long ago ideas

“When we are tired, we are attacked by ideas we conquered long ago." - Friedrich Nietzsche. Long ago, Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery conquered false claims that the Book of Mormon was fiction or that it came through a stone in a hat. But these old claims have resurfaced in recent years. To conquer them again, we have to return to what Joseph and Oliver taught.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Joseph Knight and Josiah Stowell homes

Yesterday we visited the Josiah Stowell and Joseph Knight homes along the Susquehanna River. We learned lots of fascinating details, but one I liked best was Emma paddling a canoe up the river from Harmony to visit Joseph. Here's an aerial view. The Knight home is in the bottom center and the Stowell home is across the river above the bridge. The Colesville Branch, the first organized branch of the Church, met in a barn across the road from the Knight home. Hyrum Smith was the branch president.

1 comment:

  1. I've been following your recent Church History Tour with great interest. Thanks for posting these photo's. It helps me appreciate early Church History better.