Journal of Discourses/21

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Journal of Discourses, Volume 21

Journal of Discourses Volume 21

BY: PRESIDENT JOHN TAYLOR

HIS COUNSELORS, THE TWELVE APOSTLES AND OTHERS.

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

Respectfully Dedicated to the Latter-Day Saints in All the World.

VOL. XXI.

LIVERPOOL:

PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY ALBERT CARRINGTON 42, ISLINGTON.

LONDON:

LATTER-DAY SAINTS' BOOK DEPOT, 10, DORSET STREET, BRIDE STREET, LIVERPOOL ROAD, ISLINGTON.

1881

Preface

In presenting the Twenty-first Volume of the JOURNAL OF DISCOURSES to our readers, we pray that those who read the counsels therein given, may do so by the light of the Holy Spirit of Truth, that great benefit may be obtained therefrom, and that by a wise application of the teachings of God's servants, from time to time, the Saints may finally be exalted in His Heavenly Kingdom.

THE PUBLISHER


1: THE OBJECT OF THE GATHERING OF THE SAINTS—CONFLICT BETWEEN THE POWERS OF GOD AND EVIL—THE WORLD GROWING WORSE—WORK OF GOD PROGRESSING—EXHORTATION TO RIGHTEOUSNESS AND THE SPIRIT OF UNION

Summary: DISCOURSE BY PRESIDENT JOHN TAYLOR, DELIVERED AT LOGAN, ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON, AUGUST, 31ST, 1879. (Reported by Geo. F. Gibbs.)


2: LAW OF CELESTIAL MARRIAGE—THE RESURRECTION AND JUDGMENT—EXTENT OF THE MISSION OF THE SAVIOR

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER JOSEPH F. SMITH, DELIVERED AT THE FUNERAL SERVICES OVER THE REMAINS OF ELDER WILLIAM CLAYTON, HELD IN THE 17TH WARD MEETING HOUSE, SALT LAKE CITY, DEC. 7TH, 1879.


3: A FUNERAL SERMON BY PRESIDENT JOHN TAYLOR

Summary: PREACHED OVER THE REMAINS OF JOSEPH M. CAIN, SON OF JOSEPH AND ELIZABETH CAIN, IN THE 14TH WARD ASSEMBLY ROOMS, CITY, FEB. 8, 1880 (Reported by Geo. F. Gibbs.)


4: REST SIGNIFIES CHANGE—TIME AS RELATED TO ETERNITY—WONDERFUL MECHANISM OF THE HUMAN BODY—INTEGRITY IN THE FACE OF OPPOSITION

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER ERASTUS SNOW, DELIVERED AT BRIGHAM CITY, ON SUNDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 1879. (Reported by Geo. F. Gibbs.)


5: ALL TEMPORAL CONCERNS NEED THE ATTENTION OF THE SAINTS—WE SHOULD PREPARE FOR THE EVILS COMING UPON THE EARTH—COOPERATION AND THE UNITED ORDER—FUNCTIONS OF THE TWO PRIESTHOODS—HOME MANUFACTURES.

Summary: DISCOURSE BY PRESIDENT JOHN TAYLOR, DELIVERED AT THE SEMI-ANNUAL CONFERENCE, HELD IN THE TABERNACLE SALT LAKE CITY, APRIL 9, 1879. (Reported by Geo. F. Gibbs.)


6: SALVATION DEPENDENT UPON EFFORT AND PROGRESS—WE SHOULD NOT BE DISCOURAGED BY DIFFICULTY

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER H. W. NAISBITT, DELIVERED IN THE 13TH WARD MEETING HOUSE, SALT LAKE CITY NOVEMBER 23RD, 1879 (Reported by John Irvine.)


7: THE WORD OF THE LORD TO THE CHURCH GIVEN THROUGH THE AUTHORITIES—AUTHORITIES SHOULD BE SUSTAINED—POWERS OF THE PRIESTHOOD—SPHERE OF WOMAN

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER C. W. PENROSE, IN THE TABERNACLE, PROVO, SATURDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 29TH, 1879. (Reported by Geo. F. Gibbs.)


8: CO-OPERATION AND THE UNITED ORDER—THE SAINTS SHOULD BE GOVERNED BY THE LAW AND WILL OF GOD—THE APPROACHING CALAMITIES UPON THE WORLD—SHOULD BE WILLING TO FORSAKE EARTHLY INTERESTS FOR THE GOSPEL'S SAKE.

Summary: DISCOURSE BY PRESIDENT JOHN TAYLOR, DELIVERED AT THE REGULAR PRIESTHOOD MEETING OF THE WEBER STAKE OF ZION, HELD AT OGDEN, ON THE 21ST OF SEPTEMBER, 1878. (Reported by Geo. F. Gibbs.)


