The United Order

Doctrine and Covenants 92:1–2

1 Verily, thus saith the Lord, I give unto the united order, organized agreeable to the commandment previously given, a revelation and commandment concerning my servant Frederick G. Williams, that ye shall receive him into the order. What I say unto one I say unto all.
2 And again, I say unto you my servant Frederick G. Williams, you shall be a lively member in this order; and inasmuch as you are faithful in keeping all former commandments you shall be blessed forever. Amen.

President J. Reuben Clark Jr. said:

“There is a growing—I fear it is growing—sentiment that communism and the United Order are virtually the same thing, communism being merely the forerunner, so to speak, of a reestablishment of the United Order. I am informed that ex-bishops, and indeed, bishops, who belong to communistic organizations, are preaching this doctrine. So I thought that perhaps if I said just a few words to you tonight regarding the way I interpret the revelations that are printed about this in the Doctrine and Covenants (if there are other revelations about the Order, I do not know of them). I thought if I said something about it, it might be helpful. I recommend that you, my brethren, read a few of the sections of the Doctrine and Covenants which cover this matter, beginning with sections 42 and 51. (See also sections 70; 78; 82; 83; 85; 90; 92; 96; and 104.) If you will go over these sections, I feel sure that you will find that my explanation of the United Order will be substantially accurate.”

(In Conference Report, Oct. 1942, 54–55.)

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