Zion's Harp (in German), 1892 (PDF) Zion's Harp published by the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at Lamoni, Iowa in 1892. This version was published in the German language and contains 123 hymns on 112 pages. Text only; no music. Translation by C. Hinderks and T. Hinderks.
Jesus From The Cradle To The Grave [The Gospel Banner vol. 3 no. 4 extra B], 1896 (PDF) by R. C. Evans see also The Gospel Banner 36 page tract by R. C. Evans of the RLDS Church. Discusses the characteristics of Jesus Christ. "Now, this is the life of Christ from the cradle to the grave. Time will not allow us to enlarge upon it further, but suffice it to say that Jesus Christ has proved the possibilities of humanity. He was our pattern, our guide; and though he was God manifest in the flesh, yet in his humiliation his judgment was taken away, and not until he arose did he enjoy the glory that he had with the Father before the world was."
Sign Seekers [The Gospel Banner vol. 3 no. 4], 1896 (PDF) by Isaac M. Smith 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."
The Restoration Of Israel [The Gospel Banner vol. 4 no. 2 extra A], 1897 (PDF) by S. W. L. Scott 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."
Save Yourselves [The Gospel Banner vol. 6 no. 3], 1899 (PDF) by Isaac M. Smith see also The Gospel Banner 40 pages. Discusses salvation. "I know it is a common idea, or at least it is one that is frequently taught, that there is nothing for man to do, so far as the salvation of his soul is concerned, only to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ…but while we believe that faith is absolutely necessary, and that it is impossible to please God without it, we also believe that there are certain works required on the part of men, which are just as essential, just as necessary to his salvation, as it is that he believe. Now, if you take the position that men are saved by faith alone, then it seems to me that you would have to admit that Satan himself will be saved, because the Apostle James has said: 'Thou believes that there is one God; thou doest well; the devils also believe, and tremble' So you see if you have nothing only faith to recommend you to God, you have the same that they have."
Was Joseph Smith A Polygamist, 1899 (PDF) by Heman C. Smith 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."
Zion's Ensign, vol. 11, 1900 (PDF) edited by W. H. Garrett 416 pages. Contains marriage and obituary information for 1900 as well as articles and sermons such as, Apostasy Of The Church by J. W. Wight, Another Book by R. M. Elvin, The Church by M. T. Short, Hope Of The Righteous by J. W. Wight, The Law Of Life by F. M. Cooper and many more.
Is Water Baptism Essential To Salvation?, [The Gospel Banner vol. 8 no. 1 extra A], 1901 (PDF) by Joseph Luff see also The Gospel Banner 24 page tract on the necessity of water baptism for salvation. Brother Luff states, "To us, this question sounds about the same as would the inquiry, 'Is faith in God necessary?' We cannot understand why it should be asked by persons who have read the Bible carefully for themselves; but it is being asked, and that, too, by honest and intelligent persons. Hence we venture a very plain answer, and a few plain reasons for that answer. We shall use the Bible in so doing, believing that God's word will be taken in preference to ours. Our answer is, 'Yes, water baptism is essential to salvation.'"
Objections Examined [The Gospel Banner vol. 8 no. 2], 1901 (PDF) by Joseph Smith III see also The Gospel Banner 48 pages. Sermon by President Joseph Smith III of the RLDS Church, delivered on September 2, 1900. He makes a statement regarding Joseph Smith, Jr (his father) seeing an angel in the grove during the first vision experience, "I may be pardoned this morning if my discourse be somewhat discursive, and I review, as rapidly as I may, some of the things which have been done in the spiritual realm of controversy since this church was organized April 6, 1830. In the first place the statement made by the angel to him who was chosen as the earthly instrument by which the church should be represented abroad, and should find its organization, was that the declarations of belief, or the creeds, were an abomination in God's sight."
The Gospel Standard vol. 1, 1902 (PDF) edited by Walter J. Haworth 96 pages. Published at Wallsend, New South Wales, Australia. Articles include Light And Truth, The Mormons, Rays Of Heavenly Light, The Everlasting Gospel, Obedience by J. D. Imrie, The Restored Gospel by J. Kaler, From The Watch-Tower by Gomer R. Wells, True Religion by C. A. Butterworth, The Great Salvation by C. A. Butterworth, Revelation Of To-Day, Does The Holy Spirit Deceive? by L. A. Gould, The Holy Spirit's Work In The Church by John Kaler and many more.