9: COMPREHENSIVENESS OF THE LORD'S PRAYER—THE RULE AND GOVERNMENT OF GOD—THE REVELATION OF THE FATHER AND SON TO JOSEPH SMITH, AND THE BESTOWAL UPON HIM OF THE PRIESTHOOD—DEVELOPMENT OF THEOCRATIC LAWS AND PRINCIPLES—OBJECT OF GATHERING—RELIGIOUS FREEDOM—OUR RELATIONS WITH THE GENERAL GOVERNMENT

Summary: DISCOURSE BY PRESIDENT JOHN TAYLOR, DELIVERED IN THE SALT LAKE CITY ASSEMBLY HALL, AT THE QUARTERLY CONFERENCE, SUNDAY AFTERNOON, JANUARY 4th, 1880.(Reported by John Irvine.)


10: SPIRITUAL GIFTS ATTAINABLE—UNCHANGEABLENESS OF GOD—UNIVERSALITY OF THE RIGHT TO REVELATION—THE SAINTS GLORIFY THE GOD OF REVELATION—NECESSITY OF SELF-GOVERNMENT

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER GEO. Q. CANNON. DELIVERED IN THE TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, OCTOBER 5th, 1879. (Reported by Geo. F. Gibbs.)


11: INSUFFICIENCY OF MERE BELIEF IN CHRIST—EXTENT AND APPLICATION OF THE ATONEMENT—NECESSITY OF DIVINE AUTHORITY TO ENABLE MAN TO ADMINISTER THE GOSPEL—JOSEPH SMITH CALLED OF GOD

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER C. W. PENROSE, DELIVERED IN THE SALT LAKE ASSEMBLY HALL, SUNDAY AFTERNOON, APRIL 25th, 1880. (Reported by John Irvine.)


12: EFFECTS OF THE PREACHING OF THE GOSPEL—OBJECT OF THE GATHERING—MANIFESTATIONS OF THE ANCIENTS TO JOSEPH SMITH—THE GOSPEL TO DEPARTED SPIRITS—DUTIES OF THE SAINTS TO EACH OTHER—THE KIND OF MEN WANTED TO GO ON MISSIONS

Summary: DISCOURSE BY PRESIDENT JOHN TAYLOR, DELIVERED AT EPHRAIM, SANPETE COUNTY, ON SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 13TH, 1879. (Reported by Geo. F. Gibbs.)


13: THE PRINCIPLE OF REVELATION AND ITS APPLICATION TO THE SEVERAL PHASES OF LIFE—HOW THE BROTHERHOOD OF MAN SHALL BE EVOLVED

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER H. W. NAISBITT, DELIVERED IN THE 16TH WARD MEETING HOUSE, SUNDAY AFTERNOON, MARCH 7TH, 1880. (Reported by John Irvine.)


14: ETERNAL NATURE OF THE GOSPEL—THE PRINCIPLE OF LIFE AND INCREASE—THE SOURCE OF ALL INTELLIGENCE—RIGHT OF THE CREATOR TO GOVERN THE CREATURE—DUTIES OF THE SAINTS

Summary: DISCOURSE BY PRESIDENT JOHN TAYLOR, DELIVERED AT AMERICAN FORK, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28th, 1879 (Reported by Geo F. Gibbs.)


15: NO MAN CAN BUILD UP THE CHURCH OF CHRIST WITHOUT THE PRIESTHOOD—RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PRIESTHOOD—CHRIST COMING IN THIS GENERATION—GREAT CHANGES AND JUDGMENTS APPROACHING—EXHORTATION TO RIGHTEOUSNESS

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER WILFORD WOODRUFF, DELIVERED IN THE TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, SUNDAY AFTERNOON, June 6th, 1880 (Reported by John Irvine.)


16: ON THE BOOK OF MORMON—DESTINY OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD AND THE SAINTS

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER ORSON PRATT, DELIVERED IN THE TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, SEPTEMBER 7TH, 1879. (Reported by John Irvine.)


17: DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE LATTER—DAY SAINTS AND ALL OTHER PROFESSING CHRISTIANS

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER C. W. PENROSE, DELIVERED IN THE SALT LAKE ASSEMBLY HALL, SUNDAY AFTERNOON, APRIL 11TH, 1880 (Reported by John Irvine.)


18: PROGRESS OF THE SAINTS TO UNION IN FAITH AND PRACTICE—THE UNITED ORDER

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER ORSON PRATT, Delivered in the Tabernacle, Logan City, Saturday Afternoon, November 1st, 1879. (Reported by Geo. F. Gibbs.)


