Book of Commandments, 1833

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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12 Now this is not all, their faith in their prayers  were, that this gospel should be made known also,  if it were possible that other nations should possess  this land; and thus they did leave a blessing upon  this land in their prayers, that whosoever should be lieve in this gospel, in this land, might have eternal  life; yea, that it might be free unto all of whatso ever nation, kindred, tongue, or people, they may  be.
13 And now, behold, according to their faith in  their prayers, will I bring this part of my gospel to  the knowledge of my people. Behold, I do not  bring it to destroy that which they have received,  but to build it up.
14 And for this cause have I said, if this genera tion harden not their hearts, I will establish my  church among them. Now I do not say this to de stroy my church, but I say this to build up my  church: therefore, whosoever belongeth to my church  need not fear, for such shall inherit the kingdom of  heaven: but it is they who do not fear me, neither  keep my commandments, but buildeth up churches  unto themselves, to get gain; yea, and all those that  do wickedly, and buildeth up the kingdom of the de vil; yea, verily, verily I say unto you, that it is they  that I will disturb, and cause to tremble and shake  to the centre.
15 Behold, I am Jesus Christ, the Son of God: I  came unto my own, and my own received me not.  I am the light which shineth in darkness, and the  darkness comprehendeth it not. I am he who said  other sheep have I which are not of this fold, unto  my disciples, and many there were that understood  me not.
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12 Now this is not all, their faith in their prayers were, that this gospel should be made known also, if it were possible that other nations should possess this land; and thus they did leave a blessing upon this land in their prayers, that whosoever should believe in this gospel, in this land, might have eternal life; yea, that it might be free unto all of whatsoever nation, kindred, tongue, or people, they may be.
13 And now, behold, according to their faith in their prayers, will I bring this part of my gospel to the knowledge of my people. Behold, I do not bring it to destroy that which they have received, but to build it up.
14 And for this cause have I said, if this generation harden not their hearts, I will establish my church among them. Now I do not say this to destroy my church, but I say this to build up my church: therefore, whosoever belongeth to my church need not fear, for such shall inherit the kingdom of heaven: but it is they who do not fear me, neither keep my commandments, but buildeth up churches unto themselves, to get gain; yea, and all those that do wickedly, and buildeth up the kingdom of the devil; yea, verily, verily I say unto you, that it is they that I will disturb, and cause to tremble and shake to the centre.
15 Behold, I am Jesus Christ, the Son of God: I came unto my own, and my own received me not. I am the light which shineth in darkness, and the darkness comprehendeth it not. I am he who said other sheep have I which are not of this fold, unto my disciples, and many there were that understood me not.
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