Heber C. Kimball, two months after Mountain Meadows, tells the Saints not to question whether a command from a leader is right or wrong.

Date
1859
Type
Speech / Court Transcript
Source
Heber C. Kimball
LDS
Hearsay
Scribed Verbatim
Reference

Heber C. Kimball, "Truth, Life, and Light—God Acts Through Agents—Obedience Produces Knowledge, Which Supersedes Faith—The Spirit of Man—Revelation and Obedience Thereto, Etc," Journal of Discourses, 26 vols. (Liverpool: Asa Calkin, 1859), 6:32

Scribe/Publisher
Leo Hawkins
People
Heber C. Kimball
Audience
Latter-day Saints
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Transcription

In regard to our situation and circumstances in these valleys, brethren WAKE UP! WAKE UP, YE ELDERS OF ISRAEL, AND LIVE TO GOD and none else; and learn to do as you are told, both old and young: learn to do as you are told for the future, And when you are taking a position, if you do not know that you are right, do not take it—I mean independently. But if you are told by your leader to do a thing, do it. None of your business whether it is right or wrong, You will get water, if you dig away. That is rather presumptuous doctrine with some people; but with me it is not.

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