Appendix: William Clayton, Journal Excerpt, 1–4 April 1843

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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I was left thus without being able to  decide wether this coming referred to the  beginning of the Millenium, or to some  previous appearing, or wether I should  die and thus see his face. I believe  the coming of the son of man will not  be any sooner than that time”  In correct<ing> two points in s  discourse he observed as follows,  “The meaning of that passage where  it reads ‘when he shall appear we  shall be like him for we shall see  him as he is’ is this, When the saviour  appears we shall see that he is a man  like unto ourselves, and that same  sociality which exists amongst us here  will exist among us then only it will  be coupled with eternal glory which we do not enjoy now. [p. 67]
I was left thus without being able to decide wether this coming referred to the beginning of the Millenium, or to some previous appearing, or wether I should die and thus see his face. I believe the coming of the son of man will not be any sooner than that time” In correcting two points in s discourse he observed as follows, “The meaning of that passage where it reads ‘when he shall appear we shall be like him for we shall see him as he is’ is this, When the saviour appears we shall see that he is a man like unto ourselves, and that same sociality which exists amongst us here will exist among us then only it will be coupled with eternal glory which we do not enjoy now. [p. 67]
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