125 years ago today - Jan 13, 1899

The First Presidency decides that James E. Talmage's book, Articles of Faith, will "be published by the Church" due to the review of its contents by the First Presidency and committee which included three apostles. Its discussion of Celestial, Terrestrial, and Telestial Kingdoms (420-421) states that "advancement from grade to grade within any kingdom, and from kingdom to kingdom, will be provided for." The eleventh edition deletes the latter phrase in 1919, and the twelfth edition in 1924 says: "as to possible progress from one kingdom to another the scriptures make no positive affirmation."

[The Mormon Hierarchy - Extensions of Power by D. Michael Quinn, [New Mormon History database ( http://bit.ly/NMHdatabase )]]

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