Monday, January 28, 2008

Arrogant, Prideful Quotes From Mormon Prophets


"...if any man preach any other Gospel than that which I have preached, he shall be cursed; "
(Joseph Smith, Jr., The Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, page 366)

(Also found in History of the Church, volume 6, page 365)

“Come on! ye persecutors! ye false swearers! All hell, boil over! Ye burning mountains, roll down your lava! for I will come out on top at last. I have more to boast of than ever any man had. I am the only man that has been able to keep a whole church together since the days of Adam. A large majority of the whole have stood by me. Neither Paul, John, Peter, nor Jesus ever did it. I boast that no man ever did such a work as I. The followers of Jesus ran away from Him; but the Latter-day Saints never ran away from me yet... When they can get rid of me, the devil will also go.”
(Joseph Smith, Jr., History of the Church, volume 6, pages 408-409)

“If I had forty wives in the United States, they did not know it, and could not substantiate it, neither did I ask any lawyer, judge, or magistrate for them. I live above the law, and so do this people.”
(Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses, volume 1, page 361)

“Brother Cannon remarked that people wondered how many wives and children I had. He may inform them that I shall have wives and children by the million, and glory, and riches, and power, and dominion, and kingdom after kingdom, and reign triumphantly.”
(Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses, volume 8, pages 178-179)

“If you do not know whose right it is to give revelations, I will tell you. It is I.”
(Brigham Young, “October Conference Minutes [October 6th, 1844],” Times and Seasons, October 15th, 1844, volume 5, number 19, page 683)

“I have never preached a sermon and sent it out to the children of men, that they may not call scripture.”

(Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses, verse 13, page 95)

“ ‘Brother Brigham,’ said I, with a firmness of resistance I had never before felt in his presence, ‘are you my Saviour?’
‘Most assuredly I am,’ said he. ‘You cannot enter the Celestial kingdom, except by my counsel. Do you doubt it?’”
(Mary Ettie V. Smith, quoted in Nelson Winch Green,

Mormonism: it’s rise, progress, and present condition. Embracing the narrative of Mrs Mary Ettie V. Smith, 1858, 1870 edition, page 201)

“… kings would tremble upon their thrones at my word…. I should become a Counsellor & multitudes should seek counsel at my mouth & I should have great wisdom & power to fly through the midst under heaven… I should have power over my enemies & have long life & bring many into the kingdom of God Also that I should have the riches of the earth.”
(Wilford Woodruff, 1836-1837 - Diary, under April 4 11, 1837, reprinted in Dean Jessee, “The Kirtland Diary of Wilford Woodruff,” BYU Studies, Summer 1972, volume 12, page 388)

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