170 years ago today - Jan 23, 1853

[Wilford Woodruff]
Elder O Hyde preached. Said we should acknowledge the hand of God in all things. Refered to Martin Luther the refermation &c & said the hand of God was in it & that He had inspired Columbus & many men to perform certain works & who knows but what he inspired Mohammad to cause the people to acknowledge one God & one prophet. Martin Luther with others created a great Change in his day from Popary to more freedom of conscience in religious & political matters & the way has been prepared in process of time so the kingdom of God has been esstablished & so with all the events of the present day steem power, Rail Roads Telegraph lines, & all the Revolutions of the present Nations. ...

[Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]

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