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Salisbury, Katharine, 1813-1900
Salisbury, Solomon J., 1835-1927
Salyards, Christiana Stedman 1861-1951
The San Francisco Bay District
Schweich, George W. L., ?-?
Scott, Columbus, 1850-1927
Scott, S. W. L. (Silas Walter Leonard) 1865-1941
The Restoration Of Israel [The Gospel Banner vol. 4 no. 2 extra A], 1897 (PDF)
see also The Gospel Banner
50 page pamphlet. Brother Scott states, "So I say again the evidences direct and indirect, that cluster around the restoration of the gospel is connected with the restoration of the house of Israel, redeeming them from their long bondage state and inaugurating them into the commonwealth that God purposes to inaugurate them in to and make them the chief of all the kingdoms of the world, and this all is involved in the great work in which you and I are engaged…I repeat, in conclusion, that it seems to me that the only safety that is unavoidable to this crisis, is our adoption in to the family of Abraham by the restoration of the gospel, and ultimately enjoy the blessings of God when that people shall have passed their troubles, and when Christ reigns from the rivers to the ends of the earth, when he whispers peace to the captives and opens the prison doors to them that are bound and lets the captives go free."
Seventy, Quorum of (note - revised by Dr. Eugene R. Worth)
Sheldon, Thomas Jennings, ?-?
Sherlock, Thomas 1678-1761
Shute, Dr. Evan V., 1905-1978
The Book Of Mormon As Literature [from The Saints' Herald vol. 90], 1943 (PDF)**
see also The Saints' Herald
4 pages. Article originally published in The Saints' Herald in 1943. Brother Shute states, "What does the Book of Mormon claim to be? It is an abridgment many times repeated, a synopsis of a synopsis. It deals with the broad current of ancient American history rather than with its details. What historical narrative it contains is interlarded with sermons, admonitions, and prophecies."
**This electronic publication has been created with the express approval of the original copyright holder, The Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints (Community Of Christ)
Siegfried, Madge Craig ?-?
Smith, Alexander H., 1838-1909
Smith, David H., 1844-1904
Smith, Don Carlos, 1816-1841
Smith, Elbert A., 1871-1959
Concerning Discussions In The "Herald" [from The Saints' Herald vol. 56], 1909 (PDF)
see also The Saints' Herald
Excellent editorial written by Elbert A. Smith about why various points of view about issues should be shared in The Saints' Herald. He states, "A few thoughts now regarding discussion in general. There seem to be two extreme views held in the church regarding the appearance of discussions in the HERALD; and between the two the editors are in a position to acquire large quantities of valuable experience. One would have our readers given nothing but predigested foods, carefully selected by the editors,-sincere malted milk of the word, shredded whole wheat biscuits of life,-and fear that if the readers get any nuts to crack they will break all their teeth. The other would give them mince pie, pickles, sauerkraut, and nails. In our opinion the happy medium will be found in a mixed diet somewhere between these extremes; we do not care for predigested foods and we do not like pickles." And, "Some questions are timely and may be discussed with profit, providing the discussion is dispassionate. Other questions are not timely and can not be discussed profitably. Some have been agitated at length and may well rest. In the present case section 106 is important and will play an important part in the redemption of Zion. It has been discussed in certain quarters for a long time and we felt that the Saints in general might as well know what there was in the opposition. If the section will not stand investigation it ought to be investigated. If it will stand, it will emerge from the discussion stronger than before, and the fog will clear away. Publicity usually strengthens truth. Some have expressed a fear that the discussion would injure financial interests. In the Lamoni Stake, where perhaps the interest is keenest, the tithing receipts since it has been in progress are the best in years." And, "To those who are said to be about to withhold their means because of conflicting opinions on the law that have been published, if such exist, permit us to address a little advice that none will be likely to challenge: Don't do it! Few writers in these columns have ever attacked the institution of tithing itself. The difference is on the meaning of the word tithe, its application, and its relation to consecration of surplus, or on the law of surplus itself. The financial law is a divine law. It is your duty to understand and obey the law. If you withhold your means because you discover that two or more other brethren differ in opinion, you are doing what some do who refuse to be baptized because they discover that others differ concerning the method of baptism. They hesitate, give up the problem, hide behind a futile and foolish excuse, and are lost."
