Journal of Discourses/20

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Journal of Discourses, Volume 20

Journal of Discourses Volume 20

BY: PRESIDENT JOHN TAYLOR

AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE QUORUM OF THE TWELVE APOSTLES

Also, REMARKS BY OTHER PROMINENT ELDERS

Reported By: GEORGE F. GIBBS, JOHN IRVINE AND OTHERS

Respectfully Dedicated to the Latter-Day Saints in all the World

VOL. XX

LIVERPOOL:

PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY WILLIAM BUDGE, 42 ISLINGTON,

LONDON.

LATTER-DAY SAINTS' BOOK DEPOT, 20, BISHOP'S GROVE, BALL'S POND ROAD, ISLINGTON,

1880

Preface

We take pleasure in presenting to the lovers of truth the Twentieth Volume of the JOURNAL OF DISCOURSES.

It contains lucid explanations of the laws and doctrines of the true Gospel of Christ, and inspirational teachings suited to the circumstances of the people to whom they were delivered.

Those who read the utterances of the servants of God, contained in this book, under the same influence by which the speakers were inspired, cannot fall to receive profit from the perusal. Therefore, "He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches."

THE PUBLISHER.


1: IDEAS HELD BY THE LATTER-DAY SAINTS WINNING THEIR WAY—TERRITORIAL PROSPERITY—"MORMONISM" NOT FAVORED OF THE GOVERNMENT—LATTER-DAY SAINTS TO SAVE THE GOVERNMENT—GOOD COUNCEL ON MANY POINTS

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER GEO. Q. CANNON, Delivered at the Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Sunday Morning, April 7, 1878.(Reported by Geo. F. Gibbs.)


2: INTERPRETATION OF SCRIPTURE—APPARENT MIRACLES EASILY PERFORMED WHEN NECESSARY—DISOBEDIENCE BRINGS CALAMITY—FULFILMENT OF PROPHECY

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER ORSON PRATT, DELIVERED IN THE TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, SUNDAY AFTERNOON, JUNE 23, 1878. (Reported by Geo. F. Gibbs.)


3: AN IMPORTANT AGE—CLOSE QUESTIONS—A WORD WITH THE BISHOPS—ALSO THE SEVENTIES—HONOR THE SABBATH

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER JOHN TAYLOR, DELIVERED IN THE TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, SUNDAY, JULY 7, 1878. (Reported by Geo. F. Gibbs.)


4: PLURAL MARRIAGE FOR THE RIGHTEOUS ONLY—OBEDIENCE IMPERATIVE—BLESSINGS RESULTING

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER JOSEPH F. SMITH, Delivered in the Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Sunday Morning, July 7, 1878. (Reported by Geo. F. Gibbs.)


5: GRATIFYING POLITICAL AND GENERAL MATERIAL CONDITION OF THE SAINTS—EMPLOYMENT FOR THE POOR—ENEMIES FOILED—PLURAL MARRIAGE

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER GEORGE Q. CANNON, DELIVERED IN THE TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, SUNDAY MORNING, JULY 7, 1878. (Reported by Geo. F. Gibbs.)


6: GOD'S POWER IN ALL THINGS—KINGDOM OF GOD—CO-OPERATION, A STEPPING STONE TO THE UNITED ORDER—POLITICAL ECONOMY—NATIONAL TROUBLES—MISSIONARY LABORS—SCHOOLS AND TEACHERS

Summary: DISCOURSE BY PRESIDENT JOHN TAYLOR, DELIVERED AT LOGAN, SUNDAY AFTERNOON, AUGUST 4TH, 1878. (Reported by Geo. F. Gibbs.)


7: THE SAINTS PROSPERED—RESTORATION OF THE GOSPEL—SHOULD LISTEN TO INSTRUCTION—GOD'S GIFTS TO THE CHURCH—SALVATION FOR THE DEAD—EXAMPLES BEFORE CHILDREN

Summary: DISCOURSE BY PRESIDENT ANGUS M. CANNON, DELIVERED IN THE TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, SUNDAY AFTERNOON, AUGUST 25, 1878. (Reported by Geo. F. Gibbs.)


