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Journal of Discourses, Volume 3

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Journal of Discourses Volume 3

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 ALL THE WORLD.

VOL. III

LIVERPOOL:

EDITED AND PUBLISHED BY ORSON PRATT, 42, ISLINGTON.

LONDON:

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

1856.

Preface

WE are privileged to present to the Saints and the world, the Third Volume of the containing the principles of the Gospel of salvation delivered to this generation through the Apostles and Prophets of the Most High, by the power of the Holy Ghost,

These Discourses as they successively reach us from Zion, show to those who have the spirit of discernment that the Lord's power is increasing among His people, and that He is purifying and bringing them nearer to Him by chastisements, while at the same time He is blessing them with a continual development of the pure principles of eternal life, in proportion as they yield obedience to His requirements.

The light of truth, as it emanates from the abode of the Eternal Father through His Priesthood on the earth, is exposing the corruptions of hypocrites, and apostate spirits among the gathered Saints, and making the spiritual darkness of the surrounding nations more visible. It is also heaping condemnation upon those who still choose darkness rather than light.

Each successive Volume of these Discourses is a rich mine of wealth, containing gems of great value, and the diligent seeker will find ample reward for his labor. After the fathers and mothers of this generation have made them the study of their lives, their children's children will find that they are still unexhausted, and rejoice that this Record has been handed down from their fathers to also aid them in following the way of life.

No one can remain a Saint long, unless he progresses by seeking after the higher knowledge, spirit, and power of those who are set to lead him. A little observation and experience will also satisfy him that he can never fully understand their sayings until he has advanced as far as they have, and sees and comprehends as they do, hence he will ever find their instructions the great fountain from which he must draw the elements of his own progress.

THE PUBLISHER.


1: GATHERING THE POOR by Brigham Young (1-6)

Summary: An Address by President Brigham Young Delivered in the Bowery, Great Salt Lake City, Sep. 16, 1855.


2: THE HOLY SPIRIT, AND HUMAN LEARNING AND SCIENCE by Jedediah M. Grant (7-12)

Summary: A Lecture by President J. M. Grant, Delivered in the Social Hall, Great Salt Lake City, May, 30, 1855.


3: TRIALS OF THE SAINTS—REDEMPTION OF ZION—SECOND COMING OF CHRIST—THE WORD OF WISDOM by Orson Pratt (12-19)

Summary: A Discourse by Elder Orson Pratt, Delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, May 20, 1855.


4: EXHORTATION TO FAITHFULNESS by Heber C. Kimball (20-23)

Summary: An Address by President Heber C. Kimball, Delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, April 18, 1852.


5: PREACHING THE GOSPEL by George A. Smith (23-28)

Summary: An Address by Elder George A. Smith, Delivered in the Bowery, Great Salt Lake City, Aug. 12, 1855.


6: THE HISTORY OF MAHOMEDANISM by George A. Smith (28-37)

Summary: A Discourse by Elder G. A. Smith, Delivered in the Bowery, Great Salt Lake City, September 23, 1855.


7: MAHOMETANISM AND CHRISTIANITY by Parley P. Pratt (38-42)

Summary: An Address by Elder Parley P. Pratt, Delivered in the Bowery, Great Salt Lake City, September 23, 1855.


8: FAITH—PRACTICAL RELIGION—CHASTISEMENT—NECESSITY OF DEVILS by Brigham Young (43-51)

Summary: A Sermon by President Brigham Young, Delivered in the Bowery, Great Salt Lake City, October 6, 1855.


9: TIMES FOR ALL THINGS—PRAYER—CHASTISEMENT—UNITY—FAITHFULNESS—REVERENCE FOR SACRED THINGS—REFORMATION by Presidents B. Young, H.C. Kimball, J.M. Grant and E.T. Benson (51-65)

Summary: Discourses by Presidents B. Young, H. C. Kimball, and J. M. Grant, and Elder E. T. Benson, Delivered July 13, 1855, at a Conference held at Provo City, Utah Territory.


10: INSTRUCTIONS TO NEWCOMERS by Jedediah M. Grant (65-69)

Summary: A Discourse by President Jedediah M. Grant, Delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, September 24, 1854.


11: THE KINGDOM OF GOD by Orson Pratt (70-74)

Summary: A Discourse by Elder Orson Pratt, delivered in the Bowery, Great Salt Lake City, July 8, 1855.


