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Journal of Discourses, Volume 16

Journal of Discourses Volume 16

BY PRESIDENT BRIGHAM YOUNG,

HIS COUNSELORS, THE TWELVE APOSTLES, AND OTHERS.

REPORTED BY D. W. EVANS, JAMES TAYLOR, AND J. Q. CANNON,

AND RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED TO THE LATTER-DAY SAINTS IN ALLTHE WORLD.

VOL. XVI.

LIVERPOOL:

PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY JOSEPH F. SMITH, 42, ISLINGTON.

LONDON:

LATTER-DAY SAINTS' BOOK DEPOT, 20, BISHOP'S GROVE, ISLINGTON.

1874.

Preface

WE now present to the Latter-day Saints, and all lovers of truth, the Sixteenth Volume of the JOURNAL or DISCOURSES of President Brigham Young, his Counselors, the Twelve Apostles, and others; confident that all who feel an interest in the advancement of the great Latter-day Work, and the spread of truth upon the earth, will peruse its pages with joy and profit unto themselves, and preserve it as containing sacred writings of inspired men.

THE PUBLISHER.


1: ESTABLISHMENT OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD—PERMANENT EQUALITY SHOULD BE MAINTAINED AMONG THE SAINTS—COVETOUSNESS—TITHING—CONSECRATION—DISTINCTIONS

Summary: REMARKS BY ELDER ORSON PRATT, DELIVERED AT THE GENERAL CONFERENCE, IN THE NEW TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, MONDAY MORNING, APRIL 7, 1873. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


2: THE ORDER OF ENOCH—STUDY OF LAW—HOW TO BECOME RICH

Summary: REMARKS BY PRESIDENT BRIGHAM YOUNG, DELIVERED AT THE GENERAL CONFERENCE, IN THE NEW TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, MONDAY MORNING, APRIL 7, 1873. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


3: TESTIMONY—SICKNESS IN SANPETE COUNTY—INCREASE OF CRIME IN THE WORLD—THE INEVITABLE OVERTHROW OF THE WICKED

Summary: DISCOURSE BY PRESIDENT ORSON HYDE, DELIVERED AT THE GENERAL CONFERENCE, IN THE NEW TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, MONDAY MORNING, APRIL 7, 1873. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


4: ASSISTANCE OF THE LADIES OF THE RELIEF SOCIETIES REQUIRED IN PROMOTING THE MANUFACTURE OF PAPER AND THE PRINTING OF SCHOOL BOOKS—LIGHT AND EASY LABOR NOW PERFORMED BY MEN MORE ADAPTED TO WOMEN—SHOULD BE SELF-SUSTAINING—FRIVOLITIES AND FASHIONS OF BABYLON SHOULD BE DISCARDED BY THE SISTERS—POVERTY OF THOSE WHO FOLLOW AFTER MINING

Summary: DISCOURSE BY PRESIDENT BRIGHAM YOUNG, DELIVERED AT THE GENERAL CONFERENCE, IN THE NEW TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, MONDAY AFTERNOON, APRIL 7, 1873. (Reported by David W. Evans)


5: FRIENDS AND ENEMIES—OBJECT OF GATHERING—BABYLON TO BE FORSAKEN—PRAYER—PERSONALITY OF THE GODHEAD

Summary: DISCOURSE BY PRESIDENT BRIGHAM YOUNG, DELIVERED IN THE NEW TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, SUNDAY AFTERNOON, APRIL 6, 1873. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


6: HOME MANUFACTURE—OFFENCES MUST NEEDS COME—ZION IS GROWING IN IMPORTANCE ON THE EARTH—THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS NOW ESTABLISHED—SECOND COMING OF CHRIST—UNPOPULARITY OF OUR RELIGION—THE HOLY GHOST IS THE INFALLIBLE TESTIMONY TO THE BELIEVER—THE GOSPEL EMBRACES ALL TRUTH

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER WILFORD WOODRUFF, DELIVERED AT THE GENERAL CONFERENCE, IN THE NEW TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, APRIL 7, 1873. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


7: UNBELIEF—THE SAINTS REQUIRE CONSTANT INSTRUCTION—CONTRAST BETWEEN THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST AND THE RELIGIONS OF MEN—EVIL WOULD CEASE AMONG THE SAINTS IF THEY WOULD LIVE THEIR RELIGION—GATHERING THE POOR—TITHING—KNOWLEDGE OF GOD—PROGRESS OF THE WORK IS DUE TO THE OPERATIONS OF THE SPIRIT

Summary: DISCOURSE BY PRESIDENT BRIGHAM YOUNG, DELIVERED IN THE TABERNACLE, OGDEN, SUNDAY AFTERNOON, MAY 18, 1873.


