It is certainly an ungracious work to shake the faith in the minds of good people. People held that the doctrine meant that there should be no secret organization for gain or evil, and in this belief secret bodies were started. Sherman, judge, in the suit of the Reorganized Church for the quieting of the title to the Kirtland temple, the substance of which has already reacehd us by telegraph.
That the Church in Utah, the defandant, of which John Taylor is president, has materially and largely departed from the faith, doctrines, laws, ordinances and usages of said original Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints, and has incorporated into ist system of faith the doctrines of Celestial Marriage and a plurality of wives, and the doctrine of Adam-God worship, contrary to the laws and constitution of said original Church.
It is fully to blind our eyes to the fact that in and through Mormonism there has been an awful betrayal of human confidence.
Again, the doctrine or sealing power of Elijah is as follows: That was, perhaps, as much as Rigdon and Student grievence procedure essay early Mormon leaders were willing to acknowledge, regarding the "blessings of Jacob.
The findings rehearse in some detail the organization of a religious society by Joseph Smith at Palmyra, New York, on April 6th,under the name of "the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Had the Mormon prophet lived to be fifty and eschewed vanity, his more highly toned wife would have saved him and the Mormon Church from the curse and degradation of polygamy.
The conditions of your birth, your extraction, your life course, have run harmoneously along with that God of nature, while some and perhaps all of his have been running counter thereto. It disdains to stoop to finesse, which is the essential element of falsehood.
They came here to establish, not liberty of conscience, but the true church.
After suffering thus he came to the States and continued to declare against the aims and policies of the bands as he had done in Utah. Their son, the present Joseph, possesses the best elements of both his parents and may yet redeem the name of Joseph Smith and as a religo-sensual craze the polygamy of Mormondom.
In a second and greater Fall, it would be strange, indeed, if the Devil should not reveal himself, but in a way so subtle and plausible and cunning as to deceive even the very elect.
The Book of Mormon said that no secret oaths or covenants should be allowed to the people, The doctrine was plain, but, notwithstanding this, it is not followed to the letter. Of Utah Mormonism it is its insincerity that is the most exasperating feature of it -- the pretense, the persistent bluff, in the matter of polygamy especially.
The above article was most probably written by James T. See the story of Cochranite polygamyfor a parallel example of this phenomenon. By the endowment system they were bound by horrible oaths not only to sustain the dynasty of Utah, but also to punish all who held a different opinion, and in carrying out their work they have been guilty of many atrocities and numberless cruel murders.
Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and invoketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the Lord. The above text is the logical conclusion of the more or less unfinished article published in the Tribune on Jan.
And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die, for God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then shall your eyes be opened, and ye shall be as God, knowing good from evil.
He insisted it was wrong, after they had suffered as they had, that the Latter-day Saints should be charged with the very horrors which they had endured in greater proportion than the rest of the world. We are further taught in the Revelation on Celestial Marriage Verily, verily, I say unto you, if a man marry a wife according to my word, and they are sealed by the Holy Spirit of promise, according to mine appointment, and he or she shall commit any sin or transgression of the new and everlasting covenant whatever, and all manner of blasphemies, and if they commit no murder wherein they shed innocent blood, yet they shall come forth in the first resurrection, and enter into their exaltation; but they shall be destroyed in the flesh, and shall be delivered unto the buffetings of Satan unto the day of redemption, saith the Lord God.
The most aggravated cases of polygamy are where a pure and unperverted natural woman has found herself "unequally yoked" with a diseased and perverted man.
It turned out shortly that he was already married, whereupon the Saints gave him up to the law and prosecuted him, and so it has been everywhere, that body invaribly paying that respect and obedience to the law required of them in the Book of Doctrine and Covenants.
The main body of this Church society removed from Kirtland, and in were located in Nauvoo, Illinois, when Joseph Smith died, and the membership, estimated at Their roots are deep and to the many unknown and unguessed of.
The rest of the family begged the doctor not to leave the house, but he insisted that he could not decline to go on such a message. And brother Gallagher shows himself not so much a careful and scrupulous investigator of Mormonism, as but one more of the thousand and one confusing echoes, when he sagely starts out with, "The fountain of Mormonism was Joseph Smith.
So long as Joseph was only married "spiritually" to his plural wives, the logical? During the time when Gen.
The vices of these old Puritans were indeed but few, but, as Motley well says, "formidable.Vol. XVIII.
Salt Lake City, Utah, Sunday, January 4, No. A LYING CHARGE REFUTED.
_____ Among the false teachings of the Mormon press and pulpit to their deluded followers is the oppression visited upon them by the American Government.Download