12: THE VINE AND FIG TREE—DUTIES OF SAINTS by Ezra T. Benson (75-79)

Summary: Discourse by Elder Ezra T. Benson, Delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, May 13, 1855.


13: THE GOSPEL OF SALVATION—A VISION—REDEMPTION OF THE EARTH AND ALL THAT PERTAINS TO IT by Brigham Young (80-96)

Summary: A Discourse by President Brigham Young, Delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, August 8, 1852.


14: LANGUAGE, OR THE MEDIUM OF COMMUNICATION IN THE FUTURE STATE, AND THE INCREASED POWERS OF LOCOMOTION by Orson Pratt (97-105)

Summary: A Discourse by Elder Orson Pratt, Delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, October 22, 1854.


15: EDUCATION—THE RESURRECTION—THE WORLD OF SPIRITS by Heber C. Kimball (105-114)

Summary: A Discourse by President H. C. Kimball, Delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, March 19, 1854.


16: NECESSITY OF HOME MISSIONS—PURIFICATION OF THE SAINTS—CHASTISEMENT—HONESTY IN BUSINESS by Brigham Young (115-123)

Summary: A Discourse, by President B. Young Delivered in the Bowery, Great Salt Lake City, October 8, 1855.


17: INIQUITY—SAINTS LIVING THEIR RELIGION—EARLY MARRIAGES by Heber C. Kimball (120-125)

Summary: Remarks made by President H. C. Kimball, in the Bowery, Great Salt Lake City, October 6, 1855.


18: MEN REWARDED ACCORDING TO THEIR WORKS by Jedediah M. Grant (125-127)

Summary: Remarks made by President J. M. Grant, in the Bowery, Great Salt Lake City, October 6, 1855.


19: LITERAL FULFILMENT OF PROPHECY—DESTRUCTION OF JERUSALEM—RESTORATION OF ISRAEL—THE COMING OF CHRIST by Parley P. Pratt (127-139)

Summary: A Discourse, by Elder P. P. Pratt, Delivered in the Bowery, Great Salt Lake City, October 7, 1855.


20: COMPREHENSIVENESS OF THE GOSPEL—TRUTH THE BOND OF UNION—MEN MUST WORK OUT THEIR OWN SALVATION by Amasa Lyman (140-152)

Summary: A Discourse, by Elder Amasa Lyman, Delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, December 2, 1855.


21: THE NECESSITY OF THE SAINTS HAVING THE SPIRIT OF REVELATION—FAITH AND WORKS—THE POWER OF GOD AND OF THE DEVIL by Brigham Young (153-160)

Summary: A Discourse, by President B. Young, Delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City. May 6, 1855.


22: REBUKING INIQUITY—THE POTTER AND THE CLAY—A DREAM by Heber C. Kimball (160-164)

Summary: A Discourse, by President H. C. Kimball, Delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, February 25, 1855.


23: SALVATION—MEN ARE DAMNED BY THEIR MISDEEDS—TRUTH—COMPREHENSIVENESS OF "MORMONISM." by Amasa Lyman (164-177)

Summary: A Discourse by Amasa Lyman, Delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, December 9, 1855.


24: THE FIRST PRINCIPLES OF THE GOSPEL by Parley P. Pratt (177-191)

Summary: Discourse by Elder Parley P. Pratt, Delivered in the Bowery, Great Salt Lake City, August 26, 1855.


25: THE POWERS OF THE PRIESTHOOD NOT GENERALLY UNDERSTOOD-THE NECESSITY OF LIVING BY REVELATION-THE ABUSE OF BLESSINGS by Brigham Young (191-196)

Summary: A Discourse by President Brigham Young, Delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, January 27, 1856.


26: THE NECESSITY OF A LIVING PRIESTHOOD—THE UTAH LEGISLATURE by Heber C. Kimball (197-198)

Summary: Remarks by President Heber C. Kimball, Delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, January 27, 1856.


27: THE PRESENT SCARCITY OF FOOD—EXHORTATION TO THE BISHOPS TO TAKE CARE OF THE POOR—THE FAILURE OF THE CROPS WILL PROVE A BLESSING TO THE SAINTS by Jedediah M. Grant (199-202)

Summary: Remarks by president J. M. Grant, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, January 27, 1856.


