Journal of Discourses 3:247; “Watch yourselves and think. As I observed, on the evening of the 14th at the social Hall, ‘think brethren, think,’ but do not think so far that you cannot think back again In the eastern country there was a man who used to go crazy, at times, and then come to his senses again. One of his neighbors asked him what made him go crazy; he replied, ‘I get to thinking, and thinking, until finally I think so far that I am not always able to think back again.’ Can you think too much for the spirit which is put in the tabernacle? You can. Let this intelligent part labor to excess, and it will eventually overcome the tabernacle, the equilibrium will be destroyed, and the whole organization deranged. Many people have deranged themselves by thinking too much.” Brigham Young, Salt Lake City, March 16, 1856
Posts Tagged ‘Brigham Young’
Posted in Polygamy & Mormon Church Leaders, tagged bible, Brigham Young, Edward Stevenson, Ezra Clark, Louisa Yates, Missionary Training Center, Mormon missionaries, MTC, Nancy Areta Porter, Nauvoo, polygamy on 02/19/2014 | 2 Comments »
May 1, 1820 – January 27, 1897
Until a month or so ago I had never heard of Edward Stevenson. I obviously knew about the MTC (Missionary Training Center), but had no idea one of the buildings on BYU’s campus was named in his honor or what significance this man’s name surely holds for everyone whose shadow has crossed the doorway.
Posted in Mormon Dilemmas, tagged blood atonement, Brigham Young, false doctrines of Mormonism, false prophets, God avenges, Hebrews 10:26-30, Hebrews 13:12-15, Journal 1:73 on 02/19/2014 | 2 Comments »
Journal of Discourses 1:73; “…the best way to sanctify ourselves, and please God our heavenly Father in these days, is to rid ourselves of every thief, and sanctify the people from every vile character…It would have a tendency to place terror on those who leave these parts [Utah], that may prove their salvation when they see the heads of thieves taken off, or shot down before the public… I believe it would be pleasing in the sight of heaven to sanctify ourselves and put these things out of our midst.” – Orson Hyde, Salt Lake City, April 9, 1853
New York Herald, May 4, 1855, as cited in Dialogue, Journal of Mormon Thought, Spring 1973, p. 56; “You must not think, from what I say, that I am opposed to slavery. No! The negro is damned, and is to serve his master till God chooses to remove the curse of Ham.” – Prophet Brigham Young
Posted in Polygamy & Mormon Church Leaders, tagged Amasa Mason Lyman, Brigham Young, Caroline Partridge, Eliza Partridge, joseph smith, Louisa Maria Tanner, Lydia Partridge, Lyman's 37 wives, mormonism, polygamy on 02/15/2014 | Leave a Comment »
Amasa Mason Lyman
March 30, 1813 – February 4, 1877
Legacy: “anything handed down from the past, as from an ancestor or predecessor”.
Amasa’s legacy still proudly resounds in the lives of the many descendants that sprang from his family tree. Two of his wives were mothers to three LDS apostles, but two overriding facts overshadow the list of the renowned in Mormon historical circles. His descendants seem to wear his pioneer name on their shoulders as a badge of honor while ignoring the obvious issues.
Posted in Mormon Dilemmas, tagged 2 Timothy 3:16, bible, Brigham Young, false doctrines of Mormonism, Jesus, Journal of Discourses 12:312, polygamy, polygamy mandatory on 02/09/2014 | Leave a Comment »
Journal of Discourses 12: 312; “Our sisters need not be worried about any doctrine. Brother Penrose said it would be better for them if they believed in the doctrine of polygamy. But they do believe it; they know it is true, and that is their torment. It perplexes and annoys many of them, because they are not sanctified by the spirit of it; if they were there would be no trouble. I want to say this much—the sisters do believe it.” – Brigham Young
Posted in Polygamy & Mormon Church Leaders, tagged Aggatha Ann Woolsey, Brigham Young, John Doyle Lee, Lavina Young, Mary Vance Polly Young, Mormon Church leaders, Mountain Meadows Massacre, polygamy, Sarah Woolsey, underage brides on 02/08/2014 | 4 Comments »
John Doyle Lee
September 6, 1812 – March 23, 1877
I’ve studied countless stories of early Mormons in my lifetime. I’ve spent time listening to stories of gone-by eras from my own relatives and read diaries and history books of others. While each story is significant, there are a few that have stuck with me over the years and I would imagine the life of John Doyle Lee will be added to that list.
