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The Mormons, or, Latter-day Saints, in the valley of the Great Salt Lake

a history of their rise and progress, peculiar doctrines, present condition, and prospects, derived from personal observation during a residence among them

by J. W. Gunnison

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Published by J.B. Lippincott & co. in Philadelphia .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Controversial literature,
  • Mormon Church,
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesHistory of the Mormons.
    Statementby Lieut. J.W. Gunnison
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 168, 48 p., <1> leaf of plates :
    Number of Pages168
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24786000M

    Smith and other leaders were allowed after several months of harsh treatment to escape Missourian custody, and they rejoined the main body of the movement in April, They had lost property and been violated but were denied redress from the government. Bernhisela Mormon representative in Washington, D. The LDS Church is organized with a lay ministry, beginning with the president and his counselors possessing oversight of all areasthe Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and other General Authorities each assigned responsibility over specified large areasthen Stake leaders over units within an areadown to Bishops over units within a stake. InSmith ran for President of the United States but, by this time, there were several church members that had begun to question him.

    The men's salaries were used to help pay for the migration of the larger body of the Saints. A Theodemocracy was instituted, which essentially combined church and state. The relationship between the two was generally positive, despite some accounts of conflict. Though John D.

    LDS Expert A. But being a record-keeping people is more than a commandment. The Church of Jesus Christ was in its infancy when the first missionaries were called to preach the gospel. That parable is about as much as we will get in the way of a formal explanation, but it is enough. As a general rule, anything spoken or written by a prophetwhile under inspiration, is considered to be the word of God.


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The Mormons, or, Latter-day Saints, in the valley of the Great Salt Lake book

After beginning the first settlement, Young sent parties of explorers to search the rest of the Salt Lake Valley. During the Kirtland era, many charismatic experiences were reported, many involving visitations of angels or communication from God through stones.

The Prophet Joseph and other Church leaders had to flee from assassination attempts by those who had been their friends and associates. This group was familiar with establishing towns, where they all lived and worked together, and promoted the concept of Zion.

Lincoln and the Mormons

This has continued to be the second largest Latter Day Saint group, with headquarters on a portion of the original Temple Lot in Independence, Missouri. Also, the church formally ordained a lay ministry.

Nonetheless, whether they live in Utah or elsewhere in the U. Until about the s, the use of such divining media, even as a profession, was thought by many, though not all, as "honorable and profitable employment".

Scathing Lawsuit Seeks Punitive Damages From Mormon Church

Although the movements shared a belief in the need to "restore" the "true church" of Jesus Christ, the early Latter Day Saints also believed that direct authority from God was essential for such a restoration to be valid. The Saints received outside supplies, i.

The Latter-day Saints had actually been forced to leave the U. Some of these Mormons stayed in Council Bluffs, which was renamed Kanesville, while others crossed the Missouri and established Winter Quarters in present-day Omaha.

InSmith and Cowdery stated that the angel was John the Baptistand that the "Holy Priesthood" was specifically the Priesthood of Aaron ", which included the power to baptize.

With wagons, the Mormons grimly faced miles of axle-deep mud bogs and rough, obscure trails. Eventually, however, due to an apostasy in Kirtland, many of the faithful Latter-day Saints left Ohio for Missouri in July From the moment of their arrival in Utah, the Mormons set up a government of their own, with no connection whatsoever to the United States.

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Settlements such as Garden Grove and Mt. Broken up over the deaths, the council chose Brigham Young as their leader and decided to move westward. Upon arriving in the Salt Lake Valley, the Mormons publicly announced the practice of plural marriage, which Smith had instituted in secret some years earlier.

However, Strang had only recently joined the church, and lacked name-recognition among the rank-and-file Mormons in Nauvoo. Church Historian Elder Steven R. Text and video of presentations allow all Mormons to learn about and appreciate these modern pioneers. With the jail being guarded only by two guards and a unit of anti-Mormon militiamen, the Carthage Greys, a mob of disbanded militia units, attacked without resistance.

InSmith ran for President of the United States but, by this time, there were several church members that had begun to question him. In order to soften the ground, the pioneers built a dam in nearby City Creek to flood the ground, which was successful Alexander.

From tothe LDS Church enforced a policy that restricted men of black African descent from being ordained to the church's lay priesthood.Salt Lake City is largely Mormon and is the headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS, or Mormon).

The term Mormon is from the book that they believe was a follow-on to the Bible. Mormons believe that one of the groups. The Mormons or Latter-Day Saints, in the Valley of the Great Salt Lake: A History of Their Rise and Progress, Peculiar Doctrines, Present Condition, by John Williams Gunnison.

Redwing Book Co, Hardcover. atlasbowling.com: John Williams Gunnison. Jun 25,  · The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints celebrates Pioneer Day on July 24th, the anniversary of the day when the first Mormon pioneers entered the Great Salt Lake Valley.

Members of the Church were persecuted for their beliefs and mobs chased them from town to town and state to state until the prophet Brigham Young led the people on a great exodus to the west.

Mormons: see Latter-day Saints, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church of Jesus Christ of, name of the church founded () at Fayette, N.Y., by Joseph Smith. The headquarters are in Salt Lake City, Utah. Its members, now numbering about 5. On July 24,an exhausted Brigham Young and his fellow members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints arrived in Utah's Great Salt Lake Valley and called it home.

The Mormons, as they were commonly known, had moved west to escape religious discrimination. The group was set to leave in April, but due to persecutions the date was moved up considerably.

Although a small contingent of Latter-day Saints stayed behind to finish and dedicate the Nauvoo Temple, the majority left soon after the informal dedication. July 24, President Brigham Young Arrived at The Valley of The Great Salt Lake.