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Journal of Discourses, Volume 2

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Journal of Discourses Volume 2

BY BRIGHAM YOUNG, President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,

HIS TWO COUNSELLORS, THE TWELVE APOSTLES AND OTHERS.

REPORTED BY G. D. WATT,

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

VOL. II.

LIVERPOOL:

PUBLISHED BY F. D. RICHARDS, 86, ISLINGTON,

LONDON:

LATTER-DAY SAINTS' BOOK DEPOT, 35, JEWIN STREET, CITY.

1855.

Preface

THE Second Volume of the Journal of Discourses needs no recommendation to make it interesting to every Saint who loves to drink of the streams that flow from the fountain of Eternal Truth. It is made up of the choicest fruit that can be culled from the tree of knowledge, suited to the tastes of all who can appreciate such delicious food. It contains the principles of the Gospel of Salvation to this generation. By the rules and precepts found in it, he that reads with the light of the Holy Spirit may measure himself and the progress he has made in the way of Eternal Life. Like a mirror it will reflect upon the souls of the meek and humble the beams of light which emanate from the presence of the Father. Hypocrites, and workers of iniquity, will find in it the most cutting rebukes, that, when uttered, tingled the ears of these who heard, and caused the wicked to feel the canker worm of conscious guilt, which will gnaw upon their vitals until the day shall come when they have paid the penalty of transgression, and are permitted to reap the blessing of repentance.

As the Kingdom advances, and the Saints emerge from the receding shadows of sectarianism and the prejudices of early education, the revelations of the Lord, through His servants, abound with increasing intelligence, and are more cogent and powerful in administering rebuke to the wicked, comfort and consolation to the Saints, and reveal more distinctly the way-marks which point the way to exaltation and eternal lives.

There is a feast of fat things continually spread in Zion for the faithful, and the longing appetite for celestial food need never go unsatisfied. Some discourses in this Volume mark distinct eras in the progress of the work. Among these we will only notice the discourses on the principles of Consecration, and those in which President Young has administered severe but well-merited rebuke to the General Government of the United States and its corrupt officials, and indicated the future course and policy of Utah.

According to the measure of light in which a man lives, the past serves as an index to the future. The marks which recent events have left on the dial plate of time, indicate a rapid increase in the brilliancy of the light which shines from Zion, and that the voice of "The Lion of Lord" will increase the terror of the wicked, and send trembling and dismay into the camps of the enemy. Let him that would be saved watch and pray, and read with an understanding heart the words that flow from the lips of Prophets and Apostles, and, when he has read, practise the principles they teach.

THE PUBLISHER }}


1. THE GOSPEL—GROWING IN KNOWLEDGE—THE LORD'S SUPPER—BLESSINGS OF FAITHFULNESS—UTILITY OF PERSECUTION—CREATION OF ADAM—EXPERIENCE by Brigham Young (1-10)

Summary: A DISCOURSE BY PRESIDENT BRIGHAM YOUNG, DELIVERED IN THETABERNACLE, GREAT SALT LAKE CITY, OCT. 23, 1853.


2. THE POWER OF GOD AND THE POWER OF SATAN by Jedediah M. Grant (10-16)

Summary: A DISCOURSE BY ELDER JEDEDIAH M. GRANT, DELIVERED IN THE TABERNACLE, GREAT SALT LAKE CITY, FEB. 19, 1854.


3. THE WORD OF WISDOM ESPECIALLY SUITED TO INFANTS AND YOUTH—PRIVATIONS IN MISSOURI—NECESSITY OF INTEGRITY, AND STRIFE FOR EXCELLENCE—RESPONSIBILITY OF PARENTS by Brigham Young (16-21)

Summary: AN ADDRESS BY PRESIDENT BRIGHAM YOUNG, TO THE CHILDREN WHO FORMED THE PROCESSION AT THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE ENTRANCE OF THE PIONEERS INTO GREAT SALT LAKE VALLEY DELIVERED IN THE TABERNACLE. GREAT SALT LAKE CITY, JULY 4, 1854.


4. REMINISCENCES OF THE JACKSON COUNTY MOB, THE EVACUATION OF NAUVOO, AND THE SETTLEMENT OF GREAT SALT LAKE CITY by George A. Smith (22-24)

Summary: An Address by Elder George A. Smith, to the Children who formed the Procession at the Anniversary of the Entrance of the Pioneers into Great Salt Lake Valley, Delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, July 24, 1854.


