Evils of religion: Land speculation, Danites, and the Missouri Mormon wars (10-7-14) 
In the summer of 1831 Joseph Smith claimed he had a revelation (D&C 57:1-3) that Independence Missouri was where the New Jerusalem was to be built. Good Mormons should come, quickly, and bring their money. Smith reiterated the prophecy in 1832, swearing that “This Generation will not pass away until the Temple is built in Independence.” (D&C 84:2-5, 31) Missourians already in Independence disagreed. In December, 1833, Smith assured Mormons who were being attacked that “there is no other place than Missouri appointed by God for the gathering of the Saints.” (D&C 101:17-20)

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