The events which make up the first volume of the History of the Church moved forward from the back ground of successive dispensations of the Gospel which preceded the Dispensation of the Fullness of Times. That volume covered the period from the birth of the Prophet Joseph Smith, 1805, to the close of the year 1833, and included as its chief events: the birth of the Prophet; his first vision of the father and the Son; the coming forth of the Book of Mormon; the organization of the Church, April 6th, 1830; the mission to the Lamanites; the gathering of the people from the state of New York, first to Kirtland, Ohio, and subsequently the gathering of many of them to Jackson county, Missouri; the location of the site of the future city of Zion and its temple; the introduction of the doctrine of consecration and stewardship; the experience of the Elders of Israel in their movements back and forth between Kirtland and Zion; the spread of the work throughout the states of the American Union and Canada; the Prophet's own mission to the latter place; the founding of the first Church periodical, The Evening and Morning Star; the selection of a number of the revelations of God for publication under the title, qThe Book of Commandments;q the establishment of the Mercantile and Literary firms of Zion and Kirtland; the laying of the corner stones of the Kirtland Temple; the planting of a number of settlements in Jackson county, Missouri; the awakening jealousy of the old settlers against the more progressive Saints; the fanning of these flames of jealousy by sectarian priests; the rise of that religio-political persecution which culminated in the terrible suffering of the Saintsathe destruction of their printing establishment, the burning of their homes, their final expulsion from Jackson county; also the negotiations between the Saints and the civil authorities of the state of Missouri for reinstatement of the exiles upon their lands. The first volume closed with the narration of these circumstances of discouragement which befell the Saints in their efforts to establish Zion in Missouri.11:15. 31. Ibid. 11:17, 18. 32. Ibid. 20:6. 33. Matt. 21:43. 34. Acts 13:46, 47. 35. History of the Church, vol. 1, p. 6. 36. Matt. 20:20-24. Matt. 26:69-75. Acts 15 Galatians 2:1-14. Acts 16:1-4. 41. Gal. 1:6, 7. 42. Acts 13:13. 43. I Cor. 1:12-13. 44. 45.
|Title||:||History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Volume 1 (of 7)|
|Author||:||Joseph Jr. Smith|
|Publisher||:||the Church. - 2014-10-30|