“If they then begin to say in their hearts, ‘I have served the Lord for a little season; I have been baptized; I have received the Holy Ghost and have become some great one; I have received the gift of tongues, and have prophesied; I have received the power of healing the sick, and other manifestations of the power and mercies of the Almighty; I think I can remain where I am and do well in disregarding the counsels of the Almighty respecting gathering together and dividing my substance for the gathering of the poor and building up of Zion.’ It will be said to them who speak and act thus, as it was said to Nebuchadnezzar of old.”

– Erastus Snow, 8/26/1860