Journal of Discourses 13:213-214 “Can we devise any other means and plan of salvation? We cannot. Will we do away with the Bible? We will not; though the Christian world are actually coming to the point that they will dismiss the Bible from their schools; and by and by they will dismiss it from their pulpits…

They cannot abide the doctrine contained in the Old and New Testament, “and,” say they, “we must alter and change it; it does not suit our condition. It was not written for us; it was written for people in days of old …

We cannot find books of that edition; some that have been altered and changed are plentiful. I mean King James’ translation, and that is good enough for me; it will answer my purpose. But how is it with the Christian world? Will it answer theirs? If it will, why do they not abide by it? … They would do so if they were honest and their belief was sincere. And it will have to be so with them if ever they gain admittance into the kingdom of God, for in the Bible are the words of life and salvation.” – Brigham Young, Salt Lake City, July 17, 1870

Seventeen years before Brigham shared that prophetic wisdom, his view of the Bible was quite different…

Journal of Discourses 2:6 “You believe Adam was made of the dust of this earth. This I do not believe, though it is supposed that it is so written in the Bible; but it is not, to my understanding. You can write that information to the States, if you please—that I have publicly declared that I do not believe that portion of the Bible as the Christian world do. I never did, and I never want to. What is the reason I do not? Because I have come to understanding, and banished from my mind all the baby stories my mother taught me when I was a child..” – Brigham Young, Salt Lake City, October 23, 1853

Here are two more things Brigham had to say about God’s word…

Bible Alone Cannot Save – Discourses of Brigham Young

Brigham hasn’t Read Bible in Many Years, Blind Leading the Blind

2 Timothy 3:13-15; “But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.”

These are just a few examples of how the Church has led people into a world of confusion. It wasn’t just Brigham, but the wholesale culture of Mormonism itself. We see this today in the way LDS missionaries knock on our doors with Bible in hand.

Pray for those who are caught in this nightmare. My own mother doesn’t believe the Bible, yet she calls herself a Christian. It’s absolutely heartbreaking!

With Love in Christ;


1 Cor 1:18