165 years ago today - Mar 8, 1857

[Wilford Woodruff]
President Young [said] ... If we past our inspection before Joseph we probably should Peter & Jesus. ... If all this people did not go to a celestial kingdom it would be their own fault. But will all have the same exaltation & glory in the Celestial Kingdom? By no means. There will be but few that go there that will be crowned kings & Priests & Gods. There will be many millions in the Celestial kingdom that will not be exhalted to those hier blessings. This People are a good people & they are advanceing faster than any other people that ever lived. It would not be 120 years insted of 365 before this people would with the portion of Earth which they occupy be separated from the wicked. ...

President Young asked Wm. W. Phelps by what authority he had proclaimed in Public that He (Brigham Young) was the man that the Lord said he would raise up like unto Moses. Phelps said Joseph was gone & you are left to lead the People. B.Y. That is no Argument at all. I may die & others be left. That does not prove that I or they would be the one refered to. If I thought I was the man I would not tel of it. But I think I am the great man that none of the prophets eve[r?] thought of or spoke of.

Orson Hyde said there was a man in Provo professed to have a visit from a Departed spirit. He comes to him dressed in his temple Robs & the man he Comes to has not had his endowments and I want to know what you think of it. I thought the whole of it smelt Strongly of Brimstone.

President Young said now if the people in Provo Can be made to believe that that is a true visit about the third time he Comes He will say that this Church is not led by the man that ought to lead it but the man that has thes visits will tell you that he is to lead the Church. Now I will tell you how you may know it is fals. A spirit will not Come to a man in the flesh without he appears in his glory & men Cannot endure his glory. A resurrected body may Come & hide his glory. But that visitation is false. It is not true.

[Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]

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