ON

KIRTLAND, OHIO

A Fireside Talk Given To
The Sterling Park Ward
Adult Chaparones To The

OAKTON, VA STAKE
YOUTH CONFERENCE
IN KIRTLAND, OHIO

By

D. Calvin Andrus
3 July 1994


I. KIRTLAND IN CHURCH DEVELOPMENT

1. The Church was organized in April 1830 in upstate New York,

2. By February 1831 Church headquarters had moved to Kirtland, where it would stay until mid-1838.

3. In the summer of 1831 Joseph and others traveled to Jackson County, Missouri to prepare to move the Headquarters of the Church. Saints began to move incrementally from Kirtland to Missouri.

4. By the end of 1831 Joseph had moved his personal residence to Hiram, Ohio, 30 miles southeast of Kirtland. Here he received a number of revelations and by 1833 had made his first pass through the "re-translation" of The Bible. This is where Joseph was tarred and feathered on 24 March 1832.

5. School of the Prophets / Lectures on Faith, Feb - Apr 1832

6. Zion's Camp, 1834

7. Missionary Work to New England, Canada, Great Britain, Indian Territory, Southern States, etc.

8. Mummies containing the books of Abraham and Joseph were acquired on 3 July 1835.

9. Temple

10. Kirtland Bank Failure


II. KIRTLAND AND THE DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS

1. Of the 136 sections in the D&C, 65 of them (48%) were given in Kirtland (46) or nearby (19).

2. They start in 1831 with section 41 and end in 1837 with section 112. The 1st section and the 133rd section were also given in Kirtland.

3. Here are the Hightlights:

Section Date Topic
42 Feb 1831 Renewal of 10 Commandments
45 Mar 1831 2nd Coming / Last Days
48 Mar 1831 United Order (also Sections 74, 86, & 104)
64 Sep 1831 Tithing Renewed
68 Nov 1831 Baptism at Age 8
76 Feb 1832 Three Degrees of Glory
78 Mar 1832 Church Welfare
81 Mar 1832 First Presidency Organized
84 Sep 1832 Revelation on Priesthood
87 Dec 1832 Prophecy on War
88 Dec 1832 "Olive Leaf": 2nd Coming - Priesthood
89 Feb 1833 Word of Wisdom
96 Jun 1833 Stakes Organized
102 Feb 1834 High Council Organized
103 Feb 1834 Zion's Camp Organized
107 Mar 1835 Priestood Quorums, etc.
109 Mar 1836 Temple Dedicatory Prayer
110 Apr 1836 Christ Apears in Temple


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