Arrogant, Prideful, Quotes From Mormon Prophets

“…if any man preach any other Gospel than that which I have preached, he shall be cursed; ”
(Joseph Smith, Jr., The Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith: Page 366 – Also found in History of the Church: Volume 6 – Page 365)

“Come on! ye persecutors! ye false swearers! All hell, boil over! Ye burning mountains, roll down your lava! for I will come out on top at last. I have more to boast of than ever any man had. I am the only man that has been able to keep a whole church together since the days of Adam. A large majority of the whole have stood by me. Neither Paul, John, Peter, nor Jesus ever did it. I boast that no man ever did such a work as I. The followers of Jesus ran away from Him; but the Latter-day Saints never ran away from me yet… When they can get rid of me, the devil will also go.”
(Joseph Smith, Jr., History of the Church – Volume 6 – Pages 408-409)

“If I had forty wives in the United States, they did not know it, and could not substantiate it, neither did I ask any lawyer, judge, or magistrate for them. I live above the law, and so do this people.”
(Brigham Young – Journal of Discourses: Volume 1 – Page 361)

“Brother Cannon remarked that people wondered how many wives and children I had. He may inform them that I shall have wives and children by the million, and glory, and riches, and power, and dominion, and kingdom after kingdom, and reign triumphantly.”
(Brigham Young – Journal of Discourses: Volume 8 – Pages 178-179)

“If you do not know whose right it is to give revelations, I will tell you. It is I.”
(Brigham Young – “October Conference Minutes [October 6th, 1844],” Times and Seasons – October 15th, 1844 – Volume 5 – Number 19 – Page 683)

“I have never preached a sermon and sent it out to the children of men, that they may not call scripture.” (Brigham Young – Journal of Discourses: Verse 13 – Page 95)

“ ‘Brother Brigham,’ said I, with a firmness of resistance I had never before felt in his presence, ‘are you my Saviour?’
‘Most assuredly I am,’ said he. ‘You cannot enter the Celestial kingdom, except by my counsel. Do you doubt it?’”
(Mary Ettie V. Smith, quoted in Nelson Winch Green – Mormonism: it’s rise, progress, and present condition. Embracing the narrative of Mrs Mary Ettie V. Smith – 1858 and 1870 edition – Page 201)

“… kings would tremble upon their thrones at my word…. I should become a Counsellor & multitudes should seek counsel at my mouth & I should have great wisdom & power to fly through the midst under heaven… I should have power over my enemies & have long life & bring many into the kingdom of God Also that I should have the riches of the earth.”
(Wilford Woodruff – 1836-1837 – Diary, under April 4 11, 1837 – Reprinted in Dean Jessee, “The Kirtland Diary of Wilford Woodruff,” BYU Studies – Summer 1972 – Volume 12 – Page 388)

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