19: HOW A KNOWLEDGE OF GOD IS OBTAINED—THE GOSPEL TO THE DEAD—VARIOUS DISPENSATIONS OF THE MOST HIGH TO MANKIND—POWER OF THE PRIESTHOOD—RESTORATION OF THE GOSPEL THROUGH JOSEPH SMITH—FAILINGS OF THE SAINTS—CORRUPTIONS OF THE WICKED

Summary: DISCOURSE BY PRESIDENT JOHN TAYLOR, DELIVERED IN THE 14TH WARD MEETING HOUSE, SUNDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 7TH, 1879. (Reported by John Irvine.)


20: THE BOOK OF MORMON AN AUTHENTIC RECORD

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER ORSON PRATT, DELIVERED IN THE TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, SUNDAY AFTERNOON, SEPTEMBER 21ST, 1879. (Reported by John Irvine.)


21: SOUTHERN STATES MISSIONS

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER JOHN MORGAN, DELIVERED IN THE TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, SUNDAY AFTERNOON, MAY 23RD, 1880. (Reported by John Irvine.)


22: DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE PRIESTHOOD AND SAINTS GENERALLY—ZION SHALL NOT BE OVERCOME—THE WICKED SHALL SLAY THE WICKED—THE END NEAR

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER WILFORD WOODRUFF, DELIVERED IN THE SALT LAKE ASSEMBLY HALL, AT THE SEMI-ANNUAL CONFERENCE, OF THE SALT LAKE STAKE OF ZION, SATURDAY AFTERNOON, JULY 3RD, 1880. (Reported by John Irvine.)


23: PRE-EXISTENCE, IN SPIRITUAL FORM, OF MAN, THE LOWER ANIMALS AND THE EARTH—THE TEMPORAL PROBATIONARY STATE—THE MILLENNIUM—THE FINAL CHANGE

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER ORSON PRATT, DELIVERED AT MOUNT PLEASANT, NOVEMBER 12TH, 1879. (Reported by Geo. F. Gibbs.)


24: SUSTAINING THE AUTHORITIES—POWER OF THE PRIESTHOOD—FAITHFULNESS REQUIRED, ETC.

Summary: DISCOURSE BY PRESIDENT JOHN TAYLOR, DELIVERED AT KAYSVILLE, ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON, MARCH 1ST, 1880. (Reported by Geo. F. Gibbs.)


25: THE INSPIRATION OF THE LORD'S SERVANTS—REVELATION—THE RESURRECTION, ETC.

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER C. W. PENROSE, DELIVERED IN THE TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, SUNDAY AFTERNOON, AUGUST 8TH, 1880. (Reported by John Irvine.)


26: MAN TO BE JUDGED BY LAW—A LAW GIVEN TO ALL THINGS—THE LAW OF GRAVITATION—HOW IT VARIES BY DISTANCE—LAW OF PROJECTION—LAW OF ELLIPTIC FORMS, HAVING THE SAME LENGTH OF YEAR—LAW OF ORBITAL VELOCITY—ITS VARIATIONS DEPENDING ON DISTANCE—WISE ADAPTION—INTELLIGENT SELECTIONS OF LAW—LAWS OF NATURE COUNTERACTED

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER ORSON PRATT, DELIVERED IN THE TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, SUNDAY AFTERNOON, August 8th, 1880. (Reported by John Irvine.)


27: THE GREAT PRINCIPLES OF TRUTH AS TAUGHT BY REVELATION TO THE ANCIENTS, AND ALSO TO THE SAINTS IN OUR DAY

Summary: DISCOURSE BY PRESIDENT JOHN TAYLOR, DELIVERED AT OGDEN TABERNACLE, ON SUNDAY, MARCH 21ST, 1880. (Reported by Geo. F. Gibbs.)


28: THE POWER OF GOD TO COMMUNICATE INTELLIGENCE—DIFFERENCE IN CAPACITY BETWEEN THE MORTAL AND THE IMMORTAL—THE FUTURE OF MAN, ETC.

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER ORSON PRATT, DELIVERED IN THE TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, SUNDAY AFTERNOON, JUNE 13TH, 1880 (Reported by John Irvine.)


29: NATURAL FULFILLMENT OF PROPHECY—THE ISRAELITES AND THE GENTILES

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER GEO. Q. CANNON. DELIVERED AT HYDE PARK, SUNDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 2ND, 1879 (Reported by Geo. F. Gibbs.)


30: THE GATHERING OF THE SAINTS—THEIR SUFFERINGS—ANCIENT PREDICTIONS FULFILLED-CRICKETS AND THEIR MIRACULOUS DESTRUCTION—CROPS SAVED-DESERT MADE FRUITFUL-GOD'S KINGDOM IN THE MOUNTAINS-ITS FUTURE DESTINY—THE COMING OF THE LORD

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER ORSON PRATT, DELIVERED IN THE TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, SUNDAY AFTERNOON, JUNE 20TH, 1880. (Reported by John Irvine.)