The Gospel Standard vol. 2, 1903 (PDF) edited by Gomer R. Wells 96 pages. Published at Wallsend (No. 1-3) and Balmain (No. 4-12) New South Wales, Australia. Articles include Sanctified, Rays Of Living Light, The Thief On The Cross, Faith In Jesus Christ, Gospel Talks by J. Clark, The Infants And The Church, I Have Warned You And Forewarned You, Who Shall Administer?, Surplus, The Sabbath, Asleep In Jesus, Born Again; How?, and many more.
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."
The Gospel Standard, vol. 3, 1904 (PDF) edited by Gomer R. Wells (No. 1-8) edited by Walter J. Haworth (No. 9-12) 96 pages. Published at Balmain, New South Wales (No. 1-8) and Hawthorne, Victoria (No. 9-12) Australia. Articles include John's Baptism by L. A. Gould, The Seal Of God And The Mark Of The Beast by W. J. Haworth, Divine Healing; Does Sickness, Deformity, Etc., Come From The Devil? by J. H. N. Jones, He That Believeth, Who Changed The Sabbath? by W. J. Haworth, The Jewish Sabbath by A. C. Barmore, Christ's Bride by W. J. Haworth, What Shall We Do To Be Saved? by A. C. Barmore, Is Baptism Necessary To Salvation? by Paul M. Hanson, and many more.
The Saints' Herald, vol. 51, 1904 (PDF) edited by Joseph Smith III Contains 1,232 pages. Articles include, The Holy Scriptures (Editorial), The President Or Chief Officer In The Church In The Time Of The Apostles. James Or Peter, Which? A Reply by Gomer T. Griffiths, The Personality And Divinity Of The Holy Ghost by Frederick R. Tubb, The Statement Of President William Marks (Editorial), Was Christ Born At Jerusalem? By J. M. Stubbart, Parley P. Pratt And The "Voice of Warning" by A. B. Kirkendall, Church Rejected-When? (Editorial), The Three Nephites by Joseph Ferris, In the Tabernacle Salt Lake City (Editorial), Subjects Of First Resurrection-Do They Die Again? (Editorial), The Church Of Christ As It Was Left Completed And Perfected By The Apostles Of Christ by Isaac M. Smith, Who Shall Be Saved? By Charles H. Burr, The Laws Of The Land Vs. Joseph F. Smith (Editorial), The Church in the Wilderness, Devotion To The Written Word Not A Bar To The Holy Spirit (Editorial), Polygamy by Charles Derry, Young Mormons In Utah Protesting (Editorial), Legal Decision On "Sealing" (Editorial), A Word To The Saints About Utah (Editorial), The Mark Of The Beast by Walter J. Haworth, The Temple Lot (Editorial), The Standing Ministry by by William Lewis, The House Of The Lord As Seen In Vision by Joseph Smith III, and many other articles.
Reasons Why. Shall We Hear Them? [The Gospel Banner vol. 13 no. 2], 1905 (PDF) by J. W. Peterson see also The Gospel Banner 18 page tract published by the RLDS Church. J. W. Peterson states, "Because the faith of Christ has always been opposed by certain classes, the Latter-day Saints are not above their Master in having their cause misrepresented by both pulpit and press, and themselves frowned upon by those who are ignorant of their faith. Because of this misrepresentation, many persons who have heard or read only the reverse side, often ask themselves the question: 'Is it right to go and hear them?' It is right and honorable to hear any one claiming to have the truth, that one may know for himself whether or not the claim is true and not be dependent on biased rumor."
The Saints' Herald, vol. 53, 1906 (PDF) edited by Joseph Smith III Contains 1,240 pages. Articles include, The Foisting Of Polygamy In 1853 by Rees Jenkins, Sealing Power by Heman C. Smith, Zion, The Pure In Heart by Heman C.Smith, How Shall The Redemption Of Zion Be Brought About? by J. F. Burton, Culled From Cahtolicism. Some Interesting Roman Catholic Doctrine And History Found In their New Book, The Question Box by C. J. Hunt, The War In Heaven, The Comforter, Which Is The Holy Ghost by George S. Lincoln, Plural Marriage Declared to be Essential to Salvation by Heman C. Smith, Signs Precedent To Our Savior's Second Coming by Columbus Scott, The Spirit of God, Holy Ghost, Spirit of Christ, Spirit of Truth, and the Spirit Are the Same by Joseph R. Lambert, The Redemption of Zion by Albert Carmichael, Another View of Zion and the Gathering by Edward Rannie, and many other articles.
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."
