Book of Commandments, 1833

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8 But the hypocrites shall be detected and shall  be cut off, either in life or in death, even as I will,  and wo unto them who are cut off from my church,  for the same are overcome of the world:
9 Wherefore, let every man beware lest he do  that which is not in truth and righteousness before  me.
10 And now come, saith the Lord, by the Spirit,  unto the elders of his church, and let us reason to gether, that ye may understand:
11 Let us reason even as a man reasoneth one  with another face to face:
12 Now when a man reasoneth, he is understood  of man, because he reasoneth as a man; even so  will I the Lord reason with you that you may un derstand:
13 Wherefore I the Lord asketh you this question,  unto what were ye ordained?
14 To preach my gospel by the Spirit, even the  Comforter which was sent forth to teach the truth;  and then received ye spirits which ye could not un derstand, and received them to be of God, and in  this are ye justified?
15 Behold ye shall answer this question yourselves,  nevertheless I will be merciful unto you:
16 He that is weak among you hereafter shall be  made strong.
17 Verily I say unto you, he that is ordained of  me and sent forth to preach the word of truth by  the Comforter, in the spirit of truth, doth he preach  it by the spirit of truth, or some other way? and if  by some other way, it be not of God.
18 And again, he that receiveth the word of truth,  doth he receive it by the spirit of truth, or some oth er way? if it be some other way, it be not of God: [p. 120]
8 But the hypocrites shall be detected and shall be cut off, either in life or in death, even as I will, and wo unto them who are cut off from my church, for the same are overcome of the world:
9 Wherefore, let every man beware lest he do that which is not in truth and righteousness before me.
10 And now come, saith the Lord, by the Spirit, unto the elders of his church, and let us reason together, that ye may understand:
11 Let us reason even as a man reasoneth one with another face to face:
12 Now when a man reasoneth, he is understood of man, because he reasoneth as a man; even so will I the Lord reason with you that you may understand:
13 Wherefore I the Lord asketh you this question, unto what were ye ordained?
14 To preach my gospel by the Spirit, even the Comforter which was sent forth to teach the truth; and then received ye spirits which ye could not understand, and received them to be of God, and in this are ye justified?
15 Behold ye shall answer this question yourselves, nevertheless I will be merciful unto you:
16 He that is weak among you hereafter shall be made strong.
17 Verily I say unto you, he that is ordained of me and sent forth to preach the word of truth by the Comforter, in the spirit of truth, doth he preach it by the spirit of truth, or some other way? and if by some other way, it be not of God.
18 And again, he that receiveth the word of truth, doth he receive it by the spirit of truth, or some other way? if it be some other way, it be not of God: [p. 120]
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