Article of the Week

Brigham Young’s Newly Located February 1874 Revelation
August 19, 2019
Article of the Week
Brigham Young’s Newly Located February 1874 Revelation
Author Christopher James Blythe

This daily feature is the introduction to a full article by Christopher James Blythe that was published in our newest issue, 58:2. To read the full text of this article, follow the link below.

This article presents the text of a recently located revelation from Brigham Young: “The word of the Lord that was revealed to his people, by his servant the Prophet seer and Revelator, President Brigham Young, February 1874” (spelling modernized). This revelation, commanding the Saints to live the united order, is all the more remarkable since Brigham Young dictated so few revelations in the voice of the Lord while he was a prophet, seer, and revelator of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Blythe examines the historical context of this revelation and explains why Young was often hesitant to place revelations in the language of the Lord and even more hesitant to place them in writing.