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Mormon Decisions 10Times and Seasons, 4:82; “A Vision,” Poem written in February 1843 (response to a poem written by W.W. Phelps); “From the council in Kolob, to time on the earth. And for ages to come unto them I will show My pleasure & will, what my kingdom will do: Eternity’s wonders they truly shall know”. — Joseph Smith

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Mormon Decisions 10Journal of Discourses 2:307; “There is no being in eternity about whom we have ever read or heard, but what has suffered in like manner as we have, for it was by suffering they had to gain their exaltation, as you and I will have to do.” — Brigham Young, Salt Lake City, June 3, 1855

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Mormon Decisions 10Gospel Truth; Discourses and Writings of President George Q. Cannon 1:110; “Some believe our eternal destiny is to sit upon clouds, thrum harps and sing forever. What an occupation! What a monotony! No matter how sweet this music might be it would become very wearisome if extended long.
But such is not our destiny. Our mission hereafter is to perpetuate and continue the work of our Father and our God, to perpetuate our species and to create worlds from the elements by which we are surrounded.” — George Q. Cannon

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Mormon Decisions 10Journal of Discourses 20:99; “Polygamy is a principle revealed from heaven with a commandment to enter into it practically. The principle is abundantly corroborated in the ancient scriptures, approved of God and sanctioned by all righteous men; and he who labors to overthrow this principle, fights against Jehovah and makes himself a shining target, courting the arrows of the Almighty upon his head, heart and country. – Orson Hyde, Salt Lake City, November 3, 1878

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Mormon Decisions 10D&C 18:34; “Contend against no church, save it be the church of the devil.”

1 Nephi 14:10; “And he said unto me: Behold there are save two churches only; the one is the church of the Lamb of God, and the other is the church of the devil; wherefore, whoso belongeth not to the church of the Lamb of God belongeth to that great church, which is the mother of abominations; and she is the whore of all the earth.”

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Mormon Decisions 10Doctrines of Salvation 1:62; “We are not the only people that the Lord has created. We have brothers and sisters on other earths. They look like us because they, too, are the children of God and were created in his image, for they are also his offspring.” –  Joseph Fielding Smith

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Mormon Decisions 10A Book of Mormons, p. 211; “When Pratt returned from a mission to Great Britain, he found that Church leaders had withdrawn his wife’s food allotment and were accusing her of adultery with John C. Bennett. She countered that Joseph Smith had proposed she become one of his ‘celestial wives,’ and that Brigham Young had urged her to say nothing, but ‘do as Joseph wished.’” – Richard S. Van Wagoner and Steven C. Walker

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