When I started this ministry, The United State’s Latter-day Saints, I never really thought I’d be writing an article about Mormonism and the moon. But, lately, reading through the Journal of Discourses from the father of Mormonism, I saw a lot of emphasis on the moon. Here is what Orson Pratt said on a revelation Joseph Smith presumably had:
We are told, in the part of the first paragraph that I read, that God is in the sun of our firmament, that he is the light of the sun, and that he is the power of the sun by which it was made. We are also told that he is in the moon, and that he is the light of that heavenly luminary, and the power by which it also was made. We are also told that God is in the stars, those worlds so distant from ours, those great centers around which, no doubt, millions on millions of opaque bodies revolve as our planets revolve around our central body, the sun; that he is in those stars, that he is their light, and the power by which they are governed; or to come home directly to our earth, he is in the earth, and is the power and light and glory that is attached to the elements of our globe.
– Elder Orson Pratt – Journal of Discourses, Volume 17, Page 324
Brigham Young said of the moon: