Doctrine and Covenants, 1835

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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vation, doing all things with prayer and thanksgiving, that ye  may not be seduced by evil spirits, or doctrines of devils, or the  commandments of men, for some are of men, and others of  devils.
4 Wherefore, beware lest ye are deceived! and that ye may  not be deceived, seek ye earnestly the best gifts, always re membering for what they are given; for verily I say unto you,  they are given for the benefit of those who love me and keep  all my commandments, and him that seeketh so to do, that all  may be benefited, that seeketh or that asketh of me, that ask eth and not for a sign that he may consume it upon his lusts.
5 And again, verily I say unto you, I would that ye should  always remember, and always retain in your minds what those  gifts are, that are given unto the church, for all have not every  gift given unto them; for there are many gifts, and to every  man is given a gift by the Spirit of God: to some it is given  one, and to some is given another, that all may be profited  thereby; to some it is given by the Holy Ghost to know that  Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and that he was crucified for  the sins of the world; to others it is given to believe on their  words, that they also might have eternal life, if they continue  faithful.
6 And again, to some it is given by the Holy Ghost to know  the differences of administration, as it will be pleasing unto the  same Lord, according as the Lord will, suiting his mercies ac cording to the conditions of the children of men. And again  it is given by the Holy Ghost to some to know the diversities  of operations, whether it be of God, that the manifestations of  the Spirit may be given to every man to profit withal.
7 And again, verily I say unto you, to some it is given, by  the Spirit of God, the word of wisdom; to another it is given  the word of knowledge, that all may be taught to be wise and  to have knowledge. And again, to some it is given to have  faith to be healed, and to others it is given to have faith to  heal. And again, to some it is given the working of miracles;  and to others it is given to prophesy, and to others the discern ing of spirits. And again, it is given to some to speak with  tongues, and to another it is given the interpretation of tongues:  and all these gifts cometh from God, for the benefit of the chil dren of God. And unto the bishop of the church, and unto  such as God shall appoint and ordain to watch over the church,  and to be elders unto the church, are to have it given unto  them to discern all those gifts, lest there shall be any among  you professing and yet be not of God.
8 And it shall come to pass that he that asketh in spirit shall  receive in spirit; that unto some it may be given to have all [p. 133]
vation, doing all things with prayer and thanksgiving, that ye may not be seduced by evil spirits, or doctrines of devils, or the commandments of men, for some are of men, and others of devils.
4 Wherefore, beware lest ye are deceived! and that ye may not be deceived, seek ye earnestly the best gifts, always remembering for what they are given; for verily I say unto you, they are given for the benefit of those who love me and keep all my commandments, and him that seeketh so to do, that all may be benefited, that seeketh or that asketh of me, that asketh and not for a sign that he may consume it upon his lusts.
5 And again, verily I say unto you, I would that ye should always remember, and always retain in your minds what those gifts are, that are given unto the church, for all have not every gift given unto them; for there are many gifts, and to every man is given a gift by the Spirit of God: to some it is given one, and to some is given another, that all may be profited thereby; to some it is given by the Holy Ghost to know that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and that he was crucified for the sins of the world; to others it is given to believe on their words, that they also might have eternal life, if they continue faithful.
6 And again, to some it is given by the Holy Ghost to know the differences of administration, as it will be pleasing unto the same Lord, according as the Lord will, suiting his mercies according to the conditions of the children of men. And again it is given by the Holy Ghost to some to know the diversities of operations, whether it be of God, that the manifestations of the Spirit may be given to every man to profit withal.
7 And again, verily I say unto you, to some it is given, by the Spirit of God, the word of wisdom; to another it is given the word of knowledge, that all may be taught to be wise and to have knowledge. And again, to some it is given to have faith to be healed, and to others it is given to have faith to heal. And again, to some it is given the working of miracles; and to others it is given to prophesy, and to others the discerning of spirits. And again, it is given to some to speak with tongues, and to another it is given the interpretation of tongues: and all these gifts cometh from God, for the benefit of the children of God. And unto the bishop of the church, and unto such as God shall appoint and ordain to watch over the church, and to be elders unto the church, are to have it given unto them to discern all those gifts, lest there shall be any among you professing and yet be not of God.
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