Emma Damned

Journal of Discourses 17:159-160; “I want to say to my sisters that if you lift you heels against this revelation…you will go to hell, just as sure as you are living women. Emma took that revelation, supposing she had all there was; but Joseph had wisdom enough to take care of it…Said she—”Joseph, you promised me that revelation, and if you are a man of your word you will give it to me.”…She went to the fire-place and put it in, and put the candle under it and burnt it, and she thought that was the end of it, and she will be damned as sure as she is a living woman. Joseph used to say that he would have her hereafter, if he had to go to hell for her, and he will have to go to hell for her…” – Brigham Young, Salt Lake City, August 9, 1874

Romans 2:1-3; “Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things. 2 But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things. 3 And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?”

 I find this passage interesting each time I read another judgment from someone in the Church against anyone who disagrees with their philosophies.