Earth not Made out of Nothing

Journal of Discourses 14:116-117; “…to assert that the Lord made this earth out of nothing is preposterous and impossible. God never made something out of nothing; it is not in the economy or law by which the worlds were, are, or will exist…How long it has been organized it is not for me to say, and I do not care anything about it.” – Brigham Young, Salt Lake City, May 14, 1871

I cringe each time I see a statement like the one Brigham made here. My reaction is because of what God must think. I just can’t imagine being in His presence when comments like this are made…