Posted in Mormon Dilemmas, tagged bible, Brigham Young, Discourses of Brigham Young pg 50-51, false doctrines of Mormonism, false prophets, Germ of deity resides inside man, Isaiah 43:10-11, Jesus, Romans 3:23 on 02/06/2014 | Leave a Comment »
Discourses of Brigham Young, pp.50-51; “We are the sons and daughters of celestial Beings, and the germ of the Deity dwells within us. When our spirits took possession of these tabernacles, they were as pure as the angels of God, wherefore total depravity cannot be a true doctrine.” – Brigham Young
Posted in Mormonism, tagged are Mormons Christian, Brigham Young, Christianity, false doctrines of Mormonism, false prophet Joseph Smith, Jesus created being, Mormon god is exalted man on 01/31/2014 | Leave a Comment »
The other day while reading the front page of lds.org I came upon an interesting article. On the sidebar the Church asked the question; “Are Mormons Christian?” and of course this caught my immediate attention!
Every Christian ministry for Mormons has explored this topic, LAM included, but we believe it’s important to keep abreast with the Church’s newest tactics so we’re taking a look at their latest explanation of why they believe they’re Christians.
Posted in Mormon Dilemmas, tagged Abraham 3:27, Brigham Young, false doctrines of Mormonism, false prophet Joseph Smith, Isaiah 6:8, Jesus and Lucifer are brothers, Jesus can't offer Christian salvation, Journal of Discourses 13:282, plagiarism in Book of Abraham on 01/31/2014 | Leave a Comment »
Journal of Discourses 13:282-283; “…it makes me think of that second person that came forth in the heavens when the voice went forth: “Who will redeem the earth, who will go forth and make the sacrifice for the earth and all things it contains?” The eldest son said: “Here am I;” but he did not say “send me.”
Posted in Mormon Dilemmas, tagged 2 Corinthians 10:5, angel of light, Book of Mormon witnesses recant testimonies, Brigham Young, false doctrines of Mormonism, golden plates, Jesus, Journal of Discourses 7:164 on 01/30/2014 | 1 Comment »
Posted in False Prophecies of the Mormon Church, tagged bible, Brigham Young, false doctrines of Mormonism, false gods, gods exist, Isaiah 44:6, Jesus, Journal of Discourses 7:289, polytheism, thus saith the Lord on 01/10/2014 | Leave a Comment »
Isaiah 44:6; “Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.”