8: THE CHURCH PARTIALLY IN THE UNITED ORDER—PERPETUAL EMIGRATION FUND—BEING EDUCATED TO A FULLNESS OF THE UNITED ORDER—CO-OPERATION AT BRIGHAM CITY—UNION IN ELECTIONS—EDUCATION OF THE YOUNG

Summary: DISCOURSE BY PRESIDENT JOHN TAYLOR, DELIVERED AT OGDEN, ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON, SEPTEMBER 22, 1878. (Reported by Geo. F. Gibbs.)


9: THE BOOK OF MORMON—PROMISES TO THE LAMANITES—OBJECTS OF THE RECORD—THE BOOK OF ABRAHAM—GIFTS TO THE CHURCH—BENEFIT OF IMMEDIATE REVELATION—THE GREATER THINGS SHOWN TO THOSE WHO RECEIVE THE RECORD—THE VISION OF MOSES—THE CREATION, ETC.

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER ORSON PRATT, DELIVERED AT THE THIRTEENTH WARD ASSEMBLY ROOMS, SUNDAY EVENING, AUGUST 25, 1878. (Reported by Geo. F. Gibbs.)


10: LABORS AND EXPERIENCE OF THE ELDERS—THE WORK SCARCELY BEGUN—THE POWER OF UNION—TEMPORAL SALVATION NECESSARY AS WELL AS SPIRITUAL—CO-OPERATION AND THE UNITED ORDER

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER GEO. Q. CANNON, DELIVERED AT THE SEMI-ANNUAL CONFERENCE, ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON APRIL 6, 1878. (Reported by Geo. F. Gibbs.)


11: CONSISTENCY IMPERATIVE—THE GOSPEL IN CONFLICT WITH MANS FALLEN CONDITION—SHOULD LOVER OUR ENEMIES—THE "GOLDEN RULE"—NECESSITY OF THE HOLY GHOST—EVERY TREE KNOWN BY ITS FRUITS

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER GEO. Q. CANNON, DELIVERED IN THE TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1878. (Reported by Geo. F. Gibbs.)


12: GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES—THE CORRUPTION OF THE ADMINISTRATION—ITS TREATMENT OF THE LATTER-DAY SAINTS—THE JUDGEMENTS OF GOD UPON THE WICKED—OPPOSITION TO POLYGAMY PREPARATION FOR COMING EVENTS

Summary: SUBSTANCE OF A DISCOURSE BY ELDER ORSON HYDE, DELIVERED AT MOUNT PLEASANT, SANPETE COUNTY, UTAH, ON SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 3, 1878, SAID TO HAVE BEEN THE LAST DELIVERED BY HIM WHILE LIVING IN THE FLESH.


13: THE PERPETUAL EMIGRATING FUND—HOW TO SETTLE DIFFICULTIES—SHOULD BE GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF GOD—CO-OPERATION AND BROTHERLY KINDNESS—THE PROPER TRAINING OF CHILDREN

Summary: DISCOURSE BY PRESIDENT JOHN TAYLOR, DELIVERED AT OGDEN, ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1878. (Reported by Geo. F. Gibbs.)


14: WE SHOULD NOT BOAST OF SUPERIORITY OVER OUR FELLOW CREATURES—GOD IS INTERESTED IN THE WELFARE OF ALL MANKIND—THE RELATION AND AMENABILITY OF ALL MEN TO THE LAWS OF GOD—WE SHOULD BE COURTEOUS TO THOSE WHOSE VIEWS DIFFER FROM OURS—THE SERVANTS OF GOD ARE MESSENGERS OF SALVATION—THE RESTORATION OF THE PRIESTHOOD—THE JUDGMENTS OF THE ALMIGHTY—ABSURD THEORIES OF LEARNED MEN—ONLY THE RIGHTEOUS AMONG THE SAINTS WILL BE SAINTS WILL BE SAVED IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD

Summary: DISCOURSE BY PRESIDENT JOHN TAYLOR DELIVERED AT THE QUARTERLY CONFERENCE OF THE SALT LAKE STAKE OF ZION, IN THE SALT LAKE THEATER, SUNDAY AFTERNOON, JAN. 6, 1879. (Reported by Geo. F. Gibbs.)


15: REMARKS ON UNION

Summary: MADE BY ELDER C. W. PENROSE, In the Ogden Tabernacle, January 19th, 1879. (Reported by Geo. F. Gibbs.)


