The Atonement of the Lord Jesus Christ is the heart and core and center of revealed religion.

Elder Bruce R. McConkie Christ and the Creation

September 10, 2017

General Authorities, Nature of Christ, Young

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The difference between God and the Devil is that God creates and organizes, while the whole study of the Devil is to destroy.

Brigham Young
Discourses of Brigham Young, p. 69

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June 2, 2016

Sin, Young

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Brother Brigham loves to make some of his points by beginning with a statement contrary to the common beliefs of the Saints in his day.

“Do not imagine that I am in the least finding fault with the Devil. I would not bring a railing accusation against him, for he is fulfilling his office and calling manfully; he is more faithful in his calling than are many of the people. God is not yet going to destroy wickedness from the earth. How frequently we hear it reiterated from the pulpit that he is going to destroy all wickedness. No such thing. He will destroy the power of sin. The work the Savior has on hand is to reduce the power of the Devil to perfect subjection; and when he has destroyed death and him that has the power of it, pertaining to this world, then he will deliver up the kingdom spotless to the Father.”

Brigham Young

Journal of Discourses 9:108

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November 2, 2015

General Authorities, Salvation, Young

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It has been justly remarked this afternoon that “Jesus paid the debt; He atoned for the original sin; He came and suffered and died on the cross.” He is now King of kings and Lord of lords, and the time will come when every knee will bow and every tongue confess, to the glory of God the Father, that Jesus is the Christ. That very character that was looked upon, not as the Savior, but as an outcast, who was crucified between two thieves and treated with scorn and derision, will be greeted by all men as the only Being through whom they can obtain salvation.

President Brigham Young

Journal of Discourses 13:59, July 18, 1869

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November 2, 2015

General Authorities, Resurrection, Young

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Those who attain to the blessing of the first or celestial resurrection will be pure and holy, and perfect in body. Every man and woman that reaches to this unspeakable attainment will be as beautiful as the angels that surround the throne of God. If you can, by faithfulness in this life, obtain the right to come up on the morning of the resurrection, you need entertain no fears that the wife will be dissatisfied with her husband, or the husband with the wife; for those of the first resurrection will be free from sin and from the consequences and power of sin.

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Brigham Young

Journal of Discourses 10:24

 

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December 26, 2014

General Authorities, Tests, Young

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Take courage, brethren. . . . Plow your land, and sow wheat, plant your potatoes. . . . It is our duty to preach the gospel, gather Israel, pay our tithing, and build temples. The worst fear I have about this people is that they will get rich in this country, forget God and his people, wax fat, and kick themselves out of the Church and go to hell. This people will stand mobbing, robbing, poverty, and all manner of persecution and be true. But my greatest fear is that they cannot stand wealth.

Brigham Young
Quoted in Harold B. Lee, Decisions for Successful Living,  Salt Lake City, Deseret Book, 1973, 212