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Journal of Discourses, Volume 18

Journal of Discourses Volume 18

BY PRESIDENT BRIGHAM YOUNG,

HIS COUNSELORS, AND THE TWELVE APOSTLES.

REPORTED BY D. W. EVANS GEO. F. GIBBS, AND OTHERS.

AND RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED TO THE LATTER-DAY SAINTS IN ALL THE WORD

VOL. XVIII

LIVERPOOL:

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

LONDON:

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

1877.

Preface

WE now present the Eighteenth Volume of the to the Saints, and to all lovers of the Truth.

We feel confident that the important instructions on principle and doctrine therein contained, relative to the building of Temples, the salvation of the dead, the introduction of the Order of Enoch, and the general progress and development of the great Latter-day Work, will prove as interesting, gratifying and beneficial to the Saints and to posterity, as those that have been previously published through this medium.

We regret that the circulation of the is so limited. Its importance would warrant a thousand-fold greater extension of this work. We anticipate a time, not distant in the future, when a copy of the present volume will be more precious than gold. It is even now almost impossible to obtain a complete series. Copies should therefore be carefully preserved by all subscribers.

We also, with feelings of regret, chronicle here, which we think a befitting place, the death—on July 5, 1876—of Elder David W. Evans, to whom for many years we have been indebted for the reports of the discourses of the First Presidency, the Twelve Apostles and others. His death being the cause of the temporary suspension of the publication of this journal.

In his demise the Saints have sustained the temporal loss of a faithful and worthy brother, and the public a devoted and able servant.

THE PUBLISHER


1: MAN, THE OFFSPRING OF GOD, A DUAL BEING—IMMEDIATE REVELATION—OPERATE WITH THE PRIESTHOOD

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER JOHN TAYLOR, DELIVERED AT THE FORTY-FIFTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS, IN THE NEW TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, THURSDAY MORNING, APRIL 8, 1875. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


2: THERE IS CAUSE FOR REJOICING—THE HAND OF DIVINE PROVIDENCE OVER THE SAINTS—PLEASED WITH BEING A TERRITORY—MAINTAIN THE RIGHT—BE TRUE TO PRINCIPLE

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER GEORGE Q. CANNON, DELIVERED AT THE FORTY-FIFTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS, IN THE NEW TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, THURSDAY AFTERNOON, APRIL 8, 1875. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


3: CO-OPERATION A TRUE PRINCIPLE—SAINTS MUST BE SELF-SUSTAINING—PATRONIZE HOME MANUFACTURES—HOME INDUSTRIAL INSTITUTIONS

Summary: REMARKS BY ELDER GEORGE Q. CANNON, DELIVERED AT THE FORTY-FIFTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS, IN THE NEW TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON, APRIL 9, 1875. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


4: GATHERING OF ISRAEL—THE WORK OF THE FATHER COMMENCED—THREE NEPHITE APOSTLES NEVER TO TASTE OF DEATH—THE TEN TRIBES COME TO ZION FROM THE NORTH COUNTRIES

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER ORSON PRATT, DELIVERED IN THE NEW TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 11, 1875. Reported by David W. Evans.


5: LITTLE CHILDREN ARE INNOCENT, AND ALL WILL BE SAVED—GOD, A PERSONAGE OF TABERNACLE—THE LIFE OF THE SAVIOR, A LIFE OF SUFFERING—SECOND COMING OF CHRIST

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER WILFORD WOODRUFF, DELIVERED JUNE 27, 1875, IN THE SECOND WARD SCHOOL-HOUSE, SALT LAKE CITY, AT THE FUNERAL SERVICES OF JOHN HOUSEMAN, AGED SIX YEARS, AND WILLIE FRANKLIN, AGED FOUR YEARS, SONS OF WILLIAM AND ANN WHEELER, BURNED TO DEATH AT WANSHIP, SUMMIT COUNTY, U. T., JUNE 24, 1875. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


6: IMMEDIATE REVELATION—SPIRITUAL GIFTS NECESSARY IN THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH—APOSTACY—THE RESTORATION OF THE GOSPEL—ALL THINGS TO BE GATHERED IN ONE—DIVINE AUTHORITY—MARRIAGE—CELESTIAL MARRIAGE—BAPTISM FOR THE DEAD.

