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Journal of Discourses, Volume 11

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Journal of Discourses Volume 11

BY PRESIDENT BRIGHAM YOUNG

HIS TWO COUNSELLORS, THE TWELVE APOSTLES, AND OTHERS.

REPORTED BY G. D. WATT, E. L. SLOAN, AND D. W. EVANS,

AND HUMBLY DEDICATED TO THE LATTER-DAY SAINTS IN ALL THE WORLD.

VOL XI

LIVERPOOL:

PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY B. YOUNG, JUN., 42, ISLINGTON.

LONDON:

LATTER-DAY SAINTS' BOOK DEPOT, 30, FLORENCE STREET, ISLINGTON.

1867.

Preface

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.

THE PUBLISHER


1: HISTORICAL DISCOURSE

Summary: Delivered by Elder GEORGE A. SMITH, in the Tabernacle, Ogden City, on Tuesday, November 15, 1864. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


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.

Summary: Remarks by President Brigham Young, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, Sunday, Dec. 11, 1864. Reported by G. D. Watt.


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

Summary: Remarks by Elder JOHN TAYLOR, made in the Tabernacle in Great Salt Lake City, on Sunday, Dec. 11, 1864 REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


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.

Summary: Remarks by Elder George Q. Cannon, made in Kaysville, Sunday, November 13, 1864. Reported by G. D. Watt.


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

Summary: Remarks by Elder ORSON HYDE, made in the Tabernacle in Great Salt Lake City, On Sunday, Dec. 18, 1864. REPORTED BY E. L. SLOAN.


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.

Summary: Remarks by President Brigham Young, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, Jan. 8, 1865. Reported by G. D. Watt.


7: REVELATION IN THE CHURCH—NECESSITY OF OBEDIENCE TO COUNSEL—CONFIDENCE IN THE FUTURE OF THE SAINTS—DUTY OF STRIVING TO INCREASE OUR FAITH

Summary: Remarks by Elder GEORGE Q. CANNON, made in the Tabernacle in Great Salt Lake City, Sunday afternoon, Nov. 27, 1864. REPORTED BY E. L. SLOAN.


8: FIRST PRINCIPLES OF THE GOSPEL—APOSTACY FROM THE PRIMITIVE FAITH AND RESTORATION OF THE FULNESS OF THE GOSPEL

Summary: Remarks by Elder GEORGE A. SMITH, made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City Sunday, Jan. 22, 1865. REPORTED BY E. L. SLOAN.


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

Summary: Remarks by Elder JOHN TAYLOR, made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, Jan. 18, 1865. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


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

Summary: Remarks by Elder WILFORD WOODRUFF, made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, Sunday, Jan. 22, 1865. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


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

Summary: Remarks by Elder GEORGE Q. CANNON, made in the Tabernacle in Great Salt Lake City, Jan. 1, 1865. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


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

Summary: Remarks by Elder JOHN TAYLOR made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, Sunday, Feb. 5, 1865. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


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

Summary: Remarks made by President Heber C. Kimball, at Centerville, Sunday, Feb. 19, 1865. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


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

Summary: Remarks by Elder JOHN TAYLOR, made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, Sunday, Mar. 5, 1865. REPORTED BY E. L. SLOAN.


15: ETERNITY OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD—CONTINUED FAITHFULNESS OF THE SAINTS—HONESTY TO BE PRACTISED BY THEM

Summary: Remarks made by President HEBER C. KIMBALL, April 31, 1859. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


16: CONDITION OF THE SAINTS, ETC.

Summary: Remarks by Elder GEORGE Q. CANNON, made in the Tabernacle in Great Salt Lake City, March 19, 1865. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


17: DUTIES OF THE SAINTS—OBEDIENCE TO COUNSEL, ETC.

Summary: Remarks by President BRIGHAM YOUNG, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, Sunday afternoon, May 15, 1865. REPORTED BY E. L. SLOAN.


18: SUMMARY OF INSTRUCTIONS

Summary: Remarks by President Brigham Young to the people, on his visit to Utah, Juab, and Sanpete Counties, in June and July, 1865. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


19: PERSONALITY OF GOD—HIS ATTRIBUTES—ETERNAL LIFE, ETC.

