Skip to main content

View Diary: "White Horse Prophecy" and The Revelation of St. John the Divine, Chapter 6 (47 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  So slightly disputed. (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Smoh, bluedust, bontemps2012
    While I agree with Mr. Cobabe that the White Horse Prophecy is not germane to Mitt Romney’s white house bid, I don’t think it’s accurate to say that the prophecy “has been rejected by every church leader that has talked about it.”Brigham Young seemed to believe the prophecy was true. In 1855 he said,

        “…and when the Constitution of the United States hangs, as it were, upon a single thread, they will have to call for the ‘Mormon’ Elders to save it from utter destruction; and they will step forth and do it.” (Journal of Discourses 2:182; also Discourses of Brigham Young, 361)

    Thirteen years later, in 1868, Brigham Young again spoke in support of the White Horse Prophecy:

        “How long will it be before the words of the prophet Joseph will be fulfilled? He said if the Constitution of the United States were saved at all it must be done by this people. It will not be many years before these words come to pass.” (Journal of Discourses 12:204; also Discourses of Brigham Young, 360)

    Though the White Horse Prophecy has no place in modern-day Mormonism, there was a time when the prophet, seer and revelator of the LDS Church believed it — and preached it.

    Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.

    by Horace Boothroyd III on Fri Oct 05, 2012 at 05:36:21 PM PDT

    [ Parent ]

    •  You just contradicted yourself with your quote (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      Bob Duck

      I am talking about this portion:

      Though the White Horse Prophecy has no place in modern-day Mormonism, there was a time when the prophet, seer and revelator of the LDS Church believed it — and preached it.
      It has no place in modern day Mormonism.

      It is not a modern principle just as I said, it was partially rejected in 1918 and then fully many years later.  

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site