28: ETERNAL INCREASE OF KNOWLEDGE—NECESSITY OF CLEAVING TO EVERY GOOD PRINCIPLE—MEN ARE NOT MADE SAINTS BY MIRACULOUS GIFTS, BUT THROUGH OBEYING THE TRUTH, AND OBTAINING THE WITNESS OF THE SPIRIT by Brigham Young (203-213)

Summary: A Discourse by President Brigham Young, Delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, February 17, 1856.


29: SALVATION—THE LORD'S PRAYER—NEWNESS OF LIFE by Amasa Lyman (213-220)

Summary: A Discourse by Elder Amasa Lyman, Delivered in Kaysville City, December 20, 1855.


30: THE NECESSITY OF THE SAINTS LIVING UP TO THE LIGHT WHICH HAS BEEN GIVEN THEM by Brigham Young (221-226)

Summary: A Discourse by President Brigham Young, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt City, March 2, 1856.


31: ELDERS CALLED TO GO ON MISSIONS—EXISTENCE OF GOOD AND EVIL SPIRITS, AND OF HOLY ANGELS by Heber C. Kimball (227-232)

Summary: A Discourse by President Heber C. Kimball, Delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, March 2, 1856.


32: EXPOSING WICKEDNESS AMONG THE SAINTS—CORRUPT MEN THREATENING THE SAINTS WITH UNITED STATES' TROOPS—THE LAWS OF UTAH SET ASIDE IN THE COURTS by J.M. Grant (232-236)

Summary: A Discourse by President J. M. Grant, Delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, March 2, 1856.


33: LAWYERS, AND THOSE WHO PRACTISE ATTENDING LAW COURTS, REBUKED—A CURSE PRONOUNCED UPON ALL WHO LOVE LITIGATION AND DO NOT REPENT by Brigham Young (236-241)

Summary: A Discourse by President Brigham Young, Delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, February 24, 1856.


34: WICKEDNESS AMONG THE SAINTS—THE DAY OF PURIFICATION AT HAND—ELDERS CALLED TO GO ON MISSIONS by Heber C. Kimball (242-243)

Summary: Remarks by President Heber C. Kimball, Made in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, February 24, 1856.


35: INSTRUCTIONS TO THE BISHOPS—MEN JUDGED ACCORDING TO THEIR KNOWLEDGE—ORGANIZATION OF THE SPIRIT AND BODY—THOUGHT AND LABOR TO BE BLENDED TOGETHER by Brigham Young (243-249)

Summary: A Discourse by President Brigham Young, Delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, March 16, 1856.


36: THE DEVIL TO BE CAST OUT OF THE EARTH—THE EMIGRATION FUND—EXHORTATION TO BISHOPS—LAYING UP STORES AGAINST A TIME OF NEED by Heber C. Kimball (249-254)

Summary: A Discourse by President Heber C. Kimball, Delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, March 9, 1856.


37: DIFFICULTIES NOT FOUND AMONG THE SAINTS WHO LIVE THEIR RELIGION-ADVERSITY WILL TEACH THEM THEIR INDEPENDENCE ON GOD-GOD INVISIBLY CONTROLS THE AFFAIRS OF MANKIND by Brigham Young (254-260)

Summary: A Discourse by President Brigham Young, Delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, March 16, 1856.


38: THOSE SAINTS WHO HAVE NOT SEEN THE WICKEDNESS OF THE WORLD CANNOT APPRECIATE THEIR BLESSINGS—BE JUST IN ALL THINGS—THE EVIL RESULTS OF NOT LISTENING TO COUNSEL by Heber C. Kimball (261-263)

Summary: A Discourse by President Heber C. Kimball, Delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, June 10, 1855.


39: PLURALITY OF WIVES—THE FREE AGENCY OF MAN by Brigham Young (264-268)

Summary: Remarks made by President Brigham Young, in the Bowery, Provo, July 14, 1855.


40: MEN MUST SAVE THEMSELVES—NO ONE CAN ENJOY THE BLESSINGS OF THE GOSPEL AND PURSUE A WICKED COURSE—NECESSITY OF OBEDIENCE by Heber C. Kimball (268-271)

Summary: A Discourse by President Heber C. Kimball, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, March 23, 1856.


