Whom has God chosen?
Heber C. Kimball: “Many of this people have broken their covenants
by speaking evil of one another, by speaking against the servants of God, and
by finding fault with
the plurality of wives and trying to sink it out of existence.
But you cannot do
that, for God will cut you off and raise up
another people that
will carry out His purposes in righteousness, unless you walk up to the line of
your duty. On the one hand there is glory and
exaltation; and on the other no tongue can
express the suffering and affliction this people will pass through, if
they do not repent.”
Journal of Discourses
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Visions of the Attack
judgments will be swift, giving no time for burial.
Inquires one—"Do you really believe that such judgments are coming
nation?" I do not merely believe, but I know it, just as well as I knew,
twenty-eight years before it commenced, that there would be war between the
North and the South. (See the National
Targets CLICK HERE
We knew that by a revelation which God gave through his servant Joseph Smith,
twenty-eight years before the war of the rebellion commenced; and it was
published in the languages of various nations years and years before the war was
inaugurated, and it took place precisely according to the words of the Prophet,
and it began in the very locality specified in the revelation, namely, South
Carolina. We know that these judgments are coming with the same certainty that
we knew concerning the war of the rebellion.”
Brigham Young: “If the Spirit of God whispers this to His people
through their leader, and they will not listen
nor obey, what will be the consequence of their disobedience? Darkness
and blindness of mind with regard to the things of God will be their lot; they
will cease to have the spirit of prayer, and the spirit
of the world will increase in them in proportion to their disobedience until
they apostatize entirely from God and His ways.”
Brigham Young: “I
say to you Bishop and to the brethren and
sisters, be faithful, live so that the Spirit of
the Lord will abide within you, then you can judge for yourselves. I have
often said to the Latter-day Saints—"Live so
that you will know whether I teach you truth or not." Suppose you are
careless and unconcerned, and give way to the spirit of the world,
and I am led, likewise, to preach the things of this
world and to accept things that are not of God,
how easy it would be for me to lead you astray!
But I say to you, live so that you will know
for yourselves whether I tell the truth or not. That is the way we want all
Saints to live. Will you do it? Yes, I hope you will, every one of you.
How many are there in this Church who are now
wavering and shaking because they have spoken against the ordinances of
heaven, and especially
against that ordinance which God has revealed for the exaltation of the children
of men in celestial marriage? Hold that as sacred as your own soul: if
you cannot see the beauty and glory of it, and feel it in your own hearts,
say nothing against it.
The fact is, let the pure principles
of the kingdom of God be taught to men and women,
and far more of the latter than the former will receive and obey them. What
shall we do with them? They want exaltation, they want to be in the great family
of heaven, they do not want to be cast off, then they must be taken into the
families of those who prove themselves worthy to be exalted with the Gods.”
“In the midst of all that we hear from this stand with regard to counsel and
implicit obedience to counsel, you and I must have the
testimony of Jesus within us, or it is of but little use for us to pretend to be
servants of God. We must have that living witness within us. We need the
light of the Holy Spirit continually, day by day, as
you have been told hundreds of times. How easy it
would be for your leaders to lead you to destruction, unless you actually
know the mind and will of the Spirit yourselves. That is your privilege.”
Journal of Discourses
Brigham Young: “If the Lord was disposed
to let Joseph lead the people astray, for He had called him and instructed him
to gather Israel and restore the Priesthood and kingdom to them.
It was not my prerogative to call him in question
with regard to any act of his life. He was God's servant, and not mine. He did
not belong to the people but to the Lord, and was doing the work of the Lord,
and if He should suffer him to lead the people astray,
it would be because they ought to be led astray.
If He should suffer them to be chastised, and some of
it would be because they deserved it, or to
accomplish some righteous purpose. That was my faith, and it is my faith still.
If we have any lack of confidence in those whom the Lord has appointed to lead the people, how can we
have confidence in a being whom we know
nothing about? It is nonsense to talk about it. It will weaken a person quicker
to lose confidence in those who dictate the affairs of God's
kingdom on the earth, than to say "I do not know
whether there is a God or not, and I care nothing about Him."
will not be prepared to be taken by the enemy, and led captive by the devil so
quickly for disbelieving in a being they do not know about, as for disbelieving
in those whom they do know.
