Quotes by: Orson Pratt

Orson Pratt
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Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
January 20, 1843 (1843-01-20) – October 3, 1881 (1881-10-03)
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
April 26, 1835 (1835-04-26) – August 20, 1842 (1842-08-20)
LDS Church Apostle
April 26, 1835 (1835-04-26)
Reason Initial organization of Quorum of the Twelve
at end of term
George Teasdale and Heber J. Grant ordained[1]
Personal details
Born (1811-09-19)September 19, 1811
Hartford, New York, United States
Died October 3, 1881(1881-10-03) (aged 70)
Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, United States
Resting place Salt Lake City Cemetery
40°46′37.92″N 111°51′28.8″W / 40.7772000°N 111.858000°W / 40.7772000; -111.858000

The true God He has extension, and form, and dimensions. He occupies space; has a body, parts, and passions; can go from place to place. He can eat, drink, and talk.
Orson Pratt
The kingdom of God is a theocracy. And as it is the only form of government which will redeem and save mankind, it is necessary that every soul should be rightly and thoroughly instructed in regard to its nature and general characteristics.
Orson Pratt
Any people attempting to govern themselves by laws of their own making, and by officers of their own appointment, are in direct rebellion against the kingdom of God.
Orson Pratt
Noah and his family were the only loyal and obedient subjects to the legal power: they alone were saved.
Orson Pratt
All the modern christian churches have no more authority to preach, baptize, or administer any other ordinance of the gospel than the idolatrous Hindoos have.
Orson Pratt
I was ordained one of the standing High Council in Zion, under the hands of President Joseph Smith.
Orson Pratt
The kingdom of God is an order of government established by divine authority. It is the only legal government that can exist in any part of the universe.
Orson Pratt
At various times during the last four thousand years God has asserted his rights and endeavoured to establish his own authority, his own laws, and his own government among the children of men.
Orson Pratt
Do not suffer any man to baptize or minister unto you, unless God has spoken unto him by the voice of his servants, and authorized him to minister in his name.
Orson Pratt
The greatest desire of my heart was for the Lord to manifest His will concerning me.
Orson Pratt
An order of government, established by such an all-wise, powerful being, must be good and perfect, and must be calculated to promote the permanent peace, happiness, and well-being of all his subjects.
Orson Pratt
It is a grievous sin in the sight of God for any man to presume to baptize, unless God has authorized him by new revelation to baptize in his name.
Orson Pratt
It was seldom that I attended any religious meetings, as my parents had not much faith in and were never so unfortunate as to unite themselves with any of the religious sects.
Orson Pratt
The system of idolatry, invented by modern christianity, far surpasses in absurdity anything that we have ever heard of.
Orson Pratt
Each atom of the Holy Spirit is intelligent, and like all other matter has solidity, form, and size, and occupies space.
Orson Pratt
If God had sufficient wisdom and power to construct such a beautiful world as this, then we must admit that his wisdom and power are immeasurably greater than that of man, and hence he is qualified to reign as king.
Orson Pratt
God the Father and God the Son cannot be everywhere present; indeed they cannot be even in two places at the same instant: but God the Holy Spirit is omnipresent - it extends through all space, with all other matter.
Orson Pratt
A true servant of God will never teach a false doctrine. He will never deny new revelation. He never will tell you that the canon of scripture is full, or that the New Testament is the last revelation ever intended to be given to man.
Orson Pratt
The Godhead consists of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The Father is a material being.
Orson Pratt
On the 1st day of December, 1830, I was confirmed, and in accordance with the word of the Lord I was ordained an Elder under the hands of the Prophet.
Orson Pratt

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