31: RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE PRIESTHOOD—EXHORTATION TO FAITHFULNESS, ETC.

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER WILFORD WOODRUFF, DELIVERED IN THE SALT LAKE ASSEMBLY HALL, AT THE PRIESTHOOD MEETING, SUNDAY EVENING, JULY 4TH, 1880. (Reported by John Irvine.)


32: VISIONS OF MOSES—REBELLION IN HEAVEN—SATAN CAST DOWN—OUR FIRST PARENTS FELL—BEFORE THE FALL THEY WERE IMMORTAL—AFTER THE FALL, MORTAL—THE COMMAND TO MULTIPLY WAS GIVEN TO TWO IMMORTAL BEINGS—THIS COMMAND MORE FULLY TO BE CARRIED INTO EFFECT, AFTER THE RESURRECTIONS, ETC.

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER ORSON PRATT, DELIVERED IN THE TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, SUNDAY AFTERNOON, JULY 18TH, 1880 (Reported by John Irvine)


33: REVELATION, PROPHESYING, PREDICTIONS OF THE SERVANTS OF GOD, ETC.

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER WILFORD WOODRUFF, DELIVERED IN THE TABERNACLE, AT LOGAN, SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 1ST, 1880. (Reported by Geo. F. Gibbs.)


34: A DOUBLE BIRTHDAY—THE AUTHORITY OF THE PRIESTHOOD, ETC.

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER ORSON PRATT, DELIVERED IN THE TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, SUNDAY AFTERNOON, SEPT. 19TH, 1880. (Reported by John Irvine.)


35: ORGANIZATION OF THE FIRST PRESIDENCY—RESPONSIBILITY OF THE SAINTS, ETC.

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER WILFORD WOODRUFF, DELIVERED AT THE GENERAL CONFERENCE, SALT LAKE CITY, SUNDAY, AFTERNOON, OCT. 10TH, 1880. (Reported by Geo. F. Gibbs.)


36: INTRODUCTORY REMARKS—HEAVEN AND EARTH TO PASS AWAY—NOT ANNIHILATED-HEAVEN AND EARTH NOT CREATED FROM NOTHING-MATERIALS ETERNAL—MATERIALS UNDER THE DOMINION OF LAWS—CENTRAL AND ORBITAL FORCES-COMPOUND AND ELEMENTARY SUBSTANCES-EARTH IN THE BEGINNING—NO MORTALITY, THEN KNOWN, ON THIS CREATION-THE FALL-THE EARTH'S BAPTISM IN WATER—ITS BAPTISM IN FIRE—ITS BAPTISM BY THE SPIRIT—ITS JUSTIFICATION—ITS SANCTIFICATION—ITS PURIFICATION—ITS THOUSAND YEARS' REST, ETC.

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER ORSON PRATT, DELIVERED IN THE TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 1ST, 1880.(Reported by John Irvine.)


37: THE INCREASE AND FUTURE OF THE SAINTS—TRUE EDUCATION, ETC.

Summary: DISCOURSES BY ELDER H. W. NAISBITT, DELIVERED IN THE TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, SUNDAY AFTERNOON, AUGUST 29, 1880. (Reported by John Irvine.)


38: THE ETERNITIES BEFORE THE SAINTS—THE SUBLIMITY OF THE GOSPEL, ETC.

Summary: DISCOURSE BY PRESIDENT JOHN TAYLOR, DELIVERED IN THE ASSEMBLY HALL, SUNDAY AFTERNOON, JAN. 20, 1881. (Reported by Geo. F. Gibbs.)


39: THE GOSPEL—A PRACTICAL AND COMPREHENSIVE RELIGION, AND THE MEANS OF ETERNAL EXALTATION

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER CHAS. W. PENROSE, DELIVERED IN THE SALT LAKE ASSEMBLY HALL, SUNDAY AFTERNOON, JANUARY 2ND, 1881. (Reported by John Irvine.)


40: THE ORDER AND DUTIES OF THE PRIESTHOOD, ETC.

Summary: DISCOURSE BY PRESIDENT JOHN TAYLOR, DELIVERED AT PARIS, BEAR LAKE, SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 8TH, 1880. (Reported by Geo. F. Gibbs.)


41: OPPOSITION TO THE WORK OF GOD, ETC.

Summary: DISCOURSE BY PRESIDENT JOHN TAYLOR, DELIVERED AT THE GENERAL CONFERENCE, SALT LAKE CITY, TUESDAY AFTERNOON, Oct. 7th, 1879. (Reported by Geo. F. Gibbs.)