This next episode is full of surprises! I’ve got 2 sample quotes below! Mormons know that the Kirtland Temple is currently owned by the Community of Christ, rather than the church based in Salt Lake City. Have you ever wondered why the Mormons in Salt Lake City don’t own that temple? I asked Dr. Richard Bennett that question, a BYU professor of Church History and Doctrine, and was really surprised by his answer!
Brigham Young and the Quorum of Twelve made the conscious decision, not publicized to too many people that we needed to sell off the temples…
Have you heard this before?
Dr Bennett also said that the US government, and Missouri actually saved the saints!
We think of Missouri as being the great enemy of the church. It was of course in the 1830s, the expulsion by Governor Boggs and what have you. But as we were moving west, many of the saints went down into Missouri on side trips to work for the season wherever that might be, building fences, harvesting crops. We have an interesting paradox that Missouri saved the Church heading west in 1846-47.
Were you aware of this?
Check out the video and transcript below, or get one on Amazon!