Council of Fifty, Minutes, March 1844–January 1846; Volume 2, 1 March–6 May 1845

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itself is, that the greatest fears manifested by our enemies is the union of Church and State. I believe we are actually doing this and it is what the Lord designs. The kingdom of God was established for the uniting of Ephraim. The scriptures say that Ephraim shall have the first dominion. There has been in every age of the world an effort made to establish a theocracy but it has as often been defeated. There is not a place where Japheth does not reign, but Daniel said the kingdom of God should rise in the last days which should break in peices all other kingdoms. The revelations say that “the gentiles shall assist my people to build the Temple”. I read in the Book of doctrine and yesterday covenants yesterday that the gathering together should be in Missouri. If the gentiles have not rejected the gospel, what more can they [p. [55]]
itself is, that the greatest fears manifested by our enemies is the union of Church and State. I believe we are actually doing this and it is what the Lord designs. The kingdom of God was established for the uniting of Ephraim. The scriptures say that Ephraim shall have the first dominion. There has been in every age of the world an effort made to establish a theocracy but it has as often been defeated. There is not a place where Japheth does not reign, but Daniel said the kingdom of God should rise in the last days which should break in peices all other kingdoms. The revelations say that “the gentiles shall assist my people to build the Temple”. I read in the Book of doctrine and covenants yesterday that the gathering together should be in Missouri. If the gentiles have not rejected the gospel, what more can they [p. [55]]
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