145 years ago today - Nov 11, 1867

[Brigham Young Sermon] President B. Young then spoke at some length, instructing those present on various points connected with the Sunday School movement and the cause of education in general. He said that his first selection of books, were he choosing, would be the Old and the New Testaments, the Book of Mormon, and the Book of Doctrine and Covenants. He spoke of the value his early Bible reading had been to him in his ministerial labors of after years; and of the benefits which the elders have ever derived from an extensive acquaintance with its contents; adding that the best pleas and arguments ever made in courts, have been drawn from and based upon the Bible; and that the governments of Christendom claim it as the foundation upon which all their laws are constructed. His remarks were replete with instruction. -- SLC 13th Ward [Deseret News. Also Deseret Evening News, Deseret News Weekly, Deseret News Semi- Weekly, and Deseret News Extra, Salt Lake City; 1850-current. 16:325]

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

No comments:

Post a Comment

Please Enter your Comment: