Account of Meeting and Discourse, 5 January 1841, as Reported by William Clayton

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Observations on the Sectarian God.
That which is without body or  parts is nothing. There is no other  God in heaven but that God  who has flesh and bones. John  5— 26, “As the father hath life  in himself, even so hath he  given the son to have life in  himself.” God the father took  life unto himself precisely as  Jesus did. The first step in  the salvation of men is the  laws of eternal and self-existent  principles. Spirits are eternal.  At the first organization in  heaven we were all present  and saw the Savior chosen and  appointed, and the plan of  salvation made and we sanc tioned it. We came to this  earth that we might have a  body and present it pure be fore God in the Celestial  Kingdom. The great principle  of happiness consists in having [p. 7]
Observations on the Sectarian God.
That which is without body or parts is nothing. There is no other God in heaven but that God who has flesh and bones. John 5— 26, “As the father hath life in himself, even so hath he given the son to have life in himself.” God the father took life unto himself precisely as Jesus did. The first step in the salvation of men is the laws of eternal and self-existent principles. Spirits are eternal. At the first organization in heaven we were all present and saw the Savior chosen and appointed, and the plan of salvation made and we sanctioned it. We came to this earth that we might have a body and present it pure before God in the Celestial Kingdom. The great principle of happiness consists in having [p. 7]
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