Journal of Discourses, 7:243. Brigham Young, September 1, 1859
"The majority of slaves in Utah worked on the small farms that were scattered throughout the territory, although a few worked in businesses in Salt Lake City. Although Brigham Young never intended that slavery flourish in Utah, he did accept the biblical explanations utilized by proslavery apologists to justify the enslavement of blacks. "
The following of the Twelve were present:--Brigham Young,Heber C.
I rose up, and in a plain and forcible mannertold them that Joseph was a Prophet, and I knew it, and thatthey might rail and slander him as much as they pleased, theycould not destroy the appointment of the Prophet of God, theycould only destroy their own authority, cut the thread thatbound them to the Prophet and to God and sink themselves tohell.
133. On February 26, 1980, Apostle Ezra Taft Benson gave an address at Brigham Young University entitled Fourteen Fundamentals in Following the Prophet. In it, he taught that the prophet "is the only man who speaks for the Lord in everything," and "the living prophet is more vital to us than the standard works," and The prophet will never lead the church astray," etc. When asked if Elder Benson's speech was an accurate reflection of church doctrine, public communications spokesman, Don LeFevre, said that it was accurate. Yet, he denied a newspaper report that stated that the president of the Church "is God's prophet and his word is law on all issues-including politics." It is hard to believe that LeFevre's first statement is true, and then reconcile it to his second claim. Mainstream Protestant Denominations often find Mormon leaders' demands for blind obedience to flunk the cult-smell-test.
I was sealed to her by Brigham Young,then one of the twelve.
Stories and reports of the criminal conduct of Joseph Smith, Brigham Young and their henchmen, did not rise from nothing, but are found to have had their origin in which can be fully established and proven under the rules of historical investigation and criticism, Let me first introduce those of my witnesses who knew Joseph Smith's parents.
JosephSmith's and Brigham Young's "Lord" is a striking example of it.
The prophets since Joseph Smith have been wrong about some important doctrinal and historical matters. Brigham Young was obviously incorrect when he taught that Adam was our God.
"Brigham Young asked if any of the Twelve should go to England.
This statement is very profound. It tacitly admits that the previous statement, that the Lord won't allow a prophet to lead the members astray, is false. For nearly 150 years the prophets have led the people astray with racist policies and the current prophet administration does not know why this happened, they just know firmly, racism is wrong. That repudiation of the former policy, of hundreds of statements made by Brigham Young, Wilford Woodruff, John Taylor, Bruce McConkie, and many more effectively opens the gate to an understanding that the current administrating prophets could be absolutely dead wrong on policies they have in place currently (such as on gays, on apostates, on non-tithers, temple marriage and more).
‘Brigham Young: Pioneer Prophet,’ by John G. Turner - …
LDS Apostle Bruce R. McConkie admitted that Brigham Young was guilty of teaching things that were "out of harmony with the gospel" (p. 6). In fact, McConkie makes the amazing confession that "I do not know all of the providences of the Lord, but I do know that he permits false doctrine to be taught in and out of the Church and that such teaching is part of the sifting process of mortality" (p. 7).
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February 14, 1839-- I left Missouri with my family, leavingmy landed property and nearly all my household goods, and wentto Illinois, to a little town called Atlas, Pike County, where Itarried a few weeks; then moved to Quincy.