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Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Wilford Woodruff, (2004), 263–71


A

Adversity

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Opposition Trials
Agency
definition of 205 gift from God to all His children 207 use of, brings consequences now and eternally 207–10 212–14
Apostasy
Great Apostasy 4–5 represented in Robert Mason’s vision 1–2
Apostles
during the Lord’s mortal ministry 4 must be unified 240–41 245
Atonement of Jesus Christ

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Jesus Christ
accomplishes for us what we cannot do for ourselves 70 189 offers salvation to the righteous 70–74 94–95 perfects the repentant and faithful 74 181 redeems us from the Fall 68–70 saves children who die before the age of accountability 84–86

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Baptism
essential for salvation 72 given in all dispensations 3
Baptism for the dead

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Temple work
Benbow, John 90–91 205–7 Benbow, William 90–91 Bible
instrumental in the conversion of Wilford Woodruff 35–36 joins with the Book of Mormon to teach truth 118–20 testifies of the Second Coming 252–53 255–56
Book of Mormon
instrumental in the conversion of Wilford Woodruff 37–38 joins with the Bible to teach truth 118–20 testifies of the Second Coming 252–53 translated by Joseph Smith 8

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Children

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Family Parents
before the age of accountability, are innocent before the Lord 84–86 blessings of raising 164–65 importance of parents’ teachings to 165–66 208 need kindness and good example from father and mother 168–70 need temporal and spiritual education 230 preparation of, to serve in the Church and remain faithful 165–66 sent by Heavenly Father 166 should be taught to pray 112 should keep journals 130–32 should take precedence in parents’ lives 164–65 167–68
Cheney, Elijah xx 37–38 Christ

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Jesus Christ
Church of Jesus Christ
carries out Heavenly Father’s plan 27–29 established in the Savior’s mortal ministry 4 35 follows the same pattern in every dispensation 3–4 prepares the world for the Second Coming 28 253–55 progress and destiny of 27–29 31
Covenants, blessings when we are true to 33

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Death
comes to all people 229 comfort in times of 82–86 mourning in times of 80 82–83 of little children 84–86 of Sarah Emma Woodruff 77 79–80 of Wilford Woodruff xxxvi preparing for 86–87 resurrection from 81–85 separation of the spirit from the body 80–81 we cannot keep material possessions when we die 229 233–34
Debt 232–33 Dispensations, kingdom of God established in 3 25 Dispensation of the fulness of times
ancient prophecies about 26–27
Latter-day Saints’ duties in 26 30–33
progress of the Church in 25–26 we are in the midst of 31
Doctrine and Covenants
our testament in the latter days 120–21 testifies of the Second Coming 252–53

E

Education 229–30 Example
influences others’ feelings about the Church 96 parents must teach by 165–66

F

Faith
definition of 153–54 increases as we keep covenants 157–58 necessary in God’s work 155–56 shown by works 154
Family

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Marriage Parents
eternal nature of 163 169–70 174 176–78 fathers’ and mothers’ roles in 168–70 need for kindness in 163 168 providing for, financially 231 should be a high priority 167–68 unity in 242 245 246
Family history

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Temple work
through personal journals 128–32 unified with temple work 174
Family prayer 112 Far West, Missouri, temple site 139–41 Fathers 168–69 Finances 231–35

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Temporal matters
First Vision 16 239–40 Foreordination to live in the latter days 29–30

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Gift of the Holy Ghost

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Holy Ghost
blessings through 50–53 for all worthy Latter-day Saints 49 given in all dispensations 3–4 72 greatest gift in this life 49 requires our constant faithfulness 53–55
“God Moves in a Mysterious Way,” Wilford Woodruff’s favorite hymn xv–xvi God the Father
Author of salvation 239 children of 164 communion with, through the Holy Ghost 54 gave His Only Begotten Son 68 has done all He can for our salvation 70 mercy of 10 186–87 mind and will of, made known through the Holy Ghost 53 oneness with the Son and the Holy Ghost 239–40 organized and redeemed all worlds by priesthood power 38–39 power of, sustained the Savior 155 praying to 110–13 receiving the approbation of 10
Gospel
blessings of 94–95 unchangeable 3
Grant, Heber J.
on Wilford Woodruff’s favorite hymn xv on Wilford Woodruff’s missionary service 89

H

Heritage, importance of remembering 134 Holy Ghost

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Gift of the Holy Ghost
answers to prayer through 111 effects of, on the righteous 181 helps us be unified in the truth 242 244 helps us prepare for the Second Coming 258 mission of 48–49 nature of 47–48 oneness with the Father and the Son 239–40 recognizing the voice of 50 sustains us in trials 222 teaching and learning by the power of vi 57–64 97–98 212
Home