5. PERSECUTIONS, DUTIES, AND PRIVILEGES OF THE SAINTS by Daniel H.Wells (25-28)

Summary: An Address by Elder Daniel H. Wells, to the Children who formed the Procession on the Anniversary of the Entrance of the Pioneers into Great Salt Lake Valley, Delivered in the Tabernacle, July 24, 1854.


6. NECESSITY OF BUILDING TEMPLES—THE ENDOWMENT by Brigham Young (29-33)

Summary: Oration by President Brigham Young, Delivered on the South-East Corner Stone of the Temple at Great Salt Lake City, after the First Presidency and the Patriarch had laid the Stone, April 6, 1853.


7. A PRAYER by Heber C. Kimball (34-35)

Summary: By President Heber C. Kimball, Delivered on the South-East Corner Stone of the Temple at Great Salt Lake City, after the First Presidency and the Patriarch had laid the Stone, April 6, 1853.


8. PERSECUTIONS, POSITION, PROSPECTS, AND AGENCY OF THE SAINTS by Edward Hunter (35-38)

Summary: An Oration by Bishop Edward Hunter delivered on the South-West Corner Stone of the Temple, at Great Salt Lake City, after the Presidencies of the Aaronic Priesthood had laid the Stone, April 6, 1853.


9: PRAYER by Alfred Cordon (39-40)

Summary: By Bishop Alfred Cordon, Delivered on the South-West Corner Stone of the Temple at Great Salt Lake City, after the Presidencies of the Aaronic Priesthood had laid the Stone, April 6, 1853.


10: THE CHURCH BUILT ON A ROCK—EFFORTS OF SATAN—THE PRIESTHOOD by John Young (40-41)

Summary: An Oration by Elder John Young, Delivered on the North-West Corner Stone of the Temple at Great Salt Lake City, after the Presidency of the High Priests Quorum, and the Presidency and the High Council of the Stake had laid the Stone, April 6, 1853.


11: PRAYER by George B. Wallace (41-42)

Summary: By Elder George B. Wallace Delivered on The North-West Corner Stone of the Temple Great Salt Lake City, after the Presidency of the High Priests' Quorum and the Presidency and the High Council of the Stake had laid the Stone April 6, 1853.


12: SPIRITUAL COMMUNICATION by Parley P. Pratt (43-47)

Summary: An Oration by Elder Parley P. Pratt Delivered on the North-East Corner Stone of the Temple at Great Salt Lake City after the First Presidency of the Seventies and the Presidency of the Elders' Quorum had laid the Stone, April 6, 1853.


13: PRAYER by Orson Hyde (47-48)

Summary: By President Orson Hyde Delivered on the North-East Corner Stone of the Temple at Great Salt Lake City, after the Twelve Apostles, the First Presidency of the Seventies, and the Presidency of the Elders' Quorum had laid the Stone. April 6, 1853.


14: DEBTORS TO THE PERPETUAL EMIGRATING FUND by President Brigham Young (49-53)

Summary: An Address by President Brigham Young, Delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, October 6, 1854.


15: THE PERPETUAL EMIGRATING FUND—EMIGRATION OF THE SAINTS AND THE NATIONS by Orson Pratt (54-61)

Summary: Discourse by Elder Orson Pratt, Delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, October 7, 1854.


16: GATHERING THE SAINTS—PERPETUAL EMIGRATING FUND by Orson Hyde (61-70)

Summary: A Discourse by President Orson Hyde delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, October 8, 1854.


17: THE IMMIGRATION—THE PERPETUAL EMIGRATING FUND—SCOFFERS by Jedediah M. Grant (71-74)

Summary: An Address by President Jedediah M. Grant, delivered at the General Conference, in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, October 7, 1854.


18: THE MARRIAGE RELATIONS by Orson Hyde (75-87)

Summary: A Lecture by President Orson Hyde, delivered at the General Conference, in the Tabernacle Great Salt Lake City, October 6, 1854.


19: MARRIAGE RELATIONS OF BISHOPS AND DEACONS by Brigham Young (88-90)

Summary: An Address by President Brigham Young Delivered at the General Conference, in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, October 6, 1854.


20: ORGANIZATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF MAN by Brigham Young (90-96)

Summary: A Discourse by President Brigham Young Delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City February 6, 1853.


