Excerpt from The Latter-Day Saints' Millennial Star, Vol. 68: August 30, 1906
I sincerely hope that the children will love their parents, hearken to their counsel, honor their fathers and their mothers that their days may be long in the land which the Lord their God shall give to them. It is destined by the wisdom of the Lord and His Gospel principles that fathers and mothers shall live pure lives together, that their children may be united with them, and that the affections that exist between them may reach to the grave and to the world to come. The Lord has planted in the human heart one of His own attributes, which is immortal love. We shall never forget our fathers who have passed behind the veil, nor our mothers, nor our children. The love that we feel for them is not a love that pertains to this world alone, but it is des tined to bloom more freely in the world to come. Then let us exercise that love and charity that forgiveth, and that will bring to us the affection of those with whom we are associated, that we may be united in the bond of that greatest law of God - to love God with all our hearts, and like unto it, our neighbor as ourselves.
These young Elders have come out here to preach the Gospel. They have left comfortable homes and fathers and mothers; some of them have wives and children, and what have they in View? What object have they? Simply to carry the message to the world that the Lord has Spoken from the heavens again in our own days; that God has restored His Holy Priesthood, which is the authority of God delegated to man by which man can act in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, and administer in all the ordinances of the Gospel acceptably to the Lord. It is not the design or mission of these Elders to tear down your beliefs, to make any kind of assault upon you; but it is their business to come to you and show you the greater light, that your eyes may be opened, that your ears may be unstopped, that your hearts may be touched with a love for the truth, that if you have been guilty of wrongdoing you may forsake it and turn unto the Lord, learn of His ways and walk in His paths. It is against the principles of our Church to try to persuade a husband to forsake his family or to slacken his love or care for them, but it is the law of the Church to induce men to be more true and faithful to their wives and to their families. It is not their purpose to per suade women to leave their husbands or families for the Gospel's sake. They have not come here to sow discord among you or to cause differences or con. Tentions, but simply to preach the plain teachings of life and truth and leave the results in your hands.
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