Quotes by This Author

“And that law of the land which is constitutional, supporting that principle of freedom in maintaining rights and privileges, belongs to all mankind, and is justifiable before me. Therefore, I, the Lord, justify you, and your brethren of my church, in befriending that law which is the constitutional law of the land; And as pertaining to law of man, whatsoever is more or less than this, cometh of evil.(Scriptural, Doctrine and Covenants, 98:5-7. August 6, 1833.)

“And behold, that great city Jacobugath, which was inhabited by the people of king Jacob, have I caused to be burned with fire because of their sins and their wickedness, which was above all the wickedness of the whole earth, because of their secret murders and combinations; for it was they that did destroy the peace of my people and the government of the land; therefore I did cause them to be burned, to destroy them from before my face, that the blood of the prophets and the saints should not come up unto me any more against them.” (Scriptural, The voice of the Lord speaking to the people of Nephi after earthquakes and destruction 3 Nephi 9:9, Book of Mormon)

“According to the laws and constitution of the people, which I have suffered to be established, and should be maintained for the rights and protection of all flesh, according to just and holy principles; That every man may act in doctrine and principle pertaining to futurity, according to the moral agency which I have given unto him, that every man may be accountable for his own sins in the day of judgment. Therefore, it is not right that any man should be in bondage one to another. And for this purpose have I established the Constitution of this land, by the hands of wise men whom I raised up unto this very purpose, and redeemed the land by the shedding of blood.” (Scriptural, Doctrine and Covenants, 101:80. December 16, 1833.)

“And I give unto you a commandment that you shall teach one all things...that are expedient for you to understand; Of things both in heaven and in the earth, and under the earth; things which have been, things which are, things which must shortly come to pass; things which are at home, things which are abroad; the wars and the perplexities of the nations, and the judgments which are on the land; and a knowledge also of countries and of kingdoms—that ye may be prepared in all things” (Scriptural, Doctrine and Covenants, 88:77-79.)

“...we believe that all men are justified in defending themselves, their friends, and property, and the government, from the unlawful assaults and encroachments of all persons in times of exigency, where immediate appeal cannot be made to the laws, and relief afforded.” (Scriptural, Doctrine and Covenants, 134:11.)

“Have mercy, O Lord, upon all the nations of the earth; have mercy upon the rulers of our land; may those principles, which were so honorably and nobly defended, namely, the Constitution of our land, by our fathers, be established forever.(Scriptural, prayer offered at the dedication of the Kirtland temple. Doctrine and Covenants, 109:54.)

“For the love of money is the root of all evil…” (Scriptural, Holy Bible, 1 Timothy 6:10.)

“And I say unto you, that if the Gentiles do not repent after the blessing which they shall receive, after they have scattered my people—Then shall ye, who are a remnant of the house of Jacob, go forth among them; and ye shall be in the midst of them who shall be many; and ye shall be among them as a lion among the beasts of the forest, and as a young lion among the flocks of sheep, who, if he goeth through both treadeth down and teareth in pieces, and none can deliver.” (Scriptural, Christ predicting one of the terrors to befall the Gentiles. The Book of Mormon, 3 Nephi 20:15-16.)

“…We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement…we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves….” (Scriptural, Isaiah 28:15.)

“It is an imperative duty that we owe to God, to angels, with whom we shall be brought to stand, and also to ourselves, to our wives and children…Therefore it is an imperative duty that we owe, not only to our own wives and children, but to the widows and fatherless, whose husbands and fathers have been murdered under its iron hand…And also it is an imperative duty that we owe to all the rising generation, and to all the pure in heart…Therefore, that we should waste and wear out our lives in bringing to light all the hidden things of darkness, wherein we know them; and they are truly manifest from heaven—These should then be attended to with great earnestness. Let no man count them as small things; for there is much which lieth in futurity, pertaining to the saints, which depends upon these things.” (Scriptural, The Lord used very strong language in relation to the libelous publications, magazines, encyclopedias, histories that were being published about the saints, which were causing “diabolical rascality and nefarious and murderous impositions upon the saints.” The quotes from the prophets on this site constitute “wherein we know them; and they are truly manifest from heaven.” Doctrine & Covenants, 123:7-15. March 1839.)

“For when they shall say, ‘peace and safety,’ then sudden destruction cometh upon them…and they shall not escape.” (Scriptural, 1 Thessalonians, 5:3.)

“We believe that no government can exist in peace, except such laws are framed and held inviolate as will secure to each individual the free exercise of conscience, the right and control of property, and the protection of life.” (Scriptural, Doctrine and Covenants, 134:2.)

“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” (Scriptural, 2 Chronicles, 7:14.)

“Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it.” (Scriptural, Psalms, 127:1.)

“Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens: And let them judge the people at all seasons: and it shall be, that every great matter they shall bring unto thee, but every small matter they shall judge: so shall it be easier for thyself, and they shall bear the burden with thee.…and all this people shall also go to their place in peace.” (Scriptural, The organization of Israel into self-governing bodies of wards. Exodus, Holy Bible, 18:21-23.)

