Today in Church History - Jan 09

On this day in Church History ...

Smith returned to Philadelphia after having visited outside of the city. (1)
-- 170 years ago - (Thr) Jan 9, 1840

In the Salt Lake Tabernacle Wilford Woodruff preaches "in our day God has revealed unto us the Patriarchal order of Marriage & has said if we do not obey it we shall be damned. Congress has said if [we] do obey it we shall be damned. Now which shall we obey God or Congress?" The congregation shouts "we will obey God." (2)
-- 140 years ago - Jan 9, 1870

Apostle Orson Pratt writes to his children that city of New Jerusalem will be constructed by Apr 1950. (2)
-- 130 years ago - Jan 9, 1880

St. Paul Minnesota Temple; Location: Oakdale, Minnesota, USA; Announcement: 29 July 1998; Dedication: 9 January 2000 by Gordon B. Hinckley; Style: Classic modern, single-spire design (3)
-- 10 years ago - Jan 9, 2000

[U.S. Religious History] After 140 years of unofficial discrimination, the Mormon Church officially declared that blacks could not become priests "for reasons which we believe are known to God, but which He has not made fully known to man." (4)
-- 40 years ago - Jan 09, 1970

1 - Broadhurst, Dale R., Mormon Chronology,
2 - On This Day in Mormon History,
3 - Wikipedia, List of Temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
4 - Cline, Austin, History of American Religion: Timeline,

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