How many hundreds and hundreds of times have you been
taught that if people neglect their prayers and other daily duties,
that they quickly begin to love the world, become vain in their
imaginations, and liable to go astray, loving all the day long to do
those things that the Lord hates, and leaving undone
those things that the Lord requires at their hands?
When people neglect their private duties, should
their leaders lead them astray, they will go blindfolded, will be subject to
and be led captive at his will. How useless this would be!
How unnatural, unreasonable, and unlike the Gospel and those who believe it!
How are we going to obtain implicit confidence in all the words and doings of
Joseph? By one principle alone, that is, to live so
that the voice of the Spirit will testify to us all the time that he is
the servant of the Most High; so that we can realize as it were the
Lord's declaring that "Joseph is my servant, I lead him
day by day whithersoever I will, and dictate him to do whatever I will; he is my
mouth to the people. And I say to the nations of the earth, hear ye the
servants I send, or you cannot be saved."
“I know that Joseph Smith is a Prophet of God,
that this is the Gospel of salvation, and if you do not
believe it you will be damned, every one of you."
(In 2004 people don't believe Joseph was a prophet.)
That is one of the most important sermons that ever was preached, and
then if they could add anything by the power of the Spirit, it would be all
right. When a man teaches that doctrine by the power of God in a congregation of
sinners, it is one of the loudest sermons that was ever preached to them,
because the Spirit bears testimony to it.”
4: 297 – 298
George Q Cannon:
“The more faithful a man is in the cause of God,
the more the hatred of the wicked is manifested against him, illustrating
the truth of that statement made by the Apostle Paul,
that "all that will live godly in Christ Jesus, shall suffer persecution"—not
may suffer it, but they shall suffer it.
We live and behold a fulfillment of that prediction; we are living witnesses of
it; and this nation is fulfilling just as fast as it can do, the predictions of
the Prophet Joseph Smith. They are making him a Prophet by their conduct, and
fulfilling everything that he has spoken concerning this work.
This warfare will not cease. "But," says one, "when this
present excitement passes over, will we not have a time of peace?" God
forbid that there should be peace on such terms as our enemies would have us
make; for peace means surrendering the
Kingdom of God;
surrendering and giving up by the servants of God, that which they have
undertaken to do, namely, to restore the reign of righteousness and truth upon
the earth, the reign of God and of heaven. Such peace as our enemies have in
view, means the surrender of this upon our part. When we
are ready to surrender these things, then
there will be peace, but it will be the peace of death, it will be the
peace of hell, it will be the triumph of Satan,
and the destruction of everything that is pure and holy, and godlike, upon the
face of the earth. Men say, "Let us compromise." This
means the giving up of this principle and that principle for the sake of the
world's favor. And when we commence giving up,
where shall we stop? (They didn’t stop
1978 giving the Blacks what they wanted. Satan just laughed.) (In 2016 a GAY Mayor of Salt Lake City; so judgment comes. See the Salt Lake City RANK of GAY CITIES. )) Back to President Cannon
"I want peace on no such terms as these. We have engaged in this warfare to build
up the Kingdom of God upon the earth, let
the consequences be what they may. They can only kill this body of ours;
but let us fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and
body in hell. God has said that He will bear this
Kingdom off triumphantly,
and that it shall not be given into the hands of
another people, and as sure as He has spoken, His word will be
fulfilled.” George Q. Cannon in the Journal of Discourses
Just so that you know the 50,000 + Plyg’s in the
Intermountain West do have Mormon background and beliefs. Are
trying to obey God.
Heber C. Kimball: “Am I afraid that we
shall be overcome? No,
I am not. I never have, to my knowledge, had a feeling in my heart, from the day
that I came into this Church unto the present time, that this
kingdom would be overcome; neither have I now.
But there are people here; and a people will grow
this people that will stand for ever.”
