Joseph Smith the Prophet-teacher: A Discourse

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Deseret News, 1908 - 77 pages
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Page 55 - Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them. But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister; and whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant: even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
Page 21 - Know ye not that there are more nations than one ? Know ye not that I the Lord your God have created all men, and that I remember those who are upon the isles of the sea ; and that I rule in the heavens above, and in the earth beneath ; and I bring forth my word unto the children of men, yea, even upon all the nations of the earth...
Page 56 - No power or influence can or ought to be maintained by virtue of the Priesthood, only by persuasion, by long suffering, by gentleness, and meekness, and by love unfeigned...
Page 74 - And this land shall be a land of liberty unto the Gentiles, and there shall be no kings upon the land, who shall raise up unto the Gentiles ; and I will fortify this land against all other nations...
Page 9 - It is by no means improbable that some future text book for the use of generations yet unborn, will contain a question something like this: 'What historical American of the nineteenth century has exerted the most powerful influence upon the destinies of his countrymen?' And it is by no means impossible that the answer to that interrogatory may be thus written - 'Joseph Smith, the Mormon Prophet.
Page 72 - And if the time comes that the voice of the people doth *choose iniquity, then is the time that the judgments of God will come upon you, yea, then is the time he will visit you with great destruction even as he has hitherto visited this land.
Page 53 - Now the Lord had shown unto me, Abraham, the intelligences that were organized before the world was; and among all these there were many of the noble and great ones; and God saw these souls that they were good, and he stood in the midst of them, and he said: These I will make my rulers; for he stood among those that were spirits, and he saw that they were good; and he said unto me: Abraham, thou art one of them; thou wast chosen before thou wast born.
Page 56 - All truth is independent in that sphere in which God has placed it, to act for itself, as all intelligence also; otherwise there is no existence.
Page 55 - At the first organization in heaven we were all present, and saw the Savior chosen and appointed and the plan of salvation made, and we sanctioned it.
Page 76 - ... if we and our posterity shall be true to the Christian religion — if we and they shall live always in the fear of God, and shall respect His commandments — if we and they shall maintain just, moral sentiments, and such...

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