Today in Mormon History - May 04

Today in Mormon History ...

Members of the Quroum of the Twelve left Kirtland for the eastern states on their first mission as apostles. (1)
-- 175 years ago - May 4, 1835

John C Bennett: Baptized by proxy into LDS church 23 Apr. 1985, and his priesthood was restored before proxy endowment 14 May 1985. (2)
-- 25 years ago - May 4, 1985

Sidney Rigdon writes the preface for Alexander Campbells pamphlet giving details of Campbell's debate with Reverend W. L. McCalla, former attorney and Presbyterian minister of Auga, Kentucky. Campbell argued against infant baptism and that baptism was for the forgiveness of personal sin rather than for the absolution of "original sin." (3)
-- 185 years ago - May 4, 1825

1 - Church News: Historical chronology of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
2 - Quinn, D. Michael, The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power, Appendix 6, Biographical Sketches of General Officers of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830-47
3 - On This Day in Mormon History,

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