“When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee.” —Mark 2:5
“Jesus reaffirmed the importance of the Sabbath day devotion, but he introduced a new spirit into this part of worship. Rather than observe the endless technicalities and prohibitions concerning what should and should not be done on the Lord’s day, he affirmed that it is lawful to do well on the Sabbath.” —James E. Faust
This Day in LDS History
1833: Several hundred Jackson County citizens meet and demand that the Saints leave the county. A mob destroys the Church’s printing press, which was being used to publish Joseph Smith’s revelations, and tars and feathers Bishop Edward Partridge and Charles Allen.
1951: Because the Korean War reduces the number of young elders available to serve as full-time missionaries, the First Presidency issues a call for seventies to help with missionary work.
1985: One hundred thousand people attend a Church dance festival at the Rose Bowl in southern California.
1995: The Presbyterian General Assembly of the United States adopts a resolution that the Church is “a new emerging religion that expresses allegiance to Jesus Christ in terms used within the Christian tradition.” Although it rejects the Church’s claim as the only true church, the document does much to heal wounds.
Natalie is a graduate of Brigham Young Unversity, where she studied Communications and Editing. She is passionate about the Northern California coast, reading biographies, and the Oxford comma.