Zion Builders' Sermons, 1921 (PDF)
A series of sermons by President Elbert A. Smith of the RLDS Church, given during Zion Builder Services at Lamoni, Iowa and Independence, Missouri, USA between March and June 1921. Topics include Faith, Repentance, Baptism, Laying On Of Hands, The Resurrection And The Eternal Judgment, The Restoration, Our Spiritual Inheritance and Fundamentals. 118 pages total.
Smith, Frederick A., 1862-1954
Be Not Carried About With Divers Doctrines [from Zion's Ensign vol. 30], 1919 (PDF)
see also Zion's Ensign
Sermon Of Presiding Patriarch Frederick A. Smith, delivered on May 25, 1919. He states, "Now, if you do not have the Spirit, what kind of spirit have you? If the speaker does not have the Spirit of God, then, my friends, what does that preaching mean to you? Have you ever thought about it? It is an important thing that you ought to think about. If he does not have the Spirit of God, well, you need not be very much afraid of him. If it is the Spirit of God, then you should pay heed to it: very carefully, too. In the thought I have before you to-night, that we be not carried about by every wind of doctrine, we want to carefully canvass the situation; and never, I presume, in the history of the world, has there been a time when there were as many, what we could call strange doctrines instituted and being promulgated in the world, as at the present time. We have had lots of them in the past, it is true, but never so many at any one time. I cannot help but think of the statement made by the Master of men when he was here upon earth, in which he made the declaration that the time would come that everything that could be shaken would be shaken, and we are pretty nearly in that period."
Smith, Frederick M., 1874-1946
President Frederick M. Smith's Views On Revelation [from Zion's Ensign vol. 31], 1920 (PDF)
Remarks on revelation made by President Frederick M. Smith on October 6, 1918. He states, "At a certain time of my life it became necessary for me, especially since I was asked to accept a position that is unique among all the organizations of the world, to give considerable thought to this question of how God shall reveal himself to his people. There was a disposition at one time on my part to limit God as to how he should reveal his will. But I passed this point and have been able to say, If thou, oh God, art desirous of revealing thy will to us, or to me, be it far from me to say how. And so we still stand for one of the fundamental ideals of the church, and that is not only belief in God, but a sure and secure belief that God will reveal his will to us, and speak to us in his own language and in his own way."
To The General Conference, 1910 (PDF)
One page response from the First Presidency of the RLDS Church regarding a motion made by the Quorum of Seventy at the 1909 General Conference. This resolution referenced expulsion from the Quorum of Seventy and the status of an expelled member. The First Presidency states that only a church court has authority to find guilt or innocence and therefore a quorum does not have power to enroll or expel a member.
Smith, Heman C., 1850-1919
Was Joseph Smith A Polygamist, 1899 (PDF)
Pamphlet which discusses the claims of two women, Zina D. Huntington Young and Emily D. Partridge Young who assert they were plural wives of Joseph Smith, Jr. Both claims are refuted in this pamphlet. It goes on to give evidence of the falsehood of the revelation on polygamy and further states, "That there is not nor has been any progeny of Joseph Smith except by his legal wife, Emma Hale, whom he married January 18, 1827."
Smith, Heman Hale, 1887-1962
Smith, Henry C., 1886-1961
Smith, Hyrum Orion, 1855-1943 (used pen name "Orion")
Smith, Isaac M., 1853-1952
Creed Making No. 1161 [Tracts By Numbers], n.d.  (PDF)
see also Tracts By Numbers
26 pages. Tract by I. M. Smith. He states, "the principle it teaches is applicable to every revelation that God has ever given to man, whether the revelation be long or short, whether it contains ten words or ten thousand words. Man has no right to add to nor take from anything that God has given-has no right to do so now, never did have the right to do so, and never will have. You will remember the text says: 'If any man shall add to,' or 'take from,' etc., nothing said about what God proposes to do in the premises; there is nothing said about whether he will give more revelations, or whether he will withhold them. Mind you, he places this restriction upon man, and leaves himself free to do as seemeth him good."
