Grant teaches that there are certain sins that cannot be atoned for except by the blood of the sinner.

Mar 12, 1854
Speech / Court Transcript
Jedediah M. Grant
Scribed Verbatim

Jedediah M. Grant, "Discourse," Deseret News, July 27, 1854, p. 1, col. 6-p. 2, col. 1

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Jedediah M. Grant
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But people will look into books of theology, and argue that the people of God have a right to try people for fellowship, but they have no right to try them on property or life. That makes the devil laugh [. . .] But if the Government of God on earth, and Eternal Priesthood, with the sanction of High Heaven, in the midst of all his people, has passed sentence on certain sins when they appear in a person, has not the people of God a right to carry out that part of his law as well as any other portion of it? It is their right to baptize a sinner to save him, and it is also their right to kill a sinner to save him, when he commits those crimes that can only be atoned for by shedding his blood. If the Lord God forgives sins by baptism, and there is another law that certain sins cannot be atoned for by baptism, but by the shedding of the blood of the sinner, query, whether the people of God be overreaching the mark, if they should execute the law to save such? They used to do it anciently. We would not kill a man, of course, unless we killed him to save him.

BHR Staff Commentary

Jedidiah Grant speaks about LDS can kill certain people to save them, akin to baptizing people to save them.

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