This was done without the knowledge of Emma Smith.
Another Testament Of Jesus Christ?
There seems to be a good deal of evidence to show that Joseph Smith and others in his family participated in blood sacrifices in their money digging operation.
Even after the Mormon escape into the West, leaving the country, they land smack-dab back into it after the war in Mexico.
We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law.
It is also possible, though the church does not now permit it, to seal two living people for eternity only, with no association on earth
He wrote that individuals' own behaviors are responsible for them abandoning the Church:
Masons are prohibited from ever praying "in Jesus' name" in ANY lodge.
But, only when the new name is whispered through the veil and the proper handshake sure sign of the nail is given, can they pass through the veil into the Celestial Room.