Discourse, 7 April 1844, as Reported by Willard Richards

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3¼ P.M.— Joseph commenced speaking  on the subject of the Dead— relative to the  death of elder to who who was crushed  in a well. by the falling of a tub of rock on  him.—
If men do not compreh[e]nd the character  of God they do not comprehe[n]d themselves..  what kind of a being is God?— Eternal life is to know  God.— if man does not know God. has not  Eternal life.— if I am so fortunate as to comprehe[n]d  and explain the— [blank] let eve[r]y one sit in  silenc[e] and never lift your voice again[s]t the  servants of God again.
Every man has a right to be a false  prophet. as well as a true prophet.—
in the beginning. befor the world was.— Is a man  like one of yourselves— sh[o]uld you see  him to day, you would see a man in  fashion and in form. Adam was formd  in his likeness.——
refute the Idea that God was God from all  eternity— Jesus said as the father Had power  in himself even so hath the son power to do  what the fathr did.— Lay down his body. &  take it up again.—— you have got to learn how  to make you[r]selves Gods Kings. Prie[s]ts.— &— by going from a small to g[r]eat capacity. . . Till  they are able to dwell in evelastig [everlasting] burni[n]g &  everlasti[n]g power.—
how consoling when calld to part with a dear  frie[n]ds. to know their ve[r]y being will rise  to dwell in everlasti[n]g bunig [burning].— heirs of God. [p. [67]]
3¼ P.M.— Joseph commenced speaking on the subject of the Dead— relative to the death of elder who who was crushed in a well. by the falling of a tub of rock on him.—
If men do not comprehend the character of God they do not comprehend themselves.. what kind of a being is God?— Eternal life is to know God.— if man does not know God. has not Eternal life.— if I am so fortunate as to comprehend and explain the— [blank] let every one sit in silence and never lift your voice against the servants of God again.
Every man has a right to be a false prophet. as well as a true prophet.—
in the beginning. befor the world was.— Is a man like one of yourselves— should you see him to day, you would see a man in fashion and in form. Adam was formd in his likeness.——
refute the Idea that God was God from all eternity— Jesus said as the father Had power in himself even so hath the son power to do what the fathr did.— Lay down his body. & take it up again.—— you have got to learn how to make yourselves Gods Kings. Priests.— &—by going from a small to great capacity. . . Till they are able to dwell in evelastig everlasting burning & everlasting power.—
how consoling when calld to part with a dear friends. to know their very being will rise to dwell in everlasting bunig [burning].— heirs of God. [p. [67]]
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