180 years ago today - (Sun) Apr 9, 1837

Joseph Smith preached in the Temple, announcing that a severe judgment awaited those members who had turned "traitors" and were opposing the use of [Kirtland Saftey Society] bank notes. This disobedience, said Smith, "has given power into the hands of the enemy" (non-Mormons who opposed the [Kirtland Saftey Society], etc.) Smith also warned that LDS "covenant breakers" would "feel the wrath of God."

[Source: Dean C. Jessee, "The Kirtland Diary of Wilford Woodruff," BYU Studies, Vol. 12, No. 4, p. 393; Broadhurst, Dale R., Mormon Chronology, http://olivercowdery.com/history/morchrn2.htm]

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