Book of Commandments, 1833

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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other sheep, and that they were a branch of the  house of Jacob; and I will bring to light their mar velous works, which they did in my name; yea, and  I will also bring to light my gospel, which was min istered unto them, and behold they shall not deny  that which you have received, but they shall build  it up, and shall bring to light the true points of my  doctrine: Yea, and the only doctrine which is in  me; and this I do, that I may establish my gospel,  that there may not be so much contention: Yea,  satan doth stir up the hearts of the people to conten tion, concerning the points of my doctrine; and in  these things they do err, for they do wrest the scrip tures, and do not understand them: therefore, I  will unfold unto them this great mystery, for behold,  I will gather them as a hen gathereth her chickens  under her wings, if they will not harden their hearts:  Yea, if they will come, they may, and partake of  the waters of life freely.
17 Behold this is my doctrine: whosoever repen teth, and cometh unto me, the same is my church:  whosoever declareth more or less than this, the same  is not of me, but is against me: therefore, he is not  of my church.
18 And now, behold whosoever is of my church,  and endureth of my church to the end, him will I es tablish upon my Rock, and the gates of hell shall not  prevail against them.
19 And now, remember the words of him who is  the life and the light of the world, your Redeemer,  your Lord and your God: Amen. [p. 27]
other sheep, and that they were a branch of the house of Jacob; and I will bring to light their marvelous works, which they did in my name; yea, and I will also bring to light my gospel, which was ministered unto them, and behold they shall not deny that which you have received, but they shall build it up, and shall bring to light the true points of my doctrine: Yea, and the only doctrine which is in me; and this I do, that I may establish my gospel, that there may not be so much contention: Yea, satan doth stir up the hearts of the people to contention, concerning the points of my doctrine; and in these things they do err, for they do wrest the scriptures, and do not understand them: therefore, I will unfold unto them this great mystery, for behold, I will gather them as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, if they will not harden their hearts: Yea, if they will come, they may, and partake of the waters of life freely.
17 Behold this is my doctrine: whosoever repenteth, and cometh unto me, the same is my church: whosoever declareth more or less than this, the same is not of me, but is against me: therefore, he is not of my church.
18 And now, behold whosoever is of my church, and endureth of my church to the end, him will I establish upon my Rock, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against them.
19 And now, remember the words of him who is the life and the light of the world, your Redeemer, your Lord and your God: Amen. [p. 27]
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