Saturday, July 7, 2018

Thirty-one Years Before its Time

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Alonzo Hinckley

Thirty-one years prior to the event, what was Alonzo Hinckley promised in his Patriarchal blessing?
a.                  He would be a Bishop
b.                  He would be a State President
c.                   He would be a member of the Quorum of the Twelve
d.                  He would be the President of the Church
Yesterday’s answer:
C   Told him stories about Joseph Smith
From the life of Melvin Joseph Ballard:   Elder Ballard grew to know the Lord personally and, as one of the Lord’s beloved apostles, testified of him poignantly. As a child, Melvin received a special blessing from patriarch Zebedee Coltrin, whose shoes he had offered to shine every morning if Brother Coltrin would tell him about the prophet Joseph Smith. In this blessing the Lord promised the lad that through his obedience he would become so in tune with the Lord’s Spirit that angels would minister to him daily and that he would speak to them face to face. During his lifetime of service, he did have many heavenly manifestations, including a sacred vision of the Savior in a dream.

Flake, Lawrence R., Prophets and Apostles of the Last Dispensation, (Provo, Utah: Religious Study Center, Brigham Young University, 2001), 448.

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