On November 18, 1851, Briggs sought and received what he felt to be divine revelation regarding the future of the church.
The main body of believers accepted the quorum of twelve apostles as their leaders.Since his book, Mormons — from church leaders to children — have accepted April 6 as the real date of Jesus' birth. Reuben Clark Jr., a counselor in the First Presidency of the LDS Church, wrote that Christ's birth was in December of 5 B. Another time he wrote, "It is now June the twelfth, one thousand eight hundred and thirty one years, since the coming of our Lord and Savior in the flesh." In other words, this type of language was merely a fancy 19th-century way of saying the date. He looked closely at the time of Jesus' death, for example, tied it to the length of Jesus' life given in the Book of Mormon, added such things as time for Jesus' circumcision eight days after his birth, Mary's 40 days of ritual purification, the visit of wise men from the east and a two-week journey to Egypt.But not every member of the LDS Church agreed with Elder Talmage's interpretation of Doctrine and Covenants 20. Chadwick, an associate professor of church history and doctrine at BYU, published an article in the latest issue of BYU Studies on "Dating the Birth of Jesus Christ" that challenges the popular but not universal Mormon dating of Jesus' birth to April 6. If a person accepts Chadwick, Harper, Elder Mc Conkie and President Clark's interpretation of the verse in D&C 20, when was Jesus born? All those events show that "at a minimum, Jesus would have to have been born eight weeks prior to Herod's death at the beginning of April (4 B. "When all is said and done," Chadwick wrote, "the facts from the New Testament, the Book of Mormon, and the history of Josephus, combined with input from archaeological and astronomical research, all point to a day in December of 5 B. (late in the Jewish month of Kislev) for the date of Jesus' birth." This means that the real date of Christmas may have, indeed, been on Dec. "It is just as possible that Jesus was born on the calendar date we call Dec.Mission: The purpose of Latter Day Saint is to provide single members of the church with a variety of resources to meet and socialize with other single members of the LDS church, both online and face to face.We aim to provide an online experience that is unique to other dating sites already established.