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Journal of Discourses 13:166 “I wish life eternal. I want salvation…This principle of inspiration has sustained the Elders of Israel in every age of the world. It is that which sustained Joseph Smith from the day he commenced his career as a servant of God until the time that he sealed his testimony with his blood. Somebody has got to pay the bill for the shedding of that innocent blood.” – Wilford Woodruff, Salt Lake City, December 12, 1869

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Journal of Discourses 23:327; “Those that live godly in Christ Jesus must suffer persecution. I believe myself, from the reading of the revelations of God, that it is necessary for a people who are destined to inherit the celestial kingdom to be a tried people. I have never read of the people of God in any dispensation passing through life, as the sectarian world would say, on flowery beds of ease, without opposition of any kind. I have always looked upon the life of our Savior—who descended beneath all things that He might rise above all things—as an example for His followers.” –  Wilford Woodruff, Kaysville, Utah, December 10, 1882

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Isaiah 7:14 “Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.”

As we approach Christmas Day, we believe it’s important for this ministry to loudly proclaim the whole reason for the season, as the saying goes! That said, over the next few days we’re looking at the basics of both Christianity, and Mormonism. Our topic:

Who is Jesus?

We’re looking at the very basics of what God has revealed about His Son through His word, and comparing it with what Mormon leaders have always taught about Him. To be sure, the LDS references we’re looking at aren’t some obscure blips of info pulled from a dusty old shelf, rather, these are common teachings/doctrines of Mormonism all members will be able to recognize, and affirm, this is the god they worship.

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Wilford Woodruff Journal Selections, p. 87; “Dec 25,1879 – Stake Conference in Snowflake, Arizona, “Wilford Woodruff said, he did not believe that any person who lived to see 1890 would be able to see any United States, for he believed the Union would be broken by that time.””

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August 30 – Jeremiah 14:14; “Then the LORD said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart.”

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May 1888

New Mormon History Database; “At the dedication of the Manti temple, Wilford Woodruff says, “We are not going to stop the practice of plural marriage until the Coming of the Son of Man.” … While in the temple, Woodruff “Consecrated upon the Altar the [brown] seers Stone that Joseph Smith found by Revelation some 30 feet under the Earth.”” – May 1888, D. Michael Quinn

Six Months Later, December 1888…

New Mormon History Database; “Senior apostle Wilford Woodruff tells meeting of Twelve, “The Lord never will give a revelation to abandon plural marriage.”” – December 1888, D. Michael Quinn

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Wilford Woodruff 2 Journal of Discourses 23:330-331; “It is our duty to build these temples. It is our duty to enter into them and redeem our dead. Joseph Smith is preaching to the spirits in prison; so are all the elders who have died in the faith. There are millions of them there, and they must have the gospel offered to them.

 

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