quotes tagged with 'unrighteousdominion'

Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak, and that it is doing God’s service when it is violating all his law
Author: John Adams, Source: Letter to Thomas JeffersonSaved by Doc in politics power self pride unrighteousdominion weak justification 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Man can not degrade woman without himself falling into degradation; he can not elevate her without at the same time elevating himself
Author: Alexander Walker, Source: Elbert Hubbard’s Scrap Book [1923], 204Saved by Doc in women abuse unrighteousdominion degradation elevation 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Such a spirit . . . [makes] them altogether unfit to preside over themselves, or over the least one of God's creations. Brethren, let us mind our own business, that is, the calling the Lord has called us to—never ask how big we are, or inquire who we are; but let it be, 'What can I do to build up the kingdom of God upon the earth?' [Some say,] 'O what a glory it is to me, . . . how grand to think that I am the first lady in the kingdom!' They are just like their brother the devil, precisely.
Author: Brigham Young, Source: Millenial Star 16:327Saved by Doc in leadership humility pride unrighteousdominion selfrighteousness devilshness 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
There are men who . . . wish to destroy every power in Heaven and on earth that they do not hold themselves. This is the spirit of Satan that was made so visibly manifest in Heavens and which proved his overthrow, and he now afflicts this people with it [officious people]; he wants to dictate and rule every principle and power that leads to exaltation and eternal life."
Author: Brigham Young, Source: Journal of Discourses 10:97Saved by Doc in control tyranny agency leadership pride compulsion unrighteousdominion 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
if a man asks you to go with him one mile, go two, and then you can say, 'You only asked me to go one mile, but I have gone two.' That is the counsel Jesus Christ gave. If you sit down and calmly reason the case, you cannot but discover that it gives you an influence over that man, which you could not gain by contending with him in anger. All the power which is gained by contending with people is usurped power
Author: Brigham Young, Source: Journal of Discourses 1:273Saved by Doc in agency power influence contention leadership example reason unrighteousdominion 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Now, suppose that we were to issue our edicts to the whole world of mankind for them to obey the Gospel we preach, and had the power to compel them to obey, could we do it according to the dictates of our religion? We could not. We could invite them, and could tell them how, but we could not say, and maintain the faith that we have embraced, you must bow down and profess our religion and submit to the ordinances of the kingdom of God . . . . It would prove that God is in fault in not making them do so [if he wanted them automatically to obey, he would have created them that way, as Dante says in "Paradise"] . . . . If we become Godlike we will be just as full of charity as he is. We would let pagans worship as they please, and to the Christians and Mohammedans, and all sects and parties in the world we would say, "Do just as you please, for your volition is free, and you must act upon it for yourselves before the heavens." Our religion will not permit us to command or force any man or woman to obey the Gospel we have embraced.
Author: Brigham Young, Source: Journal of Discourses 19:94Saved by Doc in religion agency tolerance planofsalvation unrighteousdominion 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
You can gain and lead the affections of the people, but you cannot scare them, nor whip them, nor burn them to do right against their wills. The human family will die to gratify their wills. Then learn to rightly direct those wills, and you can direct the influence and power of the people."
Author: Brigham Young, Source: Journal of Discourses 8:363Saved by Doc in agency influence leadership stewardship unrighteousdominion 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
It is clear and unequivocal in each case: (1) the monarch rules over all men; (2) it is God who has ordered him to do so and, significantly, none claims authority as originating with himself, but even the proudest claims to be but the humble instrument of heaven; (3) it is thus his sacred duty and mission in the world to extend his dominion over the whole earth, and all his wars are holy wars; and (4) to resist him is a crime and sacrilege deserving no other fate than extermination. The most obvious corollary of this doctrine is that there can be only one true ruler on earth. "The eternal command of God is this," wrote Mangu Khan to Louis IX, "in heaven there is but one eternal God; on earth, there is no other master than Chingis Khan, the Son of God
Author: Hugh Nibley, Source: "The Hierocentric State," Western Political Quarterly 4 (1951): 234; reprinted in CWHN 10:109.Saved by Doc in politics religion power pride authority unrighteousdominion nationalism wars 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
This brings us to a fundamental issue. The Prophet's advantage over the world lay of course in revelation; but in the Church, every follower has an equal right to revelation. How could the Prophet stand up and be the leader, when everyone could have his own claim to revelation? They immediately started doing it as soon as they joined the Church. It was Joseph himself who insisted most emphatically on everyone's right to inspection. He said, "Search the scriptures—search . . . and ask your Heavenly Father, in the name of His Son Jesus Christ, to manifest the truth unto you; . . . you will then know for yourselves and not for another. You will not then be dependent on man for the knowledge of God; nor will there be any room for speculation"
Author: Hugh Nibley, Source: Brother Brigham Challenges the Saints Criticizing the Brethren pp. 407–48Saved by Doc in truth revelation humility pride testimony unrighteousdominion speculation 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong.
Author: Voltaire, Source: unknownSaved by Doc in right genius wrong authority innovation abuse unrighteousdominion 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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