A Cheap Trip to the Great Salt Lake City

A Cheap Trip to the Great Salt Lake City
A Cheap Trip to the Great Salt Lake City
Excerpt from A Cheap Trip to the Great Salt Lake City: An Annotated Lecture Delivered Before the President of America and Representatives; The Mayors of Liverpool ManchesterThis subject is intended for the few honest Mornaons in this country. I know their sincerity. I know their delusion. It is interesting to learn the peculiarities of a remote nation, or an ancient age. It is far more important, however, that we should correctly understand the character and practices of any extraordinary people of our own day. Mormonism and the Mormons are subjects that not only deserve attention, or excite interest, but demand the most serious consideration. The meanness of its origin, the mysterious influence it exercises on its followers, and its ultimate destiny, should commend its investigation to ail persons. It is a religious delusion, entailing not only present suffering, but eternal loss on its infatuated believers.Many false prophets have been, and many more will yet come, trying to lead men and women from the path of duty towards their Heavenly Father; attempting to show the way mankind might get an admission into the Kingdom of Heaven. Allow me (one who has travelled thousands of miles for the purpose of obtaining the knowledge of some of the ways that these false prophets have laid out for mankind to follow in) to say, that the only way to obtain admittance into the Kingdom of Heaven, there to enjoy immortality and endless felicity, Christ must be relied on, as the Way, the Truth, and the Life, the only-begotten Son of the Father and all-sufficient Saviour. The soul must be illuminated, regenerated, and sanctified by the all-enlightening and energetic influences of the Holy Spirit. Holiness and heavenly-mindedness, proceeding from a faith working by love, and cherished by steady believing views of a once dying, but now risen and reigning Saviour, must be perseveringly pursued, till the Christian finishes his course, and is called by Him, who is Lord and Judge, God over all, blessed for ever, to join the spirits of the just made perfect. In order, however, to this glorious attainment, a previous meetness must be diligently pursued and acquired. Although this object be so truly important, and should interest every person, how many there are, even in this enlightened country and age, who awfully neglect it! But, what is still more surprising is, many professing Christians will foolishly run after every new doctrine of Pandemonium, and do their utmost to serve the arch-deceiver of mankind, unknowingly thinking, that the new doctrine must be of God.Such a little while to learn so muchOf Mormon life who would think it such?Weary in thought, look not back,Save to remember hours of painAs so much lightened from thy load,Pangs to be never borne again.I now commence my subject with a statement as to myself - who I am, how I became what I am, and why I lecture against Mormonism, are questions every one should ask. I endeavour to reply.Mormonism in England, and Mormonism at Utah, are two very different systems. In England all its objectionable principles are denied; its apostles and elders not only utter negative, but also positive falsehoods, in order to induce belief.As a sample of their falsehoods, I will instance polygamy.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comЭта книга будет изготовлена в соответствии с Вашим заказом по технологии Print-on-Demand компанией ООО «Книга по Требованию». Print-on-Demand - это технология печати книг по Вашему заказу на цифровом типографском оборудовании. Книга, произведенная по технологии Print-on-Demand (POD) представляет собой классическую печатную книгу с соблюдением всех стандартов качества, от офсетной бумаги и плотного картона до качественного клея, используемого при изготовлении. Черно-белая текстовая или полноцветная иллюстрированная книга (в зависимости от исходного файла, подготовленного к печати) может быть изготовлена в разных вариантах: - в мягкой обложке (Клеевое Бесшвейное Скрепление); - скрепление скобой (для книг с небольшим количеством страниц); - в твердом переплете с клееным текстовым блоком; Материалы, используемые при производстве книги: - бумага текстового блока - офсетная (белая или кремовая) 80 г/м2 - мягкая обложка - бумага мелованная 250 г/м2; - ламинация обложки - матовая или глянцевая; - твердый переплет - картон 2 мм, каптал, белые форзацы, прямой корешок - сверхпрочный полимерный клей; - каждая книга упакована в термопленку. Каждый заказ обрабатывается в индивидуальном порядке: каждой книге, напечатанной по технологии Print-on-Demand, присваивается уникальный номер.