Monday, March 26, 2018

Their Title From 1914-1950

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Fourteen-year-old girls to adulthood belonged to what group from 1915 to 1950?
a.                  The girl guides
b.                  The Relief Society
c.                   Laurels
d.                  Beehives
Yesterday’s answer:
B.   Nauvoo
While the Mormon Reformation gave little more than passing lip service to the importance of the law of consecration and stewardship to Church membership, this was not so with Brigham Young’s later effort to reenshrine this way of life in the reinstitution of the “United Order.” With its emphasis on economic cooperation, equality, sacrifice, and unity, the law of consecration has a long history in the Church, as far back as Kirtland. It was repeated at Winter Quarters, reiterated without success in the aforementioned Reformation, and made a central tenet of the renewed United Orders of the early 1870s. While most studies of the United Order have emphasized its economic and social aspects, the consecration of all of one’s time, talent, and means to the Church and the effort to “utterly cease buying “from the Gentile became a battle cry of Church leaders as early as 1874.

“Which is the Wisest Course,” The Transformation in Mormon Temple Consciousness, 1870-1898. Richard E. Bennett, BYU Studies Vol. 52, No. 2, 2013, 14.

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