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Family
Humility

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Pride
a requirement in God’s work 103–4 leads to the Lord’s protection 105–6 recognizing our dependence on God 102–3 shown by Wilford Woodruff 101

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Jesus Christ

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Atonement of Jesus Christ Second Coming of Jesus Christ
adversity suffered by 219 221–22 death of 70–71 81 established His Church 4 grew from grace to grace 60 oneness with the Father and the Holy Ghost 239–40 prayers of 110 221–22 preached the gospel in simplicity and plainness 97 remained true to the Father 221 Resurrection of 81 the only being who can offer us salvation 74 visited people in the Americas after His Resurrection 120 worked by faith 155
Joseph Smith

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Smith, Joseph
Journals
benefit ourselves, our families, and the Church 128 children and youth should keep 130–32 of Wilford Woodruff, contain Church history and records of teachings xxvii 125 127 should be kept as events transpire 130 should contain records of God’s blessings to us 129–30

K

Kingdom of God
building up 30–33 225 227–28 seeking first 233–35

L

Labor

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Work
Law, obedience to, in this life, determines eternal reward 209–10 212

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Agency
Learning
applying what we learn 61 by the Spirit v 61–64 from this book v
Love for one another 246–47

M

Manifesto xxxii–xxxiii Mason, Robert xix 1–3 Marriage, ordained of God 164 Missionary work
importance of not criticizing others’ religions 96 joy in sharing the gospel 92 94–95 need for the Holy Ghost in 97–98 our duty to share the gospel 92–94 power of example in 96 role of faith in 156 Wilford Woodruff’s experiences with xx–xxiv 89–91 93–94 101 109 115 151 153 163 173 205–7 217–18
Mothers 169–70

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Obedience, intelligent 201

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Agency Law
Opposition

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Trials
prepares us for celestial glory 218–19 to the truth, will not prevail 219–21
Ordinances

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Priesthood

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Parents

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Children Family
must teach children by word and example 165–66 must teach children to pray 112 privileged to care for Heavenly Father’s spirit children 164–65 roles of fathers and mothers 168–70
Pearl of Great Price, contains rich treasures 122 Pioneers’ trek to the Salt Lake Valley xxvi 146–48 Prayer

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Family prayer
blessings from, come through gospel living 112–13 for guidance 111 our need for 110–11
President of the Church
dangers of not following 195 201–3 God reveals His will through 198–99 how we can sustain the 199–201
Pride 104–5

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Humility
Priesthood
definition of 38–39 eternal nature of blessings through 42–44 magnifying callings in 40–41 oath and covenant of 43 ordinances of 38–39 41 power by which God works 38 responsibilities of priesthood holders 39–42 restoration of 5–8
Prophets, have always led God’s Church 3 197–98 Pulsipher, Zera xx 37–38

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Repentance
necessary to receive all the blessings of the Atonement 72 necessary to receive the Spirit’s guidance 54 222
Restoration
blessings of 8–10 of gospel truths 6 8–10 of the Church 5–6 of the priesthood 5–8 Wilford Woodruff’s gratitude for 10 Wilford Woodruff’s search for xix–xx 1–3
Resurrection 81–85 Revelation
personal 50–54 recognizing 50 to guide the Church 50 197–99 201–3 240–42

S

Sacrament, brings unity 247 Salt Lake Temple, excerpts from the dedicatory prayer of 158 176 177–78 181–82 186 Salt Lake Valley, pioneers’ trek to xxvi–xxvii Salvation, within our reach 213 Saviors on Mount Zion

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Temple work
Scriptures
help us prepare for events of the last days 122–23 study of 117–18
Second Coming of Jesus Christ
preparing for, as a Church 253–55 preparing for, as individuals 255–56 258 signs of, found in the scriptures 252–53 watching the signs of 251–53 Sealing power, unites families for eternity 174 176–78
Smith, Joseph
calling of 30 character of 14–15 counsels John Taylor on personal revelation 50 endured persecution 17–18 foreordination of 15 gives keys of the kingdom to the Apostles 18–21 heals the sick in Commerce, Illinois, and Montrose, Iowa 142–45 leads Zion’s Camp 135–38 learned from heavenly messengers 15–17 learned from the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost 15–17 martyrdom of 21 prophesies of the Church’s growth 25–26 Wilford Woodruff converses with, in vision 26 worked by faith 155–56
Spirit

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Holy Ghost
Spiritual labor, unites with temporal labor 225 227–35 Spirit world, meeting our ancestors in 191–92

