Book of Commandments, 1833

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Spirit in many instances, that the things which you  have written are true:
3 Wherefore you know that they are true; and if  you know that they are true, behold I give unto you  a commandment, that you rely upon the things  which are written; for in them are all things writ ten, concerning my church, my gospel, and my  rock.
4 Wherefore if you shall build up my church, and  my gospel, and my rock, the gates of hell shall not  prevail against you.
5 Behold the world is ripening in iniquity, and it  must needs be, that the children of men are stirred  up unto repentance, both the Gentiles, and also the  house of Israel:
6 Wherefore as thou hast been baptized by the  hand of my servant, according to that which I have  commanded him:
7 Wherefore he hath fulfilled the thing which I  commanded him.
8 And now marvel not that I have called him  unto mine own purpose, which purpose is known in  me:
9 Wherefore if he shall be diligent in keeping my  commandments, he shall be blessed unto eternal  life, and his name is Joseph.
10 And now , I speak unto you, and also  unto , by the way of commandment:
11 For behold, I command all men every where  to repent, and I speak unto you, even as unto Paul  mine apostle, for you are called even with that same  calling with which he was called.
12 Remember the worth of souls is great in the  sight of God:
13 For behold the Lord your God suffered death [p. 35]
Spirit in many instances, that the things which you have written are true:
3 Wherefore you know that they are true; and if you know that they are true, behold I give unto you a commandment, that you rely upon the things which are written; for in them are all things written, concerning my church, my gospel, and my rock.
4 Wherefore if you shall build up my church, and my gospel, and my rock, the gates of hell shall not prevail against you.
5 Behold the world is ripening in iniquity, and it must needs be, that the children of men are stirred up unto repentance, both the Gentiles, and also the house of Israel:
6 Wherefore as thou hast been baptized by the hand of my servant, according to that which I have commanded him:
7 Wherefore he hath fulfilled the thing which I commanded him.
8 And now marvel not that I have called him unto mine own purpose, which purpose is known in me:
9 Wherefore if he shall be diligent in keeping my commandments, he shall be blessed unto eternal life, and his name is Joseph.
10 And now , I speak unto you, and also unto , by the way of commandment:
11 For behold, I command all men every where to repent, and I speak unto you, even as unto Paul mine apostle, for you are called even with that same calling with which he was called.
12 Remember the worth of souls is great in the sight of God:
13 For behold the Lord your God suffered death [p. 35]
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