41: PREACHING—NECESSITY OF THE SAINTS HAVING CONFIDENCE IN THOSE OVER THEM—NECESSITY OF WISDOM IN DEALING WITH THOSE WHO ARE DEAD TO GOOD WORKS—IGNORANCE OF WORLDLY PHILOSOPHERS—THE PRINCIPLE OF LIFE AS SHOWN IN THE DISOLUTION OF ORGANIZED MATTER by Brigham Young (272-279)

Summary: A Discourse by President Brigham Young, Delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, March 23, 1856.


42: THE LEAVEN OF THE GOSPEL—THE SAINTS SHOULD DIVEST THEMSELVES OF OLD TRADITIONS—POLICY OF MAKING GOOD FARMS AND STORING UP GRAIN by George A. Smith (280-291)

Summary: A Discourse by Elder George A. Smith, Delivered in the Bowery, Great Salt Lake City, April 6, 1856.


43: THE SALVATION OF THE SOUL OF THE GREATEST IMPORTANCE—BENEFIT OF THE USEFUL SCIENCES, ETC. by Orson Pratt (291-298)

Summary: A Discourse by Elder Orson Pratt, Delivered in the Tabernacle Great Salt Lake City, February 10, 1856.


44: THE ADVANTAGES OF THE LATTER-DAY SAINTS, COMPARED WITH THE DISADVANTAGES UNDER WHICH NOAH LABORED, ETC. by Orson Pratt (299-307)

Summary: A Discourse by Elder Orson Pratt, Delivered in the Bowery, Great Salt Lake City, April 6, 1856


45: PROGRESS OF THE LATTER-DAY CHURCH—THE SAINTS OF ALL AGES CO-OPERATING FOR THE SUCCESS OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD ON THE EARTH by Parley P. Pratt (307-316)

Summary: A Discourse by Elder Parley P. Pratt, Delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, April 7, 1856.


46: DISINCLINATION OF MEN TO LEARN THROUGH THE TEACHINGS AND EXPERIENCE OF OTHERS—LATTER-DAY SAINTS COMPARED WITH THOSE OF FORMER DAYS—SACRIFICE-SHEEP AND GOATS—CUSTOMS AND TRADITIONS by Brigham Young (316-327)

Summary: A Discourse by President Brigham Young, delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, April 20, 1856.


47: IRRIGATION—EVERY SAINT SHOULD LABOR FOR THE INTEREST OF THE COMMUNITY—IT IS THE LORD THAT GIVES THE INCREASE—ETC. by Brigham Young (328-333)

Summary: Remarks by President Brigham Young, made in the Bowery, Great Salt Lake City, June 8, 1856.


48: REMARKS ON A REVELATION GIVEN IN AUGUST 1831—GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS by Brigham Young (333-344)

Summary: A Discourse by President Brigham Young, Delivered in the Bowery, Great Salt Lake City, June 15, 1856.


49: THE FAITH AND VISIONS OF THE ANCIENT SAINTS—THE SAME GREAT BLESSINGS TO BE ENJOYED BY THE LATTER-DAY SAINTS by Orson Pratt (344-354)

Summary: A Discourse by Elder Orson Pratt, Delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, April 13, 1856.


50: THE ORDER OF PROGRESSION IN KNOWLEDGE—THE WAY BY WHICH SAINTS BECOME ONE—APTNESS OF MEN TO REMEMBER EVIL RATHER THAN GOOD—A CHARACTERISTIC OF SAINTS IS TO REMEMBER GOOD AND FORGET EVIL—OUR AFFECTIONS SHOULD BE PLACED ON THE KINGDOM OF GOD ABOVE ALL OTHER THINGS by Brigham Young (354-361)

Summary: A Discourse by President Brigham Young, Delivered in the Bowery, Great Salt Lake City, June 15, 1856.


51: THE GIFT OF PROPHECY AND TONGUES—THE FORMER CIRCUMSTANCES AND PRESENT CONDITION OF THE SAINTS CONTRASTED—TRIALS AND TEMPTATIONS NECESSARY TO EXALTATION—THE CONDITION OF DISEMBODIED SPIRITS—REDEMPTION OF THE DEAD by Brigham Young (362-375)

Summary: A Discourse, by President Brigham Young, Delivered in the Bowery, Great Salt Lake City, June 22, 1856.