Joseph teaches that Noah drank wine.

Nov 7, 1841
Wilford Woodruff
Scribed Verbatim

History, 1838–1856, volume C-1 Addenda, pp. 19-20 = Woodruff, Journal, 7 Nov. 1841, The Joseph Smith Papers website, accessed August 11, 2021

William O. Clark, Wilford Woodruff, Joseph Smith, Jr.

Sunday. Elder William O. Clark preached about 2 hours <reproving the Saints for a lack of Sanctity and a want of holy living; enjoining sanctity, solemnity and temperance in the extreme in the rigid sectarian style.

I reproved him as Pharisaical and hypocritical; and not edifying the people; and shewed the Saints what Temperance, faith virtue, charity and truth were. I charged the Saints not to follow the example of the adversary in accusing the brethren, and said “if you do not accuse each other God will not accuse you. If you have no accuser you will enter heaven; and if you will follow the Revelations and instructions which God gives you through me, I will take you into heaven as my back load. If you will not accuse me, I will not accuse you. If you will throw a cloak of charity over my sins, I will over yours— for charity covereth a multitude of sins. What many people call sin is not sin; I do many things to break down superstition, and I will break it down:” I referred to the curse of Ham for laughing at Noah, while in his wine but doing no harm. Noah was a righteous man, and yet he drank wine, and became intoxicated the Lord did not forsake him in consequence thereof; for he retained all the power of his Priesthood and when he was accused by Cainaan, he cursed him by the Priesthood which he held, and the Lord had respect to his word and the Priesthood which he held, notwithstanding he was drunk; and the curse remains upon the posterity of Cainaan until the present day.

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