The results from yesterday:
3 – Bruce R. McConkie 22
14 – Orson Scott Card 3
10 – David O. McKay 17
7 – Eliza R. Snow 5
13 – Zionism 12
4 – Heavenly Mother 10
9 – The Word of Wisdom 21
8 – Plural Marriage 1
1 – The Book of Mormon 21
16 – The Young Women’s Values 1
5 – The Lectures on Faith 13
12 – Zeal without Knowledge 9
2 – The Missionary Program 14
15 – Conferences 8
6 – Sacrament Meeting 21
11 – The Elder’s Quorum 1
Some surprises, I think.
On to this day’s matchup (and this round’s final group):
4 – Joseph F. Smith vs. 13 – Chieko Okazaki
Joseph F. Smith was the sixth president of the LDS church. Read a brief biography here. He led the Church into the twentieth century, wrote opinions on evolution and the nature of God, received a revelation regarding the redemption of the dead, fathered a future prophet, and participated in plural marriage, positively and negatively.
Sister Chieko Okazaki served on the general Relief Society board from 1990 to 1997. I have never heard anybody say anything bad about anything that she has ever written or said. By this, I mean anybody. She is the author of several popular books.
8 – Spencer W. Kimball vs. 9 – Gordon B. Hinckley
Spencer W. Kimball was the twelfth president of the LDS church. Read brief biographies here, here, and here. He has written several influential books. He received the 1978 revelation directing the extension of the priesthood to all worthy males. He told us to grow gardens and stop playing with face cards.
Gordon B. Hinckley is the fifteenth president of the LDS Church. Read biographies here, here, and here. He has sped up the rate of our temple building and he has spoken on Larry King and Sixty Minutes. He also announced the Perpetual Education Fund. Under his presidency, the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles have released both The Family: A Proclamation to the World and The Living Christ: the Testimony of the Apostles.
1 – “As Man is, God once was; as God is, Man may become” vs. 16 – Companionship of the Holy Ghost
The Companionship of the Holy Ghost is promised to the faithful baptized. It is a great blessing and comfort to such as have it.
5 – 3 Kingdoms of Glory vs. 12 – Saving Ordinances
The Three Kingdoms of Glory are explained in D&C 76. It goes far to explain the justice and mercy of God.
2 – The Bible vs. 15 – Jesus the Christ
Jesus the Christ is probably the most popular scriptural commentary in the LDS tradition. The chapter on Christ’s suffering is powerful stuff.
6 – The King Follett Discourse vs. 11 – Mormon Doctrine
The King Follett Discourse was given on the occasion of the death of King Follett and has occupied an uncertain place in Mormon doctrine ever since.
3 – The Church Education System vs. 14 – Church Movies and Art
The Church Educational System exists to help people understand the doctrines of the church and to maintain the doctrines of the church.
7 – Visiting Teaching vs. 10 – Relief Society
Visiting Teaching takes place once a month and helps the sisters of the Relief Society to support one another.
The Relief Society is among the first western organizations for women in religion. It continues to be a setting for the discussion of women’s religious issues.