145 years ago today - Apr 8, 1877

[Brigham Young]

Hear it, ye elders of Israel, and mark it down in your log books: the fulness of the gospel is the United Order and the Order of Plural Marriage, and without these two principles, this gospel can never be full, and I much fear that when I am gone, this people will give up these two principles which we prize so highly; and if they do, this church cannot advance as God wishes it to advance. If this people do not accept and live the principles of the United Order, they will not be acceptable to the Lord. I do not want to live to see the sufferings that this people will have to pass through if they reject the United Order. -- St. George, Utah

[Celestial Marriage, Broadbent, 1927, in The Complete Discourses of Brigham Young, Ed. Richard S. Van Wagoner, Smith-Pettit Foundation, Salt Lake City (2009), http://bit.ly/BY-discourses]

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