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Quotes From Mormonism



The King Follett Discourse - By Joseph Smith

The Gospel Principles - Published by The Church of Jesus

Christ of Latter Day Saints

 

Three Degrees of Glory - By Melvin J. Ballard Apostle of the

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints


  1. Quotes from The King Follett Discourse

    The being and kind of being god is; the immortality of the intelligence of man

    By Joseph Smith Jr., the Prophet

     

    The King Follett Discourse was delivered by Joseph Smith President and Prophet of the Mormon Church before about twenty thousand Latter Day Saints at the April Conference of the Church, 1844, as the funeral sermon of Elder King Follett

     

    Pg 4 - Every man has a natural , and in our country, a constitutional right to be a false prophet, as well as a true prophet. 

     

    Pg 5 - I am going to tell you how God came to be God.  We have imagined and supposed that god was God from all eternity.  I will refute that idea, and take away the veil, so that you may see.  These are incomprehensible ideas to some, but they are simple.  It is the first principle of the gospel to know for certainty the character of god and to know that we may converse with him as one man converses with another, and that he was once a man like us, yea, that God himself the father of us all, dwelt on an earth, the same as Jesus Christ himself did; and I will show it from the Bible.

     

    These Quotes are contradicted in the Book of Mormon Moroni 8:18 and Mormon 9:9-10

     

    Page 6 - Here then is eternal life - to know the only wise and true God and you have got to learn how to be Gods yourselves, and to be kings and priests to God, the same as all Gods have done before you, namely by going from one small degree to another, and from a small capacity to a great one; from grace to grace, from exaltation to exaltation, until you attain to the resurrection of the dead, and are able to dwell in everlasting burnings, and to sit in glory, as do those who sit enthroned in everlasting power.

     

    Page 7 -...but they shall be heirs of God and joint heirs with Jesus Christ.  What is it?  To inherit the same power, the same glory and the same exaltation, until you arrive at the station of a god, and ascend the throne of eternal power, the same as those who have gone before.  My Father worked out His kingdom with fear and trembling, and I must do the same; and when I get my Kingdom, I shall present it to my Father, so that he may obtain kingdom upon kingdom, and it will exalt him in glory.  He will then take a higher exaltation, and I will take his place, and thereby become exalted myself.

     

    Page 9 -  In the beginning, the head of the gods called a council of the Gods; and they came together and concocted a plan to create the world and people it.

     

    Page 10 - Now, I ask all who hear me why the learned men who are preaching salvation, say that God created the heavens and the earth out of nothing?  The reason is, that they are unlearned in the things of God, and have not the gift of the Holy Ghost;

     

    Page 12 - The mind or the intelligence which man possesses is co-equal with God himself.  I know that my testimony is true;

     

    Page 13 - That which has a beginning may have an end.  There never was a time when there were not spirits; for they are co-equal with our Father in Heaven.

     

    Page 14 - I might with boldness proclaim from the house-tops that God never had the power to create the spirit of man at all.  God himself could not create himself.

     

    Quotes from The Gospel Principles

     

    Ch. 2 -Page 13 -   Our Heavenly Parents Desired to Share Their Joy with Us - They wanted us to develop the godlike qualities that they have.  To do this, we needed to leave our celestial home to be tested and to gain experience.

     

    Ch. 2 -Page 17 -   We learned that if we followed his plan, we would become like him.  We would have a resurrected body; we would have all power in heaven ad on earth; we would become heavenly parents and have spirit children just as he does (D&C 132:19-20)

     

    Quotes from Three Degrees of Glory

     

    Pg 8 - We have frequently said that perhaps the grandest thought that has ever been brought forth to the children of men is the Mormon truism, namely: "As man is God once was, and as God is man may become....Then I wish to say to you that there are three degrees of glory in the celestial kingdom and only those who attain the highest degree of celestial glory will be candidates to become what God is.

    "In the celestial glory there are three heavens or degrees:  And in order to obtain the highest, a man must enter into this order of the priesthood, (meaning the new and everlasting covenant of marriage); And if he does not, he cannot obtain it.  He may enter into the other, but that is the end of his kingdom; he cannot have an increase.

     

    Pg 10 - the eternity of the marriage covenant ought to be understood by Latter-day Saints clearly to be the sealing of at least one woman to one man for time and for all eternity. 

     

    Pg 22 - Now, my brothers and sisters, I would like you to understand that long before we were born into this earth we were tested and tried in our pre-existence and the fact that of the thousands of children born today, a certain proportion of them went to the Hotten-tots of the south sees, thousands went tot the Chinese mothers, thousands to Negro mothers, thousands to beautiful white Latter day Saint mothers.  Why this difference?  You cannot tell me that the entire group was just designated, marked, to go where they did.

     

    Why is it in the Church we do not grant the priesthood to the negroes?  It is alleged that the Prophet Joseph said - and I have no reason to dispute it - that it is because of some act committed by them before they came into this life.  It is alleged that they were neutral, standing neither for Christ nor the devil.  But, I am convinced it is because of some things they did before they came into this life that they have been denied the privilege.  The races of today are very largely reaping the consequence of a previous life.

     

    Pg 23 -  Our particular branch is the House of Joseph through his son Ephraim.  That is the group from whence shall come the majority of the candidates for Celestial Glory.  That is why we are doing the work for our ancestors and not for theirs (baptism for the dead).  Let us not imagine that in this dispensation we shall do the work for the dead Chinese or Hindus.

     

    Pg 35 -  Our status and condition will be like our Heavenly Father's.  He sent His only begotten Son to save and redeem mankind, but unless we accept the atonement and act in conformity tot he laws and requirements laid down for us, even god cannot save us.

     

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