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER ORSON PRATT Delivered in the New Tabernacle, Salt Lake City On the occasion of the New England and New York Editorial Excursion Party Sunday Afternoon, July 11, 1875. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


7: RESURRECTION OF THE SAINTS—SECOND ADVENT OF THE MESSIAH—PREPARATORY WORK—RETURN OF THE JEWS TO JERUSALEM—GATHERING OF THE SAINTS TO ZION—CHRIST'S PERSONAL REIGN

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER ORSON PRATT, DELIVERED IN THE NEW TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, SUNDAY AFTERNOON, JULY 25, 1875. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


8: PRESENT REVELATION NECESSARY TO LEAD THE CHURCH—THE APOSTLESHIP—PRESENT REVELATION NECESSARY FOR ALL—EVILS OF WASTE, INTEMPERANCE, AND EXTRAVAGANCE—TRUE REFORMATION IS TO CEASE FROM DOING EVIL

Summary: DISCOURSE BY PRESIDENT BRIGHAM YOUNG, DELIVERED IN THE OLD TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, AUG. 31, 1875. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


9: THE UNITED ORDER—HOW UNITY IS TO BE ATTAINED—REFORM NECESSARY—THE ORDER OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD—STEWARDSHIPS

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER JOHN TAYLOR, DELIVERED IN THE OLD TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, AUG. 31, 1875. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


10: THE PLEASURE OF SERVING GOD—IMPORTANCE OF THE GATHERING—NECESSITY OF OBEDIENCE TO THE PRIESTHOOD

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER GEORGE Q. CANNON, DELIVERED AT THE FORTY-SIXTH SEMI-ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE CHURCHOF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS, IN THE NEW TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, OCTOBER 6, 1875. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


11: GOD PRESERVES HIS PEOPLE—INTERNAL FOES THE MORE DANGEROUS—REDEMPTION OF THE DEAD—THE PRIESTHOOD

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER JOSEPH F. SMITH, DELIVERED AT THE FORTY-SIXTH SEMI-ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS, IN THE NEW TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, ON WEDNESDAY, OCT. 6, 1875. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


12: THE BLESSINGS OF LIFE FOR EVERMORE—THE LORD COMMANDED THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT TO PURCHASE FREEDOM FOR THEIR SLAVES—REFORMATION NECESSARY THAT THE SAINTS MAY PROGRESS FASTER—SALVATION COMES BY FAITHFULNESS AND ENDURANCE IN CHRIST

Summary: DISCOURSE BY PRESIDENT DANIEL H. WELLS, DELIVERED AT THE FORTY-SIXTY SEMI-ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS, IN THE NEW TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, THURSDAY MORNING, OCT. 7, 1875. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


13: SELF PRESERVATION—UNITED ORDER—INDIVIDUAL STEWARDSHIPS—HOME MANUFACTURES

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER GEORGE Q. CANNON, DELIVERED AT THE FORTY-SIXTH SEMI-ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS, IN THE NEW TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, SATURDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 8, 1875. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


14: PARABLE OF THE TEN VIRGINS—IMPORTANCE OF THE LAST DISPENSATION—RESPONSIBILITIES RESTING UPON THE ELDERS—JUDGEMENTS AT THE DOOR—THE LAMANITES—HOME MANUFACTURES—LAYING UP WHEAT

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER WILFORD WOODRUFF, DELIVERED IN THE NEW TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, SUNDAY AFTERNOON, SEPT. 12, 1875. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


