Doctrine and Covenants, 1835

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til the Lord come, for not many days hence and the earth shall  tremble, and reel to and fro as a drunken man, and the sun  shall hide his face, and shall refuse to give light, and the moon  shall be bathed in blood, and the stars shall become exceeding  angry, and shall cast themselves down as a fig that falleth from  off a fig-tree.
25 And after your testimony, cometh wrath and indignation  upon the people; for after your testimony cometh the testimo ny of earthquakes, that shall cause groanings in the midst of  her, and man shall fall upon the ground, and shall not be able  to stand. And also cometh the testimony of the voice of thun drings, and the voice of lightnings, and voice of tempests,  and the voice of the waves of the sea, heaving themselves be yond their bounds. And all things shall be in commotion;  and surely, men’s hearts shall fail them; for fear shall come  upon all people; and angels shall fly through the midst of heav en, crying with a loud voice, sounding the trump of God, say ing, prepare ye, prepare ye, O inhabitants of the earth: for  the judgment of our God is come: behold, and lo, the Bride groom cometh, go ye out to meet him.
26 And immediately there shall appear a great sign in heav en, and all people shall see it together. And another angel  shall sound his trump, saying, that great church, the mother  of abominations, that made all nations drink of the wine of the  wrath of her fornication, that persecuteth the saints of God,  that shed their blood: her who sitteth upon many waters, and  upon the islands of the sea; behold, she is the tares of the earth,  she is bound in bundles, her bands are made strong, no man  can loose them; therefore, she is ready to be burned. And he  shall sound his trump both long and loud, and all nations shall  hear it.
27 And there shall be silence in heaven for the space of half  an hour, and immediately after shall the curtain of heaven be  unfolded, as a scroll is unfolded after it is rolled up, and the  face of the Lord shall be unveiled; and the saints that are up on the earth, who are alive, shall be quickened, and be caught  up to meet him. And they who have slept in their graves,  shall come forth; for their graves shall be opened, and they al so shall be caught up to meet him in the midst of the pillar of  heaven: they are Christ’s, the first fruits: they who shall de scend with him first, and they who are on the earth and in  their graves, who are first caught up to meet him: and all this  by the voice of the sounding of the trump of the angel of  God.
28 And after this another angel shall sound, which is the  second trump; and then cometh the redemption of those who [p. 105]
til the Lord come, for not many days hence and the earth shall tremble, and reel to and fro as a drunken man, and the sun shall hide his face, and shall refuse to give light, and the moon shall be bathed in blood, and the stars shall become exceeding angry, and shall cast themselves down as a fig that falleth from off a fig-tree.
25 And after your testimony, cometh wrath and indignation upon the people; for after your testimony cometh the testimony of earthquakes, that shall cause groanings in the midst of her, and man shall fall upon the ground, and shall not be able to stand. And also cometh the testimony of the voice of thundrings, and the voice of lightnings, and voice of tempests, and the voice of the waves of the sea, heaving themselves beyond their bounds. And all things shall be in commotion; and surely, men’s hearts shall fail them; for fear shall come upon all people; and angels shall fly through the midst of heaven, crying with a loud voice, sounding the trump of God, saying, prepare ye, prepare ye, O inhabitants of the earth: for the judgment of our God is come: behold, and lo, the Bridegroom cometh, go ye out to meet him.
26 And immediately there shall appear a great sign in heaven, and all people shall see it together. And another angel shall sound his trump, saying, that great church, the mother of abominations, that made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, that persecuteth the saints of God, that shed their blood: her who sitteth upon many waters, and upon the islands of the sea; behold, she is the tares of the earth, she is bound in bundles, her bands are made strong, no man can loose them; therefore, she is ready to be burned. And he shall sound his trump both long and loud, and all nations shall hear it.
27 And there shall be silence in heaven for the space of half an hour, and immediately after shall the curtain of heaven be unfolded, as a scroll is unfolded after it is rolled up, and the face of the Lord shall be unveiled; and the saints that are upon the earth, who are alive, shall be quickened, and be caught up to meet him. And they who have slept in their graves, shall come forth; for their graves shall be opened, and they also shall be caught up to meet him in the midst of the pillar of heaven: they are Christ’s, the first fruits: they who shall descend with him first, and they who are on the earth and in their graves, who are first caught up to meet him: and all this by the voice of the sounding of the trump of the angel of God.
28 And after this another angel shall sound, which is the second trump; and then cometh the redemption of those who [p. 105]
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