“The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul….The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart…the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward. ” (Scriptural, Psalms, 19:7-11.)

“And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH….And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.” (Scriptural, Anciently the nation of Babylon ruled openly, oppressing her subjects. In the last days before the Second Coming, John reveals to us that Babylon is a city, which rules the kings of the earth secretly. MYSTERY is translated from the Greek work μυστηριον or musterion which carries the idea of silence or secrecy imposed by initiation into religious rites. μυω (muo) it’s root word, means to shut the mouth. Revelation, 17:5,18.)

“Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.” (Scriptural, Proverbs, 14:34.)

“…out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.” (Scriptural, Isaiah, 2:3.)

“And again, I say unto you that the enemy in the secret chambers seeketh your lives. Ye hear of wars in far countries, and you say that there will soon be great wars in far countries, but ye know not the hearts of men in your own land.” (Scriptural, Doctrine and Covenants, 38:28-29. January 2, 1831.)

“We have learned by sad experience that it is the nature and disposition of almost all men, as soon as they get a little authority, as they suppose, they will immediately begin to exercise unrighteous dominion.” (Scriptural, Doctrine and Covenants, Section 121:39. March 20, 1839.)

“And all this [king Laman] did, for the sole purpose of bringing this people into subjection or into bondage. And behold, we at this time do pay tribute to the king of the Lamanites, to the amount of one half of our corn, and our barley, and even all our grain of every kind, and one half of the increase of our flocks and our herds; and even one half of all we have or possess the king of the Lamanites doth exact of us, or our lives.” (Scriptural, The Book of Mormon helps clarify the definition of slavery.)

“Thou shalt not wrest judgment; thou shalt not respect persons, neither take a gift: for a gift doth blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous.” (Scriptural, Holy Bible, Deuteronomy 16:19.)

“Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in meteyard, in weight, or in measure. Just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin, shall ye have: I am the LORD your God...A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight.” (Scriptural, Lev. 19:36, Proverbs 11:1.)

“Therefore, renounce war and proclaim peace...” (Scriptural, Doctrine and Covenants, 98:16. August 6, 1833.)

“Inasmuch as ye are not guilty of the first offense, neither the second, ye shall not suffer yourselves to be slain by the hands of your enemies.…Ye shall defend your families even unto bloodshed.” (Scriptural, Book of Mormon, Alma 43:46-47.)

“And it shall come to pass among the wicked, that every man that will not take his sword against his neighbor must needs flee unto Zion for safety. And there shall be gathered unto it out of every nation under heaven; and it shall be the only people that shall not be at war one with another.” (Scriptural, Doctrine and Covenants, 45:68-69. March 7, 1831.)

“And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.” (Scriptural, Daniel, 2:44.)

“Verily, verily, I say unto you, darkness covereth the earth, and gross darkness the minds of the people, and all flesh has become corrupt before my face. Behold, vengeance cometh speedily upon the inhabitants of the earth, a day of wrath, a day of burning, a day of desolation, of weeping, of mourning, and of lamentation; and as a whirlwind it shall come upon all the face of the earth, saith the Lord. And upon my house shall it begin, and from my house shall it go forth, saith the Lord; First among those among you, saith the Lord, who have professed to know my name and have not known me, and have blasphemed against me in the midst of my house, saith the Lord.(Scriptural, Doctrine and Covenants, 112:23-26. July 23, 1837.)

“Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.” (Scriptural, The Lord's Prayer Matthew, 6:10.)

“A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a great people and a strong; there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generations.

“A fire devoureth before them; and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them.

“The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses; and as horsemen, so shall they run.

“Like the noise of chariots on the tops of mountains shall they leap, like the noise of a flame of fire that devoureth the stubble, as a strong people set in battle array.

“Before their face the people shall be much pained: all faces shall gather blackness.

“They shall run like mighty men; they shall climb the wall like men of war; and they shall march every one on his ways, and they shall not break their ranks:

“Neither shall one thrust another; they shall walk every one in his path: and when they fall upon the sword, they shall not be wounded.

“They shall run to and fro in the city; they shall run upon the wall, they shall climb up upon the houses; they shall enter in at the windows like a thief.

“The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining.” (Scriptural, speaking of a great nation which would spread desolation and misery upon the people of the earth in the latter days. Joel, 2:2-10.)

“Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men.” (Scriptural, 1 Corinthians, Bible, 7:23.)

“For he saith, By the strength of my hand I have done it, and by my wisdom; for I am prudent: and I have removed the bounds of the people, and have robbed their treasures, and I have put down the inhabitants like a valiant man: And my hand hath found as a nest the riches of the people: and as one gathereth eggs that are left, have I gathered all the earth; and there was none that moved the wing, or opened the mouth, or peeped.” (Scriptural, Isaiah referring to evil men in the last days who would find a way to gather the riches of the people without an outcry. Isaiah, Bible, 10:13-14.)

“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” (Scriptural, Hosea, 4:6.)

“Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?” (Scriptural, Bible, Psalm, 94:16.)