155 years ago today - Apr 19, 1869

[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal]
19 A Cold Morning. Roads Heavy. We left Pason at 9 oclok & travelled to Nephi & spent the night at Brother Oakeys. 25 M. We held a Meeting at the Meeting House at 5 oclok. B Young jr Prayed. W. Woodruff spoke 24 M, G Q Cannon 36. Presidet Brigham Young spoke 38 Minuts. A synopsis on the following page.

Presidet Young said I require all under 100 years old to stop using tobaco & drinking whiskey. If they do not we will soon make it a test of fellow[ship] in the Church. You should keep the word of wisdom. I have laid the Benefit of this Course before the Saints many times. The people injure their health. Tea injures the stomach. Tobaco, whiskey, tea, & Coffee injures the Health & shortens the lives of the peoples.

Babylon is going to Fall. In the Millinnium all will be filled with the knowledge of God. Then all the people will keep the word of wisdom & take delight in it. Shame on the person who will not overcome all their Evil appetites for the sake of the Kingdom of God. Let all the Saints save what they give for tobaco, whiskey tea, & Coffee & give it for the Emigration of the poor. There is nothing worth Possessing in Heaven Earth or Hell Except what the Gospel Brings.

[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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