Posted in False Prophecies of the Mormon Church, tagged Brigham Young, false doctrines of Mormonism, History of the Church 7:258, Jesus' return to Zion, Revelation 14:1, Zion, Zion is North and South America on 01/03/2014 | Leave a Comment »
History of the Church 7:258; “The Whole of America Zion. To those who want to go away from this place, I would say wait until the time comes. I will give you the key. North and South America is Zion and as soon as the Temple is done and you get your endowments you can go and build up stakes, but do not be in haste, wait until the Lord says go.” – Brigham Young, August 18, 1844
Posted in Mormon Dilemmas, tagged bible, Brigham Young, confession of Joseph Smith means salvation, false doctrines of Mormonism, false prophets, Jesus, Joseph Smith the Chosen One, Journal of Discourses 9:312 on 12/25/2013 | Leave a Comment »
Journal of Discourses 9:312; “All those who believe in their hearts and confess with their mouths that Joseph Smith is a true Prophet, at the same time trying with their might to live the holy principles Joseph the Prophet has revealed, are in possession of the Holy Spirit of God and are entitled to a fullness.” – Brigham Young, Salt Lake City, July 13, 1862
Posted in Mormon Dilemmas, tagged bible, Brigham Young, false doctrines of Mormonism, Jesus, John Wesley, John Wesley not saved, Journal of Discourses 7:288, salvation on 12/14/2013 | Leave a Comment »
Journal of Discourses 7:288-289; “How many times have I been asked, “Do you believe that such a man as John Wesley will be damned?” I could answer the question either way, for they do not know what it is to be saved or damned. John Wesley is in the spirit-world. He did not receive the ordinances of the everlasting Gospel in the flesh…Has he gone to hell? No. When the spirit leaves the body, it goes into the spirit-world, where the spirits of men are classified according to their own wills or pleasure, as men are here, only they are in a more pure and refined state of existence. Do you suppose that John Wesley is lifting up his eyes in hell, being in torment? No; he is talking to those who heard and would not believe him when he was on the earth… John Wesley and his true followers will receive a glory far surpassing what they ever thought or dreamed of while under the influence of their greatest inspirations, and they will be saved. Are they also damned? Yes, because they have not attained the victory over the enemy of all righteousness. It is the holy Priesthood of God that gives man the victory in this world…” – Brigham Young, Salt Lake City, October 9, 1859
Posted in False Prophecies of the Mormon Church, tagged bible, Brigham Young, false doctrines of Mormonism, Genesis 3:18, Jesus, Journal of Discourses 1:50-51, salvation, seeds for earth brought from other planets on 12/14/2013 | Leave a Comment »
Journal of Discourses 1:50-51; “They [the gods] came here, organized the raw material, and arranged in their order the herbs of the field, the trees, the apple, the peach, the plum, the pear, and every other fruit that is desirable and good for man; the seed was brought from another sphere, and planted in this earth. The thistle, and thorn, the brier, and the obnoxious weed did not appear until after the earth was cursed.” – Brigham Young, Salt Lake City, April 9, 1852
Posted in Mormon Dilemmas, tagged bible, Brigham Young, false doctrines of Mormonism, Jesus, LDS Church run by revelation, Millennial Star 1845, no revelations from God means no true church, salvation on 12/09/2013 | Leave a Comment »
Millennial Star Vol. 5, No. 8, January 1845, pg 117; “This Church has been led by revelation, and unless we forsake the Lord entirely, so that the priesthood is taken from us, it will be led by revelation all the time. The question arises with some, who has the right to revelation?…Every member has the right of receiving revelation for himself…It is the very life of the Church of the living God, in all ages of the world.” – Brigham Young
Posted in Mormon Dilemmas, tagged bible, blasphemy, Brigham Young, false doctrines of Mormonism, Jesus created through sex with Mary, Jesus not smart, Jesus the weakest child ever known, Journal of Discourses 3:336, salvation on 12/07/2013 | Leave a Comment »
Journal of Discourses 3:366; “Jesus descended very low in his parentage and birth; but the question may be asked, did he condescend to be reduced in his understanding? By the same reasoning I would believe that he did. I would believe that he was one of the weakest children that was ever born, one of the most helpless at his birth; so helpless that it might have been supposed that he would never grow up to manhood.” – Brigham Young, Salt Lake City, June 22, 1856
Posted in Mormon Dilemmas, tagged bible, Brigham Young, false doctrines of Mormonism, Jesus chosen as savior, Jesus could have rebelled, Jesus the brother of Lucifer, Journal of Discourses 10:324, salvation on 12/06/2013 | Leave a Comment »
Journal of Discourses 10:324-325; “We believe that Jesus was foreordained before the foundations of the world were built, and his mission was appointed him in eternity to be the Savior of the world, yet when he came in the flesh he was left free to choose or refuse to obey his Father. Had he refused to obey his Father, he would have become a son of perdition.” – Brigham Young, Salt Lake City, July 31, 1864