This week: Lesson 32, “To Seal the Testimony” (D&C 135).
Subjects covered: The martyrdom of Joseph Smith.
- Joseph fired a gun in Carthage Jail (related: The Church is hiding this fact).
- Martyrdom in Christian history.
- The Nauvoo Legion was supposed to rescue Joseph.
- Joseph and his companions drank wine the night before the martyrdom.
- The Council of Fifty / Joseph Smith anointed “king of the world”.
- Joseph’s Presidential candidacy.
- The Nauvoo Expositor.
- “Oh Lord, my God” was a Masonic distress call.
- Status of Joseph Smith in LDS belief (related: Joseph as subject of hymns).
- Joseph Smith is the Holy Ghost.
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