Wednesday, January 24, 2018

The Calling of Evangelical Ministers

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In February 1835, when the Quorum of the Twelve was chosen and ordained, Joseph Smith Jr. instructed them that they were to call evangelical ministers as they traveled throughout the Branches of the church. What did Joseph Smith mean by Evangelical Ministers?
a.                  Bishops
b.                  Relief Society Presidents
c.                   Patriarchs
d.                  Prophets
Yesterday’s answers:
A, B, C   His age, he wasn’t married, and he didn’t live in the ward boundaries
From the life of George W. Tolley:   His mission terminated with happy remembrances and he set sail for home April 27, 1905, being placed in charge of a company of emigrants at Montreal, Canada. He reached Mountain View in May and had just got work on his farm fairly begun when he received a call to go to Orton and be Bishop of the Ward. He reached there June 24, 1905, and was ordained a High Priest the same day by Henry L. Hinman, Patriarch. Brother Tolley was only twenty-one years old when he became a Bishop, being one of the youngest if not the youngest official of that class in the Church. Notwithstanding this, he has so far failed to observe Apostle Paul’s declaration as to the marriage qualification but in other respects is doing good work.

Andrew Jenson, LDS Biographical Encyclopedia (Salt Lake City: Andrew Jenson History Company, 1914), 22.

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