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Heber C. Kimball: “The
revelations which Joseph Smith has given
to this people were given to him by Jesus Christ, the
Savior of the world; and this people cannot be blessed if they lightly
esteem any of them, but they will lose the
Spirit, and sorrow and vexation will come into their
families. The Lord designs that we shall be separate and distinct from
every other people, and wishes to make us His peculiar people, and to raise up
for himself a pure seed who will keep His law and walk in His statutes.
For this purpose did He give the revelation on
plurality of wives, as sacred a
revelation as was ever given to any people, and fraught with greater
blessings to us than we can possibly conceive of, if we do not abuse our
privileges and commit sin. This doctrine is a holy and
pure principle, in which the power of God for the regeneration of mankind
is made manifest; but while it offers immense blessings, and is a source of
immense power to God's people, it will bring sure and
certain damnation to those who seek through its means to defile themselves with
the daughters of Eve. All those who take wives from any other motive than
to subserve the great purpose which God had in view in commanding his servants
to take unto themselves many wives, will not be able to
retain them. Wives are sealed to men by an everlasting covenant that
cannot be broken, if the parties live faithfully before
God, and perform with a single eye to his glory the duties of that sacred
contract. Jesus Christ said to the Pharisees, when they tempted him upon the
subject of a man's putting away his wife, "For the hardness of your heart Moses
allowed you to give a bill of divorcement, but from the beginning of the
creation it was not so." "What, therefore God hath joined together let no man
I speak of plurality of
wives as one of the most holy principles that God ever revealed to man,
and all those who exercise an influence against it, unto
whom it is taught, man or woman will be damned, and they
and all who will be influenced by them, will
suffer the buffetings of Satan in the flesh; for the curse of God will be upon
them, and poverty, and distress, and vexation of spirit will be their portion;
while those who honor this and every sacred institution of heaven will shine
forth as the stars in the firmament of heaven, and of the increase of their
kingdom and glory there shall be no end.” Journal of Discourses
“The remarks that I shall make to you this evening will be upon the salvation of
the people. There are a few ideas that I will relate to you, that the brethren
and sisters should understand. There are many of the
ordinances of the house of God that must be performed in a Temple that is
erected expressly for the purpose. There are
other ordinances that we can administer without a Temple. You know
that there are some which you have received—baptism, the laying on of hands, the
gifts of the Holy Ghost, such as the speaking in and interpretation of tongues,
prophesying, healing, discerning of spirits, etc., and many blessings bestowed
upon the people, we have the privilege of receiving
without a Temple. There are other blessings that will not be
received, and ordinances that will not be performed according to the law that
the Lord has revealed, without their being done in a Temple prepared for that
purpose. We can, at the present time, go into the Endowment House and be
baptized for the dead, receive our washings and anointing, etc., for there we
have a font that has been erected, dedicated expressly for baptizing people for
the remission of sins, for their health and for their dead friends; in this the
Saints have the privilege of being baptized for their friends.
We also have the privilege of sealing women to men,
Temple.” Journal of Discourses
Joseph F. Smith:
“Let us keep the commandments and counsels that have been given to us, let us
not be hearers of the word only, but let us be doers of it as well as hearers.
Let us do our duty, and be for God and his kingdom. Let
our motto be—"The
kingdom of God or nothing." Because in the kingdom there is everything, and
outside of it nothing at all. We heard here, the other day, from the President, that the Gospel embraces every
thing that is good and true or desirable to the pure in heart.
I have said that outside the kingdom of God there is
nothing, but there is something. What is it? Disappointment, sorrow, anguish and
death, and everything that will make us miserable; while everything that
is good, desirable and worth possessing eternally is to be found only in the
Gospel of Christ.”
Journal of Discourses
Young: “Joseph received
a revelation on celestial marriage. You will recollect,
brethren and sisters, that it was in July, 1843, that he received this
revelation concerning celestial marriage. This doctrine was explained and many
received it as far as they could understand it.
apostatized on account of it; but others did not, and received it in their faith. This, also, is a great and
noble doctrine. I have not time to give you many items upon the subject, but
there are a few hints that I can throw in here that perhaps may be interesting.
