ment to the cause of truth, have their predjudices of education, and conse quently it requires some time before these things can be overcome: again, there are many that creep in unawares, and endeavor to sow discord, strife and animosity, in our midst, and by so doing bring evil upon the Saints; these things we have to bear with, and these things will prevail either to a greater or lesser extent until “the floor be thoroughly purged” and “the chaff be burnt up.” Therefore let those who come up to this place, be determined to keep the commandments of God, and not be dis couraged by those things we have enu merated, and then they will be prosper ed, the intelligence of heaven will be communicated to them, and they will eventually see eye to eye, and rejoice in the full fruition of that glory, which is reserved for the righteous.
In order to erect the of the Lord, great exertions will be required on the part of the Saints, so that they may build a house which shall be ac cepted of by the Almighty, and in which his power and glory shall be manifested. Therefore let those who can, freely make a sacrifice of their time, their talents, and their property, for the prosperity of the kingdom, and for the love they have to the cause of truth, bid adieu to their homes and pleasant pla ces of abode, and unite with us in the great work of the last days, and share in the tribulation, that they may ulti mately share in the glory and triumph.
We wish it, likewise, to be distinctly uderstood that we claim no privilege but what we feel cheerfully disposed to share with our fellow citizens of every denomination, and every sentiment of religion; and therefore say, that, so far from being restricted to our own faith, let all those who desire to locate themselves in this place, or the vicinity, come, and we will hail them as citizens and friends, and shall feel it not only a duty. but a privilege, to recip rocate the kindness we have received from the benevolent and kind hearted citizens of the State of .
Presidents of the Church.
, January 15, 1841. [p. 277]