Joseph Smith’s Presidential Campaign

26
Nov
Joseph Smith America

Joseph Smith’s Presidential Campaign

It began in 1839. The Prophet Joseph Smith, finally free after more than four months of imprisonment in Liberty, Missouri, had settled in Illinois, and the Saints had begun building what would become the city of Nauvoo. With the Missouri persecutions fresh in their minds, the Saints sought redress for the grievances they had suffered, but […]

Testament of the Twelve Apostles Being Assigned the Authority to Lead the Church of Jesus Christ

17
Nov
Joseph Smith Teaches

Testament of the Twelve Apostles Being Assigned the Authority to Lead the Church of Jesus Christ

Below was written in the hand of Orson Hyde, March 1844: We, the undersigned, do hereby solemnly, sincerely, and truly testify before God, Angels, and men, unto all people unto whom this certificate may come, that we were present at a Council in the latter part of the Month of March last, held in the […]

After five years a new Emma Smith movie went to the theaters and now on DVD and streaming

05
Nov

After five years a new Emma Smith movie went to the theaters and now on DVD and streaming

SALT LAKE CITY — Shona Kay Moyer was “terrified” to portray Emma Smith in the upcoming film “In Emma’s Footsteps.” After the 1844 martyrdom of Joseph Smith, founder of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, members of the church followed his successor, Brigham Young, out west. Joseph’s wife, Emma Smith, chose to stay […]

Funeral Sermon of Joseph and Hyrum Smith

09
Oct
Joseph, Emma and Hyrum Grave Marker

Funeral Sermon of Joseph and Hyrum Smith

Sermon read by W.W. Phelps before the Deseret Theological Institute on Wednesday evening Jun 13th 1855, and being as near as could be remembered by him, a copy of the one delivered by him at the Funeral of Joseph Smith  As the hearse bearing the “bodies” of Joseph and Hyrum Smith (actually sandbagged coffins) passed […]

For I had seen a vision: 200 years later

07
Oct
Joseph's Firs Vision

For I had seen a vision: 200 years later

The Spring of 2020 marks the 200th anniversary since Joseph Smith first prayed to God to know which church to join and received the First Vision. Carole Mikita takes a look at what this momentous revelation means in today’s world. Historians, church leaders and various artists reflect on how this event has shaped the course […]

Funeral Sermon of Joseph Smith Sr.

02
Oct
Joseph Smith Sr

Funeral Sermon of Joseph Smith Sr.

An address delivered at the funeral of Joseph Smith Sen. Late Patriarch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, by R. B. Thompson, September 15, 1840. The occasion which has brought us together this day, is one of no ordinary importance, for not only has a single family to mourn and sorrow on […]

Financial Support of the Smith Family After the Murders of Joseph & Hyrum

20
Sep
Joseph Noble Home

Financial Support of the Smith Family After the Murders of Joseph & Hyrum

At the October 1845 conference of the church held in the Nauvoo Temple, which had only days before been opened for congregational worship, Lucy Mack Smith requested to speak to the thousands of Saints who had gathered. Church authorities who were present on the occasion enthusiastically granted her request.   As far as I can document, […]

Smith Family: A Family of Integrity

15
Sep
Integrity

Smith Family: A Family of Integrity

(b. Jan. 26, 1714; d. Nov. 14, 1785), the grandfather of Joseph Smith Sr., was remembered as a man of integrity. His obituary read: “DIED–At Topsfield [Mass.] on Monday the 14th instant, Samuel Smith, Esq., aged 72. So amiable and worthy a character as he evidently appeared, both in publick and private, will render the […]