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  First Presidency - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the First Presidency is the presiding or governing authority of the church.
The death of a Church President dissolves the First Presidency, and leaves the President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles as the senior leader of the church.
One June 4, 2005 with the ordinations of Ken Robinson and David Schaal as presidents of the church and counselors to the president, the First Presidency was reorganized.
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 General authority - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The first scriptural use of the term general authority was in minutes of a meeting for the organization of the Presiding High Council in 1834.
The President of the Church and members of the Quorum of the Twelve are typically called for the remainder of one's life, although there have been more than a dozen instances when an apostle has been released from his service in the Quorum of the Twelve.
In the LDS church General Authorities are members of the first presidency, a quorum of the twelve apostles, or a presidency of seventy and first two quorums, or the three man presiding bishopric with a presiding bishop and two counselors.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/General_Authority   (947 words)

 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/First Lady of the United States
"First Lady of the United States" is the unofficial title of the hostess of the White House.
The position is traditionally filled by the wife of the President of the United States, and the title is sometimes taken to apply only to the wife of a sitting president.
The wife of the president is referred to by her married name--the couple is formally referred to as, for example, "The President and Mrs.
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 Succession in the First Presidency   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The apostle, Peter, was president of the Council...and held the keys of the Kingdom of God on the earth [and] was appointed to this office by the voice of the Savior and acknowledged in it by the voice of the Church.
7 Oct 1844 At the General Conference, Brigham Young was sustained as "the president of the quorum of the Twelve and first presidency of the church" The Saints did not sustain Williams Marks as President of the Nauvoo Stake, sustaining John Smith in his place.
After which Orson Hyde moved that Brigham Young be the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of latter day saints and that he nominate his two counsellors and they form the three first Presidency[,] seconded by W[illford] Woodruff and carried unanimously.
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 Evolution and the Origin of Man
This packet contains, as far as could be found, all statements issued by the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on the subject of evolution and the origin of man, and a statement on the Church's attitude toward science.
The earliest First Presidency statement, "The Origin of Man," was issued during the administration of President Joseph F. Smith in 1909.
It shows that man, as a spirit, was begotten and born of heavenly parents, and reared to maturity in the eternal; mansions of the Father, prior to coming upon the earth in a temporal body to undergo an experience in mortality.
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 Gospel Link
Brigham Young, then President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, presented the proposition that the Twelve, ordained apostles who held all the keys necessary to govern the Church, should be sustained as the authorized leaders in the absence of Joseph Smith.
After describing the First Presidency ("three Presiding High Priests, chosen by the body, appointed and ordained to that office, and upheld by the confidence, faith, and prayer of the church"), that revelation affirmed that the Twelve Apostles "form a quorum, equal in authority and power to the three presidents previously mentioned" (D&C 107:22–24).
But the death of the president, thereby disorganizing the presidency and automatically releasing the president´s counselors, bestows on the Quorum of the Twelve the required authorization to exercise the keys they already possess and assume full responsibility for governing the Church—including the reorganization of the First Presidency.
ldsfaq.byu.edu /emmain.asp?number=183   (1137 words)

 Perón, Juan Domingo on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
PERÓN, JUAN DOMINGO [Perón, Juan Domingo], 1895-1974, president of Argentina (1946-55; 1973-74).
An army officer, Perón was the leader of a group of colonels that rose to prominence after the overthrow of the government of Ramón Castillo in 1943, a group which supported the fascist and Nazi movements in Italy and Germany.
Cámpora resigned in July, and the following September Perón was elected president by 62% of the vote; his second wife, Isabel Martínez de Perón, whom he had married in 1961, was elected vice president though she was widely resented by those devoted to the late Eva Perón.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/section/Peron-Ju_EarlyCareerandFirstPresidency.asp   (1115 words)

 Presidency Confirms
Included herein is a letter from the First Presidency to the church executives who work at headquarters, which indicates that the executives have been having difficulty in answering questions (see item #1)* raised by the saints concerning the Presidency's Faith to Grow program (FTG).
The Presidency's answer to this is that the "January, 1979 meetings" (item #3) contained the Presidency's official beliefs for the ten-year period of 1980-1990.
In the first place, in seeking to "establish your credentials" with a particular group, you may be (1) pressed to define or clarify a position which the group has misinterpreted or misunderstood.
home.earthlink.net /~jptandy/rlds/pres/2Presidency.htm   (995 words)

 Joseph Anderson, General Authority
Born the year Wilford Woodruff was sustained as President of the Church and three years before the dedication of the Salt Lake Temple, Elder Joseph Anderson spent a century in quiet service to the Lord and others.
Hanks of the Presidency of the Seventy, and J. Robert Anderson, Elder Anderson’s son.
Monson, Second Counselor in the First Presidency, conducted the March 17 funeral services, which were held in the Salt Lake Bonneville Stake Center.
personal.atl.bellsouth.net /w/o/wol3/anderj1.htm   (702 words)

