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1,438 public discourses given by 55 General Authorities. This publication was authorized by the church and its leaders considered it scripture.

The Journal of Discourses deservedly ranks as one of the standard works of the Church, and every rightminded Saint will certainly welcome with joy every Number as it comes forth.

George Q. Cannon

— George Q. Cannon

First Presidency Counselor
Journal of Discourses, Vol. 8, Preface

I have never yet preached a sermon and sent it out to the children of men, that they may not call Scripture.

Brigham Young

— Brigham Young

Second Mormon prophet
"Latter-day Saint Families, etc.", Salt Lake City Tabernacle
Journal of Discourses, Vol. 13, p. 95

Each successive Volume of these Discourses is a rich mine of wealth, containing gems of great value, and the diligent seeker will find ample reward for his labor. After the fathers and mothers of this generation have made them the study of their lives, their children’s children will find that they are still unexhausted, and rejoice that this Record has been handed down from their fathers to also aid them in following the way of life.

Orson Pratt

— Orson Pratt

Mormon apostle
Journal of Discourses, Vol. 3, Preface

Brigham Young has said 'when he sends forth his discourses to the world they may call them Scripture.' I say now, when they are copied and approved by me they are as good Scripture as is couched in this Bible.

Brigham Young

— Brigham Young

Second Mormon prophet
"Texts for Preaching, etc.", General Conference, Salt Lake City Tabernacle
Journal of Discourses, Vol. 13, p. 264

WE take great pleasure in presenting to the Saints and the world… the JOURNAL of DISCOURSES, which they will find contains rich treasures of information concerning the glorious principles of Eternal Life, as revealed through God’s anointed servants in these last days. All who read the discourses contained in this Volume are earnestly recommended to adapt them to their lives by practice, and we can confidently assure them that, in doing so, they are laying up a store of knowledge that will save and exalt them in the Celestial kingdom.

Albert Carrington

— Albert Carrington

Mormon apostle
Journal of Discourses, Vol. 15, Preface

We feel confident that the important instructions on principle and doctrine therein contained, relative to the building of Temples, the salvation of the dead, the introduction of the Order of Enoch, and the general progress and development of the great Latter-day Work, will prove as interesting, gratifying and beneficial to the Saints and to posterity, as those that have been previously published through this medium… We anticipate a time, not distant in the future, when a copy of the present volume will be more precious than gold.

Joseph F. Smith

— Joseph F. Smith

Sixth Mormon prophet
Journal of Discourses, Vol. 18, Preface

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