85 years ago today - Sep 9, 1935

[Heber J. Grant]
Relative to baptisms for the heathen-dead, we refer you to Section 76 of the Doctrine & Covenants. Members of the Church may do work for their dead ancestors whether these be Christian or Heathen, providing they can find the necessary information pertaining to them. Of course, we do not permit work to be done in the temple for those who have colored blood. ...

I send you, herewith, a copy of a letter from Heber Crook of Argentina, South America, together with a carbon copy of my reply ...

He says that he has relatives and friends who speak in tongues and prophesy, and wants to know if we agree with the Elders who say that these people receive their information from the Evil One.

It is our belief that only members of the true Church are entitled to speak in tongues by the inspiration of the Lord. I am sending you, herewith, extracts from one of my sermons in which I relate two experiences in my own life dealing with the gift of tongues.

[Heber J. Grant, Letter to W. Ernest Young, as quoted in Minutes of the Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1910-1951, Privately Published, Salt Lake City, Utah 2010]

No comments:

Post a Comment