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3 Interesting Facts About the Vision of the Redemption of the Dead

3 Interesting Facts About the Vision of the Redemption of the Dead

President Joseph F. Smith received a profound revelation about the redemption of the dead during the last month of his life. Learn more about the context behind this revelation and what it can teach us about seeking the Lord. The Basics The vision was received on October 3, 1918. He shared what had seen with his son, Joseph Fielding Smith, …

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A Quick History of the Name of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

A Quick History on the Name of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

When the resurrected Christ visited the inhabitants of the ancient Americas, the people asked Him what they should call themselves. “Lord, we will that thou wouldst tell us the name whereby we shall call this church; for there are disputations among the people concerning this matter,” asked His disciples. The Savior’s response was clear. “Verily, verily, I say unto you, …

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Witch Trials, Mob Riots & Joseph Smith’s Visit to Salem

Witch Trials, Mob Riots & Joseph Smith's Visit to Salem

For Latter-day Saints, the revelation now comprising Doctrine and Covenants 111 holds a bit of mystery and mystique. It documents a trip to Salem, Massachusetts, and speaks of silver and gold in the city. The small contingent of leaders, consisting of Joseph Smith, Hyrum Smith, Sidney Rigdon, and Oliver Cowdery, were promised they would discover “there are more treasures than …

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5 Interesting Facts About Zion’s Camp

5 Interesting Facts About Zion’s Camp

Zion’s Camp was an expedition headed by Joseph Smith to redeem Zion from its enemies. The mission was short, lasting from May to June 1834, but it left a lasting impact on the future of the Church. Here are a few interesting facts you may not have known about this event in Church history. ONE Today, we know the expedition …

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5 Facts About Governor Boggs’ Extermination Order

5 Facts About Governor Boggs' Extermination Order

On October 27, 1838, Missouri Governor Lilburn W. Boggs issued an executive order designed to put a dramatic and swift end to the Mormon-Missouri War of 1838. Here are five facts about the Extermination Order and how it impacted early Latter-day Saint pioneers. ONE While Latter-day Saints know it as the “Extermination Order,” it was officially titled “Missouri Executive Order …

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President Jean B. Bingham Celebrates Women’s Equality Day

President Bingham Celebrates Women’s Equality Day

On Women’s Equality Day, observed today in the United States, Relief Society General President Jean B. Bingham expressed her gratitude for the 19th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which granted women the right to vote 100 years ago. President Bingham celebrated the anniversary by sharing a message on Facebook about the Relief Society’s role in the women’s suffrage movement. She …

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Here’s What Brigham Young Told His Daughter About Gaining a Testimony

Here's What Brigham Young Told His Daughter About Gaining a Testimony

In the latest volume of Saints, a narrative history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, little-known stories of inspiration and truth have been unearthed. One such example gives a closer glimpse into the life of Brigham Young and his daughter, Susie Young Gates, who would go on to become a women’s rights advocate and prolific writer. — Recently …

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Saints: Volume 2 Now Available, Highlights Sacrifice of Early Saints

'Saints' Volume Two to Be Released in February 2020

The second volume of Saints: The Story of the Church of Jesus Christ in the Latter Days is now available for purchase. The digital version is also available for free in the Church History section of the Gospel Library app. Readers will find themselves moved by the volume’s countless stories of sacrifice. Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of …

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‘Saints’ Volume Two to Be Released in February 2020

'Saints' Volume Two to Be Released in February 2020

The much-anticipated release of the second volume in the ‘Saints’ series has been announced. The entire volume, entitled No Unhallowed Hand, will be published digitally and in print in February 2020. The first chapter is currently available online through the Church’s official website, with a new chapter set to be released each month until the official publication date. In volume two, …

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