“And that thou mayest more fully keep thyself unspotted from the world, thou shalt go to the house of prayer and offer up thy sacraments upon my holy day; For verily this is a day appointed unto you to rest from your labors, and to pay thy devotions unto the Most High.” —Doctrine & Covenants 59:9-10
“The Sabbath lasts all day! In a revelation, the Lord states that the Sabbath was given that we might keep ourselves “unspotted from the world.”” —H. Aldridge Gillespie
This Day in LDS History
1834: Five Missouri vigilantes visit Zion’s Camp, swearing the camp will be destroyed that night. As the men leave, the previously cloudless sky becomes stormy, causing Fishing River and the Little Fishing River to rise more than forty feet in one night, deterring the planned attack.
1836: Lorenzo Snow is baptized in the Chagrin River near Kirtland, Ohio (He is 22 years old).
1880: The first general Primary Presidency, as well as the first general Young Women’s Presidency, is called.
1959: The First Presidency issues a formal statement urging Latter-day Saints to keep the Sabbath holy and specifically to abstain from shopping on Sunday.
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.