“Church History,” 1 March 1842

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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lieve that he will yet reveal many great  and important things pertaining to the  kingdom of God.
We believe in the literal gathering of  Israel and in the restoration of the Ten  Tribes. That Zion will be built upon  this continent. That Christ will reign  personally upon the earth, and that the  earth will be renewed and receive its par adasaic glory.
We claim the privilege of worshipping  Almighty God according to the dictates  of our conscience, and allow all men the  same privilege let them worship how,  where, or what they may.
We believe in being subject to kings,  presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in  obeying, honoring and sustaining the law.
We believe in being honest, true,  chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing  good to all men; indeed we may say that  we follow the admonition of Paul “we  believe all things we hope all things,” we  have endured many things and hope to  be able to endure all things. If there is  any thing virtuous, lovely, or of good re port or praise worthy we seek after these  things. Respectfully &c.,
JOSEPH SMITH. [p. 710]
lieve that he will yet reveal many great and important things pertaining to the kingdom of God.
We believe in the literal gathering of Israel and in the restoration of the Ten Tribes. That Zion will be built upon this continent. That Christ will reign personally upon the earth, and that the earth will be renewed and receive its paradasaic glory.
We claim the privilege of worshipping Almighty God according to the dictates of our conscience, and allow all men the same privilege let them worship how, where, or what they may.
We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring and sustaining the law.
We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul “we believe all things we hope all things,” we have endured many things and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is any thing virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praise worthy we seek after these things. Respectfully &c.,
JOSEPH SMITH. [p. 710]
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