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Are you caught up in the wrong treasure? Would you walk away from your faith because of a cow? What would you give your life for? This week in Come, Follow Me we will be studying sections 111-114 of the Doctrine and Covenants.
In the summer of 1857 Thomas joined the Walker company and migrated to the Rockies. He arrived in the Salt Lake Valley on 4 September 1857 and the next day visited Brigham Young, who later said, “He came into my office and wished to know whether I could be reconciled to him, and whether there could be a reconciliation between himself and the Church of the living God.”
On 6 September 1857 Thomas spoke to a congregation of Saints on Temple Square:
“My voice never was very strong, but it has been very much weakened of late years by the afflicting rod of Jehovah. He loved me too much to let me go without whipping…. For if he had not cared anything about me, he would not have taken me by the arm and given me such a shaking….
… I know that I was a very stiffnecked man….
… I want your fellowship; I want your God to be my God…. I have learned to understand what David said when he exclaimed, “I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of God than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.”
At the conclusion of his remarks President Young addressed the congregation, saying, “Brother Marsh now wishes to be received into full fellowship, and to be again baptised here…. I shall call a vote.” All hands appeared to be raised in affirmation, and Thomas remarked, “I thank God for it.”
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