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Who is Brigham Young?
Brigham Young, Second President of the Church As successor to Joseph Smith, he led the migration west in 1846–47 to the Rocky Mountains and founded Salt Lake City. He was sustained as President of the Church on December 27, 1847.
What was the most important problem Brigham Young was trying to solve?
He spent years trying to resolve conflicts between the Latter-day Saints and the United States government over the Saints’ desire for political independence.
Why was Joseph Smith a good leader?
This is the Prophet Joseph Smith who possessed these five great qualities: intelligence, zeal for learning, faith in a living God, the ability to look within himself and correct his own character, and a love of people.
How did Brigham Young become the prophet?
After Joseph Smith, the founder and prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or Mormonism, and his brother, Hyrum, were murdered by an angry mob in an Illinois prison six weeks earlier, Elder Brigham Young is chosen to be the Church’s next leader.
Who was Brigham Young’s Disciple?
Brigham Young was the quintessential disciple. He loved Joseph as a friend and admired and emulated his personal qualities, but more importantly, he also revered and followed him as a prophet of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ.
Why did James Young leave the Methodist Church?
In 1832, Miriam died and Young and his two young daughters moved into the household of Kimball and his wife, Vilate. By this point Young had for all intents and purposes left the Reformed Methodist, becoming a Christian seeker, unconvinced that he had found a church with the true authority of Jesus Christ.
What did Joseph Young do in the Utah War?
He instituted a ban prohibiting conferring the priesthood on men of black African descent, and led the church in the Utah War against the United States. The five sons of John and Nabby Young.
What did Joseph Young do for a living in Mendon?
Most of Young’s siblings had already moved to Mendon, or did so shortly after he moved there. It was here he first became friends with Heber C. Kimball. Here he worked as a carpenter and joiner and built a saw mill that he operated.