Brigham Young


Guided by revelation, Brigham Young led a group of Mormons to Promontory Point overlooking Utah’s Great Salt Lake, where they founded Salt Lake City. Young left this prophecy among his Discourses:


§         "All that you know now can scarcely be called a preface to the sermon that will be preached with fire and sword, tempests, earthquakes, hail, rain and fearful destruction. What matters the destruction of a few railway cars? You will hear of magnificent cities, now idolized by the people, sinking in the earth entombing its inhabitants. The sea will heave itself beyond its bounds, engulfing many cities. Famine will spread over the nation, and nation will rise against nation, kingdom against kingdom, states against states, in our own country and in foreign lands." (21) 1


1. Taken from Prophecy –A History of the Future (Internet Edition), by Robert A. Nelson at