Warning from Elder James E. Talmage – 1916 General Conference

“There is a tendency among men to explain away what they don’t wish to understand in literal simplicity, and we as Latter-day Saints are not entirely free from the taint of that tendency.  Some people explain that prediction (about the Ten Tribes) is to be explained away in this way: ‘ A gathering is in progress, and has been in progress from the early days of the Church and thus the Lost Tribes are now being gathered, and we are not to look for the return of any body of people now unknown as to their whereabouts.’

“True, the gathering is in progress, since this is the gathering dispensation, but prophecy stands that the tribes shall be brought forth from their hiding place bringing their scriptures with them, which scriptures shall become one with the scriptures of the Jews, the Holy Bible, and with the scriptures of the Nephites, the Book of Mormon, and with the scriptures of the Latter-day Saints as embodied in the volumes of modern revelation.” (Conference Report, April, 1916, p. 130).

The Time is Now, Chapter Sixteen, p. 132