Journal of Discourses/11

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Journal of Discourses
Volume 11
(Online document scan of Journal of Discourses, Volume 11)

Journal of Discourses Volume 11












EACH successive year the power of God is manifestly increasing upon His people, and more especially upon His ministers in the Holy Priesthood, whose duty it is to build up and instruct the Church in His most holy will.

The "Journal of Discourses" is a vehicle of doctrine, counsel, and instruction to all people, but especially to the Saints. It follows, then, then, that each successive volume is more and more valuable as the Church increases in numbers and importance in the earth, and its doctrines become more abundantly developed and are brought into practical exercise by His peculiar people. Every step of its advancement is fraught with the greatest possible importance to the human family.

No Saint can afford to do without these precious precepts until they are able to exemplify them in their daily lives and conversation.


  1. Historical Discourse by George A. Smith (1-12)
  2. Knowledge in this Life Limited—The Lord Will Waste Away the Wicked—People do not Live to Obtain what they Most Desire—Joseph Desired to go to the Rocky Mountains—More for us than Against Us—Will go to Jackson County from the West—Exhortations to Merchants, Speculators, &c. by Brigham Young (12-19)
  3. Blessings of the Gospel Contrasted with the Ideas of Men—Evidence Received Through Obedience—Mode by Which the Spirit is Imparted and Unity of the Saint—Their Confidence with Reference to the Future of the Church—Ultimate Establishment of the Government of God on Earth by John Taylor (20-27)
  4. Blessings of the People of God—Power of Evil and Unseen Influences—Ministration of Angels—Faith Necessary First as a Preparation for Greater Things—Holy Spirit Necessary for the Right Performance of Temporal Duties by George Q. Cannon (28-34)
  5. Analogy Betwixt the History of Joseph in Egypt and that of the Latter-day Saints—Discovery of America by Columbus—Its Effect on the Work of the Last Days—Goodness of God to His People by Orson Hyde (35-39)
  6. Ordinance of Bread and Wine—Its Nature—Character of God and of Jesus—Reasons Why Sin and Death Exist—Earthly Probation Necessary for Future Glory—Danger of Apostacy by Brigham Young (39-44)
  7. Revelation in the Church—Necessity of Obedience to Counsel—Confidence in the Future of the Saints—Duty of Striving to Increase Our Faith by George Q. Cannon (45-47)
  8. First Principles of the Gospel—Apostacy from the Primitive Faith and Restoration of the Fulness of the Gospel by George A. Smith (48-50)
  9. Different Ideas of Nations in Regard to Government—Views of the Latter-day Saints: Their Philanthropy—Reformation Effected by Them—Liberty of Conscience Allowed to All by John Taylor (51-59)
  10. Influence of the Moral Law—Degeneracy of Mankind—Blessings to be Gained by Keeping the Commandments of God—Nations Will be Punished for Their Iniquity—Necessity of the Saints Living Their Religion by Wilford Woodruff (60-66)
  11. Causes of Gratitude That the Saints Have—Spiritual and Temporal Blessings Enjoyed by Them—Greater Promises Made to Them Than the Ancients—Obedience to Counsel Necessary by George Q. Cannon (67-72)
  12. God the Source of All Intelligence and Wisdom—Man a Natural and Spiritual Being—Mysterious Nature of His Senses and Faculties—Men to be Judged by the Register Within Themselves by John Taylor (73-80)
  13. Men Ought to Practise What They Teach—Necessity of Faithfulness on the Part of the Saints—The Young Ought to Live Their Religion—Blessings Received Through the Exercise of Faith by Heber C. Kimball (80-86)
  14. Religious Ideas of the World Contrasted with Those of the Saints—Loyalty of the Saints to the Constitution—Persecutions They Have Endured—Prophecy in the Church by John Taylor (87-94)
  15. Eternity of the Kingdom of God—Continued Faithfulness of the Saints—Honesty to be Practised by Them by Heber C. Kimball (95-97)