16: ALL THINGS GOVERNED BY LAW—ALL INTELLIGENCE AND BLESSINGS HAVE EMANATED FROM GOD—MAN'S FREE AGENCY SHOULD NOT BE INTERFERED WITH—THE OPPONENTS OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO TEACH OUR CHILDREN—NECESSITY OF ALL BEING SUBJECT TO LEGITIMATE AUTHORITY

Summary: DISCOURSE BY PRESIDENT JOHN TAYLOR, DELIVERED AT BOUNTIFUL, DAVIS COUNTY, ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON, DECEMBER 1, 1878. (Reported by Geo. F. Gibbs.)


17: REMARKS MADE BY PRESIDENT JOHN TAYLOR

Summary: At the Funeral Services of Brother Dimick B. Huntington, in the 16th Ward Meeting House, Salt Lake City, on Sunday Morning, February 2nd, 1879. (Reported by Geo. F. Gibbs.)


18: DISCOURSE BY ELDER ORSON PRATT

Summary: DELIVERED IN THE NORTH BRANCH MEETING ROOM, OF THE LONDON CONFERENCE, ON SUNDAY EVENING, MARCH 9TH, 1879. (Reported by Joseph May, of Sheffield.)


19: THE NATURAL WEAKNESS OF MEN—THE NECESSITY OF CHARITY—THE PURPOSE FOR WHICH THE GOSPEL WAS REVEALED—THE SPIRIT THAT SHOULD PREVAIL REGARDING CO-OPERATIVE INSTITUTIONS—THE FOLLY OF DISSENSION

Summary: DISCOURSE BY PRESIDENT JOHN TAYLOR, Delivered at Kaysville, on Sunday Afternoon, March 2nd, 1879. (Reported by Geo. F. Gibbs.)


20: THE GROWTH OF ZION—BENEFITS OF SEEKING COUNSEL FROM THE MORE EXPERIENCED

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER BRIGHAM YOUNG, DELIVERED AT THE GENERAL CONFERENCE, ON TUESDAY MOKNING [MORNING], APRIL 8, 1879. (Reported by Geo. F. Gibbs.)


21: OPENING OF THE LAST DISPENSATION—DEVELOPMENT OF THE WORK OF GOD—SENDING FORTH MISSIONARIES—USEFULNESS OF THE SISTERS—IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATIONS—EDUCATION—CO-OPERATION

Summary: DISCOURSE BY PRESIDENT JOHN TAYLOR, DELIVERED AT THE GENERAL CONFERENCE, TUESDAY AFTERNOON, APRIL 8, 1879. (Reported by Geo. F. Gibbs.)


22: PARABLE OF THE FIG TREE—THE RISE OF THE LATTER-DAY WORK—ORGANIZATION OF THE CHURCH—ITS SUBSEQUENT PROGRESS AND DEVELOPMENT—THE MANNER OF CALLING GOD'S SERVANTS—DUTIES OF CHURCH OFFICERS—THE SAVAGE POWER OF TRUTH—THE DISOBEDIENT AND IDLE CONDEMNED—LIBERALITY OF THE GOSPEL PLAN

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER ERASTUS SNOW, DELIVERED AT THE GENERAL CONFERENCE, ON SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 6, 1879. (Reported by Geo. F. Gibbs.)


23: BLESSINGS OF THE GOSPEL ONLY OBTAINED BY COMPLIANCE WITH THE LAW

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER LORENZO SNOW, DELIVERED AT THE GENERAL CONFERENCE, SALT LAKE CITY, MONDAY MORNING, APRIL 7TH, 1879. (Reported by Geo. F. Gibbs.)


24: MANIFEST BLESSINGS OF GOD TO THE SAINTS—PROPER EDUCATION OF THE YOUNG—INFIDELITY THE RESULT OF IGNORANCE

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER MOSES THATCHER, DELIVERED AT THE GENERAL CONFERENCE, TUESDAY AFTERNOON, APRIL 8, 1879. (Reported by Geo. F. Gibbs.)


25: INFLUENCE OF THE LATTER-DAY SAINTS—THEIR MISSION—THE MARRIAGE RELATION—CAPITAL AND LABOR—RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER GEORGE Q. CANNON, DELIVERED AT THE GENERAL CONFERENCE, on SUNDAY AFTERNOON, APRIL 6, 1879. (Reported by Geo. F. Gibbs.)


