Friday, April 28, 2017

The Voice of the Lord

When the voice of the Lord came to the 12 Apostles, those living in the area came running to the meeting, why?
a.                  The Lord instructed the surrounding inhabitants to go to the meeting
b.                  Angels were sitting on the roof of the building that the 12 was meeting in
c.                   The building was on fire, but not being consumed
d.                  The voice of the Lord caused the ground to shake
Yesterday’s answer:
C.   Spring chickens
Payment in kind was sometimes amusing to the Mormons as well as to others. An American humorist, Bill Nye, told a story that the Mormons to this day sometimes repeat:
   In those days if you wanted to go to the theater you took butter, eggs, chickens, potatoes, wheat, anything like that  to a tithing house, and they would give you script for it. Then you took the script to the theater or any store and bought what you wanted with it. On one occasion I took a big fat turkey up to the tithing yard to sell for script and the tithing clerk had gone to supper. I waited and he did not return, so I had to go and get the young lady I had invited to go with me, and I carried the turkey to the window of the box office and asked for two balcony seats.
   That clerk at the window handed out the two tickets and two spring chickens for change and I had to sit there all through the performance with a chicken under each arm and the young lady I was with was quite peeved that I paid so little attention to her. . . .

Robert Mullen, The Latter-day Saints: The Mormons Yesterday and Today (New York: Doubleday, 1966), 133-134.

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