 First Presidency Letterpress Copy Books: July
President Taylor is steadily failing, yet he entertains hope concerning himself and has never intimated in any way that he thought his case critical.
If it would add to President Taylor['s] comfort [and] happiness to be released, I would forego every advantage of which I speak, but he is as comfortable now in his dying condition away from his family as he would be if he were surrounded by them.
If President Taylor should die under present circumstances, it would be much easier for the administration to feel shocked at his fate and to justify itself for extending liberty to Brothers Woodruff, Wells, Snow and others, it would not then have the appearance to the public which such action would have now.
www.jfs.saintswithouthalos.com /pri/fp_87_07.htm   (2652 words)

 Untitled Normal Page
Next the First Presidency proceeds to expound a new set of beliefs about the nature of God and the Godhead which are contrary to what the scriptures and the RLDS Church has always proclaimed.
At first the reader does not discern that the Presidency believes that there is but one person in the Godhead and that his being incarnated in the flesh was the most important event in history.
In this paper the Presidency subtly rejects the idea that the RLDS Church was divinely established to be the New Testament church restored, and that it is to build Zion.
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 CoC Announces New First Presidency! -- Mamusz' Restoration Forum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Jeremiah Jennings has been selected as Holliday's First Counselor, and the third member of the First Presidency is to be one M. Ronald Cearley.
The first actions of the new presidency are expected to include changing the name of the church back to RLDS and sending female priesthood back home where they belong.
The new First Presidency is expected to receive unanimous approval by the membership, which will be told how to vote by the Holy Spirit.
www.voy.com /2963/4330.html   (354 words)

 First Presidency Statement: 1931
The sermon referred to, with this letter, was handed by the Presidency to the Council of Twelve with the request that the matter be taken up, and the difference of opinion which existed between the two brethren be composed.
The word of the Lord declares that Adam was the first of all men, (Moses 1:34) and we are therefore in duty bound to regard him as the primal parent of our race.
After receipt of this latter communication the Presidency carefully reviewed the papers which had been submitted to the Council of the Twelve, and after prayerful consideration decided that nothing would be gained by a continuation of the discussion of the subject under consideration.
eyring.hplx.net /Eyring/faq/evolution/FP1931.html   (1481 words)

 Obote's first presidency (from Uganda) --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Obote agreed to replace the British governor-general by appointing Mutesa II as the country's first president in an attempt to unify the alliance further, but this move was unsuccessful.
Internal friction subsequently grew in intensity, fostered by mutual suspicion between the rival groups, by assassination attempts against the president, and by the increasingly oppressive methods employed by the government to silence its critics.
The first president of the Republic of Uganda, Milton Obote led his country to independence in 1962.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-37629   (1285 words)

 FIRST PRESIDENCY -- Counselors Quizzes
President Hinckley served as 2nd Counselor to President Kimball and as 1st Counselor to Presidents Benson and Hunter.
Thus, on October 6, 1901, Elder Joseph F. Smith was sustained as the new 1st Counselor in the First Presidency and Elder Rudger Clawson as the 2nd Counselor.
The First Presidency was thus dissolved, and the next President of the Church (President Joseph F. Smith) called as his counselors Elders John R. Winder and Anthon H. Lund.
home.comcast.net /~mdtaylormd/didyou10.htm   (1952 words)

 IN First Presidency
(D&C 107: 78-80) role of First Presidency in appeals from church tribunals.
Presidency of High Priesthood to have right to officiate in all offices.
Oliver Granger to contend for redemption of First Presidency.
scriptures.lds.org /inf/frstprsd   (160 words)

 Bruce R. McConkie's "Mormon Doctrine": An Embarrassment to the LDS Church and Officially Repudiated
At the request of the First Presidency, I called President Joseph Fielding Smith and told him that we are a unit in disapproving of Brother Bruce R. McConkie’s book, ‘Mormon Doctrine,’ as an authoritative exposition of the principles of the gospel.
Was engaged in the meeting of the First Presidency and Council of the Twelve in the Salt Lake Temple.
The First Presidency recommend that the situation be left as it is, and whenever a question about it arises, we can answer that it is unauthoritative; that it was issued by Brother McConkie on his own responsibility, and he must answer for it.
www.exmormon.org /mormon/mormon193.htm   (3295 words)