8: MEETING OF ADAM WITH HIS POSTERITY IN THE VALLEY OF ADAM-ONDI-AHMAN—LOCATION OF THE VALLEY—THE COVENANT WITH ENOCH—RECORDS OF GOD'S DEALINGS WITH MEN FROM THE PERIOD OF THE CREATION—METHOD OF PRESERVING THE RECORDS OF ANCIENT PROPHETS—CHRIST'S ADVENT AMONG THE NEPHITES—FULFILLMENT OF GOD'S PURPOSES AND THE FULLNESS OF TIMES

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER ORSON PRATT, DELIVERED IN THE TABERNACLE, OGDEN, SUNDAY MORNING, MAY 18, 1873 (Reported by James Taylor)


9: IMPROVED CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE SAINTS IN UTAH—POTENCY OF THE LAW OF TITHING

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER FRANKLIN D. RICHARDS, DELIVERED AT LOGAN, CACHE COUNTY, SATURDAY MORNING, JUNE 28, 1873. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


10: EXTENSION OF THE UTAH NORTHERN RAILROAD—THE BUILDING OF THE MEETING HOUSE AND OTHER PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS URGED ON THE PEOPLE—FAITH MADE MANIFEST BY WORKS—UNITY IN LABOR AND CO-OPERATION IN ALL THINGS PERTAINING TO THE KINGDOM—LABOR BUILDS UP THE KINGDOM—NUMBER OF THOSE IN THE CONGREGATION ACQUAINTED WITH THE PROPHET JOSEPH—EARLY EXPERIENCE IN THE CHURCH—REWARDS WILL FOLLOW OBEDIENCE—OBJECT OF THE LAW OF TITHING—SERVES THE LORD BECAUSE OF THE PURITY OF REVEALED TRUTH

Summary: DISCOURSE BY PRESIDENT BRIGHAM YOUNG, DELIVERED IN THE BOWERY, LOGAN CITY, SATURDAY AFTERNOON, JUNE 28, 1873. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


11: IGNORANCE OF THE WORLD CONCERNING OUR FAITH—CHARACTER OF CHRIST'S TEACHINGS—ORGANIZATION OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS IS SIMILAR TO THAT OF FORMER-DAYS—BELIEF ALONE INSUFFICIENT—EXHORTATION TO THE SAINTS TO LIVE THEIR RELIGION AND TO ACQUIRE ALL USEFUL KNOWLEDGE

Summary: REMARKS BY PRESIDENT BRIGHAM YOUNG, Delivered in the New Tabernacle, Salt Lake, City, Sunday Afternoon, May 25, 1873. (Reported by David W. Evans)


12: THE RISE OF ZION IN THE LAST DAYS

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER ORSON PRATT, Delivered in the New Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Sunday Afternoon, June 15, 1873. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


13: AN ACCOUNT OF HIS JOURNEY TO PALESTINE

Summary: REMARKS BY PRESIDENT GEORGE A. SMITH, DELIVERED IN THE NEW TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, SUNDAY AFTERNOON, JUNE 22, 1873. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


14: OBEDIENCE—BY REASON OF THEIR DISOBEDIENCE, ANCIENT ISRAEL AND THE LAND OF PALESTINE WERE VISITED WITH AND STILL REMAIN UNDER THE CURSE OF GOD-TITHING A HEAVENLY REQUIREMENT

Summary: DISCOURSE BY PRESIDENT GEORGE A. SMITH, DELIVERED IN THE BOWERY, LOGAN CITY, FRIDAY MORNING, JUNE 27, 1873. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


15: CONTINUED OBEDIENCE TO THE LAWS OF GOD IS NECESSARY TO INSURE A COMPLETE SALVATION TO THE LATTER-DAY SAINTS—THE DISOBEDIENCE OF ANCIENT ISRAEL IS SHOWN AS A WARNING TO THE PRESENT GENERATION OF HIS PEOPLE—THE NATURE AND NECESSITY OF THE LAW OF TITHING—THE FEWNESS OF THOSE WHO FAITHFULLY OBSERVE THAT LAW

Summary: DISCOURSE BY PRESIDENT BRIGHAM YOUNG, DELIVERED IN THE BOWERY, LOGAN CITY, FRIDAY AFTERNOON, JUNE 27, 1873.(Reported by David W. Evans.)


