Called Unto Liberty, 19th Century Sermons, John Taylor
Labor is the manufacturer of wealth. It was ordained of God as the medium to be used to obtain a living; hence it is the universal condition of this great bond to live …
God never meant to bemean His creation, especially His own IMAGE, because they had to labor. No never; God himself according to the good old book labored on this world, six days; and when Adam was animated … we read that God put him in the garden to DRESS it: Therefore, in connection with the samples of all holy men, we are bound to honor the laboring man; and despise the idler.
Source: John Taylor, 1844, as quoted in “The Church Welfare Plan,” p. 63, a 1946 Sunday School Lesson Manual by Albert E. Bowen of the Council of Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. John Taylor (1808-1887) was the third President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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