Tuesday, April 23, 2019

President Woodruff’s Manifestation

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After dying at a young age, and grieving his death, President Woodruff received a 
manifestation from the spirit of the Lord stating why this young apostle was taken from the earth. Who was the apostle?
a.                  Anthon Lund
b.                  George A. Smith
c.                   Abraham H. Cannon
d.                  Georg Q. Cannon
Yesterday’s answer:
C   Defend himself in a trial
The same Spirit, plus the speaking ability he had developed as a missionary, once served Erastus Snow well in a courtroom trial. While visiting the Prophet Joseph Smith at Liberty Jail, Elder Snow and the brethren with him were accused of attempting a jail break. Some of the men were able to obtain the aid of lawyers for their trial, but on the advice of Joseph Smith, Erastus Snow defended himself. The Prophet pointed out that although the young man did not understand law, he did know justice and advised him to “plead for justice as hard as you can, and quote Blackstone and other authors now and then, and they will take it all for law.” His performance was so eloquent that he was cleared of the charges. The attorneys flocked around him, inquiring where he had studied law and saying they had never heard a better plea.
Flake, Lawrence R., Prophets and Apostles of the Last Dispensation, (Provo, Utah: Religious Study Center, Brigham Young University, 2001), 396.

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