The Periodicity Of Israelitish History [from Zion's Ensign vol. 31], 1920 (PDF) by Daniel MacGregor see also Zion's Ensign Sermon by Daniel MacGregor. "I desire to present for your consideration the Story of Israel, noting in particular the periodicity of that story in its record of important epochs. In our deliberations we shall not only have occasion to consult history, but also prophecy…Thus it becomes apparent that, according to the promises of God, we, as the children of Christ, are indissolubly connected with the people of Israel; and if there be any patriotic impulses within our being, they should thrill as we meditate upon the achievements of that illustrious race." He discusses Israel's Beginning, Israel's Overthrow, The Overthrow Of The Church, The Data Fixing The Overthrow Of The Church, The Era Of The Restoration and The Time Of Effecting The Restoration.
Plural Marriage In America; A Critical Examination No. 3 (Tracts By Numbers), 1903 (PDF) by Joseph Smith III see also Tracts By Numbers 42 pages. Pamphlet on the origin of polygamy. Joseph Smith III states, "That, as the laws of God, found in the Bible, the Book of Mormon, and the later revelations to the church, were given to constitute the rules of both faith and practice, upon which the church was to be built and perpetuated, as a consequence, God would not give to the church through Joseph Smith any commandment or rule of faith and practice which would conflict with the laws he had already given; or that would require the performance of any act by which those laws would be disregarded or broken."
Preaching From Notes [from The Saints' Herald vol. 55], 1908 (PDF) by William Lewis see also The Saints' Herald Four page article on preaching and the use of notes. Brother Lewis states, "Preaching from notes is a custom very extensively practiced in the religious world. Some have their entire sermons written or in a printed form, which have been carefully prepared and revised from time to time. Almost invariably the minister, before presenting his sermon to the audience, asks the Lord to give him of his Spirit that he may present such thoughts as will be food for the assembly. In my judgment there is no consistency in asking the Lord to bring to his (the minister's) mind that which shall be food for the congregation, when he has before him all that he intends to present."
President Frederick M. Smith's Views On Revelation [from Zion's Ensign vol. 31], 1920 (PDF) by Frederick M. Smith see also Zion's Ensign 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."
Proposed Constitution And By-laws Of The First United Order Of Enoch, 1870 (PDF) by The RLDS Church Printed In The True Latter Day Saints' Herald vol. 17:126 (February 15, 1870) This eight page pamphlet contains the proposed by-laws for the First United Order of Enoch for the RLDS Church. The stated objective of the corporation, "shall be the associating together of men of capital, and those skilled in labor and mechanics, belonging to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, in the States of Iowa and Missouri, and the other states and territories of the United States, for the purpose of settling, developing and improving new tracts of land, which tracts of land shall be selected, located and purchased, by a committee to be appointed by the Board of Directors hereinafter provided for; to take cognizance of the wants of worthy, and industrious poor men, who shall apply therefor, and provide them with labor and the means for securing homes and a livelihood; and to develop the energies and resources of the people who may seek those respective localities for settlement."