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a peculiar people (John Taylor)

There are many things associated with the Church and kingdom of God that are very peculiar: it differs from all other churches, and is dissimilar to all other kingdoms. There is a spirit and wisdom associated with it that the world knows nothing of, and there is a power accompanying it to which mankind are entire strangers without that spirit. There is generally a great amount of obloquy and reproach associated with it; people are apt to treat the servants of God with contempt; yet there is a spirit, and power, and intelligence imparted by the gift of the Holy Ghost; that sustains his people under all circumstances, in all places, and among all nations...

President John Taylor, Journal of Discourses 7:118 (emphasis added), compare with Deuteronomy 14:2

 "For thou art an holy people unto the Lord thy God, and the Lord hath chosen thee to be peculiar people unto himself, above all the nations that are upon the earth."

Deuteronomy 14:2 (emphasis added)

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