15: THE RESURRECTION—LAYING THE CORNER STONE OF THE TEMPLE IN JACKSON COUNTY—MISSION OF THE TWELVE APOSTLES—BAPTISM OF NEARLY SIX HUNDRED OF THE "UNITED BRETHREN"—THE SAINTS HOLD THE KEYS OF SALVATION FOR ALL ISRAEL—JUDGEMENTS AWAIT THE WICKED—FOLLY OF THE FASHIONS

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER WILFORD WOODRUFF, DELIVERED AT THE FORTY-SIXTH SEMI-ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS, IN THE NEW TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, FRIDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 8, 1875. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


16: ON THE DEDICATION OF THE NEW TABERNACLE

Summary: REMARKS BY ELDER ORSON PRATT, DELIVERED AT THE FORTY-SIXTH SEMI ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS, IN THE NEW TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, SATURDAY MORNING, OCT. 9, 1875. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


17: WHAT THE LORD REQUIRES OF HIS SAINTS

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER JOSEPH F. SMITH, DELIVERED AT THE FORTY-SIXTH SEMI-ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS, IN THE NEW TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, ON SUNDAY MORNING, OCT. 10, 1875. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


18: THE PURPOSES OF GOD—DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE SAINTS

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER JOHN TAYLOR, DELIVERED AT THE FORTY-SIXTH SEMI-ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS, IN THE NEW TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, SUNDAY AFTERNOON, OCTOBER 10, 1875. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


19: FULFILLMENT OF PROPHECY—THE DESERT WATERED AND THE WILDERNESS MADE FRUITFUL—ZION IN THE VALLEYS OF THE MOUNTAINS—INCREASE OF HER FAMILIES LIKE A FLOCK—HER PEACE, PLENTY, AND PROSPERITY

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER ORSON PRATT, DELIVERED IN THE NEW TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, SUNDAY AFTERNOON, AUG. 30, 1875. Reported by David W. Evans.


20: BOOK OF MORMON—URIM AND THUMMIM—APPEARANCE OF A HOLY ANGEL IN 1829 TO FOUR PERSONS—THEIR TESTIMONIES TO THE TRUTH OF THE BOOK OF MORMON—ALSO EIGHT OTHER WITNESSES—ISAIAH'S PROPHECY RELATES TO THAT BOOK—EZEKIEL'S PROPHECY

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER ORSON PRATT, DELIVERED IN THE NEW TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, SUNDAY AFTERNOON, JULY 18, 1875. Reported by David W. Evans.


21: RESTORATION OF THE GOSPEL PROBABLE AND SCRIPTURAL—SENT FIRST TO THE GENTILES, THEN TO ISRAEL—THIS IS A GATHERING DISPENSATION OR THE FULLNESS OF TIMES—DESTINY OF ALL NATIONS

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER ORSON PRATT, DELIVERED IN THE FIFTEENTH WARD MEETING HOUSE, SALT LAKE CITY, SUNDAY AFTERNOON, MARCH 26,1876. Reported by David W. Evans.


22: INFIDELITY OF THE CHRISTIAN WORLD—DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE SAINTS—NECESSITY OF A TEMPLE, AND WORKS IN BEHALF OF THE DEAD

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER WILFORD WOODRUFF, DELIVERED AT THE FORTY-SIXTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS, IN THE NEW TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, THURSDAY MORNING, APRIL 6, 1876. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


23: HOW GOD'S PURPOSES ARE FULFILLED—SIMILARITY OF ANCIENT AND MODERN CHURCH GOVERNMENT—INTERVIEW WITH BARON ROTHSCHILD—OBJECT OF BUILDING TEMPLES—THE PERFECT ORGANIZATION OF THE CHURCH OF CHRIST—WORKS INDISPENSABLE TO SALVATION

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER JOHN TAYLOR, DELIVERED AT THE FORTY-SIXTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS, IN THE NEW TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, THURSDAY AFTERNOON, APRIL 6, 1876. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