Summary: Remarks by President BRIGHAM YOUNG, delivered in the Bowery, Great Salt Lake City, June 18, 1865. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


20: SUMMARY OF INSTRUCTIONS

Summary: Given by President BRIGHAM YOUNG to the people of Box Elder and Cache Counties, Aug. 1-10, 1865. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


21: HOME MANUFACTURING, MERCHANDISING, AND GENERAL ECONOMY

Summary: Remarks by President BRIGHAM YOUNG, at the General Conference, Great Salt Lake City, Oct. 9, 1865. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


22: OTHERS' SINS, NO JUSTIFICATION OF OURS

Summary: Remarks by President HEBER C. KIMBALL, delivered in the Bowery, Great Salt Lake City, Oct. 6, 1865. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


23: INSTRUCTIONS CONCERNING THINGS TEMPORAL AND SPIRITUAL

Summary: Remarks by Elder ORSON HYDE, delivered in the Bowery, in Great Salt Lake City, General Conference, Oct. 7, 1865. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


24: PROSPERITY OF THE SAINTS

Summary: Remarks made by Elder GEORGE A. SMITH, in the Bowery, General Conference, Great Salt Lake City, Oct. 7, 1865. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


25: REVELATION FROM GOD, TRUE KNOWLEDGE

Summary: Remarks by Elder JOHN TAYLOR, delivered in the Bowery, Great Salt Lake City, General Conference, Oct. 7, 1865. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


26: RICHES OF THE GOSPEL

Summary: Remarks made by Elder GEORGE Q. CANNON, in the Bowery, General Conference, Great Salt Lake City, Oct. 8, 1865. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


27: SYNOPSIS OF REMARKS

Summary: By Elder GEORGE A. SMITH, delivered in the Bowery, Great Salt Lake City, General Conference, Oct. 8, 1865. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


28: ETERNAL LIFE REVEALED IN THE GOSPEL

Summary: Remarks by President DANIEL H. WELLS, delivered in the Bowery, Great Salt Lake City, General Conference, Oct. 8, 1865. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


29: EXHORTATION TO HOME-MANUFACTURE

Summary: Remarks by Elder EZRA T. BENSON, at the General Conference, Great Salt Lake City, Oct. 9, 1865. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


30: DEVELOPMENT OF THE UNDERSTANDING NECESSARY

Summary: Remarks by Elder A. M. LYMAN, delivered in the Bowery, in Great Salt Lake City, General Conference, Oct. 9, 1865. REPORTED BY DAVID W. EVANS.


31: MARRIAGE: ITS BENEFITS

Summary: Remarks by Elder AMASA M. LYMAN, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, April 5, 1866. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


32: BLESSINGS SECURED BY FAITHFULNESS

Summary: Remarks by President HEBER C. KIMBALL, made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, April 4, 1866. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


33: HOLY GHOST REQUISITE TO TEACH THE TRUTH

Summary: Remarks by President BRIGHAM YOUNG, made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, April 29, 1866. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


34: OUR RELIGION IS FROM GOD

Summary: Remarks by Elder JOHN TAYLOR, made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, April. 7, 1866. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


35: CONFLICT OF TRUTH IRREPRESSIBLE—SIN CAUSES FEAR, THEN APOSTACY

Summary: Remarks by Elder GEORGE Q. CANNON made in the Tabernacle in Great Salt Lake, May 6, 1866. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


36: OPPOSITION ESSENTIAL TO HAPPINESS

Summary: Remarks by President BRIGHAM YOUNG, made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, June 3, 1866. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


37: THE PRIESTHOOD ANCIENT AND MODERN—GOD'S DEALINGS WITH THE CHILDREN OF MEN IN EVERY AGE—FINAL TRIUMPH OF HIS KINGDOM

Summary: Remarks by Elder Wilford Woodruff, Tabernacle, G.S.L. City October 22d, 1865. REPORTED BY E. L. SLOAN.


38: THE KINGDOM OF GOD ON EARTH IS A LIVING, MOVING, EFFECTIVE INSTITUTION: WE DO NOT CARRY IT, BUT IT CARRIES US

Summary: Remarks by President Brigham Young, in the Tabernacle, in G.S.L City, June 7th, 1866. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


39: ADVICE TO LAWYERS—ROYAL POLYGAMY IN EUROPE—POLYGAMY REVEALED FROM HEAVEN

Summary: Remarks by President Brigham Young, in the Bowery, in G.S.L. City, August 12th, 1866. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


40: OUR INDIAN RELATIONS—HOW TO DEAL WITH THEM

Summary: Remarks by President Brigham Young, in Springville, Sunday, July 28th, 1866. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


41: DELEGATE HOOPER—BENEFICIAL EFFECTS OF POLYGAMY—FINAL REDEMPTION OF CAIN

Summary: Remarks by President BRIGHAM YOUNG, in the Bowery, in G.S.L. City, August 19th, 1866. REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.


