Thanks for the post
The purpose of this chronology is to assist Christians of any denomination in their search for knowledge and truth regarding the development of the Christian religion. The primary sources used in assembling this list include a chronology by Paul Harvey,
There are some groups mentioned that some believe should not be on this list. We must remember that they are a part of the American History experience and I think it is proper to include them.
Again, excellent post.
This can't be right, can it?
This timeline suggests that the book of Revelation was possibly written BEFORE:
The Gospel According to St. John
But I thought Revelation 22:18 said that nobody should add anything to what was written up to that point. How could those other books, written after Revelation, be scripture? Weren't they "added to" the words that were written in the book already?
That's what I've often heard. Nothing can be added to the Bible, because Revelation said nothing could be added. It was all closed. Hmmm...
Good post. Lots of interesting stuff in there.
However, the dates for LDS (Mormon) church history are off.
1805, December 23
Joseph Smith (1805-44) born to Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack Smith, Sharon, Vermont (see JS-H 1:3).
1820, Early Spring
The Prophet Joseph Smith received First Vision in a grove of trees in Palmyra and Manchester Townships, New York, near his home (see JS-H 1:15-17).
1823, September 21-22
Joseph Smith visited by angel Moroni and told of the Book of Mormon record. Joseph viewed the gold plates buried in a nearby hill (Cumorah) (see JS-H 1:27-54).
1827, September 22
Joseph Smith obtained the gold plates from Moroni at the Hill Cumorah (see JS-H 1:59).
1829, May 15
John the Baptist conferred the Aaronic Priesthood on Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery in Harmony, Pennsylvania (see D&C 13; JS-H 1:71-72).
Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery received the Melchizedek Priesthood from Peter, James, and John near the Susquehanna River between Harmony, Pennsylvania, and Colesville, New York (see D&C 128:20).
Translation of the Book of Mormon completed. The Three Witnesses and the Eight Witnesses shown the gold plates (see 2 Ne. 11:3; 27:12-13; D&C 17).
1830, March 26
First printed copies of the Book of Mormon available, Palmyra, New York.
1830, April 6
The Church organized in Fayette Township, New York.
First missionaries called to preach to the Lamanites (Native Americans) (see D&C 28, 30, 32).
1830, December-January 1831
The Saints were commanded to gather to Ohio (see D&C 37; 38:31-32).
1831, July 20
Site for the city of Zion (the New Jerusalem) in Independence, Missouri, revealed to the Prophet Joseph Smith (see D&C 57; A of F 1:10).
1833, March 18
Sidney Rigdon and Frederick G. Williams set apart as Counselors in Presidency of the Church (see D&C 81 heading) and given the keys of this last kingdom (see D&C 90 heading; verse 6).
1833, November 7
Saints began fleeing from mobs in Jackson County, Missouri across the Missouri River and into Clay County.
1834, May 5
President Joseph Smith left Kirtland, Ohio, for Missouri as leader of Zions Camp to bring relief to Saints expelled from Jackson County.
1835, February 14
The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles organized, Kirtland, Ohio (see D&C 107:23-24).
1835, February 28
The organization of the First Quorum of the Seventy commenced, Kirtland, Ohio (see HC 2:201-2).
1835, August 17
The Doctrine and Covenants accepted as a standard work of the Church, Kirtland, Ohio.
1836, March 27
The Kirtland Temple dedicated (see D&C 109).
1836, April 3
Jesus Christ appeared to Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery in the Kirtland Temple. Moses, Elias, and Elijah appeared and conveyed priesthood keys (see D&C 110).
1837, July 19
Heber C. Kimball and six others arrived in Liverpool, England, on first overseas mission.
1838, April 26
Name of the Church specified by revelation (see D&C 115:4).
1838, December 1
The Prophet Joseph Smith and others imprisoned in Liberty Jail, Liberty, Clay County, Missouri (see D&C 121-23).
1840, August 15
Baptism for the dead publicly announced by the Prophet Joseph Smith.
1841, October 24
Elder Orson Hyde dedicated Palestine for return of the children of Abraham (see D&C 68:1-3; 124:128-29).
1842, March 17
Female Relief Society organized, Nauvoo, Illinois.
1842, May 4
First full temple endowments given.
1843, May 28
Joseph and Emma Smith sealed for time and eternity.
1844, June 27
Joseph Smith and Hyrum Smith martyred in Carthage Jail (see D&C 135).
1846, February 4
Nauvoo Saints began crossing Mississippi River to move west. Some eastern Saints sailed from New York City for California on ship Brooklyn.
1846, July 16
Mormon Battalion mustered into U.S. service in Iowa.
President Brigham Youngs pioneer company left Winter Quarters on the journey west (see D&C 136).
1847, July 24
President Brigham Young entered Salt Lake Valley.
(excerpt from http://scriptures.lds.org/chchrono/contents )