16: ALTERED CIRCUMSTANCES OF GATHERED ISRAEL—ALLUREMENTS OF SATAN AT WORK—SELFISHNESS AND AVARICE SHOULD BE CAST ASIDE—DEVOTION TO THE WORK OF GOD—THE ORDER OF ENOCH THE MEANS OF ESTABLISHING AN EQUALITY IN TEMPORAL THINGS—HEAVENLY AGENCIES CO-OPERATING WITH THE SAINTS

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER GEORGE Q. CANNON, DELIVERED IN THE BOWERY, LOGAN CITY, SUNDAY MORNING, JUNE 29, 1873. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


17: THE ORDER OF ENOCH

Summary: REMARKS BY PRESIDENT BRIGHAM YOUNG, DELIVERED IN THE BOWERY, LOGAN CITY, SUNDAY MORNING, JUNE 29, 1873.(Reported by David W. Evans.)


18: PURPOSE OF GOD IN CREATING MAN—MAN'S AGENCY—DUTIES OF THOSE WHO HAVE ENTERED INTO COVENANT WITH GOD—REWARD OF FAITHFULNESS—WORK TO BE ACCOMPLISHED BEFORE THE SECOND COMING OF JESUS—AVOID EVIL ASSOCIATIONS

Summary: DISCOURSE BY PRESIDENT DANIEL H. WELLS, DELIVERED IN THE NEW TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, SATURDAY AFTERNOON, AUGUST 9, 1873. (REPORTED BY DAVID W. EVANS.)


19: NECESSITY OF MIRACLES—BELIEF OF THE LATTER-DAY SAINTS

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER ORSON PRATT, DELIVERED IN THE NEW TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, SUNDAY MORNING, JULY 13, 1873.(Reported by David W. Evans.)


20: THE AUTHORITY TO PREACH—IT IS GOD WHO HAS GUIDED THE WORK—GLORIOUS PROSPECTS BEFORE THE FAITHFUL—CELESTIAL MARRIAGE—MISSION TO ARIZONA—INCREASING NEGLIGENCE OF THE SAINTS IN ATTENDING MEETINGS—CONSEQUENCES OF UNVIRTUOUS ACTIONS

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER GEORGE Q. CANNON, DELIVERED IN THE NEW TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, SUNDAY AFTERNOON, AUGUST 10, 1873. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


21: THE MANIFESTATIONS OF GOD’S POWER, IN BEHALF OF HIS PEOPLE MODERN TIMES, ARE DIFFERENT FROM THOSE OF FORMER AGES—CONSECRATION—ORDER OF ENOCH—TITHING—STEWARDSHIPS—REDEMPTION OF ZION

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER ORSON PRATT, DELIVERED IN THE TABERNACLE, OGDEN, SATURDAY MORNING, AUGUST 16, 1873.(Reported by James Taylor.)


22: THE GOSPEL INCORPORATES ALL TRUTH—MODE OF ADMINISTERING THE SACRAMENT—ABIDING COUNSEL—HEAVENLY BLESSINGS ARE CONDITIONAL—PROGRESSIVENESS OF THE WORK—PLURAL MARRIAGE—TITHING—TARDINESS OF THE SAINTS IN OBSERVING PRACTICAL DUTIES—CO-OPERATION

Summary: DISCOURSE BY PRESIDENT BRIGHAM YOUNG, DELIVERED IN THE BOWERY, AT PARIS, ONEIDA COUNTY, IDAHO, SUNDAY, AUGUST 31, 1873. (Reported by John Q. Cannon.)


23: MARRIAGE

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER ORSON PRATT, Delivered in the New Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Sunday Afternoon, August 31, 1873. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


24: ORDINANCES THAT CAN ONLY BE ADMINISTERED IN THE TEMPLE—ENDOWMENTS, ETC.

Summary: DISCOURSE BY PRESIDENT BRIGHAM YOUNG DELIVERED AT FRANKLIN, CACHE COUNTY, THURSDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 4, 1873. (Reported by John Q. Cannon.)


