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 pro nounced 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 be lieve 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, accor ding 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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