when we were clear of them. No other class of men will ever witness the same scene again upon the face of the earth.

Coke Newell, Latter Days (St. Martin Press, New York City: 2000), 171.

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