Jackson County (Independence), Missouri
Site of Edward Partridge Home and Schoolhouse
Sections 82 and 83
April 1832
"For of him unto whom much is given much is required; and he who sins against the greater light shall receive the greater condemnation.
"I, the Lord, am bound when ye do what I say; but when ye do not what I say, ye have no promise."
Doctrine and Covenants 82:3, 10
Church meetings in Zion were often held in the home or school of Bishop Edward Partridge.
Bishop Partridge lived on land that today is part of the temple grounds of the Community of Christ (formerly known as the RLDS church).
Key Events
Joseph Smith dedicated a spot where a temple will be built in Zion on August 3, 1831.
God revealed to Joseph Smith that the Garden of Eden where Adam and Eve dwelt was located in this area.
The Saints in Missouri sustained Joseph Smith as President of the High Priesthood. The Ohio saints at Amherst had also done this three months earlier.
Church council meetings were held here.
Bishop Partridge was taken from his home, and tarred and feathered by a mob in July 1833.
This area was part of the Garden of Eden. The temple cornerstones were laid several hundred feet west of the Partridge home.
Words of Joseph Smith
"Be virtuous and pure; be men of integrity and truth; keep the commandments of God; and then you will be able more perfectly to understand the difference between right and wrong - between the things of God and the things of men; and your path will be like that of the just, which shineth brighter and brighter unto the perfect day." (History of the Church 5:31)
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