Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Helping the Cause

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When William and Martha Adams joined the Church in Dover, England in 1939, what did they do to help the growth of the Church?
a.                  Quit their jobs to fill fulltime missions
b.                  Provide food and lodging for the missionaries
c.                   Built a chapel from their own means
d.                  Advertised the Church in the local newspapers
Yesterday’s answer:
B   Doctrine and Covenants
Some revelations now presented as a single section in the Doctrine and Covenants were originally dictated as separate revelations. Section 72 of the Doctrine and Covenants was originally three separate revelations, while section 75 was two. We know this by looking at early manuscript copies of the revelations. Newel K. Whitney, for example, had a copy of what are now verses 1-22 of section 75 on one sheet of paper, noting that it was given to “10 Elders.” A separate sheet of paper in Whitney’s possession contained what are now verses 23-36 of section 75, stating that it was given to “the Elders.” Likewise, when John Whitmer copied these revelations into a revelation book he kept in Missouri, he presented them separately and under different headings.

From the Editors of the Joseph Smith Papers, 20 Things you Didn’t Know About Church History, LDS Living, September/October 2015, 35.

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