Brigham Young taught if our sermons are without “life or spirit” we should do what?
a. Make them shorter
b. Not give it at all
c. Sit down and shut up
d. Sing a hymn
D. No religious affiliation
The Council of Fifty: Following Joseph Smith’s address to the council, Uriah Brown confirmed that he was not a member of any “religious body.” In his account of his experiences along the Mississippi River, Edward Bonney recounted that he was to “much of a religionist.” Nothing is known of Merinus G. Eaton’s religious affiliation.
Matthew J. Grow, Ronald K. Esplin, Mark Ashurst-McGee, Gerrit J. Dirkmaat, and Jeffrey D. Mahas, Minutes of the Afternoon Meeting of the Council of Fifty, April 11, 1844, BYU Studies, Vol. 55, No. 3 24.