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Brand new softcover pamphlet! ; Orson Pratt was one of the leading theologins in the early Church. Born in New York in 1811, he heard the gospel as a teenager, and was baptized on his 19th birthday in September of 1830, just months after the Church was organized. He met the Prophet Joseph in October of that year, and was ordanied as an elder in December of 1830.
He served several missions, and was a member of Zion's Camp in 1834. He was the first man to enter the Great Salt Lake Valley, and was both a strength and a thorn in the side to Brigham Young. A very studious and intelligent man, he was also fervent in bearing testimony to the truthfulness of many of the truths of the fulness of the gospel.
In General Conference in 1852, he was asked by President Young to give the first public discourse on Plural Marriage in this dispensation. Up to this time, the "Principle" was lived on the underground. Now, Elder Pratt, a member of the Twelve, disclosed what many had known and suspected all along. In an extemporaneous speech, he gave a masterful discourse on the history and validity of Celestial Plural Marriage.
He was the father of forty-five children, and had numerous plural wives. It is said that his knowledge combined with his experience qualified him to expound on the "rules" of plural marriage. Much of the advice offered in these 27 rules is both timeless and timely. Many professionals today are touting as "new finds" the same advice offered within this century-old counsel. Included are thoughts on man's relationship to God, his relationship to his wives, the wive's relationship to each other, and a parent's relationship to their children. Stressed is the importance of love and following the Spirit.
Pratt died in October of 1881, at the age of 70. ; The FIG Project Series; 5.5" x 8.5"; 21 pages
Title: Twenty-Seven Rules of Celestial Marriage - Apostle Orson Pratt
Publisher: Hindsight Publications: 2009
Weight: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 46067