Discourse, 7 April 1844, as Reported by William Clayton

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saw proper to institute laws whereby the rest could have a privilege to advance like himself. I know that when I tell you those words of eternal life that are given to me I know you taste it and I know you believe it. Wants to talk more of the relation of man to God— in relation to your dead, All things whatsoever God has seen proper to reveal to us while we are dwelling in mortality are revealed to us in the abstract & independant of affinity of this mortal tabernacle— but they are revealed as though we had no bodies at all— tho revealed to our spirits & those revelations must of necessity save our spirit with them. Hence the responsibility— the awful res. that rest upon us in relations to our dead— for all spirits— who have not obeyed the gospel in the flesh must obey the gospel or be damned. Is there no preparation— no salvation for our father & friends who have died and not obeyed the decrees of the son of man— would to God I had 40 days & nights I would let you know that I have not a fallen prophet. What kind of beings can be saved although their bodies are moulding in the dust. When his commandments touch us it is in view of eternity— The greatest responsibility in this world. is to seek after our dead. they without us cannot be made perfect— It is necessary that those who come after us should have salvation in common with us— & thus hath God laid this upon the eves of the world hence the saying of Elijah Speak in relation to the provisions God hath made to suit the conditions of man. What hath Jesus said? All sins & all blasphemis every transgression except one there is a provision either in this world or in the world of spirit. Hence God hath made a provision that evry spirit can be ferreted out in that world that has not sin’d the unpardonable sin. wether in this world or in the world of spirits. Every man who has a friend in the eternal world who hath not committed the unpardonable sin you can save him. A man cannot commit the unpardonable sin after the disolution of the body there is a way for his escape [p. 17]
saw proper to institute laws whereby the rest could have a privilege to advance like himself. I know that when I tell you those words of eternal life that are given to me I know you taste it and I know you believe it. Wants to talk more of the relation of man to God— in relation to your dead, All things whatsoever God has seen proper to reveal to us while we are dwelling in mortality are revealed to us in the abstract & independant of affinity of this mortal tabernacle— but they are revealed as though we had no bodies at all— tho revealed to our spirits & those revelations must of necessity save our spirit with them. Hence the responsibility— the awful res. that rest upon us in relations to our dead— for all spirits— who have not obeyed the gospel in the flesh must obey the gospel or be damned. Is there no preparation— no salvation for our father & friends who have died and not obeyed the decrees of the son of man— would to God I had 40 days & nights I would let you know that I have not a fallen prophet. What kind of beings can be saved although their bodies are moulding in the dust. When his commandments touch us it is in view of eternity— The greatest responsibility in this world. is to seek after our dead. they without us cannot be made perfect— It is necessary that those who come after us should have salvation in common with us— & thus hath God laid this upon the eves of the world hence the saying of Elijah Speak in relation to the provisions God hath made to suit the conditions of man. What hath Jesus said? All sins & all blasphemis every transgression except one there is a provision either in this world or in the world of spirit. Hence God hath made a provision that evry spirit can be ferreted out in that world that has not sin’d the unpardonable sin. wether in this world or in the world of spirits. Every man who has a friend in the eternal world who hath not committed the unpardonable sin you can save him. A man cannot commit the unpardonable sin after the disolution of the body there is a way for his escape [p. 17]
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