12 - Let Mysteries Alone  pp. 278-305


By John L. Brooke

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Where are the true riches – the pearl of great price? They are here. How can we secure them? By being obedient, for the willing and obedient will eat the good of the land by and by. … What is a mystery? We do not know, it is beyond our comprehension. When we talk about mystery, we talk about eternal obscurity; for that which is known ceases to be a mystery.

Brigham Young, Salt Lake City, August 14, 1853

Some will come with great zeal and anxiety, saying “I want my endowments, I want my washings and anointings; I want my blessings; I wish to be sealed up to eternal lives. …” What good will all this do you, if you do not live up to your profession and practice your profession?

Heber C. Kimball, Salt Lake City, October 6, 1855

[I]t stands immutable, that all men shall be rewarded according to their works.

Jedediah M. Grant, Salt Lake City, October 6, 1855

Why say “We want to hear from the stand concerning the mysteries – the eternal mysteries of the kingdom of God. …” Allow me to inform you that you are in the midst of it all now.

Brigham Young, Salt Lake City, June 15, 1856

These are the mysteries of the kingdom of God upon the earth, to know how to purify and sanctify our affections, the earth upon which we stand, the air we breathe, the water we drink, the houses in which we dwell and the cities that we build, that when strangers come into our country they may feel a hallowed influence and acknowledge a power to which they are strangers.