„You have to learn how to be Gods yourselves, and be kings and priests to God, the same as all Gods have done before you“

History of the Church, 6:306 (7 April 1844)
1840s, King Follett discourse (1844)
Context: You have to learn how to be Gods yourselves, and be kings and priests to God, the same as all Gods have done before you, namely by going from one small degree to another, and from a small capacity to a great one: from grace to grace FROM EXALTATION TO EXALTATION until you ATTAIN THE RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD.

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