26: FATES OF THE ANCIENT APOSTLES—WORSHIP OF THE TRUE GOD—HIS CREATIONS AND HANDIWORK—PROPHECY

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER C. W. STAYNER, DELIVERED IN THE TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, SUNDAY AFTERNOON, MAY 25TH, 1879. (Reported by Geo. F. Gibbs.)


27: DEFINITE IDEAS CONCERNING GOD—HOW TO WORSHIP HIM ACCEPTABLY—RESTORATION OF THE GOSPEL—ITS PREPARATORY MISSION

Summary: REMARKS BY ELDER C. W. PENROSE, DELIVERED IN THE TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, SUNDAY AFTERNOON May 25th. 1879. (Reported by Geo F. Gibbs.)


28: ALL INTELLIGENCE COMES FROM GOD—LIFE AND IMMORTALITY BROUGHT TO LIGHT THROUGH THE GOSPEL—GATHERING—TEMPLE-BUILDING—THE ELDERS MESSENGERS OF SALVATION TO THE NATIONS

Summary: DISCOURSE BY PRESIDENT JOHN TAYLOR, Delivered at the 7th Ward Meeting House, on Sunday afternoon, December 15, 1878. (Reported by Geo. F. Gibbs.)


29: THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST—ITS OBJECT, PRINCIPLES AND POWER

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER AURELIUS MINER, Delivered in the Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, on Sunday May 11th, 1879. (Reported by Geo F. Gibbs.)


30: THE GOSPEL AS PREACHED BY THE SAINTS—OPPOSITION BY THE WORLD TO THE DIFFUSION OF TRUTH

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER GEO. G. BYWATER, Delivered in the Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Sunday Afternoon June 9, 1879. (Reported by Geo F. Gibbs.)


31: SLAIN FOR THE TESTIMONY OF JESUS—FUNERAL RITES OF JOSEPH STANDING

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER GEO. Q. CANNON, DELIVERED IN THE TABERNACLE SALT LAKE CITY, ON SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 3RD, 1879. (Reported by John Irvine.)


32: SLAIN FOR THE TESTIMONY OF JESUS—FUNERAL RITES OF JOSEPH STANDING

Summary: DISCOURSE BY PRESIDENT JOHN TAYLOR. DELIVERED IN THE TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, SUNDAY MORNING, AUG. 3, 1879. (Reported by Geo. F. Gibbs.)


33: THE INTEREST OF HUMANITY SHOULD BE OBSERVED

Summary: DISCOURSE BY PRESIDENT JOHN TAYLOR, Delivered in the Ogden Tabernacle, on Sunday, March 2, 1879. (Reported by Geo. F. Gibbs.)


34: NECESSITY OF REVELATION—EVIDENCES OF THE CHURCH OF CHRIST—THE FUTURE OF THE SAINTS—PLURAL MARRIAGE

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER GEO. Q. CANNON, Delivered in the Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, on Sunday Morning, July 20th, 1879. (Reported by John Irvine.)


35: RESTITUTION OF ALL THINGS—PRE-EXISTENCE OF MAN—FIRST PRINCIPLES OF THE GOSPEL

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER JOHN MORGAN, DELIVERED IN THE TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON, AUG. 17th 1879. (Reported by John Irvine.)


36: PRACTICAL NATURE OF THE GOSPEL

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER GEORGE Q. CANNON, DELIVERED IN THE TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, JULY 27th, 1879. (Reported by Geo. F. Gibbs.)


37: THE WORK OF RESTITUTION OF ALL THINGS—FUTILITY OF THE EFFORTS OF ITS OPPONENTS—SHOULD NOT CHERISH ANIMOSITY TO ENEMIES

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER C. W. PENROSE, DELIVERED IN THE TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON, AUG. 17TH, 1879. (Reported by Geo. F. Gibbs.)


38: POWER AND EFFECTS OF THE GOSPEL—ANTAGONISM BETWEEN LIGHT AND DARKNESS—NECESSITY OF GOD'S JUDGEMENTS UPON THE WICKED

Summary: DISCOURSE BY PRESIDENT JOHN TAYLOR, DELIVERED IN THE TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, JULY 6th, 1879. (Reported by Geo. F. Gibbs.)


