Source:Brigham Young:JD 14:116:whether the Lord...made the earth in six days or in as many millions of years, is and will remain a matter of speculation

Brigham Young (1871): "whether the Lord...made [the earth] in six days or in as many millions of years, is and will remain a matter of speculation in the minds of men unless he give revelation on the subject"

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Brigham Young (1871): "whether the Lord...made [the earth] in six days or in as many millions of years, is and will remain a matter of speculation in the minds of men unless he give revelation on the subject"

Brigham Young:

In these respects we differ from the Christian world, for our religion will not clash with or contradict the facts of science in any particular...whether the Lord found the earth empty and void, whether he made it out of nothing or out of the rude elements; or whether he made it in six days or in as many millions of years, is and will remain a matter of speculation in the minds of men unless he give revelation on the subject. If we understood the process of creation there would be no mystery about it, it would be all reasonable and plain, for there is no mystery except to the ignorant.[1]

Notes

  1. ↑ Brigham Young, (14 May 1871) Journal of Discourses 14:116.