24: UNBELIEF OF THE PRESENT AGE—THE SAINTS CALLED TO BUILD UP GOD'S KINGDOM—THEIR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Summary: DISCOURSE BY PRESIDENT DANIEL H. WELLS, DELIVERED AT THE FORTY-SIXTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS, IN THE NEW TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, THURSDAY MORNING, APRIL 6, 1876. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


25: THE GATHERING OF THE SAINTS IS THE LORD'S WORK—KNOWLEDGE OF THE GOSPEL ATTAINABLE ONLY BY REVELATION—THE LORD DICTATED THE PROPHET JOSEPH SMITH IN ALL THINGS PERTAINING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE CHURCH OF CHRIST UPON EARTH

Summary: REMARKS BY ELDER JOHN TAYLOR, DELIVERED IN THE NEW TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, SUNDAY AFTERNOON, JULY 30, 1876. (Reported by G. C. Ferguson.)


26: VERY FEW WILL INHERIT CELESTIAL GLORY—LUST AFTER THE THINGS OF THE WORLD PRODUCES APOSTACY—NO REAL HAPPINESS OUTSIDE OF GODLINESS—THE LORD REQUIRES THE HEARTS OF THE CHILDREN OF MEN

Summary: DISCOURSE BY PRESIDENT BRIGHAM YOUNG, DELIVERED AT LOGAN, CACHE VALLEY, SUNDAY, AUG. 15, 1876. (Reported by Geo. F. Gibbs.)


27: SIMPLICITY AND UNCHANGEABLENESS OF THE GOSPEL—IT MUST BE PREACHED IN ALL THE WORLD BEFORE THE SAVIOR COMES—DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE SAINTS

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER WILFORD WOODRUFF DELIVERED IN THE NEW TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, SUNDAY AFTERNOON, AUG. 13, 1876. (Reported by Geo. F. Gibbs.)


28: PROPHECIES OF JOSEPH SMITH AND THEIR LITERAL FULFILLMENT—THE RISE OF THE CHURCH AND THE GATHERING—MARTYRDOM OF THE SAINTS AND FLIGHT OF THE CHURCH TO THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS—THE GREAT UNITED STATES REBELLION—THE GOSPEL TO BE PREACHED TO THE GENTILES; THEN TO THE JEWS—PLAGUES OF THE LAST DAYS—MILLENNIAL REIGN

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER ORSON PRATT, DELIVERED IN THE NEW TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, SUNDAY AFTERNOON, AUG. 26, 1876. (Reported by Geo. F. Gibbs.)


29: PERSONAL REVELATION THE BASIS OF PERSONAL KNOWLEDGE—PHILOSOPHIC VIEW OF CREATION—APOSTACY INVOLVES DISORGANIZATION AND RETURN TO PRIMITIVE ELEMENT—ONE MAN POWER

Summary: DISCOURSE BY PRESIDENT BRIGHAM YOUNG, DELIVERED IN THE NEW TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, SUNDAY AFTERNOON, SEPT. 17, 1876. (Reported by Geo. F. Gibbs.)


30: SECRET OF HAPPINESS—SELF EXAMINATION—JOSEPH SMITH A MAN OF OBEDIENCE TO GOD—BAPTISM FOR THE DEAD—TEMPORAL AND SPIRITUAL ONE—A DREAM—ORDER OF ENOCH, THE ORDER OF GOD—A GOOD WORD FOR THE WOMEN

Summary: DISCOURSE BY PRESIDENT BRIGHAM YOUNG, DELIVERED IN THE THIRD WARD MEETING HOUSE, SALT LAKE CITY, SUNDAY EVENING, JUNE 23, 1874. (Reported by David W. Evans.)


