Mormon Quotes

Second Coming

Brigham Young
When all the other children of Adam have had the privilege of receiving the priesthood and of coming into the Kingdom of God and of being redeemed from the four quarters of the earth, and have received their resurrection from the dead, then it will be time enough to remove the curse from Cain and his posterity.
Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses 2:142
Joseph Smith
I prophesy in the name of the Lord God, .. the Son of Man will not come in the clouds of heaven till I am eighty‑five years old.... [T]he 14th chapter of Revelation... The hour of his judgement is come .... After ... 2,520 years; which brings it to 1890.
Joseph Smith, History of the Church, v5, p 336; Doctrine and Covenants 130:14‑17
Joseph Smith
The coming of the Lord, which is nigh ‑ even fifty‑six years should wind up the scene.
Joseph Smith, History of the Church, v2, p 182
Joseph Smith
The day of your deliverance is not far distant for the judgments of the Lord are already abroad in the earth and the cold hand of death will soon pass through your neighborhood, and sweep away some of your most bitter enemies... The day is fast hastening on when the restoration of all things shall be fulfilled.
Joseph Smith, letter to Colesville, New York LDS members, in Newel Knight Journal, pp. 132‑136; reprinted in Dan Vogel, Early Mormon Documents, v. 1, p. 14
Joseph Smith
The coming of the Lord, which is nigh ‑‑ even fifty‑six years should wind up the scene.
Joseph Smith, History of the Church, v2, p 182
Joseph Smith
The "hour is nigh and day soon at hand" when Jesus will return.
Joseph Smith, Doctrine and Covenants 29:9‑11
Joseph Smith
There are those of the rising generation who shall not taste death till Christ comes.
Joseph Smith, History of the Church, v5, p 336
Joseph Smith
My Son, if thou livest until though art eight‑five years of age [i.e., December 1890], thou shalt see the face of the Son of Man.... in the name of the Lord God, and let it be written ‑ the Son of Man will not come in the clouds of heaven till I am eighty‑five years old.
Joseph Smith, History of the Church, v. 5, p. 324
Wilford Woodruff
We will not end the practice of plural marriage until the coming of the Son of Man.
Wilford Woodruff, Journal of John Henry Smith, 21 May 1888, LDS Church Archives
Joseph F. Smith
Let me call your attention to this fact which you, of course, all know that we are living in the last days, the days of trouble, days of wickedness, spoken of as days of wickedness several hundred years before the coming of Christ by Nephi, as it is recorded in the twenty‑seventh chapter of Second Nephi.
Joseph F. Smith, Conference Report, April 1952
Bruce R. McConkie
Obviously the holy practice [of polygamy] will commence again after the Second Coming of the Son of Man and the ushering in of the millennium.
Bruce R. McConkie, Mormon Doctrine
Orson Pratt
The signs of the times are portentous and clearly indicate the approaching downfall of the nations, and the overturning of kingdoms, empires, and republics, preparatory to the coming of Christ and his personal reign on the earth.
Orson Pratt, Second Epistle of Orson Pratt, October 1, 1853, see Pratt, The Seer, 1853, v.1, no. 11
Fawn Brodie
Shortly after his arrival Joseph rowed up the Grand River to Lyman Wight's ferry to explore land on the north bank in Daviess County [Missouri]. On a high bluff overlooking the river someone in the party discovered the ruins of what seemed to be an altar and excitedly led the prophet to it. After examining it Joseph stood silent, his eyes sweeping over the prairie that rolled away beneath him.... The glory of the scene made Joseph heady as with new wine. 'This is the valley of God in which Adam blessed his children,' he said, 'and upon this very altar Adam himself offered up sacrifices to Jehovah.... We will lay out a city which shall be called Adam-ondi-Ahman. Here Adam, the Ancient of Days, shall come to visit his people.'
Fawn Brodie, No Man Knows My History: the life of Joseph Smith, by Fawn Brodie, Random House, 1971, p. 211
Martin Harris
All who believed the new bible would see Christ within fifteen years, and all who did not would absolutely be destroyed and dam'd.
Martin Harris, The Telegraph (Painesville, OH), March 15, 1831, v. 2, no. 39
John L. Lund
First, [before the seed of Cain get the priesthood] all of Adam's children will have to resurrect and secondly, the seed of Abel must have an opportunity to possess the Priesthood. These events will not occur until sometime after the end of the millennium.
John L. Lund, The Church and the Negro, pp. 109‑110
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