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Baptism For The Dead [from The Saint's Advocate vol. 3], 1880 Baptism For The Dead [from The Saint's Advocate vol. 3], 1880 (PDF)
by W. W. Blair
Article discusses baptism for the dead. "It is not commonly known that President Young taught and administered baptism for the dead in a very different way than Joseph did, This he admits, in part, while at Nauvoo, after Joseph's death, as may be seen by consulting his sermons in the Times and Seasons. And it is not commonly known to Utah Saints that Joseph taught that baptism for the dead could be done properly, only by revelation; that is, that no living person should be baptized for a dead one unless there was a divine revelation through 'the man of God;' (to say that the dead one desired, and was prepared for, such proxy baptism; but such is the fact. Faith and repentance, must precede baptism; and how can it be known that any dead person has the requisite faith and repentance except it is revealed through legitimate channel, 'the man of God?'"
Baptism - The Door To The Kingdom [Hear Ye Him #11 - Audio Sermon], 1953 (mp3) Baptism - The Door To The Kingdom [Hear Ye Him #11 - Audio Sermon], 1953 (mp3)
by Evan A. Fry
15 minute sermon by Evan A. Fry on Baptism. "About no other ordinance or doctrine of the Christian church is there so much disagreement, so much argument, or so much scoffing indifference, as there is about the ordinance of baptism...All Christians are agreed on one thing; that man is powerless to save himself, and that salvation is to be had only in and through the atonement of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Man cannot save himself. He is helpless, completely dependent on Christ for his salvation. Therefore he is in no position to dictate the terms on which he will be saved. Christ, the only person who can save him, dictates the terms. To try to change them to suit the individual fancy, or simply to ignore them scornfully and still expect a full salvation, is rebellion. It is an expression of the very attitude which sinful man must repent of and discard if he expects the atonement of Christ to be effective for him."
Baurak Ale [from The Saints' Herald vol. 98] Baurak Ale [from The Saints' Herald vol. 98], 1951 (PDF)**
by Adolph W. Lundeen
see also The Saints' Herald
**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)

Bearers Of Christ's Authority [Hear Ye Him #25 - Audio Sermon], 1953 (mp3) Bearers Of Christ's Authority [Hear Ye Him #25 - Audio Sermon], 1953 (mp3)
by Evan A. Fry
16 minute audio sermon. Discusses who has authority to represent God. "I have not been able to discover a single case in the New Testament where the minister for Christ simply felt his personal call and went to work." And, "Jesus sought the will of his Father, and delegated that authority only as God revealed his will to him after a night of prayer. Notice again that it was not the men who decided on the basis of an inner call that they were to be the twelve. Jesus said, 'Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you' (John 15:16)."
Be Not Carried About With Divers Doctrines [from Zion's Ensign vol. 30], 1919 Be Not Carried About With Divers Doctrines [from Zion's Ensign vol. 30], 1919 (PDF)
by Frederick A. Smith
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."
Biography Of David Whitmer [from Journal Of History vol. 3], 1910 Biography Of David Whitmer [from Journal Of History vol. 3], 1910 (PDF)
by Heman H. Smith
see also Journal Of History
Biography of David Whitmer, one of the Three Witnesses to the Book of Mormon. Contains information about his conversion (from Kansas City Journal of 1881), information on his time as President of the Church of Christ (Whitmerite), and several reaffirmations of his testimony of the authenticity of the Book of Mormon. Contains 17 pages.
Biography Of Frederick Granger Williams [from Journal Of History vol. 4], 1911 Biography Of Frederick Granger Williams [from Journal Of History vol. 4], 1911 (PDF)
by Heman C. Smith
see also Journal Of History
Short biography of Frederick G. Williams from Journal of History. Contains information on his birth, conversion, and his ordination as a member of the First Presidency on March 18, 1833. Contains 8 pages.
Biography Of Mark Hill Forscutt [from The Saints' Herald vol. 81] Biography Of Mark Hill Forscutt [from The Saints' Herald vol. 81], 1934 (PDF)**
by Ruby C. Faunce
see also The Saints' Herald
**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)