31: VISIT TO SABBATH SCHOOLS—REFLECTIONS ON THE COURSE WE PURSUE—COMMON BLESSINGS SOMETIMES UNDERVALUED—THE GOSPEL GUARANTEES ITS OWN TESTIMONY—APOSTACY RATHER AN EVIDENCE OF HEALTH, THAN A SYMPTOM OF DISEASE—TESTIMONY

Summary: DISCOURSE BY GEORGE Q. CANNON, DELIVERED IN THE NEW TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, SUNDAY AFTERNOON, SEPT. 17, 1876. (Reported by Geo F. Gibbs)


32: PHILOSOPHY OF MAN UPON THE EARTH—THE GREAT AND GRAND SECRET OF SALVATION—ARE WE ONE-NATURE OF STEWARDSHIP—INCREASE OF TEMPLES—HEAR YE, MOTHERS

Summary: DISCOURSE BY PRESIDENT BRIGHAM YOUNG, DELIVERED AT THE SEMI-ANNUAL CONFERENCE, SALT LAKE CITY, SUNDAY AFTERNOON, OCT. 8, 1876. (Reported by Geo. F. Gibbs.)


33: YOUTHFUL EXPERIENCES—PREACHING WITHOUT PURSE AND SCRIP—INDIVIDUAL TESTIMONY ABUNDANT AND SATISFACTORY—JOSEPH SMITH NOT AN IMPOSTER—HIS PROMISES FULFILLED—FORM OF CHURCH ORGANIZATION IMPERATIVE—ITS RESTORATION IN PROPHESY AND FACT

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER ORSON PRATT, DELIVERED IN THE NEW TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, SUNDAY AFTERNOON, AUG. 20, 1876. (Reported by Geo. F. Gibbs.)


34: THE GOSPEL TRUMPET—SALVATION MORE THAN BAPTISM AND THE LAYING ON OF HANDS—RESPONSIBILITIES OF BELIEVERS—LABORS AND OPPORTUNITIES OF THE SPIRIT WORLD—THE OFFICE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT—KNOWLEDGE OF THE GOSPEL, CERTAIN AND SURE—ITS FRUITS GOOD, AND MANIFEST IN THE LIVES OF THOSE WHO RECEIVE IT

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER JOSEPH F. SMITH, DELIVERED AT THE FORTY-SIXTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS, IN THE NEW TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, SATURDAY AFTERNOON, APRIL 8, 1876. (Reported by Geo. F. Gibbs.)


35: POSITION OF THE LATTER-DAY SAINTS—PROTESTANTISM MAKES NO CLAIM TO REVELATION—PRIESTHOOD, HOW RESTORED, ITS PURPOSE—PERSECUTION THE HERITAGE OF THE CHURCH—THE PEOPLE MUST KNOW THE WILL OF GOD, AND DO IT—RESPECT THE AUTHORITIES; AND RESPECT OUR PROFESSION—AVOIDING ALL EVILS, CLEAVE TO THE GOOD

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ERDER [ELDER] JOHN TAYLOR, DELIVERED IN THE NEW TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, SUNDAY AFTERNOON, NOV. 5, 1876. (Reported by Geo. F. Gibbs.)


36: SALVATION TANGIBLE—PERSONALITY OF GOD—CHARACTER OF GOD—PRE-EXISTENCE OF MAN—JESUS OUR ELDER BROTHER—TRANSFORMATION OF THE EARTH—CREATION AND ORGANIZATION—ITS FINAL DESTINY, THE HOME OF THE SAINTS—REVELATIONS BY JOSEPH SMITH IN HARMONY WITH SCRIPTURE

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER ORSON PRATT, DELIVERED IN THE NEW TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, SUNDAY AFTERNOON, NOV. 12, 1876. (Reported by Geo. F. Gibbs.)


37: APOSTOLICAL SUCCESSION AND RESPONSIBILITY—SOCIAL POSITION AFFORDS NO RELEASE FROM RESPONSIBILITY—IF THE OFFICE DOES NOT HONOR A MAN, HE IS CALLED TO HONOR THE OFFICE—MAN'S FUTURE, DEPENDENT ON INTEGRITY HERE

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER LORENZO SNOW, DELIVERED AT THE SEMI-ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS, HELD IN THE NEW TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, FRIDAY AFTERNOON, OCT. 6, 1876. (Reported by Geo. F. Gibbs.)


