• Persecuted for the Lord

      • "If the very jaws of hell shall gape open the mouth wide after thee, know thou, my son, that all these things shall give thee experience, and shall be for thy good"

      • "Silence, ye fiends of the infernal pit! In the name of Jesus Christ I rebuke you, and command you to be still; I will not live another minute and hear such language. Cease such talk, or you or I die this instant!" (History of the Church, 3:208).

      • Imprisoned for Truth

      • "About this time those of us who had been sentenced thereto, were conveyed to Liberty jail, put in close confinement, and all communication with our friends cut off" (History of the Church, 3:215).

      • "My son, peace be unto thy soul; thine adversity and thine afflictions shall be but a small moment;" (D&C 121:7).

      • Martyred for God

      • John Taylor said: "Immediately there was a little rustling at the outer door of the jail. . . . [Willard Richards] glanced an eye by the curtain of the window, and saw about a hundred armed men around the door" (History of the Church, 6:617).

      • "They lived for glory; they died for glory; and glory is their eternal reward. From age to age shall their names go down to posterity as gems for the sanctified" (D&C 135:6).