Discourses 6: 102
Brigham Young: “If we wish to be
taught, to receive, and understand, we must train
ourselves. We are looking forward to the period when we shall be in the
presence of the Father and the Son—when we shall realize that we are indeed the
sons of God, and be crowned with glory, immortality, and eternal lives.
In this probation, we have evil
to contend with, and we must overcome it in ourselves, or we never shall
overcome it anywhere else. Were you to let
your minds stretch out, you would learn that the whole kingdom, with its
principles, powers, authority, glory, and everything pertaining to it, is
combined in the organization of man ready to be developed.
We must commence and school ourselves, and so bring our
reflections into subjection, that we can make our minds one in faith.
The First Presidency have of right a great
influence over this people;
and if we should get out
of the way and lead this people to destruction, what a pity it would be!
How can you know whether we lead you correctly or not?
Can you know by any other power than that of the Holy Ghost?
If have uniformly exhorted the people to obtain this living witness each for
themselves; then no man on earth can lead them astray.
It is my calling and office to dictate in the affairs of the Church and kingdom
of God on earth.” Journal of
6: 99 – 100
John Taylor “If
the Lord can have a people to listen to his law,
there may be a chance to establish his kingdom upon the earth:
if not, the only way he can establish his kingdom
is to remove them from the earth, or give up his kingdom
another time; for it is impossible to establish his
kingdom without having a people obedient to him.
What does that obedience imply? Obedience in all things.”
Journal of Discourses
“What is the kingdom of God? This is a question that is in almost
everybody's mouth. Every Saint is interested in this question. We need not go
into the nonsense of sectarianism: we will let it go entirely, hook and line;
for we know enough about it to care nothing about it, nor about the absurd ideas
entertained by sectarians of the Kingdom of God.
The question is,
What is the kingdom of
How do we stand related to it? What
is our position and what are the duties devolving upon us to-day, to-morrow, and
every day of our lives, as servants of the living God?
This people as well as every other people should have their rights, and these
rights they were bent upon having at all events, not fearing the result,—that
we, as a people, are determined to be free; for
with us it is—"The kingdom of God or nothing."
We are engaged here in protecting
ourselves, our wives, and families,—in
guarding everything that is sacred and honorable among men from invasion and
oppression of some of the most corrupt wretches that ever disgraced the
footstool of God.
"This is pretty plain talk," say you. I meant to
talk plain: I do not wish to be misunderstood.
Stand back and give us our rights. We will act the part of freemen, and we say
it shall be "The kingdom of God or nothing."
Why is it that we are persecuted?
It is because
we believe in the establishment of the kingdom of God upon the earth—because we
say and know that God has established his kingdom—because the principles of
righteousness are introduced among the children of men, and they expose the
evils, corruption, priest craft, political craft, and the abominations that
If we do not interfere with
anybody else, what right has anybody else to interfere with us? I speak now as an American citizen. I speak, if you please, as a
politician. On this ground I ask what right any people or number of people have
to come and interfere with us? There is no such right in the catalogue,
They, however, do interfere with us; and what is
the cause of it? It is because of the kingdom of God—because of the truth of
God—because of the Spirit of God and certain principles that exist among this
And what are they? It is polygamy that they are
so incensed against.
Hitherto the good, the virtuous, the pure and
upright, the men of God, the Saints of the Most High have been trampled under
foot and cast out—have wandered about in sheep-skins and
goat-skins, dwelt in deserts, dens, holes, and caves of the earth, of whom the
world was not worthy; and the spirit and power of darkness have prevailed over
the powers of light, error over truth, and the spirit of the Wicked One over the
Spirit of God, to a certain extent; so much so, that truth, equity, and
righteousness have always been at a discount, and men of God have been deprived
of their rights and robbed of their inheritances.
The righteous have been trampled under
foot, but it is well with them.
It was not their day.
The time for them to reign and have dominion was not come. While wrapt in
prophetic vision, they could view the events that were
to transpire in the last days, and prophesied of
a kingdom that should be set up and stand for ever. They looked with
joyful anticipation to this day. They expected a time when a certain power would
exist on the earth, that would be more powerful than the powers of darkness,
when the righteous should no more be trodden under foot, cast out, and
oppressed,—when the kingdoms of this world should become the kingdoms of our God
and his Christ, over which he should rule for ever.