38: THE GREAT PRIVILEGE OF HAVING A TEMPLE COMPLETED—PAST EFFORTS FOR THIS PURPOSE—REMARKS OF CONDUCT—EARTH, HEAVEN, AND HELL, LOOKING AT THE LATTER-DAY SAINTS—RUNNING AFTER HOLES IN THE GROUND—ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE FUTURE

Summary: REMARKS BY PRESIDENT BRIGHAM YOUNG, DELIVERED AT THE TEMPLE, ST. GEORGE, JAN. 1, 1877. (Desert News.)


39: RESPECT TO THE DEAD—PRE-EXISTENCE THE KEY TO THIS—THE FUTURE LIFE DEPENDS ON THIS—THE LATTER-DAY SAINTS DEPENDENT UPON REVELATION FOR THEIR KNOWLEDGE OF THESE THINGS—LIFE PERSECUTIONS AS NOTHING, CONTRASTED WITH THE PROMISE PERTAINING TO THE FUTURE—MEN'S FUTURE GLORIES AS ARE THE LAWS THEY ABIDE

Summary: A FUNERAL SERMON, PREACHED BY ELDER JOHN TAYLOR, AT THE 14TH WARD ASSEMBLY ROOMS, SALT LAKE CITY, SUNDAY, DEC. 31, 1876, OVER THE REMAINS OF SISTER MARY ANN, THE BELOVED WIFE OF ELDER GEORGE E. BOURNE. (Reported by Geo. F. Gibbs.)


40: PROPHECIES UNFULFILLED—CHANGES IN THE CONFIGURATION OF THE GLOBE—MIRACLES THE RESULT OF LAWS NOT YET PERFECTLY UNDERSTOOD—THE RE-FORMATION OF THE EARTH—ITS CHARACTER DURING THE MILLENNIUM—ITS PURIFICATION BY FIRE—THE NEW HEAVENS AND THE NEW EARTH—THE GOSPEL THE CELESTIAL LAW, AND ONLY PASSPORT TO EXISTENCE ON A CELESTIALIZED EARTH

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER ORSON PRATT, DELIVERED IN THE TWENTIETH WARD MEETING HOUSE, SALT LAKE CITY, SUNDAY AFTERNOON, DEC. 3, 1876 (Reported by Geo. F. Gibbs.)


41: BURIAL SERVICES, AN ANCIENT PRACTICE—GOD, THE GOD OF THE LIVING—KEYS COMMITTED TO JOSEPH SMITH. THE LAST DISPENSATION—JESUS THE GREAT REDEEMER—AN EVERLASTING PRIESTHOOD—THE POWERS OF THE RESURRECTION—SCRIPTURAL, PHILOSOPHICAL, AND CERTAIN-SEALING POWERS ETERNAL

Summary: A FUNERAL SERMON, PREACHED BY ELDER JOHN TAYLOR, AT THE 7TH WARD MEETING HOUSE, SALT LAKE CITY, ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON, DEC. 31, 1876, OVER THE REMAINS OF ANN TENORA, THE WIFE OF ISAAC WADDELL; AND ALSO OVER THE REMAINS OF GEORGE W., SON OF EDWARD CALLISTER. (Reported by Geo. F. Gibbs.)


42: DANIEL'S VISION—NEBUCHADNEZZAR'S DREAM—ITS INTERPRETATION—THE COMING OF THE ANCIENT OF DAYS—JOSEPH SMITH'S PROPHECY—THINGS YET TO BE FULFILLED—THE VALLEY OF GOD WHERE ADAM DWELT—THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD—THE COMING MILLENNIUM AND TRIUMPH OF THE SAINTS

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER ORSON PRATT, DELIVERED IN THE EIGHTEENTH WARD MEETING HOUSE, SALT LAKE CITY, SUNDAY AFTERNOON, FEB 25, 1877. (Reported by Geo. F. Gibbs.)


