1843 August 6 Remarks in Philadelphia

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1843 August 6 Remarks in Philadelphia

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Sermons

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1843/08/06

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President Brigham Young addressed the congregation at considerable length. He said that a man or woman may ask of God, and get a witness and testimony from God concerning any work or messenger that is sent unto them; but if a person asks for a thing that does not concern him, such as governing the Church, as a member of the Church inquiring concerning the duty of a pre-siding Elder, what the prophet or the Twelve ought to do, &c. he will not get an answer. If he does it will not be from God. He also remarked that if any in the Church had the fullness of the Melchizedek Priesthood, he did not know it. For any person to have the fullness of that priesthood, he must be a king and priest. A person may have a portion of that priesthood, the same as governors or judges of England have power from the king to transact business; but that does not make them kings of England. A person may be anointed king and priest long before he receives his kingdom.