OP cites BOA in sermon on plural marriage regarding pre-mortal spirits coming to earth.

Aug 29, 1852
Speech / Court Transcript
Orson Pratt
Scribed Verbatim

Orson Pratt, Sermon, August 29, 1852, transcribed by LaJean Purcell Carruth August 2007, revised 18 October 2013, Papers of George D. Watt, MS 4534 box 1 folder 7, images 168-201, Church History Library

George D. Watt, LaJean Purcell Carruth
Orson Pratt, Abraham, Joseph Smith, Jr.
Latter-day Saints

before we get through if we have time we will come down now to the principle of those spirits we are told that among this great family of spirits some were more noble and great than others having more intelligence where do you read that says one of the Book of Abraham translated from the Egyptian papyrus by the Prophet Joseph Smith among the great and numerous family of spirits the begotten sons daughters to God some more intelligent than others and he says among those thou perceivest speaking to Abraham that some are the noble and great ones and says he to Abraham thou art one of them for thou wast chosen before thou wast born chosen before he was born here then comes knowledge if we only had time to treat upon the doctrine of election how ever I may just remark does not mean election to eternal life of certain ones and the rest [to] eternal damnation suffice it to say that Abraham many many others great and noble ones in family of spirits were chosen before they were born for certain purposes to bring about certain works to have the privilege of coming upon the stage of action among the hosts of men [in?] favorable circumstances by good and holy parentages and to fulfill certain things the Lord decreed from before the foundation [of the] world the Lord has ordained that these spirits come here and take tabernacles through a certain law certain channel and that law is the law of marriage great many things that I will pass by I perceive going to touch upon all these principles the time would be up completely there fore passing by many things in relation to these spirits and first estate and laws govern them in first estate and come to second estate the Lord ordained marriage between male and female as system of laws means through which spirits come here and take tabernacles and enter into second state of existence the Lord himself solemnized the first marriage pertaining to this globe and pertaining to flesh and bone as people now live here upon the earth

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