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    We have now clearly shown that God the Father had a plurality of wives, one or more being in eternity, by whom He begat our spirits as well as the Spirit of Jesus His first Born.
    — Orson Pratt
    tags: eternity  god  jesus  spirit  father  wife 
     
    Some of the nations of Europe who believe in the one wife system have actually forbidden a plurality of wives by their laws; and the consequences are that the whole country among them is overrun with the most abominable practices: adulteries and unlawful connections through all their villages, towns, cities, and country places to a most fearful extent.
    — Orson Pratt
    An inequality of property is the root and foundation of innumerable evils; it tends to derision, and to keep asunder the social feelings that should exist among the people of God. It is a principle originated in hell; it is the root of all evils. It is inequality in riches that is a great curse.
    — Orson Pratt
    tags: evil  people  god  property 
     
    All the modern christian churches, who deny new revelation, have no more authority to preach, baptize, or administer any other ordinance of the gospel than the idolatrous Hindoos have; indeed all their administrations are worse than in vain - they are a solemn mockery in the sight of God.
    — Orson Pratt
    At various times during the last four thousand years God has asserted his rights and endeavoured to establish his own authority, his own laws, and his own government among the children of men
    — Orson Pratt
    "God is a spirit." But that does not make him an immaterial being -a being that has no properties in common with matter. The expression "an immaterial being," is a contradiction in terms. Immateriality is only another name for nothing. It is the negative of all existence. A "spirit" is as much matter as oxygen or hydrogen.
    — Orson Pratt
    Each atom of the Holy Spirit is intelligent, and like all other matter has solidity, form, and size, and occupies space.
    — Orson Pratt
    tags: space  holy  spirit 
     
    Baptism is just as essential to salvation, as Faith and Repentance. Without being immersed in water no man can enter into the fullness of Celestial glory: for baptism is instituted for the remission of sins; and if a person does not take the necessary steps to obtain pardon of sins, of course, he cannot be saved in the kingdom of God.
    — Orson Pratt
    tags: men  people  water  god  faith  sin  salvation 
     
    Noah and his family were the only loyal and obedient subjects to the legal power: they alone were saved
    — Orson Pratt
    tags: alone 
     
    An order of government, established by such an all-wise, powerful being, must be good and perfect, and must be calculated to promote the permanent peace, happiness, and well-being of all his subjects
    — Orson Pratt
    Jesus appeared unto the ancient Nephites, in the northern part of what we call South America.
    — Orson Pratt
    tags: jesus  america 
     
    The system of idolatry, invented by modern christianity, far surpasses in absurdity anything that we have ever heard of
    — Orson Pratt
    tags: christianity 
     
    The kingdom of God is a theocracy. And as it is the only form of government which will redeem and save mankind, it is necessary that every soul should be rightly and thoroughly instructed in regard to its nature and general characteristics
    — Orson Pratt
    tags: nature  soul  mankind  god  government 
     
    Any people attempting to govern themselves by laws of their own making, and by officers of their own appointment, are in direct rebellion against the kingdom of God
    — Orson Pratt
    tags: people  law  god 
     
    God the Father and God the Son cannot be everywhere present; indeed they cannot be even in two places at the same instant: but God the Holy Spirit is omnipresent - it extends through all space, with all other matter.
    — Orson Pratt
    tags: space  god  holy  spirit  father  son 
     
    The kingdom of God is an order of government established by divine authority. It is the only legal government that can exist in any part of the universe.
    — Orson Pratt
    If, after a rigid examination, it be found an imposition, it should be extensively published to the world as such; the evidences and arguments on which the imposture was detected, should be clearly and logically stated, that those who have been sincerely yet unfortunately deceived, may perceive the nature of the deception and be reclaimed, and that those who continue to publish the delusion, may be exposed and silenced.
    — Orson Pratt
    tags: nature  world  deception 
     
    If a person trains his mind to walk in the spirit, and brings his whole mind to bear upon its operations, and upon the principles of faith which are calculated to put him in possession of the power of God, how much greater will be his faculties for obtaining knowledge. . . .
    — Orson Pratt
    tags: people  power  god  faith  mind  spirit 
     
    God is the King. In him exists all legal authority
    — Orson Pratt
    tags: authority  god 
     
    The greatest desire of my heart was for the Lord to manifest His will concerning me
    — Orson Pratt
    tags: desires  heart 
     
    If we should take a million of worlds like this and number their particles, we should find that there are more Gods than there are particles of matter in those worlds.
    — Orson Pratt
    tags: world  god 
     
    Convince us of our errors of doctrine, if we have any, by reason, by logical arguments, or by the Word of God, and we will be ever grateful for the information, and you will ever have the pleasing reflection that you have been instruments in the hands of God of redeeming your fellow beings from the darkness which you may see enveloping their minds.
    — Orson Pratt
    tags: darkness  reflection  god  mind 
     
    A true servant of God will never teach a false doctrine. He will never deny new revelation. He never will tell you that the canon of scripture is full, or that the New Testament is the last revelation ever intended to be given to man.
    — Orson Pratt
    tags: men  true  god 
     
    This law of monogamy, or the monogamic system, laid the foundation for prostitution and the evils and diseases of the most revolting nature and character under which modern Christendom groans.
    — Orson Pratt
    tags: character  evil  nature  law 
     
    It was seldom that I attended any religious meetings, as my parents had not much faith in and were never so unfortunate as to unite themselves with any of the religious sects.
    — Orson Pratt
    The Godhead consists of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The Father is a material being.
    — Orson Pratt
    tags: holy  spirit  father  son 
     
    Do not suffer any man to baptize or minister unto you, unless God has spoken unto him by the voice of his servants, and authorized him to minister in his name
    — Orson Pratt
    tags: men  god 
     
    I was ordained one of the standing High Council in Zion, under the hands of President Joseph Smith
    — Orson Pratt
    It is a grievous sin in the sight of God for any man to presume to baptize, unless God has authorized him by new revelation to baptize in his name
    — Orson Pratt
    tags: men  god  sin 
     
    On the 1st day of December, 1830, I was confirmed, and in accordance with the word of the Lord I was ordained an Elder under the hands of the Prophet
    — Orson Pratt
    The true God He has extension, and form, and dimensions. He occupies space; has a body, parts, and passions; can go from place to place. He can eat, drink, and talk
    — Orson Pratt
    tags: true  body  god 
     
    Each succeeding generation of Gods follow the example of the preceding ones: each generation have their wives, who raise up from the fruit of their loins immortal spirits: when their families become numerous, they organize new worlds for them. [T]hey place their families upon the same.
    — Orson Pratt
    tags: world  immortal  god  wife  example 
     
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