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Brand new softcover pamphlet! ; "The times in which we live are pregnant with great events, and there will things come to pass that will affect all people - wars and rumors of wars, pestilence, earthquakes, the waves of the sea lifting themselves beyond their bounds; these and other judgements will go forth among the nations of the earth until, as the Scriptures say, it will be a vexation to hear the report thereof. I would simply remark, however, in relation to these things, that they are the decrees of the Almighty. They are not anything witch he has originated with is. We find them referred to in the Holy Bible, the record of the Jews; we find them referred to in the Book of Mormon, the record of the Nephites, and also in the revelations given unto us from the Lord throught the Prophet Joseph Smith; and there are many now living that know that these events will transpire by things that have manifested unto them."
In 1888 some excerpts of discourses given by President John Taylor were compiled and printed. Earlier in his life he went on a tour of the nothern Utah and souther Idaho area, and it is from these talks that the booklet is formed.
He speaks of some very important principles. In addition to the above quote, he also addresses plural marriage, chastity, and adultery.
In speaking of adultery, he states in unequivolcal terms that he (President Taylor) did not make the law, nor can he change the law - "... I will have read to you what the law says upon the subject. George Reynolds, who is one of my secretaries, was present, and I asked him to read certain portions of the revelation on celestial marriage; for they had been married according to that order. That revelation states that, "If a man receiveth a wife in the new and everlasting covenant, and if she be with another an, and I have not appointed unto her by the holy anointing, she hath committed adultery and hsll be destroyed." And in another place it says, "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." Now, said I, I did not make that law. I find it in the word of God. It is not my province to change it. I cannot make any change. I am sorry for these little children I am sorry for the shame and infamy that has been brought upon them; but I cannot reverse the law of God. I did not commit this crime; I am not responsible for it; I cannot take upon myself the responsibility of other peoples' acts."
Also included are two appendices - referencing plural marriage and adultery. ; The FIG Project Series; 5.5" x 8.5"; 21 pages
Title: The Work of God - John Taylor, about 1888
Publisher: Hindsight Publications: 2009
Weight: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 46046