man who dares to marry three or four wives, is not likely to feel scruples about affinities of blood.
Sealing to sisters soon became a habit of the Saints, not introduced by revelation like celestial marriage.
but adopted here and there by mere contagion from the Indian
lodges, till the cases grew in number and the facts became a law. To legalise this system of plurality and incest strains the utmost power of Brigham Young
Are plural families increasing in your Church?
I ask Apostle Taylor
, as we wander in and out among the Temple
shafts and passages, noting how slow and solid is the growth of that edifice which is to be completed, in the strength of prophecy, when the Lamanites shall have come to blossom as a rose!
“Increasing surely, though not fast.”
My evidence of eye and ear is out of harmony with that of the Apostle.
Things are changed in Zion
; changed in many ways, from dress and manner upwards into modes of thought.
In other times, the Church
was all in all. Brigham
was king and pope; the Twelve were princes of the blood.
A bishop was a peer.
Not to be an elder was to live outside the court.
A Gentile was of less account in Main Street