Appendix: Orson Pratt, A[n] Interesting Account of Several Remarkable Visions, 1840

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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short, then they will be filled with all the fulness of God.  And what more can they learn? What more can they  know? What more can they enjoy? Then they will no  longer need revelation.
We believe that wherever the people enjoy the religion  of the New Testament, there they enjoy visions, revela tions, the ministry of angels, &c. And that wherever  these blessings cease to be enjoyed, there they also cease  to enjoy the religion of the New Testament.
We believe that God has raised up this church, in order  to prepare a people for his second coming in the clouds  of heaven, in power, and great glory; and that then the  saints who are asleep in their graves will be raised, and  reign with him on earth a thousand years.
And we now bear testimony to all, both small and great,  that the Lord of Hosts hath sent us with a message of glad  tidings—the everlasting gospel, to cry repentance to the  nations, and prepare the way of his second coming. There fore repent, O ye nations, both Gentiles and Jews, and  cease from all your evil deeds, and come forth with broken  hearts and contrite spirits, and be baptized in water, in  the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, for remis sion of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy  Spirit, by the laying on of the hands of the Apostles or  Elders of this church; and signs shall follow them that  believe, and if they continue faithful to the end, they shall  be saved. But woe unto them, who hearken not to the  message which God has now sent, for the day of vengeance  and burning is at hand, and they shall not escape. There fore, remember, O reader, and perish not!
 
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short, then they will be filled with all the fulness of God. And what more can they learn? What more can they know? What more can they enjoy? Then they will no longer need revelation.
We believe that wherever the people enjoy the religion of the New Testament, there they enjoy visions, revelations, the ministry of angels, &c. And that wherever these blessings cease to be enjoyed, there they also cease to enjoy the religion of the New Testament.
We believe that God has raised up this church, in order to prepare a people for his second coming in the clouds of heaven, in power, and great glory; and that then the saints who are asleep in their graves will be raised, and reign with him on earth a thousand years.
And we now bear testimony to all, both small and great, that the Lord of Hosts hath sent us with a message of glad tidings—the everlasting gospel, to cry repentance to the nations, and prepare the way of his second coming. Therefore repent, O ye nations, both Gentiles and Jews, and cease from all your evil deeds, and come forth with broken hearts and contrite spirits, and be baptized in water, in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, for remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit, by the laying on of the hands of the Apostles or Elders of this church; and signs shall follow them that believe, and if they continue faithful to the end, they shall be saved. But woe unto them, who hearken not to the message which God has now sent, for the day of vengeance and burning is at hand, and they shall not escape. Therefore, remember, O reader, and perish not!
 
edinburgh: printed by ballantyne and hughes, paul’s work. [p. 31]
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