43: FEELINGS IN THE TEMPLE—VALUE OF THE SACRED RECORDS—THE GOSPEL FINDS TESTIMONY IN OPPOSITION—THE GOSPEL ALWAYS THE SAME—MARTYRS VERSUS HEROES—ORDINANCES FOR THE DEAD

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER GEORGE Q. CANNON, DELIVERED IN THE TEMPLE, AT ST. GEORGE, ON WEDNESDAY MORNING, APRIL 4, 1877, AT THE FIRST OF THE TWO DAYS' MEETINGS HELD BY THE ST. GEORGE STAKE OF ZION. (Reported by Geo. F. Gibbs.)


44: THE UNITED ORDER—THE DUTY OF THE PRIESTHOOD—THE GOSPEL NOT COMMUNISM—TEACHING THE PEOPLE HOW TO LIVE—INDEPENDENCE OF BABYLON—THE SAINTS WILL CONTINUE TO SPREAD—UNITY OF PURPOSE AND ACTION, WILL BRING AGAIN ZION—FREE SCHOOLS CRITICISED—EDUCATIONAL STATUS OF OUR CHILDREN

Summary: DISCOURSE BY PRESIDENT BRIGHAM YOUNG, DELIVERED AT THE SEMI-ANNUAL CONFERENCE, HELD IN THE TEMPLE, AT ST. GEORGE, FRIDAY MORNING, APRIL 6, 1877. (Reported by Geo. F. Gibbs.)


45: THE LORD RULES—THE HAND OF GOD IN PERSECUTION—THE GOSPEL EMBRACES ALL TRUTH—NO NEED OF WORRY, THE LORD WILL DEAL OUT JUSTICE—JOSEPH SLAIN FOR THE GOSPEL—THE DISSATISFIED WILL BE SATISFIED—FULL OF BLESSING

Summary: DISCOURSE BY PRESIDENT BRIGHAM YOUNG, DELIVERED IN THE NEW TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, SUNDAY AFTERNOON, MAY 6, 1877, AFTER ADDRESSES BY ELDERS ORSON PRATT AND GEORGE Q. CANNON. (Reported by Geo. F. Gibbs.)


46: MELCHIZEDEK AND AARONIC PRIESTHOODS—THEIR PECULIARITIES AND JURISDICTION—BUILDING TEMPLES—GATHERING TO BE SANCTIFIED—UNION AND BLESSING ITS RESULTS

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER ORSON PRATT, DELIVERED IN THE NEW TABERNACLE, SALT LAKE CITY, SUNDAY AFTERNOON, MAY 13, 1877. (Reported by Geo. F. Gibbs.)


47: PRAYER BY PRESIDENT DANIEL H. WELLS, DEDICATING THE TEMPLE OF THE LORD AT ST GEORGE, ON THE SIXTH DAY OF APRIL, 1877, AT 10 O'CLOCK A.M. (Reported by Geo. F. Gibbs.)

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48: NECESSITY FOR EFFORT—REGULATION OF TEMPORAL AFFAIRS—CONSECRATION AND STEWARDSHIP—PREPARATION FOR BUILDING IN JACKSON COUNTY—RESPONSIBILITY OF PRESIDENTS—HOW CONFIDENCE IS CREATED—THE UNITED ORDER-DESIRES FOR THE FUTURE

Summary: DISCOURSE BY ELDER LORENZO SNOW, DELIVERED AT A TWO DAYS' MEETING HELD BY THE ST. GEORGE STAKE OF ZION, IN THE TEMPLE, AT ST. GEORGE, THURSDAY MORNING, APRIL 5, 1877. (Reported by Geo. F. Gibbs.)