Mormon History, 28 June 1846 (Morning)

[Brigham Young Discourse] President Brigham Young made some remarks of what was on his mind. This is the time it requires the united faith of this church more than any other time to establish this church. We have trials and tribulations to come which we know nothing of, but of all the trials which we have passed through perhaps our hears are not weaned from the things of this world, though perhaps there is some in this church that can say with Paul, to live is for Christ, but to die is gain, and everything that is done is to roll on the work of God. Shall we sin that good may come? No, but do good and good will come, and that will honor the Almighty and us to. But this is the time for us to be faithful in everything. It is nothing but covetousness that shuts up the knowledge of heaven and of God. When I look upon the world, the beauty, the fashion, it is not worth one particle of eternal truth. What is it that makes man happy when they are lead to be martyred? It is the Spirit of God, and all I have to say is for you all to be faithful to your calling and to him who has called you'- President Young arose and remarked about taking in to consideration about keeping our sheep from the wolves. -- Council Bluffs, Iowa [Heber C. Kimball Journals, Special Collections, Merrill-Cazier Library, Utah State University, Logan.; Archives, Church History Library, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City, Utah..]

[source: The Complete Discourses of Brigham Young, Ed. Richard S. Van Wagoner, Smith-Pettit Foundation, Salt Lake City (2009)]

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