 Statement of the BYU Board of Trustees on Evolution
A statement by the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Jesus himself taught this truth, when he instructed his disciples how to pray: "Our Father which art in heaven," etc. Jesus, however, is the first born among all the sons of God--the first begotten in the spirit, and the only begotten in the flesh.
In 1931, when there was intense discussion on the issue of organic evolution, the First Presidency of the Church, then consisting of Presidents Heber J. Grant, Anthony W. Ivins, and Charles W.
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 Official Statements
In 1931, {when there was intense discussion on the issue of organic evolution,} the First Presidency {of the Church, then consisting of Presidents Heber J. Grant, Anthony W. Ivins, and Charles W. Nibley, addressed all of the General Authorities of the Church on the matter, and concluded,} [said]
Elder Roberts objected to the dogmatic tone of the article, and claimed that Elder Smith was in conflict with the scriptures, and with the statements of an earlier apostle.
True it is that the body of man enters upon its career as a tiny germ embryo, which becomes an infant, quickened at a certain stage by the spirit whose tabernacle it is, and the child, after being born, develops into a man.
www.tungate.com /Official_statements.htm   (4942 words)

 The First Presidency of the Early Church: Their Lives and Epistles - FARMS Papers
The climax of the first part of Acts is the revelation to Peter that the gospel should be taken to Cornelius and other gentiles.
John is prominent with Peter in the first half of Acts, but afterward James the brother of the Lord is the prominent leader at Jerusalem, where he is mentioned often in association with Peter.
The first letter is quoted several times by Polycarp in the early second century and is thereafter often identified as being from Peter.
farms.byu.edu /display.php?table=transcripts&id=81   (3765 words)

 First Presidency Statement on Elizabeth Smart
Formal investiture of President Samuelson is scheduled for September 9, 2003.
He was sustained as Presiding Bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 2, 1994, and then was called as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy on November 2, 1995.
During his presidency of the university, he has continued to serve in the First Quorum of the Seventy.
www.meridianmagazine.com /churchupdate/030319byu.html   (436 words)

 FIRST PRESIDENCY: Miscellaneous
Answer:  Elder J. Reuben Clark holds the distinction of having served the longest in the First Presidency without serving as President of the Church.
Question: At one point in our church's history, we had two apostles serving in the First Presidency who both had sons serving in the Quorum of the Twelve, and each of the two sons later served as President of the Church.
, it was announced by President Snow that the seniority in the Quorum of 12 would be based upon the date that an apostle became a member of the Quorum, not on the date of ordination to the apostleship.
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 First Presidency Letterpress: April 1887
President Taylor would very much like to have a vote of confidence adopted by the conference in himself as the president of the Church and as its trustee, that is in reference to his past conduct in these capacities; and confidence in his discretion and fidelity in the future.
Also a vote of conference to be adopted concerning myself as first, and Brother Joseph F. Smith as his second counselor, we three as the First Presidency of the Church.
Parties who have been married previous to going to the temple to receive their endowments and who are sealed in the temple should sign certificates and the elder performing the sealing ceremony should also sign them and have them properly filed in the probate court.
www.jfs.saintswithouthalos.com /pri/fp_87_04.htm   (3869 words)

 U.S. Presidency Links - Russell D. Renka   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Presidents of the United States from CB Presidential Research Services has alphabetically organized topics, followed at file's bottom by a tabular list of all individual presidents by chronology from Washington through Bush.
First 100 Days Press Release by Paul Light demonstrates that in the first hundred days of the Bush Administration in 2001, a great many important posts were yet unfilled.
See When the President is the Patient cosponsored by the AMA and the Center for the Study of the Presidency together with several others.
cstl-cla.semo.edu /renka/PresidencyLinks.htm   (12490 words)

 First Presidency
Although Counselors in the First Presidency share in the Priesthood power of the President, they do not survive his death in their positions.
Rather, on the death of the President, they return to the Quorum from which they were called unless called again by the new President.
Indeed, the President of the Church is the senior living Apostle on earth.
personal.atl.bellsouth.net /w/o/wol3/1stpres.htm   (239 words)

 The Remnant Church - Web Note from the First Presidency   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
To feast upon the words of our Lord means to absorb them into our lives to the point that they become a part of us and there is no longer any distinction between them and who we are, because we will be one.
It is not possible to bring to pass the kingdom of God on earth, as it is in Heaven, without first experiencing it in our homes and families by living righteous lives on a daily basis.
Zion will be a practical demonstration of what we profess to believe; not just in words, but in deeds performed on the basis of love for our fellowman, instead of self centered interests.
www.theremnantchurch.com /FirstPresidency/WebAddress.htm   (324 words)

 The First Bush Presidency
While projecting a man of action determined to slay the dragon, the net result of his crusade is to multiply the seeds of generations sown in future retaliation.
The first Bush presidency has taught that persistent and vocal dissent runs the risk of intrusive scrutiny or worse.
The Bush presidency has dealt a severe blow to proponents of individual freedom and replaced that heritage with a brute force interventionism that benefits only the State/Capitalist perversion that masquerades as free enterprise.
www.batr.org /gulag/012005.html   (895 words)

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