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Journal of Discourses 13:42 “How appropriate it would have been for Jesus, descending as he did from a race of polygamists, to have denounced this institution of plural marriage and shown its sinfulness, had it been a sin! Can we suppose, for one moment, if Patriarchal marriage were wrong, that He would, under the circumstances, have been silent concerning it or failed to denounce it in the most positive manner? Then if plural marriage be adultery and the offspring spurious, Christ Jesus is not the Christ; and we must look for another.” — George A. Smith, Salt Lake City, October 8, 1869 (more…)

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Journal of Discourses 5:364 “A gentleman, with whom I came in contact while at Washington, made this objection against Mormonism. Talking about the institution of plurality of wives, said he, “It never will answer; it will break up all the whore­houses in the country; for women would not abide in such establishments and sustain them, if they could only have respectable and comfortable houses. This polygamy system will smash up that (Christian) institution altogether.” – George A. Smith, Salt Lake City, November 1, 1857

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Mormon Decisions 10Journal of Discourses 3:30-32; “About six hundred years after Christ a prophet rose in Arabia, by the name of Mahomet… p 31 Mahomet George A Smithcontinued preaching; there was nothing in his religion to license iniquity or corruption; he preached the moral doctrines which the Savior taught; viz., to do as they would be done by; and not to do violence to any man, nor to render evil for evil; and to worship one God… p 32 Now this man descended from Abraham and was no doubt raised up by God on purpose to scourge the world for their idolatry.” – George A. Smith, Salt Lake City, September 23, 1855

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Mormon Decisions 10Journal of Discourses 3:291;
“Of all men upon the face of the earth, we are the most favoured; we have the fulness of the everlasting Gospel, the keys of revelation and exaltation, the privilege of making our own rules and regulations, and are not opposed by anybody. No king, prince, potentate, or dominion, has rightful authority to crush and oppress us. We breathe the free air, we have the best looking men and handsomest women, and if they envy us our position, well they may, for they are a poor, narrow-minded, pinch‑backed race of men, who chain themselves down to the law of monogamy, and live all their days under the dominion of one wife. They ought to be ashamed of such conduct, and the still fouler channel which flows from their practices; and it is not to be wondered at that they should envy those who so much better understand the social relations.” – George A. Smith, Salt Lake City, April 6, 1856

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Mormon Decisions 10Journal of Discourses 5:110; “I have heretofore said but very little about the Gentiles; but I have heard all that Drummond has said, and I have read all his lying, infamous letters; and although I have said but little, I think a heap. You must know that I love my friends, and God Almighty knows that I do hate my enemies.” – George A. Smith, Salt Lake City, August 2, 1857

 

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Mormon Decisions 10Journal of Discourses 5:364; “A gentleman, with whom I came in contact while at Washington, made this objection against Mormonism.  Talking about the institution of plurality of wives, said he, “It never will answer; it will break up all the whore­houses in the country; for women would not abide in such establishments and sustain them, if they could only have respectable and comfortable houses. This polygamy system will smash up that (Christian) institution altogether.” – George A. Smith, Salt Lake City, November 1, 1857

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Mormon Decisions 10Journal of Discourses 5:111; “Brethren and sisters, I am a Latter-day Saint, and I know that this is the people of God; I know that this people have the Priesthood, and that Brigham Young is as much an inspired man as was Moses or any other man that ever lived upon the earth.

This is my testimony, and I believe that if I were cut in pieces, though I never was killed, and of course don’t know how it feels; but I do not believe that it would alter my testimony.

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Mormon Decisions 10Journal of Discourses 3:226; “The time is coming when justice will be laid to the line and righteousness to the plummet; when we shall take the old broad sword and ask, “”Are you for God?” and if you are not heartily on the Lord’s side, you will be hewn down.” – Brigham Young, Salt Lake City, March 2, 1856

 

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Mormon Decisions 10Journal of Discourses 12:199; “It seems to be a pretty general idea among the people that swine’s flesh can be more easily raised than any other; but there is no doubt that, with proper care and attention, other kinds of meat might be produced with equal facility. For some reason God, by special law, prohibited its use to the children of Israel; and it certainly seems desirable that we should also discontinue its use, as within the past few years in some countries where a great amount of pork has been consumed the people have been afflicted with a kind of pestilence—a disease which is considered incurable. It is therefore wise and prudent for us to adopt plans to procure supplies from other sources.” – George A. Smith, Salt Lake City, April 6, 1868

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Justifying Murder

Mormon Decisions 10Journal of Discourses 1:97; “The principle, the only one that beats and throbs through the heart of the entire inhabitants of this Territory, is simply this: The man who seduces his neighbors wife must die, and her nearest relative must kill him!” – George A. Smith, Salt Lake City, October 1851

Revelation 21:8; “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

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Polygamy and Mormon Church Leaders Intro

George A Smith

June 26, 1817 – September 1, 1875

Early Mormon PolygamistsGeorge Albert Smith is better known as George A Smith in Mormonism because his grandson was given the same name. George did well when it came to producing descendants who’d be in the halls of Mormon leadership positions.

His namesake became the 8th prophet of Mormonism and a son, John Henry Smith, became an apostle.

Smith was commissioned with the task of settling southern Utah and he wasted no time doing so. St. George was also named after him.

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First Vision According to George A. Smith

Mormon Decisions 10Journal of Discourses 12:334; “Joseph Smith had attended these meetings, and when this result was reached he saw clearly that something was wrong. He had read the Bible and had found that passage in James which says “If any of you lack wisdom let him ask of God that giveth to all men liberally and upbraideth not,” and taking this literally, he went humbly before the Lord and inquired of Him, and the Lord answered his prayer and revealed to Joseph, by the ministration of angels, the true condition of the religious world. When the holy angel appeared, Joseph inquired which of all these denominations was right and which he should join, and was told they were all wrong…the Lord was about to restore the priesthood and establish His Church, which would be the only true and living Church on the face of the whole earth.” – George A. Smith, Salt Lake City, November 15, 1868

Galatians 3:4-6; “Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ) 5 Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit; 6 That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel.”

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