Book of Commandments, 1833

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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49 Wherefore, I the Lord God caused that he should be cast out from the garden of Eden, from my presence, because of his transgression;
50 Wherein he became spiritually dead; which is the first death, even that same death, which is the last death, which is spiritual, which shall be pronounced upon the wicked when I shall say, Depart ye cursed.
51 But behold I say unto you, that I the Lord God gave unto Adam and unto his seed, that they should not die as to the temporal death, until I the Lord God should send forth angels to declare unto them repentance and redemption, through faith on the name of mine only begotten Son:
52 And thus did I the Lord God appoint unto man the days of his probation; that by his natural death he might be raised in immortality unto eternal life, even as many as would believe, and they that believe not, unto eternal damnation, for they cannot be redeemed from their spiritual fall, because they repent not, for they will love darkness rather than light, and their deeds are evil, and they receive their wages of whom they list to obey.
53 But behold I say unto you, that little children are redeemed from the foundation of the world, through mine only Begotten:
54 Wherefore they cannot sin, for power is not given unto satan to tempt little children, until they begin to become accountable before me;
55 For it is given unto them even as I will, according to mine own pleasure, that great things may be required at the hand of their fathers.
56 And again I say unto you, that whoso having knowledge, have I not commanded to repent? and he that hath no understanding, it remaineth in me [p. 66]
49 Wherefore, I the Lord God caused that he should be cast out from the garden of Eden, from my presence, because of his transgression;
50 Wherein he became spiritually dead; which is the first death, even that same death, which is the last death, which is spiritual, which shall be pronounced upon the wicked when I shall say, Depart ye cursed.
51 But behold I say unto you, that I the Lord God gave unto Adam and unto his seed, that they should not die as to the temporal death, until I the Lord God should send forth angels to declare unto them repentance and redemption, through faith on the name of mine only begotten Son:
52 And thus did I the Lord God appoint unto man the days of his probation; that by his natural death he might be raised in immortality unto eternal life, even as many as would believe, and they that believe not, unto eternal damnation, for they cannot be redeemed from their spiritual fall, because they repent not, for they will love darkness rather than light, and their deeds are evil, and they receive their wages of whom they list to obey.
53 But behold I say unto you, that little children are redeemed from the foundation of the world, through mine only Begotten:
54 Wherefore they cannot sin, for power is not given unto satan to tempt little children, until they begin to become accountable before me;
55 For it is given unto them even as I will, according to mine own pleasure, that great things may be required at the hand of their fathers.
56 And again I say unto you, that whoso having knowledge, have I not commanded to repent? and he that hath no understanding, it remaineth in me [p. 66]
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