It Does Not Pay


Excerpt from an October 1947 General Conference Address by Apostle George F. Richards: 1


We have many object lessons given us in the scriptures from which to profit. In the council in heaven, before the world was, two courses were placed before us; that proposed by the Firstborn, and the other by Lucifer; the one leading unto everlasting life, the other to everlasting disappointment. We had definitely decided before coming to earth which course to follow.

The Negro race have been forbidden the priesthood, and the higher temple blessings, presumably because of their not having been valiant while in the spirit. It does not pay to be anything but valiant.”


1 ‘Obedience, the Way of Exaltation’, October 1947 General Conference –