The women are entitled to salvation
if they live
according to the word that is given to them; and
if their husbands are good men, and they
are obedient to them, they are entitled to certain blessings, and they will have
the privilege of receiving certain blessings that they cannot receive unless
they are sealed to men who will be exalted. Now, where a
man in this Church says, "I don't want but one wife, I will live my
religion with one," he will perhaps be saved in the celestial kingdom;
but when he gets there he will not find himself in
possession of any wife at all. He has had a talent that he has hid
up. He will come forward and say, "Here is that which thou gavest me, I have not
wasted it, and here is the one talent," and he will
not enjoy it, but it will be taken and given to those who have
improved the talents they received, and he will find
himself without any wife, and he will remain
single for ever and ever.
But if the woman is determined not to enter into
a plural marriage, that woman when she
comes forth will have the privilege of living in single
blessedness through all eternity. Well, that is very good, a very nice
place to be a minister to the wants of others. I recollect a sister conversing
with Joseph Smith on this subject. She told him: "Now, don't talk to me; when I
get into the celestial kingdom, if I ever do get there, I shall request the
privilege of being a ministering angel; that is the labor that I wish to
I don't want any companion in that world; and if the
Lord will make me a ministering angel, it is all I want."
Joseph said, "Sister, you talk very foolishly,
you do not know what you will want." He then said to me:
"Here, brother Brigham, you seal this lady to me." I sealed her to him. This
was my own sister according to the flesh. Now, sisters, do not say,
"I do not want a husband when I get up in the resurrection." You do not know
what you will want. I tell this so that you can get the idea. If in the
resurrection you really want to be single and alone, and live so forever and
ever, and be made servants, while others receive the
highest order of intelligence and are bringing worlds into existence,
you can have the privilege. They who will be
exalted cannot perform all the labor, they must have
servants and you can be servants to them.”
Journal of Discourses
“My brethren and sisters, answer this question in your own minds.
Are we entitled to the blessings of the holy Gospel
unless we obey the ordinances thereof, and all the commandments and laws
and requirements that are laid down for us to obey? Now
I know that every Latter-day Saint will come to the same conclusion that I
do—that if we did not obey, we would not be entitled to any of these blessings
from our Father.
There is not a Latter-day Saint but who comes to the same conclusion as myself—that
we would not merit, we would not be entitled to, we could not claim at the hand
of our God those blessings that he has promised through obedience to his Word.
Could we be called the people of God? We would be in
the path of disobedience. We would be in the path that leads to death.
We would be in the broad road that millions are
walking in to death.
Now, every one of us comes to this
This people I say are very tardy.
I will ask you a question, and I will let you answer it in your own minds, for
you know, and I am satisfied that the answer I shall give will satisfy the
Saints. Can we stand still, receive so much pertaining to the blessings of the
kingdom of God, receive so much knowledge, just so much wisdom, just so much
power, and then stop and receive no more? How is this, Latter-day Saints? Your
answer will be precisely like mine—I can answer with you all.
This people must go forward, or they will go
backward.” Journal of Discourses
Brigham Young: “Now,
we as Christians desire to be saved
in the kingdom of God. We desire to attain
to the possession of all the blessings there are for the most faithful man or
people that ever lived upon the face of the earth, even him who is said to be
the father of the faithful, Abraham of old. We wish to
obtain all that father Abraham obtained. I wish here to say to the Elders
of Israel, and to all the members of this Church and kingdom, that it is in the
hearts of many of them to wish that the doctrine of polygamy was not taught and
practiced by us. It may be hard for many, and especially for the ladies, yet it
is no harder for them than it is for the gentlemen. It
is the word of the Lord, and I wish to say to you, and all the world, that if
you desire with all your hearts to obtain the blessings which Abraham obtained,
you will be polygamists at lest in your faith, or you will come short
of enjoying the salvation and the glory which Abraham has obtained.
