Category: Today in Religion

  • Joseph Smith Organizes a Church

    Joseph Smith Organizes a Church

    On April 6, 1830, Joseph Smith and five other official members organized the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Only a few years early, in 1820, Joseph Smith as a teenager, had a vision of God the Father and Jesus Christ. They told him not to join any church. Later, he received golden plates. […]

  • Northern Crusades – Battle of the Ice

    Northern Crusades – Battle of the Ice

    Most of us have heard of the crusades when knights attempted to take control of Jerusalem. Though I would doubt that many of us have heard of the northern crusades. In the 1200s the pope sent knights to invade Russia and neighboring countries. The Pope wanted to bring Christianity to them. One battle they fought […]

  • Easter Week – Time In The Tomb

    Easter Week – Time In The Tomb

    On Friday of Easter Week, the Romans and Jewish leaders crucified Christ. Because he died quickly, Pilate gave permission for followers of Christ to have the body. These followers quickly prepared the body for burial and laid it in a tomb. The Jewish leaders worried that people may steal the body and pretend a resurrection […]

  • Easter Week – Trials And Crucifixion

    Easter Week – Trials And Crucifixion

    We have reached the end of Easter Week. After celebrating the Passover with followers and praying in the garden, Judas Iscariot betrayed Jesus to the authorities. By the time they took Jesus, his fate had already been decided. They wanted crucifixion. Still, they held several mock trials. They knew what they wanted, but they feared […]

  • Easter Week – The Last Supper

    Easter Week – The Last Supper

    What would you do with your last day of life? During this final week of Christ’s life, we have come down to his final day. Knowing he had reached his final day of mortal life, Christ carries out his final teachings for his followers at the last supper. On this day, many in Jerusalem celebrated […]

  • Easter Week – Forgive Seven Times Seventy

    Easter Week – Forgive Seven Times Seventy

    As we continue learning about the last weeks of Christ’s life, we see that he continued teaching. Imagine knowing you have one week to live. What would you share with others? Christ started by cleaning the temple, then teaching about loving God and loving one another. Next, Christ taught his apostles to forgive one another. […]

  • Easter Week – Teaching in The Temple

    Easter Week – Teaching in The Temple

    For Easter week, we will continue to discuss what Christ did in the last week of his life. On Monday he took the time to clean the temple of all merchants. He wanted the temple for prayer and learning as originally attended. After this cleansing, Christ started teaching his final lessons in his mortal life. […]

  • Easter Week – Cleansing the Temple

    Easter Week – Cleansing the Temple

    While we do not know the exact dates of the last week of Christ’s mortal life, we do know the actions he took during that time. This week, as we count down to Easter, I will share a little about each day of his last week. Monday started with cleansing the temple. On Sunday, Jesus […]

  • Dedication of the Kirtland Temple

    Dedication of the Kirtland Temple

    In 1836, Joseph Smith Jr. dedicated the Kirtland Temple, the first temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. In 1830, Joseph Smith Jr. officially started The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He had translated and printed the Book of Mormon and started missionary work. Shortly after this, the Lord commanded […]

  • The United States First Naturalization Act

    The United States First Naturalization Act

    In 1790, the United States Congress passed a Naturalization Act that required a two-year residency and oath to the government. Having just won their freedom from England, the United States started setting up rules and laws to govern their new country. They soon realized they needed rules to deal with immigration and citizenship. This resulted […]