Thursday, June 9, 2011

William Phelps on the Eternal Mother

The following mini-article, "The Eternal Mother", comes from William W. Phelps, Deseret Almanac, for the Year of Our Lord, 1852: Being Leap Year, and After the 6th of April, the 23rd Year of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; and the Second of the Last Half Century of This Dispensation (Great Salt Lake City, UT: Willard Richards), 32:
The 11th chapter and 7th verse of Job, rightly rendered from the original Hebrew, reads: - "Who has searched out God? Canst thou find out the Eternal Mother? Canst thou find out the perfection of the Almighty?" All right; spiritually or temporally, there cannot be a father without a mother, in truth, to continue the ad infinitum of lives, - except the sectarian god, who has neither body, parts, or passions; he has no wives, and, of course, he had no mother. "Oh gracious!" inquires the philosophising granny, "where did he come from?" "Why," replies the King's Jester, "may be he is one of the Misses Lucifer's come-by-chances:" Now hush, you, - slandering the Prince of this world's family. Hush!

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