This is as true as that God lives. You who
wish that there were no such thing in existence, if you have in your hearts to
"We will pass along in the Church without obeying or submitting to it in our
faith or believing this order, because, for aught that we know, this community
may be broken up yet, and we may have lucrative offices offered to us;
we will not, therefore, be polygamists lest we should
fail in obtaining some earthly honor, character and office, etc,"—the man
that has that in his heart, and will continue to persist in pursuing that
policy, will come short of dwelling in the presence of the Father and the Son,
in celestial glory. The only men who become Gods,
even the Sons of God, are those who enter into polygamy. Others
attain unto a glory and may even be permitted to come into the presence of the
Father and the Son; but they cannot reign as
kings in glory, because they had blessings offered unto them, and
they refused to accept them.”
Journal of Discourses
11: 268- 269
Orson Pratt: “Every man, whether he is or
is not a Latter-day Saint, when he comes to study our written works, the written revelations which
God has given, will acknowledge that the
Latter-day Saints cannot be the people they profess to be, they cannot
be consistent with the revelations they profess to believe in and live as
they now live.”
Journal of Discourses
Webster’s College Dictionary says that a
hypocrite is: “One who pretends to beliefs,
sentiments, etc. he (she) does not actually feel.”
The Doctrine and Covenants tell us: “For
it shall come to pass that the inhabitants of Zion
shall judge all things pertaining to
And liars and hypocrites
shall be proved by them, and they who are
apostles and prophets shall be known.”
Doctrine and Covenants Section
Brigham Young: “For
the time being we have our wives, children, farms and other possessions,
but unless we
prove ourselves worthy, what we seem to have will be taken from us
and given to those who are worthy, consequently we need not worry with regard to
the defects of one another. I say to the brethren, you need not have the least
concern in the world about meeting a man in the celestial kingdom that you,
if you are worthy and are so happy as to get into the celestial kingdom,
can not fellowship; and if you
should happen to be the one that is in fault and you cannot pass the sentinel,
and your neighbor or brother does, he will not see you there, you need
not be concerned in the least about being joined to any person by the holy
sealing power, that will not do right in the next world.
I say to my sisters in the kingdom, who are sealed to
men, and who say, "We do not want this
man in eternity if he is going to conduct himself there as he does here"—there
is not the least danger in the world of your ever seeing him in eternity or of
his seeing you there if he proves himself unworthy here.
But if he honors his Priesthood, and you are to blame and come short of doing
your duty, and prove yourself unworthy of
celestial glory, it will be left to him to do what he pleases with you.
You will be very glad to get to him if you find the fault was in yourself and
not in him. But if you are not at fault, be not troubled about being joined to
him there, for no man will have the privilege of
gathering his wives and children around him there unless he proves himself
worthy of them.
I have said a number of times, and I will say
again, to you ladies who want to get a bill of divorce from your husbands,
because they do not treat you right, or because you do not exactly like their
ways, there is a principle upon which a woman can
leave a man, but if
the man honors his Priesthood, it will be pretty hard work for you to get away
If he is just and right, serves God and is full of justice,
love, mercy and truth, he will have the power that is sealed upon him, and will
do what he pleases with you.
When you want to get a bill of divorce, you had better
wait and find out whether the Lord is willing to give you one or not, and not
come to me.
I tell the brethren and sisters, when they come to me and
want a bill of divorce, that I am ready to seal people and administer in the
ordinances, and they are welcome to my services, but when they undertake to
break the commandments and tear to pieces the doings of the Lord, I make them
give me something. I tell a man he has to give me ten
dollars if he wants a divorce.
For what? My services? No, for his foolishness. If you want a bill
of divorce give me ten dollars, so that I can put it down in the book that such
a man and such a woman have dissolved partnership.
Do you think you have obtained a bill of divorce? No,
nor ever can if you are faithful to the covenants you have made.
It takes a higher power than a bill of divorce to take
a woman from a man who is a good man and honors his Priesthood—it
must be a man who possesses a higher
power in the Priesthood, or else the woman is bound to her husband, and will be
forever and ever.
