“He breaketh the bands of death, that the grave shall have no victory, and that the sting of death should be swallowed up in the hopes of glory; ” – Alma 22:14
“Because our Savior died at Calvary, death has no hold upon any one of us.” – Thomas S. Monson
This Day in LDS History
1840: Joseph Smith preaches the funeral sermon of Seymour Brunson. During the course of his remarks the Prophet reveals for the first time the doctrine of baptism for the dead.
1987: The First Presidency announces the renaming of the Church Genealogical Department as the Family History Department.
1992: President Gordon B. Hinckley of the First Presidency dedicates three monuments to the pioneers of the Willie and Martin handcart companies near South Pass, Wyoming.
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