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Journal of Discourses, Volume 7

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Journal of Discourses Volume 7

DELIVERED BY PRESIDENT BRIGHAM YOUNG,

HIS TWO COUNSELLORS, THE TWELVE APOSTLES, AND OTHERS.

REPORTED BY G. D. WATT, J. V. LONG, AND OTHERS;

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

VOL. VII.

LIVERPOOL:

EDITED AND PUBLISHED BY AMASA LYMAN, 42, ISLINGTON.

LONDON:

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

1860.

Preface

VENERABLE custom and the formalities of book-making seem to call for prefaces with some show of authority; yet it is not so imperative that long ones should be written. Although complying, then, with venerable custom in this matter, we do not propose writing a long preface to this Volume.

In presenting to its patrons, completed, the Seventh Volume of the Journal of Discourses, we do not deem it necessary to descant largely on the merits of this work, and the future value of a complete set of volumes of Discourses of the First Presidency and leading men of the Church. A bare reference to that fact will suffice to bring it out to the appreciation of its subscribers, and they will readily see how much the importance and value of their libraries in Zion will be enhanced in years to come by a complete series of the Journal of Discourses. Moreover, independent of these considerations, their present value and present interest far transcend their cost, or the pains of a careful reading.

In offering the Seventh Volume of the Journal of Discourses to its patrons, we shall leave it to declare its own intrinsic merits to those who have read its contents, while of the future volumes let it suffice to affirm that there is abundant reason to expect that, in the eventful times to come, the Discourses of the First Presidency and leading authorities of the Church will increase in their importance and add to the richness of their treasures.

THE PUBLISHER.


  1. Nature of Man—Happiness—Influence of God’s Spirit Upon Mankind, etc. by Brigham Young (1-8)
  2. Celebration of the Fourth of July by Brigham Young (9-15)
  3. Sanctification by Heber C. Kimball (16-21)
  4. Evidences of the Bible and Book of Mormon Compared by Orson Pratt (22-38)
  5. Adherence to “Mormonism”—Perpetual Emigration Fund by Heber C. Kimball (39-41)
  6. Wisdom Manifest in All God’s Dealings with the Saints by Brigham Young (42-48)
  7. Divine Government—Hostility of the United States Government Towards the Saints by Orson Hyde (48-53)
  8. Peculiarity of “Mormons”—Obedience to the Dictates of the Spirit—Knowledge of the Truth, etc. by Brigham Young (54-58)
  9. Perpetual Emigrating Fund, etc. by George A. Smith (59-62)
  10. Apostacy the Result of Ignorance—True Government, etc. by Brigham Young (63-67)
  11. English Grammar by Orson Hyde (68-70)
  12. Celebration of the Anniversary of American Independence by George A. Smith (71-74)
  13. Elijah’s Latter-day Mission by Orson Pratt (74-91)
  14. Duty of Sustaining and Upholding the First Presidency in all Their Operations, etc. by Daniel H. Wells (91-98)
  15. Early Events of the Church, etc. by Wilford Woodruff (98-106)
  16. Celebration of American Independence by Orson Hyde (107-110)
  17. Divine Origin of “Mormonism”—Doings and Sayings of Early Opposers and Apostates by George A. Smith (111-117)
  18. The People of God in all Ages Led by One Spirit, and Subject to Persecution—Condition of the World by John Taylor (118-125)
  19. The Work of God Among the Nations Effected by the Power and Testimony of His Spirit, and not by the Talents of Men, etc. by Erastus Snow (125-131)
  20. Diligence in Preaching to the World—Providences of God Around the Saints—Charity—God’s Spirit Distributed Among all Mankind—Trials, &c. by Brigham Young (131-139)
  21. Necessity of Trials—Glory of the Saint’s Religion—Government of God by Brigham Young (139-147)
  22. Government of God by Brigham Young (147-149)
  23. Government of God—Progressive Character of “Mormonism”—Concentration of the Mind by Orson Hyde (149-154)
  24. Concentration of the Mind by Orson Pratt (154-157)
  25. Dependence on God as the Fountain of all Wisdom, etc. by Brigham Young (157-160)
  26. Want of Governing Capacities Among Men Elements of Sacrament—Apostacy, etc. by Brigham Young (160-166)
  27. Inspiration—Importance of Heeding the Revelations of God, etc. by Heber C. Kimball (167-171)
  28. Resurrection of the Body—The Spirit World, etc. by Brigham Young (172-175)
  29. Personal Reminiscences and Testimony Concerning the Prophet Joseph and the Church, etc. by Orson Pratt (176-190)
  30. Light of the Spirit—Morality—Independence of the Human Will—Incarnation of the Human Spirit by Brigham Young (190-194)
  31. Trials, etc. by John Taylor (194-201)
  32. Priesthood and Eternal Life by Brigham Young (201-206)
  33. Duty of the Saints to Live Their Religion by Brigham Young (207-209)
  34. Theocracy by Orson Pratt (210-227)
  35. Voting to Sustain the Authorities of the Church—Appointment of Elder Cannon to Fill up the Quorum of the Twelve—Remarks to Departing Missionaries by Brigham Young (227-230)
  36. Greater Responsibilities of Those who Know the Truth, &c. by Heber C. Kimball (231-237)
  37. Providences of God—Privileges and Duties of the Saints—Spiritual Operations and Manifestations—The Spirit World, &c. by Brigham Young (237-244)
  38. Privileges and Duties of the Saints—Home Manufactures, &c. by Daniel H. Well (244-250)
  39. The Ancient Gospel—Adam’s Transgression, and Man’s Redemption From its Penalty, &c. by Orson Pratt (251-266)
  40. Blessings of Association—Original Purity of the Human Spirit—Trials and Temptations, &c. by Brigham Young (267-270)
  41. Possession of the Spirit, &c. by Brigham Young (271-271)
  42. Importance of Home Manufactures, Produce, &c. by Daniel H. Wells (272-273)
  43. Eternal Life—Blessings and Privileges of Saints by Brigham Young (274-276)
  44. Union, etc. by Brigham Young (276-281)
  45. Intelligence, Etc. by Brigham Young (282-291)
  46. Devotedness to “Mormonism”—Responsibility by Daniel H. Wells (291-296)
  47. The Gospel of Salvation, etc. by Amasa Lyman (296-308)
  48. Privileges and Experience of the Saints, etc. by Orson Pratt (308-313)
  49. Sowing and Reaping—Fulfilment of Covenants by Orson Hyde (313-317)
  50. Union, etc. by John Taylor (317-327)
  51. Oneness, &c. by Heber C. Kimball (328-331)
  52. Progress in Knowledge, &c. by Brigham Young (331-334)
  53. Re-organization of the High Council—Appointment of Young Men to Offices in the Priesthood, &c. by Brigham Young (335-338)
  54. The Gospel—Tithing—Religion in the Home Circle by Amasa Lyman (338-345)
  55. Oneness of the Priesthood—Independence of Zion—Time and Eternity—Evil Habits and Practices, &c. by Heber C. Kimball (346-351)
  56. Submission to the Divine Will—Eternal Live, &c. by Erastus Snow (351-359)
  57. The Gospel by John Taylor (360-370)
  58. Union of Spirit and Sentiment—Submission to the Living Oracles of the Church—A Confession, &c. by Orson Pratt (371-376)