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KnoWhy #1 - What Does It Mean To Be A Martyr? (Ether 12:37, 39)
|Title||KnoWhy #1 - What Does It Mean To Be A Martyr? (Ether 12:37, 39)|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Corporate Authors||Book of Mormon Central Staff|
|Publisher||Book of Mormon Central|
|Place Published||Springville, UT|
|Keywords||Early Church History; Martyrdom; Smith, Joseph, Jr.|
Joseph and Hyrum Smith are remembered in Latter-day Saint memory as martyrs for the Gospel. But what does it mean to be a martyr? More than merely suffering for religious convictions, the word literally means "witness" and in a Gospel sense carries with it a special connotation beyond its popular usage. Joseph and Hyrum were truly martyrs for the Book of Mormon in the fullest sense of the word.
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