In relation to the kingdom of God, what is it? Is it a spiritual kingdom? Yes.
Is it a temporal kingdom? Yes. Does it relate to the spiritual affairs of men?
Yes. Does it relate to the temporal of men? Yes. And
when it is fully established upon the earth, the will of God will be done upon
the earth precisely as it is done in heaven.
It is the will of God we are trying to
do at the present time, in trying to
fulfill his law, submit to his ordinances, and obey his
commandments—not in one little item, but in every action of our lives,
seeking to be perfectly submissive to the admonitions of the Almighty.
If there cannot be a people
anywhere found that will listen to the word of God
and receive instructions from him, how can his kingdom ever be
established? It is impossible?
What is the first thing
necessary to the establishment of his kingdom?
It is to raise up a
Prophet and have him declare the will of God;
the next is to have people yield obedience to the word of the Lord through that
Prophet. If you cannot have these, you never can establish the kingdom of God
upon the earth.
That Priesthood holds the
keys of the mysteries of the revelations of God;
and the legitimate head of that Priesthood, who has
communion with God, is the Prophet, Seer, and Revelator to his Church and
people on the earth.
"Are you not afraid of being killed?"
you may ask me. No.
Great conscience! who cares about being killed? They cannot kill you. They may
shoot a ball into you, and your body may fall; but you will live. Who cares
about dying? We are associated with eternal principles: they are within us as a
well springing up to eternal life. We have begun to live for ever.
We are the Saints of God;
we have the kingdom of God,
and the devils in hell and all the wicked men on the
earth cannot take it from us. We shall rule and have dominion in the
earth, and they cannot help themselves. They can take their own course.
They may fight against us, if they like, or they can
back out and leave us; but the kingdom will go on. They may take what
course they please: the kingdom is ours, and we are Christ's, and Christ is
It is for us to live our religion,
keep God's commandments, and we shall be saved:
we shall thus have the honor of doing something for the
kingdom of God, in rolling back the flood of darkness that is enveloping
the universe, and preparing ourselves for dominion on the earth and eternal
exaltation in the kingdom of God for ever.
God bless you and preserve you in purity and holiness before him, that you may
inherit all you anticipate, I pray in the name of Jesus Christ! Amen.”
Journal of Discourses
6: 19- 27
Some very, "very" FEW, people
realize that if "IF"
they don't keep all of
their Covenants, and live our religion that they
will be in the Devils power!
Divine Authority Necessary to Make Ordinances Valid
The “REAL” Prophet Joseph Smith said:
“Whenever men can find out the will of God and find
an administrator legally authorized from God,
there is the kingdom of God;
but where these are not, the kingdom of God is not. All the ordinances,
systems, and administrations on the earth are of no use to the children of men,
unless they are ordained and authorized of God; for nothing will save a
man but a legal administrator; for none others will be acknowledged either by
God or angels.
I know what I say; I understand my mission and business. God Almighty is my
shield; and what can man do if God is my friend? I shall not be sacrificed until
my time comes; then I shall be offered freely.
All flesh is as grass, and a governor is no better than other men; when he dies
he is but a bag of dust. I thank God for preserving me from my enemies; I
have no enemies but for the truth's sake.”
Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, page
“Every man has a natural, and, in our country, a constitutional right to be a
false prophet, as well as a true prophet.
If I show, verily, that I have the truth of God, and
show that ninety-nine out of every hundred professing religious ministers are
false teachers, having no authority, while they
pretend to hold the keys of God's kingdom on earth, and was to kill
them because they are false teachers, it would
deluge the whole world with blood.”
Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, pages 344 --345
men bring forth the best works. The man who
tells you words of life is the man who can save you.
I warn you against all evil characters who sin against the Holy Ghost;
for there is no redemption for them in this world nor in the world to come.
I could go back and trace every subject of interest concerning the relationship
of man to God, if I had time. I can enter into the mysteries; I can enter
largely into the eternal worlds.” Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith,
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