Brigham Young: Civil War will Empty America’s Inhabitants

25 March

 Journal of Discourses 9:142-143; “… they have begun to empty the earth, to cleanse the land, and prepare the way for the return of the Latter-day Saints to the centre Stake of Zion…. I expect to go back…. Many of the Saints will return to Missouri, and there receive an inheritance…” – Brigham Young, Great Salt Lake City, July 28, 1861

Jeremiah 23:16; “Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Hearken not unto the words of the prophets that prophesy unto you: they make you vain: they speak a vision of their own heart, and not out of the mouth of the LORD.”

This became a false prophecy on May 9, 1865 which marked the end of the Civil War.

Now what?

Imagine being in the audience and listening to Mr. Young’s words, which by the way, he deemed everything he said to be scripture. One has to wonder what they must have thought…

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