Monday, June 5, 2017

Brigham’s Counsel

The first night that the Saints left Nauvoo and camped at Sugar Creek, what was Brigham Young’s counsel?
a.                  To sorrow
b.                  To read scripture
c.                   To clear the snow and dance
d.                  To double check they had all they needed for the trek
Yesterday’s answer:
B.   Robert Edge
From the life of Anthon H. Lund:   Prior to his journey to Georgia, he was appointed to conduct a company of Saints from the Southern States to southern Colorado. Several bodies of the Saints came together from Virginia, Georgia and Alabama, and Chattanooga, Tenn., which was the central starting point. At Huntington, Tenn., the company was joined by fifty-seven souls, men, women and children, from Henderson County, of the same State. These were the converts of the mysterious preacher, Robert Edge, who preached the first principles of the gospel, healing, the millennium, etc., as taught by the Saints, but who would not officiate in any of the ordinances. He said this authority, however, to officiate was upon the earth. The similarity between his teachings and those of the Elders, led his converts, whom he denied baptism, to send for the Elders. The people investigated, were convinced of the truths of the gospel, and were subsequently baptized by Elders George Carver and Hyrum Belnap.

Andrew Jenson, LDS Biographical Encyclopedia (Salt Lake City: Publishers Press, 1901) 1: 171.

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