Saturday, March 7, 2009


“All are bound by the principles of virtue and happiness, but one great privilege of the Priesthood is to obtain revelations of the mind and will of God. It is also the privilege of the Melchizedek Priesthood, to reprove, rebuke, and admonish, as well as to receive revelation. If the Church knew all the commandments, one-half they would condemn through prejudice and ignorance.” – Joseph Smith 6/6/1837

“If the plurality of wives is to pander to the low passions of men and women, the sooner it is abolished the better… The man that enters into this order by the prompting of passion, and not with a view to honor God and carry out his purposes, the curse of God will rest upon him, and that which he seems to have will be taken from him and given to those that act according to principle. REMEMBER IT.” (Brigham Young JD 9 pg37)

“A man dishonoring his Priesthood and his marriage covenants, forfeits his wives and children, the wives being released by the same authority that sealed them, are free to marry other men, -- worthy, their children automatically going to their new husband without an adoption ceremony. They follow their mother and her sealing to a husband takes them with her” (John Taylor)

“Christ’s statement (Matthew 5:31-32) indicating fornication and adultery the only grounds for divorce is modified to mean that that a man may become unworthy of his wife and yet not be an adulterer, yet she is justified in leaving him and, under proper authority, marrying another” (John Taylor)

"If persecution comes from the outside to this people again, it will be because of the iniquity within this body of people.... And the time is coming when the Lord is going to ask us to invite men and women out who do not obey and are not worthy of the blessings of eternal life" (Leroy S Johnson 2/12/67)

“Can you think of any one single thing that has brought the overthrow of the Saints of God, even some of the leaders, some of the apostles, more than what immorality has done? Controlling the lusts of the flesh? The prophet gave a few clues along the way. And others have given a few clues along the way. Some of those that were near to the Prophet couldn’t abide in purity. … We’ve heard the prophesies, we’ve heard the declarations that this nation will be overthrown, that it will topple and go to ruin, and all nations will; and the Kingdom of God will rise. [And yet] We want to do everything we can to try to secure our position in there short of purity of living. That’s too much to request upon us. We can give up our money, we can give up our families, and we can give up most anything but the lusts of the flesh. …We have been threatened in the South unless we do better, even our community so beloved by all of us who have been there and worked there and helped to build it up; will be shut down and the Priesthood will withdraw, the people allowed to wander and go and do as they damn please, until they are ready to do what God wants them to do.” (Carl O.N. Holm 6/2/63)

“There are some who come out of curiosity, come with an axe to grind, and some to obtain some blessing. You know what you have come for. But this I know, if we are not here for the explicit purpose of learning the truth and then living it, we are causing adverse influences in this congregation and the time will come when you will either be asked to stay away or our merciful Father will arrange your life so that you will be found somewhere else. Take it as prophesy if you would like, but it is still true.” (Carl O.N. Holm 7/22/62)

“Brethren, it is a matter of Priesthood by which we have the right to hold these women and to bring forth these children into the world under the New and Everlasting Covenant of Marriage. If we will only bear in mind, brethren, it is only so long as we magnify this Priesthood that we are going to be able to do that which is required of us, and carry out the undertakings that God has called us to do” (Rulon T Jeffs 2/2/64)

“Dear brethren, again I call upon you to be mindful of what you hold, you heads of families. You cannot direct and control them without the benefit of the Priesthood and the gift of the Holy Ghost, which is power; to magnify this Priesthood by setting our families in order, that we can be used, the Lord willing. I do not know what it is going to take, but I have a very foreboding feeling, if you want to call it that, that something is in offing to shake us up.” (Rulon T Jeffs 10/17/71)

“The wheat and tares must grow together till the harvest; at the harvest the wheat is gathered together in the threshing floor—so with the saints. Here they will be threshed with all sorts of difficulties, trials, afflictions and everything to mar their peace, which they can imagine, and thousands which they cannot imagine. But he that endures the threshing till all the chaff, superstition, folly, and unbelief are pounded out of him, and does not suffer himself to be blown away as chaff by the foul blast of slander, but endures faithfully to the end, shall be saved” (HOC 4:451)

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