Sunday, October 6, 2019

He’d Rather be a Deacon

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Which General Authority stated that he rather be a deacon than the President of the United States?
a.                  Spencer W. Kimball
b.                  Reed Smoot
c.                   Daniel H. Wells
d.                  Ezra Taft Benson
Yesterday’s answer:
C   Defending the Prophet Joseph Smith and Brigham Young after an anti Mormon speech on his mission
From the life of Moses Thatcher:   Deprived of schooling and lacking confidence, Elder Thatcher found himself totally unable to speak or pray before a group. After several failures, his senior companion agreed not to call on him anymore. One day the timid missionary attended a Methodist service alone. The pastor devoted the sermon to attacking the characters of Joseph Smith, Brigham Young, and the Mormon people. Filled with righteous wrath, Elder Thatcher obtained permission to reply. With the spirit of the Lord resting on him, he delivered an eloquent and powerful defense of this Prophet and people and a scathing rebuke of the minister. From that day forward his tongue was loosed and he eventually became one of the most effective orators in the Church.
Flake, Lawrence R., Prophets and Apostles of the Last Dispensation, (Provo, Utah: Religious Study Center, Brigham Young University, 2001), 400.

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