|Quorum of the Twelve Apostles|
|January 20, 1843– October 3, 1881|
|Quorum of the Twelve Apostles|
|April 26, 1835– August 20, 1842|
|LDS Church Apostle|
|April 26, 1835|
|Reason||Initial organization of Quorum of the Twelve|
at end of term
|George Teasdale and Heber J. Grant ordained|
September 19, 1811|
Hartford, New York, United States
|Died||October 3, 1881
Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, United States
|Resting place||Salt Lake City Cemetery
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.
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.
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.
Noah and his family were the only loyal and obedient subjects to the legal power: they alone were saved.
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.
I was ordained one of the standing High Council in Zion, under the hands of President Joseph Smith.
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.
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.
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.
The greatest desire of my heart was for the Lord to manifest His will concerning me.
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.
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.
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.
The system of idolatry, invented by modern christianity, far surpasses in absurdity anything that we have ever heard of.
Each atom of the Holy Spirit is intelligent, and like all other matter has solidity, form, and size, and occupies space.
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.
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.
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.
The Godhead consists of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The Father is a material being.
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.