175 years ago today - Feb 16, 1849

[Brigham Young]

Elder Lorenzo Snow asked information upon certain points on Jesus Christ. Pres[ident] Young replied in substance as follows: '"As he was once now are we. As he is now so shall we be.'"

[Another copy of the minutes provides additional detail:]

Lorenzo Snow put out some principles arguing that Jesus Christ is our Fat[he]r. & not our Elder Brother & asked for light.' B[righam]. Y[oung].[:] As he was, so are we now. As he is now, so /we shall become./ shall we be[[.]] Our Fa[the]r. was once born of parents, & had a Fat[he]r. & Mo[the]r. [the] same as we [have].'[H]e is the Saviour of the world,'the root of [the] Sp[irit] & offspring of flesh [and the] only begotten of [the] Fat[he]r. in [the] flesh.'[T]he Fa[the]r. came down & begot him. [the] same as we do now,'& Jesus was the only one.'[I]t was all told in the Temple [[19th century 'lecture at the veil']] altho' it was run over quick.

[And a 3rd copy of the minutes:]

Lorenzo Snow laid out his opinions as to Jesus Christ being of a different grade than prophets or more than our Bre[thre]n. [H]e is God the father'& not our Elder Brother.' B Y'[I]t came to me in England, [that] as God was we shall be,'[and] as we are so God was.'[H]e is the very eternal father, because of the creation of God.'[H]e is the son of God, the only begotten. [H]e is the only one God the father came down & begat. Moses was a God to his generation'[and] Joseph was to his.'[N]o man could have the spirit without loving Joseph, in Joseph entered the Rev/elat[ion]/ spirit went right to him, & told Joseph.'

[Quorum of the Twelve Minutes, Archives, Church History Library, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City, Utah, in The Complete Discourses of Brigham Young, Ed. Richard S. Van Wagoner, Smith-Pettit Foundation, Salt Lake City (2009);Minutes of the Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1835-1951, Electronic Edition, 2015]

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