In Mormon vernacular, what is a 4 by 2?
a. A jail sentence
b. The original 2 by 4
c. The missionary slang for the original discussions
d. BYU’s first football defense
B Sidney Rigdon
From the life of Sidney Rigdon: July 1832: Rigdon apparently resented his subordinate position to the Prophet’s other counselor, Jesse Gause. While Joseph Smith was out of Kirtland, Rigdon announced to a stunned congregation that God had taken “the kingdom” from Joseph and had given it to him.
The Prophet later told Rigdon, “you had better give up your license and divest yourself of all the authority you can, for you will go into the hands of Satan, and he will handle you as one man handleth another, and the less authority you have the better for you.” But Joseph restored Sidney to fellowship three weeks later.
Richard S. Van Wagoner and Steven C. Walker, A Book of Mormons, (Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 1982), 234.