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"The Test" Pres. Boyd K. Packer.."We live in those “perilous times” which the Apostle Paul prophesied would come in the last days."

The Test President Boyd K. Packer President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles Neither mobbings nor the army could turn the Saints aside from what they knew to be true. The TestIt is my purpose to show that in troubled times the Lord has always prepared a safe way ahead. We live in those “perilous times” which the Apostle Paul prophesied would come in the last days.1If we are to be safe individually, as families, and secure as a church, it will be through “obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel.”2 On July 24, 1849, the Saints had been in the valley two years to the day. They finally were free from years of mobbing and persecution. That called for a great celebration. Just a few years earlier under dreadful conditions, the Prophet Joseph Smith suffered in Liberty Jail for months while the mobs drove the Saints from their homes. The words liberty and jail do not fit together very well. Joseph called out: “O God, where art thou? And where is the pavilion that covereth thy hiding p…

The Farnsworth Vision (1857 Apostle Hyde quotes Vision)

In a sermon about 1857 Apostle Orson Hyde quoted the 1844 Farnsworth Vision "as correctly as my memory will allow me".

Language cannot describe how happy and contented we all were. Being of one heart and one mind, we enjoyed every blessing we desired. Soon Brother Brigham jumped up and clapped hands and cried out, "Now, boys, for Jackson County!" And we were all on the move in a short time.

The next scene I remember, I was within a short distance of Jackson County, arm in arm with one of the brethren walking directly south, being on the west side of the street or road. We saw an old mobocrat walking towards us. He raised his head, and as our eyes caught his, he screeched aloud, withered, and passed away as a thing of naught.

The vision closed, and I found myself standing in the street of Nauvoo where I was when it commenced. (The 3½ Years, p. 177; Visions of the Latter Days, pp. 85-87)

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We trust you noted the year that Orson Hyde repeated the Farnsworth …