25: VISIT OF THE PRESIDENCY TO THE NORTHERN SETTLEMENTS

Summary: REMARKS BY PRESIDENT GEORGE A. SMITH, DELIVERED IN THE NEW TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, SUNDAY AFTERNOON, SEPT. 7, 1873. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


26: THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD AND MODE OF WORSHIPING HIM

Summary: DISCOURSES BY ELDER JOHN TAYLOR, Delivered in the New Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Sunday Afternoon, Sept. 7, 1873. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


27: ANCIENT PROPHECY, RELATING TO THE TIME OF THE RESTITUTION OF ALL THINGS, TO BE FULFILLED

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER ERASTUS SNOW, DELIVERED IN THE NEW TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, SUNDAY AFTERNOON, SEPT. 14, 1873. (REPORTED BY DAVID W. EVANS.)


28: EVIDENCES, RELATING TO THE DIVINE AUTHENTICITY OF THE BIBLE AND BOOK OF MORMON, COMPARED

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER ORSON PRATT, DELIVERED IN THE NEW TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, SUNDAY AFTERNOON, SEPT. 28, 1873. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


29: A WORD OF EXHORTATION

Summary: REMARKS BY PRESIDENT GEORGE A. SMITH, DELIVERED IN THE NEW TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, AT THE SEMI-ANNUAL CONFERENCE, OCTOBER 6, 1873. (Reported by David Evans.)


30: THE IMPORTANCE OF LIVING UP TO THE KNOWLEDGE POSSESSED BY, AND THE REQUIREMENTS MADE OF, THE LATTER-DAY SAINTS, THROUGH THE LIVING ORACLES OF GOD

Summary: REMARKS BY ELDER DAVID McKENZIE, DELIVERED IN THE NEW TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, AT THE SEMI-ANNUAL CONFERENCE, OCTOBER 7, 1873. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


31: AFFAIRS IN SANPETE COUNTY—"ONE-MAN POWER"—UNITY REQUIRED AMONG THE PEOPLE

Summary: DISCOURSE BY PRESIDENT ORSON HYDE, DELIVERED IN THE NEW TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, SUNDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 5, 1873. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


32: THE WORD OF WISDOM—EDUCATION

Summary: DISCOURSE BY PRESIDENT GEORGE A. SMITH, DELIVERED IN THE NEW TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, AT THE SEMI-ANNUAL CONFERENCE, OCTOBER 7, 1873. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


33: THE SAVING ORDINANCES OF THE GOSPEL

Summary: DISCOURSE BY PRESIDENT DANIEL H. WELLS, DELIVERED IN THE NEW TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, AT THE SEMI-ANNUAL CONFERENCE, OCT. 6, 1873. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


34: THE CHARACTER OF THE CHURCH OF CHRIST—TESTIMONY IS GIVEN BY THE SPIRIT—TRIALS TO BE ENCOUNTERED AND SACRIFICES TO BE MADE IN ORDER TO PROVE THE FAITH OF THE SAINTS—THE LOVE OF WEALTH

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER GEORGE Q. CANNON, DELIVERED IN THE NEW TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, AT THE SEMI-ANNUAL CONFERENCE, OCTOBER 6, 1873. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


35: THE INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN ARE INTENDED FOR ALL THE SAINTS—THE LATTER-DAY WORK AN INDIVIDUAL WORK—MEN AND WOMEN ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN ACTS—OBEDIENCE IS ESSENTIAL TO SALVATION—THE PRESENT SINFUL CONDITION OF THE WORLD THE RESULT OF DISOBEDIENCE—COUNSEL TO THE SAINTS ON THE NECESSITY OF LIVING EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE BUILDING UP OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER JOSEPH F. SMITH, DELIVERED IN THE NEW TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, AT THE SEMI-ANNUAL CONFERENCE, OCTOBER 7, 1873. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


36: TEMPLES TO BE BUILT TO THE NAME OF THE LORD—THE LOCATION OF THEIR ERECTION, AND THE PURPOSE FOR WHICH THEY SHALL BE BUILT

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER ORSON PRATT, DELIVERED IN THE NEW TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, AT THE SEMI-ANNUAL CONFERENCE, OCT. 7, 1873. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


