Spring Hill, Daviess County, Missouri
Near the crest of Spring Hill, Adam-ondi-Ahman
Section 116
May 1838
"Spring Hill is named by the Lord Adam-ondi-Ahman, because, said he, it is the place where Adam shall come to visit his people, or the Ancient of Days shall sit, as spoken of by Daniel the prophet."
Doctrine and Covenants 116
Overlooking the gently sloping valley near where Adam and Eve lived after being expelled from the Garden of Eden.
Spring Hill gradually rises from the valley of Adam-ondi-Ahman. At its nearly summit, the Prophet received a revelation regarding significant events that will occur here in the future.
Key Events
God revealed to Joseph Smith that this valley was where Adam and Eve dwelt after being cast out of the Garden of Eden.
A small settlement of Church members lived in this area in the late 1830s.
The events that will occur in this area are of major importance to the entire world.
The valley where father Adam blessed his posterity, and where all priesthood holders will give an accounting of their stewardships, preparatory to the personal reign of Jesus Christ on the earth.
Words of Joseph Smith
"I saw Adam in the valley of Adam-ondi-Ahman. He called together his children and blessed them with a patriarchal blessing. The Lord appeared in their midst, and he (Adam) blessed them all, and foretold what should befall them to the latest generation. This is why Adam blessed his posterity; he wanted to bring them into the presence of God." (History of the Church 3:388)
"This [the Millennium] is the only thing that can bring about the 'restitution of all things spoken of by all the holy Prophets since the world was' - 'the dispensation of the fullness of times, when God shall gather together all things in one.' Other attempts to promote universal peace and happiness in the human family have proved abortive; every effort has failed; every plan and design has fallen to the ground; it needs the wisdom of God, the intelligence of God, and the power of God to accomplish this. The world has had a fair trial for six thousand years; the Lord will try the seventh thousand Himself; 'He whose right it is, will possess the kingdom, and reign until He has put all things under His feet;' iniquity will hide its hoary head, Satan will be bound, and the works of darkness destroyed; righteousness will be put to the line, and judgment to the plummet, and 'he that fears the Lord will alone be exalted in that day.'" (History of the Church 5:64)
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