If Christ was to Come now to reign you would not like his dictation as well as you do mine for I am more like you than He is and he would be more strict in his dealings & dictation with you than I am. ... speaking of our government He said Our Nation will not Have a general war all at one & then be settled in a year or two but the spirit of war, madness & disunion will increase for a number of years. They will Commence to fight little by little & keep increase until they will have a general mash up & destruction throughout the Land.
[Wilford Woodruff's Journal, in The Complete Discourses of Brigham Young, Ed. Richard S. Van Wagoner, Smith-Pettit Foundation, Salt Lake City (2009), http://bit.ly/BY-discourses]