21: CONSECRATION by Orson Pratt (96-104)

Summary: A Discourse by Elder Orson Pratt, Delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, September 10, 1854.


22: UNION OF THE SAINTS—AUTHORITY OF THE PRIESTHOOD—POWER OF GOD—OBEDIENCE—THE URlM AND THUMMIM, ETC. by Heber C. Kimball (105-111)

Summary: A Discourse by President Heber C. Kimball, Delivered at the Special Conference in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, August 13, 1853.


23: COMMON SALVATION by Orson Hyde (112-120)

Summary: A Discourse by President Orson Hyde, Delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, September 24, 1853.


24: SAINTS SUBJECT TO TEMPTATION—TRUE RICHES, VIRTUE, AND SANCTIFICATION—"MORMONISM"—GLADDENITES, APOSTLES, AND SAINTS—DEVILS WITHOUT TABERNACLES by Brigham Young (121-129)

Summary: A Discourse by President Brigham Young, Delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, April 17, 1853.


25: PERFECTION AND SALVATION—SELF-GOVERNMENT by Brigham Young (129-135)

Summary: A Discourse by President Brigham Young Delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, December 18, 1853.


26: SPIRITUAL GIFTS—HELL—THE SPIRIT WORLD—THE ELDERS AND THE NATIONS—THE LAMANITES—THE TEMPLE by Brigham Young (136-145)

Summary: A Discourse by President Brigham Young, Delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, Dec 3, 1854.


27: FULFILMENT OF PROPHECY—WARS AND COMMOTIONS by Jedediah M. Grant (145-149)

Summary: A Discourse by President Jedediah M. Grant, in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, April 2, 1854.


28: OBEDIENCE—THE SPIRIT WORLD—THE POTTER AND THE CLAY by Heber C. Kimball (150-154)

Summary: A Discourse by President Heber C. Kimball, Delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, April 2, 1854.


29: CONTENTMENT—HOME MANUFACTURES—THE PRIESTHOOD—TITHING—GATHERING—BUILDING UP ZION—PURIFICATION by Heber C. Kimball (155-163)

Summary: A Discourse by President Heber C. Kimball, Delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, Nov. 26, 1854.


30: THE CONSTITUTIONS OF THE UNITED STATES AND ILLINOIS—NAUVOO CHARTER AND MUNICIPAL COURT—WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS by Joseph Smith (163-169)

Summary: An Address by President Joseph Smith, Delivered on the evening of his arrival from Dixon, June 30, 1843, in the Grove, near the Temple, Nauvoo; about eight thousand people having hastily assembled, under the most intense excitement, in consequence of the attempt of Sheriff Reynolds, of Jackson County, Missouri, to kidnap him to Missouri, by preventing him from obtaining a writ of Habeas Corpus. (REPORTED BY DR. WILLARD RICHARDS AND ELDER WILFORD WOODRUFF.)


31: THE CONSTITUTION AND GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES—RIGHTS AND POLICY OF THE LATTER-DAY SAINTS by Brigham Young (170-178)

Summary: A Discourse by President Brigham Young, Delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, Feb. 18, 1855. (READ BY ELDER THOMAS BULLOCK.)


32: THE PRIESTHOOD AND SATAN—THE CONSTITUTION AND GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES—RIGHTS AND POLICY OF THE LATTER-DAY SAINTS by Brigham Young (179-191)

Summary: A Discourse by President Brigham Young, Delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, Feb. 18, 1855.


33: THE CHURCH AND KINGDOM OF GOD, AND THE CHURCHES AND KINGDOMS OF MEN by Wilford Woodruff (191-202)

Summary: A sermon by Elder Wilford Woodruff, Delivered in the Tabernacle, G. S. L. City, Feb. 2, 1855.


34: THE JUDGEMENTS OF GOD ON THE UNITED STATES—THE SAINTS AND THE WORLD by Orson Hyde (202-211)

Summary: A Sermon by President Orson Hyde, Delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, March 18, 1855.


35: GATHERING AND SANCTIFICATION OF THE PEOPLE OF GOD by George A. Smith (211-220)

Summary: A Sermon by Elder George A. Smith, Delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, March 18, 1855.


36: OBEDIENCE—THE PRIESTHOOD—SPIRITUAL COMMUNICATION—THE SAINTS AND THE WORLD by Heber C. Kimball (220-225)

Summary: An Address by President Heber C. Kimball, Delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, September 17, 1854.


37: THE FIRST PRINCIPLES OF THE GOSPEL by Jedediah M. Grant (225-233)

Summary: A Discourse by President J. M. Grant, Delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, December 17, 1854.


38: THE POWER OF THE GOSPEL by Heber C. Kimball (233-235)

Summary: An Address by President Heber C. Kimball, Delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, Dec. 17, 1854.


39: THE INCREASED POWERS AND FACULTIES OF THE MIND IN A FUTURE STATE by Orson Pratt (235-248)

Summary: A Discourse by Elder Orson Pratt, Delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, October 15, 1854.


40: FAITHFULNESS AND APOSTACY by Brigham Young (248-258)

Summary: Discourse by President Brigham Young, Delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, April 6, 1855.


41: PROGRESS OF THE WORK—CONSECRATION—PREACHING TO ISRAEL by Orson Pratt (259-266)

Summary: An Address by Elder Orson Pratt, Delivered in the New Bowery, Great Salt Lake City, April 7, 1855.


42: PREACHING AND TESTIMONY—GATHERING ISRAEL—THE BLOOD OF ISRAEL AND THE GENTILES—THE SCIENCE OF LIFE by Brigham Young (266-271)

Summary: A Discourse by President Brigham Young, Delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, April 8, 1855.


43: FAITH AND WORKS by Jedediah M. Grant (272-279

Summary: A Discourse by Elder J. M. Grant, Delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, March 11, 1855.


44: DEPENDENCE ON THE LORD—COAL AND IRON WORKS—FAMILY EXCURSIONS by Brigham Young (279-284)

Summary: An Address by President Brigham Young, Delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, May 27, 1855.


45: THE ANCIENT PROPHECIES by Orson Pratt (284-298)

Summary: A Discourse by Elder Orson Pratt, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, January 7, 1855


46: CONSECRATION by Brigham Young (298-308)

Summary: A Discourse by President Brigham Young, Delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, June 3, 1855.


47: THE KINGDOM OF GOD by Brigham Young (309-317)

Summary: A Discourse by President Brigham Young, Delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, July 8, 1855.


48: UTAH DELEGATE TO WASHINGTON—U.S. GOVERNMENT AND OFFICERS by Brigham Young (318-323)

Summary: An Address by President Brigham Young Delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, June 17, 1855.


49: ARGUMENTS OF MODERN CHRISTIAN SECTS AGAINST THE LATTER-DAY SAINTS by George A. Smith (323-334)

Summary: A Sermon by Elder George A. Smith, Delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, June 24, 1855.


50: THE HOLY SPIRIT AND THE GODHEAD by Orson Pratt (334-347)

Summary: A Discourse by Elder Orson Pratt, Delivered in the open air, on the Temple Block, Great Salt Lake City, February 18, 1855.


51: NECESSITY OF OPPOSITION by Ezra T. Benson (347-353)

Summary: A Discourse by Elder Ezra T. Benson, Delivered at the Seventies' Conference in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake, February 16, 1853.


52: PRIVILEGES AND DUTIES OF THE SAINTS by Heber C. Kimball (354-357)

Summary: AN ADDRESS BY PRESIDENT HEBER C. KIMBALL, DELIVERED IN THE TABERNACLE, GREAT SALT LAKE CITY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1852


53: THE WORD OF WISDOM by Ezra T. Benson (357-359)

Summary: An Address by Elder Ezra T. Benson, Delivered in the Bowery, Great Salt Lake City, April 8, 1855.


54: ORDAINING YOUNG MEN TO OFFICE—THE WORD OF WISDOM—UNION by George A. Smith (360-368)

Summary: A Discourse by Elder George A. Smith, Delivered in the Bowery, Great Salt Lake City, April 8, 1855


55: FUNERAL ADDRESS by Orson Pratt (368-372)

Summary: By Elder Orson Pratt, Delivered in the Council House, Great Salt Lake City, June 30, 1855, over the Mortal Remains of the Honorable Leonidas Shaver, Associate Justice of the Supreme, and Judge of the First Judicial District Courts of the United States, in and for the Territory of Utah.


56: OPPOSITION TO THE GOSPEL by George A. Smith (373-376)

Summary: An Address by Elder George A. Smith, Delivered in the Bowery, Great Salt Lake City, August 5, 1855.