Anthony W. Ivins reports hearing that Joseph F. Smith taught that "no man receives a fullness of the Melchisedec Priesthood till he has recd his second anointings."

Personal Journal / Diary
Joseph F. Smith
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Anthony W. Ivins, Journal, April 8, 1901, in Cowboy Apostle: The Diaries of Anthony W. Ivins, 1875-1932, ed. Elizabeth Oberdick Anderson (Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 2013), 268-69

Signature Books, Anthony W. Ivins
Lorenzo Snow, Joseph Smith, Jr., Anthony W. Ivins, Joseph F. Smith, Heber J. Grant

[April 8, 1901: Monday] Meeting of Presidency, Apostles & Church Officers. Prest. Lorenzo Snow said that persons who are recommended for second anointings should be those who have made an exceptional record, that they are persons who will never apostatize. Prests. of Stakes assume a great responsibility when they recommend persons for second anointings.

Now I [Lorenzo Snow] wish to say a word in regard to going back to Jackson County [Missouri]. The time is nearer than many of us suppose. I want to impress upon the minds of all that they cannot go back to Jackson co. unless the[y] obey the law of tithing. Jos[eph] Smith had a book in which all the names of tithe payers was recorded which was called the Book of the law of the Lord. This church as a church will never go back to Jackson co. till the people learn to observe the law of the Lord. I fear that some of the bishops do not fully believe in the law of tithing.

Excellent counsel. Heber [J. Grant] sang [“]The Holy City.[“]

Should Masquerade balls be permitted among the Saints? We do not approve of such parties but they should be controlled by kindness & persuasion & not by coer[c]oin.

Bro. Jos[eph] F. Smith said no man receives a fullness of the Melchisedec Priesthood till he has recd his second anointings. Men recommended for this sacred ordinance should be men of God whose faith & integrity are unquestioned.

Heber J. Grant spoke. Referred to his singing as an example that a person can accomplish anything which he undertakes to do.

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