Sign Seekers [The Gospel Banner vol. 3 no. 4], 1896 (PDF)
see also The Gospel Banner
32 pages. Tract by I. M. Smith. He states, "On the day of Pentecost there was a miraculous display of God's power, causing unlearned Galileans to speak in languages they had never learned, but the only effect it seems to have had upon the multitude of unbelievers, was to cause them to marvel, some even going so far as to accuse them of being drunken. But while they stood in this bewildered, confused state of mind, Peter stood up and preached to them the gospel of Christ, the word of truth, and "when they heard these things they were pricked in their hearts," (Acts 2: 3 7), and began to inquire what they should do. Hence, you see that while a miraculous display of power may beget any amount of wonder and astonishment, it takes the word of truth to beget a gospel faith in the heart of man."
Smith, Israel A., 1876-1958
Smith, Joseph, Jr., 1805-1844
The Pearl Of Great Price, 1851 (PDF)*
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Smith, Joseph III, 1832-1914
One Wife, Or Many No. 48 [Tracts By Numbers], n.d.  (PDF)
see also Tracts By Numbers
16 page tract by President Joseph Smith III of the RLDS Church. Covers such topics as "Is Marriage Of Divine Institution?," "Spiritual Evidences In Support Of The Foregoing Facts," "Evils Resulting From Polygamy," "The Lord Seeks A Righteous People," "Has The Object For Which This Law Was Given Been Attained?" and "Change To Plural Marriage." Also includes The Ministry Of Joseph's Sons by W. W. Blair.
Smith, Lucy Mack, 1776-1856
Smith, Thomas Wood, 1838-1894
Smith, Vida Elizabeth, 1865-1945
Smith, Walter Wayne, 1879-1961
Joseph Smith, The Foe Of Polygamy [from Zion's Ensign vol. 32], 1921 (PDF)
see also Zion's Ensign
Sermon on polygamy given on November 7, 1920 at the RLDS Stone Church, Independence, Missouri, USA. Walter Smith states, "I have spoken to a great many people and I have talked with those who were living at Nauvoo, not in great numbers, because they were thinning out by the time I came along; but I have talked to quite a considerable number, all of whom testify personally to knowing that Joseph Smith was not responsible for this doctrine. Think of the ridiculous situation with which we are confronted. We meet people who testify that they were Joseph Smith's wives, but when we inquire deeply into the matter we find that the marriage ceremony takes place in Salt Lake City and that Brigham Young or some other person stood proxy for Joseph Smith. There is no way in the world to save a man's reputation from such calumny. It is really quite, ridiculous." 6 pages in length.
The Periodical Literature Of The Latter Day Saints [from Journal Of History vol. 14], 1921 (PDF)
43 page article by Walter W. Smith describing the various periodicals of the Restoration movement. He describes in detail The Evening And Morning Star, Messenger And Advocate, The Edlers' Journal, Times And Seasons, Millennial Star, The Nauvoo Neighbor, The Nauvoo Expositor, The Voree Herald, The Return, The Searchlight, The Saints' Herald, The Expositor, Autumn Leaves and many more. 74 different periodicals are discussed in detail.
Smith, Willard J., 1858-?
The Last Dispensation [The Gospel Banner vol. 3 no. 1], 1896 (PDF)
see also The Gospel Banner
44 pages. Brother Smith states, "…I desire to impress upon your mind the fact that he changes not; hence always acts just like himself, and if we may ascertain from the history of his dealings with the children of men in the past, how, and by what means he has ever performed any work he has ever accomplished, we will learn something as to the manner of his work in performing the marvelous and wonderful work spoken of in our text."
Smith, William B., 1811-1893
Snively, Joseph S., 1840-1921
Stebbins, Clara B., 1858-1958
Stebbins, Henry A., 1811-1881
Strang, James J., 1813-1856
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