The Saints' Herald, vol. 55, 1908 (PDF) edited by Joseph Smith III Contains 1,232 pages. Articles include, Where Is Zion; The Gathering Place Of The Saints by J. Charles May, The Patriarch Is An Evangelical Minister by William Lewis, Who May Administer The Bread And Wine (Editorial), An Interesting and Valuable Letter; Oliver Cowdery On The Subject Of Polygamy, Immersion Vs. Sprinkling And Pouring, The Founding Of Lamoni And The Work Of The Order Of Enoch, Are Apostles First or Second in the Church by William H. Kelley, A New Exponent Of The Character Of Utah Polygamy (Editorial), Tongues That Fail When Put To A Practical Test (Editorial), Modern History and the Book of Mormon by A. A. Reams, Joseph Smith's Mother Is "Pestered" By An Evil Spirit (Editorial), Preaching From Notes by William Lewis, Some Points To Be Noticed Concerning The "Woman" Of Revelation 12 by Holmes J. Davison, Doctrine And Covenants, Section 42 by Joseph R. Lambert, and many other articles.
Autobiography Of Bishop R. C. Evans Of The Reorganized Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints, 1909 (PDF) by R. C. Evans Revised Autobiography of R. C. Evans published in 1909. Includes 44 chapters, the last written by F. B. Blair. In this last chapter, comments by R. C. Evans from the 1909 RLDS General Conference are quoted. R. C. Evans stated that he had an experience where he was visited by a personage after the 1902 RLDS General Conference (shortly after he was called into the First Presidency - see Section 126). The personage who spoke to him informed him that it was the will of the Lord for him to remain in Canada and not to move to Independence, Missouri as revelation had called him to do. R. C. Evans also stated that on February 14, 1908 he was spoken to by a voice which commanded him to purchase a property in Toronto, Canada, which he purchased.
Concerning Discussions In The "Herald" [from The Saints' Herald vol. 56], 1909 (PDF) by Elbert A. Smith 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."
The Saints' Herald, vol. 56, 1909 (PDF) edited by Joseph Smith III Contains 1,250 pages. Articles include, Early Position of the Reorganization on Tithing. Surplus as the Beginning of Tithing, Doctrine and Covenants Section 106, The False "Gift Of Tongues," How and When to Gather to Zion, The Redemption of Zion, Gathering, Surplus, Tithing, and Equality by the Bishopric of Independence Stake, Tithing Is a Tenth and Section 106 Should Stand by R. J. Lambert, B. H. Roberts' New Theory Concerning the Book of Mormon, Tithing, Offerings, and Order of Consecrations by Bishop E. L. Kelley, and many other articles.
To The General Conference, 1910 (PDF) by Frederick M. Smith 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.
Sermons By Bishop R. C. Evans, 1912 (PDF) by R. C. Evans Fifty sermons by R. C. Evans of the RLDS Church. Published in London, Ontario, Canada in 1912. Topics include, "How Can A Man Be Born Again?" "Infant Baptism," "Pouring, Sprinkling, Immersion," "Did Jesus Baptize With Water Or The Holy Ghost?" "Faith Or Works? Death-Bed Repentance," "The Antiquity Of The Gospel," "The Godhead," "The Book Of Mormon," "Polygamy," "God Sends Strong Delusion. Why?" and many other topics.
Zion's Ensign, vol. 24, 1913 (PDF) edited by Charles Fry 416 pages. Contains marriage and obituary information for 1913 as well as articles and sermons, such as, Fundamental Principles (of the RLDS Church), God's Purpose In Us by G. E. Harrington, Baptism Of The Holy Spirit by Frederick A. Smith, Spiritual Development by H. C. Pitsenberger, Historical Sketches and many more.
The Saints' Herald, vol. 61, 1914 (PDF) edited by Elbert A. Smith Articles include, Choose Ye This Day Whom Ye Will Serve by Frederick M. Smith, The Church In The Wilderness by W. E. Peak, Faith And Belief Synonymous by Joseph R. Lambert, Kingdom Of God, Kingdom Of Heaven, Church Of God Synonymous by Joseph R. Lambert, Ancient Navaho Records, Jesus on The Kingdom Of Heaven (editorial), The Bible by S. A. Burgess, The Church And Gospel Unchangeable by W. R. Rush, Death Of President Joseph Smith III, Instructions Regarding President Smith's Funeral, and many more articles. Contains 1,256 pages.
Unity, 1914 (PDF) edited by G. E. Harrington 4 pages. Unity was introduced by the Independence Stake President for the various Quorums for study, teaching and meetings, "to qualify them for work among the membership and the world. This publication was later renamed "The Unity," then renamed "One," and finally "The Priesthood Journal."