"Now when they heard this,
they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men
and brethren, what shall we do? Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every
one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the
gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that
are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call. And with many other words did
he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation. Then they
that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added [unto them]
about three thousand souls. And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and
fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. And fear came upon every soul: and
many wonders and signs were done by the apostles." Acts 2:37-41
Note: Any so-called "minister" (i.e. Billy Graham or the Pope) which contradicts the pattern above, saith the Lord, that man is an imposter, a counterfeit. Wo! Wo! unto those who pervert the right way of the Lord. The ordinances set forth in the passage above must be performed by the legal administrative authority of the heavens, i.e. the Apostlehip, as anciently, saith Israel's God or it is not recognized by the same; for the Lord will not receive that which he did not send. And how are they sent? By revelation to a prophet, and Apostle as anciently, for God, my God, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the same, yesterday, today, and forever. Selah.
Brigham Young, January 16, 1853
A discourse delivered by President Brigham Young, in theTabernacle,
Great Salt Lake City, January 16, 1853.
Journal of Discourses, Vol.1, Pg.1, Brigham Young, January 16,1853
|The plan of salvation, or, in other words, the redemption of fallen
beings, is a subject that should occupy the attention of all intelligence
that pertains to fallen beings. I do not like the term fallen
beings, but I will say, subjected intelligence, which term suits
me better--subjected to law, order, rule, and government. All
intelligences are deeply engaged in this grand object; not, however,
having a correct understanding of the true principle thereof,
they wander to and fro, some to the right, and some to the left.
There is not a person in this world, who is endowed with a common
share of intellect, but is laboring with all his power for salvation.
Men vary in their efforts to obtain that object, still their individual
conclusions are, that they will ultimately secure it. The merchant,
for instance, seeks with unwearied diligence, by night and by
day, facing misfortunes with a determined and persevering resistance,
enduring losses by sea and by land, with an unshaken patience,
to amass a sufficient amount of wealth to enable him to settle
calmly down in the midst of plenty in some opulent city, walk
in the higher classes of society, and perchance receive a worldly
title, or worldly honor, and enjoy a freedom from all anxiety
of business, and constraint by poverty, throughout the remainder
of his life. He then supposes he has obtained salvation.
If a man's capacity be limited to the things of this world, if
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