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8. Documentation

8A: The Prophecy
3. "Wherefore this is the land of promise, and the place for the city of Zion."

4. And thus saith the Lord your God, if you will receive wisdom here is wisdom. Behold, the place which is now called Independence is the center place: and a spot for the temple is lying westward, upon a lot which is not far from the court-house."

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8B: 1832
This is the word of the Lord, that the city New Jerusalem, which temple shall be reared in this generation...For verily this generation shall not all pass away until an house shall be built unto the Lord...a cloud shall rest upon it which shall be the glory of the Lord, which shall fill the house.

Doctrine and Covenants, Section 84, 9/22/1832.

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8C: 1833

Joseph Smith:

And the nations of the earth shall honor her...Zion is the city of our God, and surely Zion cannot fall, neither be moved out of her place, for God is there;

Doctrine and Covenants, Section 97, 8/2/1833.

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8D: 1833
Zion shall not be moved...that the prophets might be fulfilled neither shall there be any other place appointed then which I have appointed..."

Doctrine and Covenants, Section 101:17-21, 12/16/1833

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8E: 1845

Elder Orson Pratt:

"And when the saints were driven out from Jackson County, almost all in the Church expected that they would speedily be restored, and a person was considered almost an apostate that would say, they would not come back in five years, or ten at the furthest."

Journal of Discourses, Vol. 3 p. 17

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8F: 1856

Huber C. Kimball:

"...but if you cannot learn to keep the commandments of God in great Salt Lake City...how do you expect to keep them in Jackson County?-for we are as sure to go back there as we exist."

Journal of Discourses, Vol. 5 p. 134a, August 2, 1857

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8G: 1857
Elias Smith stated that he expected to live to be an old man and go back with saints to the land of Jackson County.

Journal of Discourses, Vol. 6 p. 221

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8H: 1861

Herbert C. Kimball:

"Brethren, I shall go to Jackson County with thousands of this people who will be faithful to their integrity."

Journal of Discourses, Vol. 8 p. 350

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8I: 1861

Elder George A. Smith:

"...And let me remind you that it is predicted that this generation shall not pass away till a temple shall be built, and the glory of the Lord rest upon it, according to the promises."

Journal of Discourses, Vol. 9 p. 71, 3/10/1861

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8J: 1864

George Q. Cannon:

"The day is near when a Temple shall be reared in the Center Stake of Zion, and the Lord has said his glory shall rest on that House in this generation, that is in the generation in which the revelation was given, which is upwards of thirty years ago."

Journal of Discourses, Vol. 10 p. 344, 10/23/1864

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8K: 1870

Orson Pratt:

"We have just as much confidence in returning to Jackson county and the building of a great central city that will remain there a thousand years"...There are many of the old stock-still living, whose faith in returning to Jackson county, and the things that are coming, is as firm and fixed as the throne of the Almighty.

Journal of Discourses, Vol. 13 p. 138, 4/10/1870

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8L: 1871

Orson Pratt:

"...The generation has not passed away; all the people that were living thirty-nine years ago have not passed away; but before they do pass away this will be fulfilled."

Journal of Discourses, Vol. 14 p. 275

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8M: 1875

Orson Pratt:

"...We need not expect, from what God has revealed, that a very great number of those who were then in the Church and who were driven, will have the privilege of returning to that land."

Journal of Discourses, Vol. 17 p. 291, 2/7/1875

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8N: 1935
"I firmly believe that there will be some of that generation who were living when this revelation was given who shall be living when this temple is reared. And I do not believe that the Lord has bound himself to accomplish the matter within one hundred years from 1832," "...I have full confidence in the word of the Lord and that it shall not fail."

The Way to Perfection, Salt Lake City, p. 270

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8O: 1972

Joseph Fielding Smith stated:

"It is also reasonable to believe that no soul living in 1832, is still living in mortality on the earth."

Answers to Gospel Questions, Vol. 4 p. 112

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