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Taylor, John
death of xxx receives counsel from Joseph Smith on personal revelation 50
Teaching
by the Spirit vi 57 59–64 97–98 212 from this book vi–ix of simple truths, is most edifying 60–61 63 unity in 244
Temple building xxviii–xxix 173–76 188 Temple work
after the Second Coming 188–89 anxiousness of our ancestors to receive ordinances 190–92 becoming Saviors on Mount Zion 187–89 for the dead, Wilford Woodruff’s efforts in xxix–xxx 3 41 185–86 God’s mercy in providing 186–87 importance of 175–76 joy in 175–76 personal preparation to do 178–82 unified with family history work 174
Temporal matters

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Work
accepting the Lord’s counsel in 228–29 proper perspective in 228–35 unite with spiritual labor 225 227–35
Tithes and offerings 31 231–32 Trials

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Opposition
enduring, with faith 33 prepare us for celestial glory 218–19 the Lord strengthens our faith in times of 221–23

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Unity
among members of the Godhead 239–40 in families 242 245 246 in love for one another 246–47 in teaching 244 in the celestial kingdom 240 in the Church 240–47 through partaking of the sacrament 247

W

War between darkness and light 219–21 “We Ever Pray for Thee” xxxv Woodruff, Aphek (father)
baptism of 91–92 sets an example of integrity and hard work xvi–xvii Woodruff, Azmon (brother), is baptized on the same day as Wilford xvii 37–38
Woodruff, Azubah Hart (stepmother)
marries Wilford’s father xvi teaches Wilford the gospel xvii
Woodruff, Beulah Thompson (mother)
death of xvi 185 Wilford Woodruff sees that temple work is done for 185
Woodruff, Phoebe Whittemore Carter (wife)
raised from the dead by priesthood power 161–62 supports husband in Church duties 162–63 tells husband of daughter’s death 77 79–80
Woodruff, Sarah Emma (daughter of Wilford Woodruff), death of 77 79–80 Woodruff, Wilford
accidents suffered xvii–xviii as a historian xxvii as a missionary xx–xxiv 89–91 93–94 101 109 115 151 153 163 173 205–7 217–18 as President of the Church xxx–xxxv baptism and confirmation of 38 baptizes his father and his father’s household 91–92 childhood of xvi–xviii conversion of xx 2–3 35–38 death of xxxvi dedicates the Manti Temple 174 dedicates the Salt Lake Temple 174 does temple work for Robert Mason 3 does temple work for thousands in his family 185–86 191 experiences adversity 217–18 feelings of, about his Church callings 101 first mission call of 89 151 153 gives his ponies to Brigham Young 195 helps the Saints gather xxiv xxvi–xxvii humility of 101 in Zion’s Camp 135–38 inspired to move his family’s carriage 47 inspired to teach others to seek the Spirit 57 interest of, in temple work 173–74 is called to serve a mission in England 89 is called to the Quorum of the Twelve xxiii–xxiv 139 is inspired to save the Saints from disaster xxvi xxvii is saved from danger on first mission 153 is saved from dangerous rainstorm 217–18 journals of xxvii 125–27 learns from Robert Mason 1–2 learns of temple work for the dead 185 learns of the death of his daughter 77 79–80 love for family xvi–xvii love of hard work xvi xxvii–xxviii 225 227 makes audio recording of his testimony 14 meets Joseph Smith 13–14 participates in laying the cornerstone for a temple in Far West, Missouri 139–41 participates in the publishing of scriptures 115 117 personal preparation of, for the Second Coming 250 prays for strength to continue mission 109 prays with others for a storm to cease 109–10 preaches the gospel to John Benbow and family 89–91 raises wife Phoebe from the dead by priesthood power 161–62 receives instruction from Brigham Young in visions 46 174 receives the temple endowment from Joseph Smith xxxi–xxxii 20 173 receives vision of the Salt Lake Temple 174 refutes a man’s preaching against the Atonement 67–68 searches for the true Church xix–xx 1–3 35–37 secures the copyright for the Doctrine and Covenants in England 115 sees a temple for the first time 173 stays true when others apostatize 14 studies the scriptures as a youth 35 travels with pioneers to the Salt Lake Valley xxvi 146–48
Woodruff, Wilford Jr. (son) 77 79 Word of Wisdom 31 Work

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Temporal matters
manual, honor in 230 necessary to build the kingdom of God 225 227–28 temporal and spiritual, cannot be separated 227–28

Y

Young, Brigham
always had revelation with him 198 gives a pair of horses to Wilford Woodruff 195 instructs Wilford Woodruff in vision 46 174 leads the Apostles to lay the cornerstone for a temple in Far West, Missouri 139–41 rides in Wilford Woodruff’s carriage to the Salt Lake Valley xxvi 146 selects the site for the Salt Lake Temple 147 174 speaks of the importance of temple work 188 191 teaches that temporal and spiritual labor cannot be separated 227

Z

Zion’s Camp 135–38