39: FUTILITY OF THE MACHINATIONS OF THE WICKED—THE WORK OF GOD CANNOT BE STAYED

Summary: DISCOURSE BY PRESIDENT JOHN TAYLOR, DELIVERED IN THE TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, AUGUST 24TH, 1879. (Reported by John Irvine.)


40: PREACHING OF JOHN THE BAPTIST AND RESTORATION OF THE GOSPEL COMPARED—OPPOSITION TO REVELATION—GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT—POLYGAMY—HUMAN LAWS FOUNDED UPON THE REVEALED LAW OF GOD—CELESTIAL MARRIAGE PROMINENT IN THE LAW AND THE PROPHETS

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER F. D. RICHARDS, DELIVERED AT THE GENERAL CONFERENCE, HELD IN THE TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, OCTOBER 6, 1879. (Reported by John Irvine.)


41: THE WORK OF GOD CANNOT BE HINDERED—THE UNITED STATES TO BE AFFLICTED BY JUDGMENT

Summary: DISCOURSE BY PRESIDENT JOHN TAYLOR. DELIVERED AT THE GENERAL CONFERENCE, HELD IN THE TABERNABLE [TABERNACLE] SALT LAKE CITY, OCT. 6TH, 1879. (Reported by Geo. F. Gibbs.)


42: PROGRESS OF THE WORK OF GOD—INTRODUCTION OF EVILS BY THE WORLD—UNCONSTITUTIONAL INIMICAL MEASURES—PLURAL MARRIAGE NOT CRIMINAL—INTOLERANCE DENOUNCED

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER ORSON PRATT, DELIVERED AT THE GENERAL CONFERENCE, HELD IN THE TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, OCTOBER 6, 1879. (Reported by Geo. F. Gibbs.)


43: THE CHURCH FOUNDED UPON THE ROCK OF REVELATION—FAITHFUL SAINTS CANNOT BE MOVED BY PERSECUTION

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER LORENZO SNOW, DELIVERED AT THE GENERAL CONFERENCE, HELD IN THE TABERNACLE SALT LAKE CITY, OCT. 6TH, 1879. (Reported by John Irvine.)


44: THE RIGHTEOUS SUFFER PERSECUTION—FALSE TEACHERS POPULAR—SAINTS SHOULD NOT RETALIATE UPON THEIR ENEMIES—THE SAINTS WILL HAVE POWER TO ROOT OUT EVIL—APPROACHING REVOLUTION IN THE EARTH

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER GEO. Q. CANNON. DELIVERED IN THE TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, OCTOBER 6TH, 1879. (Reported by John Irvine.)


45: DUTIES OF THE SAINTS IN TEMPORALITIES—IMPLICIT OBEDIENCE REQUISITE—CHURCH INTERESTS CAREFULLY GUARDED—GATHERING THE POOR—HOME INDUSTRIES

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER JOSEPH F. SMITH, DELIVERED AT THE GENERAL CONFERENCE, HELD IN THE TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, APRIL 8, 1879. (Reported by Geo. F. Gibbs.)


46: THE TEMPLES IN COURSE OF ERECTION—POLITICAL POSITION OF THE SAINTS—OUR POSITION REGARDING PATRIARCHAL MARRIAGE—THE CORRUPTION OF SO-CALLED CHRISTENDOM—HOW THE SAINTS SHOULD LIVE—SUNDAY SCHOOLS, RELIEF AND MUTUAL IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATIONS.

Summary: DISCOURSE BY PRESIDENT JOHN TAYLOR, Delivered in the Tabernacle at Provo, November 30th, 1879. (Reported by Geo. F. Gibbs.)


47: THE SPIRIT AND PRINCIPLES OF THE UNITED ORDER

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER LORENZO SNOW, DELIVERED AT THE WEBER STAKE CONFERENCE, HELD IN THE TABERNACLE, OGDEN CITY, OCTOBER 19, 1879. (Reported by James Taylor.)


48: CLEAVE TO LIGHT—COMING OF CHRIST—ABOMINATIONS OF THE WICKED—WELFARE OF THE YOUNG

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER ERASTUS SNOW, DELIVERED AT THE GENERAL CONFERENCE, HELD IN THE TABERNACLE SALT LAKE CITY, OCT. 8TH, 1879. (Reported by Geo. F. Gibbs.)