  16. Condition of the Saints, etc. by George Q. Cannon (98-100)
  17. Duties of the Saints—Obedience to Counsel, etc. by Brigham Young (101-110)
  18. Summary of Instructions by Brigham Young (110-119)
  19. Personality of God—His Attributes—Eternal Life, etc. by Brigham Young (119-128)
  20. Summary of Instructions by Brigham Young (129-137)
  21. Home Manufacturing, Merchandising, and General Economy by Brigham Young (137-143)
  22. Others’ Sins, No Justification of Ours by Heber C. Kimball (143-147)
  23. Instructions Concerning Things Temporal and Spiritual by Orson Hyde (147-154)
  24. Prosperity of the Saints by George A. Smith (155-157)
  25. Revelation from God, True Knowledge by John Taylor (157-166)
  26. Riches of the Gospel by George Q. Cannon (167-175)
  27. Synopsys of Remarks by George A. Smith (176-182)
  28. Eternal Life Revealed in the Gospel by Daniel H. Wells (182-190)
  29. Exhortation to Home-manufacture by Ezra T. Benson (191-192)
  30. Development of the Understanding Necessary by Amasa M. Lyman (192-198)
  31. Marriage: Its Benefits by Amasa M. Lyman (198-208)
  32. Blessings Secured by Faithfulness by Heber C. Kimball (208-212)
  33. Holy Ghost Requisite to Teach the Truth by Brigham Young (212-216)
  34. Our Religion is From God by John Taylor (216-224)
  35. Conflict of Truth Irrepressible—Sin Causes Fear, Then Apostacy by George Q. Cannon (225-233)
  36. Opposition Essential to Happiness by Brigham Young (233-241)
  37. The Priesthood Ancient and Modern—God’s Dealings with the Children of Men in Every Age—Final Triumph of His Kingdom by Wilford Woodruff (241-248)
  38. The Kingdom of God on Earth is a Living, Moving, Effective Institution: We do not Carry it, but it Carries Us by Brigham Young (249-256)
  39. Advice to Lawyers—Royal Polygamy in Europe—Polygamy Revealed from Heaven by Brigham Young (257-263)
  40. Our Indian Relations—How to Deal With Them by Brigham Young (263-266)
  41. Delegate Hooper—Beneficial Effects of Polygamy—Final Redemption of Cain by Brigham Young (266-272)
  42. Union—Persecution—The Nature of the Kingdom of God—Trading With Enemies—The Jews—On the Murder of Dr. Robinson by Brigham Young (273-282)
  43. Weakness of the Human Mind—Extortion—Imperfection of the Human Judgment—Introduction of Machinery by Brigham Young (282-291)
  44. How Saints Should Order Their Vocation of Life—How Employ Their Wealth—To Build up Zion, and not Babylon—Counsel of the Prophet Joseph—Prophet Brigham Young’s Experience Therein, Importance of Union in Things Temporal and Spiritual, Religious and Political by Brigham Young (291-305)
  45. Embarrassments in Arising to Speak—The Different Religions—None Perfect Except Revealed from God by Joseph F. Smith (305-314)
  46. The Limited Wisdom of Man in Comparison to the Fulness of God’s Wisdom—What is True Philosophy? by John Taylor (314-320)
  47. The Improved Condition of the Saints—Preparation Necessary to Build up the Centre Stake of Zion—The Law of Moses Given in Consequence of Rebellion—No True Pleasure Without the Spirit of the Lord by Brigham Young (321-329)
  48. Truth to be Received for Its Own Sake—Impossibility of Perceiving the Things of God from a Worldly Point of View—Maternal Influence by George Q. Cannon (330-339)
  49. The Complete Difference Between the Saints and the World by John Taylor (339-347)
  50. The Elders to Labor for the Unity of the Saints by Brigham Young (347-349)
  51. How the Sisters Can Help to Build up the Kingdom by Brigham Young (350-353)
  52. Politcal and Social Economy John Taylor (353-359)
  53. Raising Flax and Wool—Home Manufactures—Church Literature—Folly of Using Tobacco and Liquor by George A. Smith (359-366)
  54. Word of Wisdom—Happiness to be Obtained Through Obedience by Ezra T. Benson (366-368)
  55. Necessity of Unity and Faith and Practice by Wilford Woodruff (369-371)
  56. Building the Temple—Mormonism Embraces All Truth by Brigham Young (371-375)