37: UNCHANGEABLENESS OF THE GOSPEL—GOD HAS CHOSEN THE WEAK THINGS OF THE WORLD TO CONFOUND THE WISE—PROPHECIES RELATING TO THE LATTER-DAY WORK—JOSEPH SMITH'S MINISTRY—ZION TO BE BUILT UP—BAPTISM FOR THE DEAD—THE ORDER OF ENOCH—BABYLONISH FASHIONS

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER WILFORD WOODRUFF, DELIVERED IN THE NEW TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, AT THE SEMI-ANNUAL CONFERENCE, OCTOBER 8, 1873. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


38: OUR TEMPORAL INTERESTS TO BE DIRECTED FOR THE WORD OF THE LORD—CO-OPERATION AND HOME MANUFACTURE IN BOX ELDER COUNTY

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER LORENZO SNOW, DELIVERED IN THE TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, AT THE SEMI-ANNUAL CONFERENCE, TUESDAY AFTERNOON, OCT. 7, 1873. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


39: MEANS REQUIRED TO BUILD THE TEMPLES—THE WORD OF WISDOM—UNITY NEEDED IN BUILDING UP ZION—SABBATH SCHOOLS—JOURNEYINGS IN THE HOLY LAND

Summary: DISCOURSE BY PRESIDENT GEORGE A. SMITH DELIVERED IN THE NEW TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, AT THE SEMI-ANNUAL CONFERENCE, OCTOBER 8, 1873. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


40: DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS BETWEEN THE LATTER-DAY SAINTS AND THE VARIOUS RELIGIOUS DENOMINATIONS OF CHRISTENDOM

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER ORSON PRATT, DELIVERED IN THE THIRTEENTH WARD MEETING HOUSE, SALT LAKE CITY, SUNDAY AFTERNOON, NOV 2, 1873. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


41: HONESTY OF PURPOSE SHOULD ACTUATE ALL TRUE BELIEVERS—VIEWS OF MANKIND IN RELATION TO GOD—THE EXISTING MODES OF DIVINE WORSHIP—ANCIENT CHRISTIANITY COMPARED WITH MODERN SO-CALLED CHRISTIANITY—THE PRINCIPLES OF THE GOSPEL

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER JOHN TAYLOR, DELIVERED IN THE FOURTEENTH WARD ASSEMBLY ROOMS, SALT LAKE CITY, SUNDAY AFTERNOON, NOV. 16, 1873. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


42: THE CREATION—THE SEVENTH THOUSAND YEARS, AND EVENTS WHICH ARE TO FOLLOW THE PERIOD OF THE MILLENNIUM

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER ORSON PRATT, DELIVERED IN THE SIXTEENTH WARD MEETING ROOMS, NOV. 22, 1873. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


43: REVELATION ON THE JUDGMENTS OF THE LORD—FIRST FRUITS OF THE RESURRECTION—WHAT BECOMETH OF THE SOULS OF MEN—REDEMPTION UNIVERSAL

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER ORSON PRATT, DELIVERED IN THE FIRST WARD SCHOOL-HOUSE, SUNDAY AFTERNOON, DEC. 28, 1873. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


44: THE STICK OF JOSEPH AND OF JUDAH—TIMES OF THE GENTILES—APOSTACY FROM THE ANCIENT ORDER—RESTORATION OF THE EVERLASTING GOSPEL

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER ORSON PRATT, DELIVERED IN THE FOURTEENTH WARD ASSEMBLY ROOMS, SALT LAKE CITY, SUNDAY AFTERNOON, JAN. 25, 1874. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


45: THE INCREASED POWERS AND CAPACITIES OF MAN IN HIS FUTURE STATE

Summary: A LECTURE BY ELDER ORSON PRATT, DELIVERED BEFORE THE YOUNG MEN'S LITERARY ASSOCIATION, OGDEN CITY, TUESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 27, 1874. (Reported by David W. Evans)


46: WHAT THE GOSPEL TEACHES—REVELATION FROM GOD NECESSARY—THE FAITH AND DOCTRINES OF THE LATTER-DAY SAINTS

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER JOHN TAYLOR, DELIVERED IN THE FOURTEENTH WARD ASSEMBLY ROOMS, SALT LAKE CITY, SUNDAY AFTERNOON, FEB. 1, 1874 (Reported by David W. Evans.)