42: UNION—PERSECUTION—THE NATURE OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD—TRADING WITH ENEMIES—THE JEWS—ON THE MURDER OF DR. ROBINSON

Summary: Remarks, by President BRIGHAM YOUNG, in the Tabernacle, in Great Salt Lake City, Sunday, Dec. 23rd, 1866. (REPORTED BY G. D. WATT.)


43: WEAKNESS OF THE HUMAN MIND—EXTORTION—IMPERFECTION OF THE HUMAN JUDGMENT—INTRODUCTION OF MACHINERY

Summary: Remarks by President BRIGHAM YOUNG, in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, January 13th, 1867. REPORTED BY EDWARD L. SLOAN.


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

Summary: DISCOURSE by President BRIGHAM YOUNG, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt City, February 3, 1867. (REPORTED BY DAVID W. EVANS.)


45: EMBARRASSMENTS IN ARISING TO SPEAK—THE DIFFERENT RELIGIONS—NONE PERFECT EXCEPT REVEALED FROM GOD

Summary: DISCOURSE by Elder Joseph F. Smith, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, Feb. 17th, 1867.


46: THE LIMITED WISDOM OF MAN IN COMPARISON TO THE FULNESS OF GOD'S WISDOM—WHAT IS TRUE PHILOSOPHY?

Summary: DISCOURSE by Elder JOHN TAYLOR, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, FEB. 24, 1867 (REPORTED BY DAVID W. EVANS.)


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

Summary: DISCOURSE by President Brigham Young, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, FEB. 10th, 1867. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


48: TRUTH TO BE RECEIVED FOR ITS OWN SAKE—IMPOSSIBILITY OF PERCEIVING THE THINGS OF GOD FROM A WORLDLY POINT OF VIEW—MATERNAL INFLUENCE

Summary: DISCOURSE by Elder George Q. Cannon, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, March 3rd, 1867. (REPORTED BY DAVID W. EVANS.)


49: THE COMPLETE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE SAINTS AND THE WORLD

Summary: DISCOURSE by Elder John Taylor, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, March 31st, 1867. (REPORTED BY DAVID W. EVANS.)


50: THE ELDERS TO LABOR FOR THE UNITY OF THE SAINTS

Summary: REMARKS by President Brigham Young, in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, April 6th, 1867 (REPORTED BY DAVID W. EVANS.)


51: HOW THE SISTERS CAN HELP TO BUILD UP THE KINGDOM

Summary: REMARKS by President Brigham Young, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt City, April 6th, 1867. (REPORTED BY DAVID W. EVANS.)


52: POLITICAL AND SOCIAL ECONOMY

Summary: DISCOURSE by Elder John Taylor, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, April 6th, 1867. (REPORTED BY DAVID W. EVANS.)


53: RAISING FLAX AND WOOL—HOME MANUFACTURES—CHURCH LITERATURE—FOLLY OF USING TOBACCO AND LIQUOR

Summary: DISCOURSE by Elder Geo. A. Smith, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, April 7th 1867. (REPORTED BY DAVID W. EVANS.)


54: WORD OF WISDOM—HAPPINESS TO BE OBTAINED ONLY THROUGH OBEDIENCE

Summary: Remarks by Elder E. T. Benson, delivered in the Bowery, Great Salt Lake City, April 7th, 1867. (REPORTED BY DAVID W. EVANS.)


55: NECESSITY OF UNITY AND FAITH AND PRACTICE

Summary: Remarks by Elder W. Woodruff, delivered in the Bowery, Great Salt Lake City, April 7th, 1867. (REPORTED BY DAVID W. EVANS.)


56: BUILDING THE TEMPLE—MORMONISM EMBRACES ALL TRUTH

Summary: REMARKS by President Brigham Young, delivered in the Bowery, Great Salt Lake City, April 8th 1867. (REPORTED BY DAVID W. EVANS.)