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A Test of Faith: The Book of Mormon in the Missouri Conflict
TitleA Test of Faith: The Book of Mormon in the Missouri Conflict
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsJohnson, Clark V.
JournalJournal of Book of Mormon Studies
Volume12
Issue2
Pagination84-87, 118
KeywordsDoctrine and Covenants 123; Early Church History; Faith; Joseph Smith; Prophet; Testimony
Abstract

While imprisoned in Liberty Jail in Missouri in 1839, the Prophet Joseph Smith directed the church members to gather statements and affidavits about the sufferings and abuses put on them by the people of Missouri. Of the surviving affidavits, five speak directly about the Book of Mormon as a test of faith. Several were offered their lives, property, and safety if they would deny the Book of Mormon and denounce the divine calling of the Prophet Joseph Smith. Those who refused to recant were robbed of their property, whipped, beaten, slandered, and jailed.

URLhttp://publications.mi.byu.edu/publications/jbms/12/2/S00009-50be69b85a4c78Johnson.pdf

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