170 years ago today - Oct 15, 1852. Friday.

[William Clayton]
President Orson Pratt ... brought forth proofs sufficient from revelations already given to satisfy any reasonable mind, that the Gods do not eternally progress in knowledge, or wisdom, but shewed that when they arrive at a fulness they have learned all there is to learn. He then referred to the peace and union and the desire after knowledge there is in this camp; and also demonstrated that the Lord is pleased to see us search after the mysteries of his kingdom, for this is eternal life to know God and Jesus Christ whom He has sent. He further showed that there is no difference in opinion between him and President Young in regard to the Gods progressing in knowledge, but the apparent difference arises from our not taking time to connect the ideas. When President Young speaks by the power of the spirit there is frequently such a flood of revelation that he has not time to explain every particular, and unless we have the spirit of God resting upon us, it is easy to get wrong ideas. [Brigham believed God continued to progress, and repeatedly chastized Orson for teaching otherwise.]

[George D. Smith, An Intimate Chronicle; The Journals of William Clayton, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City, 1995, http://bit.ly/WilliamClayton]

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