Journal of Discourses, 3:369; “When you lay down this tabernacle, where are you going? Into the spiritual world. Are you going into Abraham’s bosom? No, not anywhere nigh there but into the spirit world. Where is the spirit world? It is right here. Do the good and evil spirits go together? Yes, they do. Do they both inhabit one kingdom? Yes, they do. Do they go to the sun? No. Do they go beyond the boundaries of the organized earth? No, they do not. They are brought forth upon this earth, for the express purpose of inhabiting it to all eternity. Where else are you going? Nowhere else, only as you may be permitted.” – Brigham Young, Salt Lake City, June 22, 1856
2 Kings 21:6; “And he made his son pass through the fire, and observed times, and used enchantments, and dealt with familiar spirits and wizards: he wrought much wickedness in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.”
The practice of communicating with the dead, especially in order to predict the future; witchcraft, sorcery, or black magic in general.
The definition given above comes from dictionary.com.
For the record, Christians know full well they’re forbidden from communicating with dead people, so Mr. Young’s teachings would make every Christian shrink back in horror at the thought of having dead spirits around them.
Furthermore, Christians go directly to the Bible to look for instruction on this type of subject matter. We can read in Luke 16:19-31 that Brigham’s teaching is nothing but a lie. The truth is that Jesus specifically told us just the opposite of what Brigham said. Jesus said Lazarus was in fact in the bosom of Abraham.
Whom do you believe?
Jesus or Brigham?