Doctrine and Covenants, 1835

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those gifts, that there may be a head, in order that every mem ber may be profited thereby: he that asketh in the spirit, ask eth according to the will of God, wherefore it is done even as  he asketh.
9 And again I say unto you, all things must be done in the  name of Christ, whatsoever you do in the spirit; and ye must  give thanks unto God in the spirit for whatsoever blessing ye  are blessed with: and ye must practice virtue and holiness be fore me continually; even so: Amen.
 

Section 17 • Revelation, 9 May 1831 [D&C 50]

SECTION XVII.
 
A Revelation given May, 1831.
 
1 Hearken, O ye elders of my church, and give ear to the  voice of the living God; and attend to the words of wisdom  which shall be given unto you, according as ye have asked and  are agreed as touching the church, and the spirits which have  gone abroad in the earth. Behold verily I say unto you, that  there are many spirits which are false spirits, which have gone  forth in the earth, deceiving the world: and also satan hath  sought to deceive you, that he might overthrow you.
2 Behold I the Lord have looked upon you, and have seen  abominations in the church, that profess my name; but bles sed are they who are faithful and endure, whether in life or  in death, for they shall inherit eternal life. But wo unto them  that are deceivers, and hypocrites, for thus saith the Lord, I  will bring them to judgment.
3 Behold verily I say unto you, there are hypocrites among  you, and have deceived some, which has given the adversary  power, but behold such shall be reclaimed; but the hypocrites  shall be detected and shall be cut off, either in life or in death,  even as I will, and wo unto them who are cut off from my  church, for the same are overcome of the world: wherefore,  let every man beware lest he do that which is not in truth and  righteousness before me.
4 And now come, saith the Lord, by the Spirit, unto the el ders of his church, and let us reason together, that ye may un derstand: let us reason even as a man reasoneth one with ano ther face to face: now when a man reasoneth, he is understood  of man, because he reasoneth as a man; even so will I the  Lord reason with you that you may understand: wherefore I  the Lord asketh you this question, unto what were ye ordain ed? To preach my gospel by the Spirit, even the Comforter  which was sent forth to teach the truth; and then received ye  spirits which ye could not understand, and received them to [p. 134]
those gifts, that there may be a head, in order that every member may be profited thereby: he that asketh in the spirit, asketh according to the will of God, wherefore it is done even as he asketh.
9 And again I say unto you, all things must be done in the name of Christ, whatsoever you do in the spirit; and ye must give thanks unto God in the spirit for whatsoever blessing ye are blessed with: and ye must practice virtue and holiness before me continually; even so: Amen.
 

Section 17 • Revelation, 9 May 1831 [D&C 50]

SECTION XVII.
 
A Revelation given May, 1831.
 
1 Hearken, O ye elders of my church, and give ear to the voice of the living God; and attend to the words of wisdom which shall be given unto you, according as ye have asked and are agreed as touching the church, and the spirits which have gone abroad in the earth. Behold verily I say unto you, that there are many spirits which are false spirits, which have gone forth in the earth, deceiving the world: and also satan hath sought to deceive you, that he might overthrow you.
2 Behold I the Lord have looked upon you, and have seen abominations in the church, that profess my name; but blessed are they who are faithful and endure, whether in life or in death, for they shall inherit eternal life. But wo unto them that are deceivers, and hypocrites, for thus saith the Lord, I will bring them to judgment.
3 Behold verily I say unto you, there are hypocrites among you, and have deceived some, which has given the adversary power, but behold such shall be reclaimed; but the hypocrites shall be detected and shall be cut off, either in life or in death, even as I will, and wo unto them who are cut off from my church, for the same are overcome of the world: wherefore, let every man beware lest he do that which is not in truth and righteousness before me.
4 And now come, saith the Lord, by the Spirit, unto the elders of his church, and let us reason together, that ye may understand: let us reason even as a man reasoneth one with another face to face: now when a man reasoneth, he is understood of man, because he reasoneth as a man; even so will I the Lord reason with you that you may understand: wherefore I the Lord asketh you this question, unto what were ye ordained? To preach my gospel by the Spirit, even the Comforter which was sent forth to teach the truth; and then received ye spirits which ye could not understand, and received them to [p. 134]
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