Saturday, December 30, 2017

Before it was the Community of Christ

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Community of Christ Temple, Independence, Missouri

Before the Community of Christ was known as the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, what was it known by during the 1850’s?
a.                  The New Organization
b.                  The Better Organization
c.                   The Eternal Organization
d.                  The Spiritual Organization
Yesterday’s answer:
(C)   A murderer that escaped Utah law would die
From the life of Isaac Allred:   He filled a mission to Great Britain in 1851-1855, and through his labor in the States and in England many converts were brought into the Church. Soon after his return from this mission to Europe in October, 1855, he moved to Ogden, where he resided with his two families until the time of “the move” in 1858, when he settled at Ephraim, Sanpete County, where his parents resided. There he remained till the next year, when he was killed by Thos. Ivie, who assailed him over a trivial matter and beat him with a burning stick from the camp fire May 11, 1859. He died the next day. The difficulty arose over some sheep which Bro. Allred had in charge and which belonged to Thos. Ivie. His murderer was tried and condemned to death, but he managed to escape and went east. Pres. Young prophesied that Thos. Ivie would apostatize from the Church and that buzzard’s would pick his bones. This prediction was literally fulfilled, as the remains of Mr. Ivie were subsequently found in a corn field nearly devoured by buzzards.

Andrew Jensen, LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, (Salt Lake City: Western Epics, 1971), 3:3.

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