You might as well ask me for a piece of blank
paper for a divorce, as to have a little writing on it, saying—"We mutually
agree to dissolve partnership and keep ourselves apart from each other," &c. It
is all nonsense and folly; there is no such thing in the ordinances of the house
of God; you cannot find any such law.
It is true Jesus told the people that
a man could put away his wife for fornication,
but for nothing short of this. There is a law for you to be obedient,
and humble and faithful.
Now, brethren, the man that honors his Priesthood, the
woman that honors her Priesthood, will receive an everlasting inheritance
in the kingdom of God.”
Journal of Discourses
17: 118- 119
the United States Senate, in the matter of Reed Smoot, Senator-Elect from the
State of Utah. As follows:
"In August 1897, Oakey and the girl went
together to see President Wilford Woodruff, and they laid the case before him. (They
wanted to be sealed in polygamy.) He brushed them aside with a wave of
his hand and said he would have nothing to do with the matter ,
BUT referred them to
President George Q. Cannon.
George Q. Cannon asked if the girl had
been through the Temple and received her endowments. They told him no. He
said that must be done first and then he would see
as to the rest of it. Volume 4 on page 11
Mr. Carlisle. It was after
Mr. Wolfe. Yes, Sir; it was
after the Manifesto.
On my way home I walked several blocks with B. F. Grant and Apostle Smith, and
on the way we were talking about the conditions existing, and
President Smith used these words to me: “Brother Wolfe,
don’t you know that the Manifesto is only a trick to beat the devil at
his own game?”
Smoot Hearings Volume 4 page 13 See
more about those Smoot Hearings CLICK HERE
Brigham Young: “When
the Temple is built here, I want to
maintain it for the use of the Priesthood: if this
cannot be, I would rather not
see it built, but go
into the mountains and administer there in the
ordinances of the holy Priesthood, which is our right and privilege.
I would rather do this than
to build a Temple for the wicked to trample under their feet.”
Brigham Young: “This is God's work, and
the result of a power that is not possessed by us mortals though we are seeking
for it. When we talk of building a temple, let us not
forget that we can add nothing to Him.
"But Solomon built Him an house. Howbeit, the Most
High dwelleth not
in temples made with hands; as saith the
Prophet, heaven is my throne, and
earth is my footstool; what house will ye build me? saith the Lord, or what is
the place of my rest? Hath not my hand made all these?" "If I were hungry I
would not tell thee, for the world is mine and the fullness thereof."
We build temples because
there is not a house on the face of the whole earth that has been reared to
God's name, which will in anywise compare with his character, and that he can
consistently call his house.
There are places on
the earth where the Lord can come and dwell, if he
pleases. They may be found on the tops of high mountains, or in some cavern or
places where sinful man has never marked the soil with his polluted feet.
is to be built; but God forbid that it should ever be built for the hypocrite, the ungodly, the
apostate, or any other miserably corrupted creature
that bears the image of our Creator,
to enter into it to pollute it; I would rather never
see it built than this should transpire.” Journal
of Discourses 10: 253
So what does Brigham Young and ALL of the rest of the
LORD'S prophets in the HIStory of the world think about the Blacks in
the Mormon Temples today?
CLICK HERE to see.
The Apostle Paul warned us
before Christ is to come,
THAT the son of perdition would SIT in the
Temples today. He said:
“NOW we beseech you,
brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together
That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by
word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. (In
3 Let no
man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not
come, except there come a falling away first, (Apostasy) and that man of
sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is
worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in
the temple of God, (Who has Temples today?)
shewing himself that he is God.
Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
And now ye know what withholdeth
that he might be revealed in his time.
For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let,
until he be taken out of the way.
And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the
Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the
brightness of his coming:
Even him, whose coming is after the
working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them
that perish; because they
received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion,
that they should believe a lie: (In 1978,
the blacks in the Mormon Temples.)
That they all might be damned
who believed not the truth,
but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” 2 Thessalonians 2:1- 12
So can you hold onto the Iron Rod, of God's word?
The LDS leaders in 1978 wanted the approval of the
more than the approval of God. They
fulfilled some prophecy you see.
CLICK HERE August 2004