Biography Of Patriarch Alexander Hale Smith [from Journal Of History vol. 4 to 8], 1911-1915 Biography Of Patriarch Alexander Hale Smith [from Journal Of History vol. 4 to 8], 1911-1915 (PDF)
by Vida E. Smith
see also Journal Of History
Extensive biography on Alexander H. Smith, son of Joseph Smith Jr., written by his daughter, Vida E. Smith. Contains many pictures, information and testimonies of his life and ministry. 269 pages.
Biography Of Sidney Rigdon [from Journal Of History vol. 3 and 4], 1910-11 Biography Of Sidney Rigdon [from Journal Of History vol. 3 and 4], 1910-11 (PDF)
by Heman C. Smith
see also Journal Of History
Biography of Sidney Rigdon, a member of the First Presidency, taken from Journal Of History volumes 3 and 4. Contains information about his birth in 1793 through his death in 1876. Contains 67 pages.
Bishop R. C. Evans Makes Reply, n.d. [1918] Bishop R. C. Evans Makes Reply, n.d. [1918] (PDF)
by R. C. Evans
Reply by R. C. Evans to a paper published by the RLDS Church. R. C. Evans left the RLDS Church in 1918 and started a new Church, the Church Of The Christian Brotherhood, with many former RLDS Church members in Canada. R. C. Evans was later excommunicated by the RLDS Church and shortly thereafter died on January 18, 1921 of pneumonia.
Blessed Are They Who Shall Seek To Bring Forth My Zion (Audio Sermon), 1958 Blessed Are They Who Shall Seek To Bring Forth My Zion [Audio Sermon], 1958 (mp3)
by Arthur A. Oakman
49 minute sermon by Apostle Arthur Oakman. He talks about Jesus Christ and the last supper. He also talks about agency and states, "We are free, for the origin of our actions is ourselves, but we are bound hand and foot because from ourselves there is no deliverance, unless it be through the mercy and the merits and the grace of Jesus Christ, who declares the love of God to us in those terms by which he is able to come to us and take us and lift us off of ourselves as center and re-center us in God."
The Book Of Mormon And Its Translator The Book Of Mormon And Its Translator, 1899 (PDF)
by Rudolph Etzenhouser
Published in Zion's Ensign volume 10:4 (April 20, 1899)
Book Of Mormon Editorship; Grammatical Structure, Language, And Absence Of Anachronisms [from The Saints' Herald vol. 98] Book Of Mormon Editorship; Grammatical Structure, Language, And Absence Of Anachronisms [from The Saints' Herald vol. 98], 1951 (PDF)**
by Israel A. Smith
see also The Saints' Herald
**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)

The Book Of Mormon; Evidences Of Its Divinity The Book Of Mormon; Evidences Of Its Divinity, n.d. [1894] (PDF)
by R. C. Evans
Published in Zion's Ensign volume 10:4 (February 16, 1899)
The Book Of Mormon; Evidences Of Its Divinity n.d. [1910] (PDF) The Book Of Mormon; Evidences Of Its Divinity n.d. [1910] (PDF)
by R. C. Evans
Published in Zion's Ensign vol. 10:7:4 (February 16, 1899)
Book Of Mormon Institute [from The Saints' Herald vol. 98] Book Of Mormon Institute [from The Saints' Herald vol. 98], 1951 (PDF)**
by Evan A. Fry
see also The Saints' Herald
**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)

A Brief History Of The Church Of Christ Of Latter Day Saints (Commonly Called Mormons) Including An Account Of Their Doctrines And Discipline; With The Reasons Of The Author For Leaving The Church A Brief History Of The Church Of Christ Of Latter Day Saints (Commonly Called Mormons) Including An Account Of Their Doctrines And Discipline; With The Reasons Of The Author For Leaving The Church, 1839 (PDF)*
by John Corrill
*This publication is provided due to its historical nature. Please read with caution as many ideas contained in the publication do not represent ideas or doctrine supported by LatterDayTruth.org.

The Burden Of Sin [Audio Sermon], n.d. The Burden Of Sin [Audio Sermon], n.d. (mp3)
by Arthur Oakman
55 minute sermon by Apostle Arthur Oakman of the RLDS Church. He states, "I think it is foolish of us to close our eyes to our adversary, and I think if we are to combat sin we must study its manifestations, recognize it for what it is. And we cannot do this in our own strength either, because it's in the very nature of sin to deceive the sinner."

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