Today in Church History - Jan 02

On this day in Church History ...

U.S. district court in Idaho dismisses indictments against Mormons for voting. (1)
-- Jan 2, 1892

"If this book be of God, it must have sufficient evidence accompanying it to convince the minds of all reasonable persons that it is a Divine revelation...the testimony establishing the truth of the Book of Mormon is far superior to that establishing the Bible in its present form...any person who will carefully examine the subject will be obliged in their hearts to say there is a hundredfold more evidence to prove the Divine authenticity of the Book of Mormon than what we have to prove the Palestine records." -- Orson Pratt, Journal of Discourses, vol. 7, pp. 22, 36, 37 (2)
-- 150 years ago - Jan 2, 1859

[U.S. Religious History] Aimee Elizabeth Semple, who would later found the Foursquare Gospel church, was ordained to the ministry in Chicago with her husband Robert Semple. (3)
-- 100 years ago - Jan 02, 1909

[Wilford Woodruff] Ordained a teacher by Zera Pulsipher. (4)
-- 175 years ago - Jan 2, 1834

1 - On This Day in Mormon History,
2 - LDS Quotations,
3 - Cline, Austin, History of American Religion: Timeline,
4 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Wilford Woodruff, Salt Lake City, Utah

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