Lights and Shadows of Mormonism

Lights and Shadows of Mormonism

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ... Onc, and to overthrow the Kingdom of God which Daniel saw would be "cut out of the mountain without hands," The devout Saint, or the ungodly Gentile, can aecept either of the following explanations: The Gentiles were not "encmies" of the Mormons except to the extent of demanding that they obey the same laws of the Government to which the Gentiles were compelled to submit; or that the Lord transformed them into human asses pending the lapse of time during which the Mormon Deity could get his second wind in the struggle for supremacy. But to return to the analysis of the Manifesto. It has been pointed out that those who formulated that peculiar document for a "peculiar" people, made not the slightest pretense that the Almighty endorsed it, or that he had anything to do with its promulgation. In fact, it has all the earmarks of human expediency--the trick that every common ''drunk" attempts, when, in the presence of the police judge, he promises to be thereafter "good," and advises all other drunks to do likewise. Months passed by, and it was noted by the prophets that their "encmies," the Gentiles, were tumbling over each other to snap at the Manifesto bait. The "Salt Lake Tribunc," the powerful and uncompromising "encmy" of polygamy and temporal dictation of the prophets, looked askance at the deceptive Manifesto "fly." In order to encirele the Manifesto with the aureole of semi-inspiration, the power behind the thronc induced the vencrable President Woodruff to voice the following: "I should have let all the temples ' i out of our hands; I should have pine to prison myself and let every man go there, had not THE (J()!) OF IIEAVEN COMMANDED MB TO DO WHAT I...show more

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  • Paperback | 172 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 318g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123664512X
  • 9781236645128