155 years ago today - Apr 19, 1869

[Brigham Young Sermon]
President Brigham Young spoke 38 Minutes. A synopsis on the following page. President Young said I require all under 100 years old to stop using tobacco & drinking whiskey. If they do not we will soon make it a test of fellowship 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. Tobacco, whiskey, tea, & Coffee injures the Health & shortens the lives of the peoples. Babylon is going to Fall. In the Millennium 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 tobacco, 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. -- Nephi, Utah [Wilford
Woodruff's Journal. 9 Vols. Scott G. Kenney, ed. Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 1983-85. 6:462-463]

[The Complete Discourses of Brigham Young, Ed. Richard S. Van Wagoner, Smith-Pettit Foundation, Salt Lake City (2009), http://bit.ly/BY-discourses]

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