Book of Commandments, 1833

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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9 But ye are commanded in all things to ask of  God who giveth liberally, and that which the Spir it testifies unto you, even so I would that ye should  do in all holiness of heart, walking uprightly before  me, considering the end of your salvation, doing all  things with prayer and thanksgiving, that ye may  not be seduced by evil spirits, or doctrines of devils,  or the commandments of men, for some are of men,  and others of devils.
10 Wherefore, beware lest ye are deceived! and  that ye may not be deceived, seek ye earnestly the  best gifts, always remembering for what they are  given;
11 For verily I say unto you, they are given for  the benefit of those who love me and keep all my  commandments, and him that seeketh so to do, that  all may be benefitted, that seeketh or that asketh  of me, that asketh and not for a sign that he may  consume it upon his lusts.
12 And again, verily I say unto you, I would that  ye should always remember, and always retain in  your minds what those gifts are, that are given un to the church, for all have not every gift given unto  them: for there are many gifts, and to every man  is given a gift by the Spirit of God;
13 To some it is given one, and to some is given  another, that all may be profited thereby;
14 To some it is given by the Holy Ghost to know  that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and that he  was crucified for the sins of the world; to others it  is given to believe on their words, that they also  might have eternal life, if they continue faithful.
15 And again, to some it is given by the Holy  Ghost to know the differences of administration, as  it will be pleasing unto the same Lord, according [p. 112]
9 But ye are commanded in all things to ask of God who giveth liberally, and that which the Spirit testifies unto you, even so I would that ye should do in all holiness of heart, walking uprightly before me, considering the end of your salvation, doing all things with prayer and thanksgiving, that ye may not be seduced by evil spirits, or doctrines of devils, or the commandments of men, for some are of men, and others of devils.
10 Wherefore, beware lest ye are deceived! and that ye may not be deceived, seek ye earnestly the best gifts, always remembering for what they are given;
11 For verily I say unto you, they are given for the benefit of those who love me and keep all my commandments, and him that seeketh so to do, that all may be benefitted, that seeketh or that asketh of me, that asketh and not for a sign that he may consume it upon his lusts.
12 And again, verily I say unto you, I would that ye should always remember, and always retain in your minds what those gifts are, that are given unto the church, for all have not every gift given unto them: for there are many gifts, and to every man is given a gift by the Spirit of God;
13 To some it is given one, and to some is given another, that all may be profited thereby;
14 To some it is given by the Holy Ghost to know that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and that he was crucified for the sins of the world; to others it is given to believe on their words, that they also might have eternal life, if they continue faithful.
15 And again, to some it is given by the Holy Ghost to know the differences of administration, as it will be pleasing unto the same Lord, according [p. 112]
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