Doctrine and Covenants, 1835

  • Source Note
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should be anxiously engaged in a good cause, and do many  things of their own free will, and bring to pass much righteous ness: for the power is in them, wherein they are agents unto  themselves. And inasmuch as men do good they shall in no  wise lose their reward. But he that doeth not any thing un til he is commanded, and receiveth a commandment with  doubtful heart, and keepeth it with slothfulness, the same is  damned. Who am I that made man, saith the Lord, that will  hold him guiltless that obeys not my commandments? Who  am I, saith the Lord, that have promised and have not fulfil led? I commanded and a man obeys not, I revoke and they re ceive not the blessing: then they say in their hearts, this is  not the work of the Lord, for his promises are not fulfilled.—  But wo unto such, for their reward lurketh beneath, and not  from above.
7 And now I give unto you further directions concerning this  land. It is wisdom in me, that my servant  should be an example unto the church, in laying his moneys  before the bishop of the church. And also, this is a law unto  every man that cometh unto this land, to receive an inheri tance; and he shall do with his moneys according as the law  directs. And it is wisdom also, that there should be lands  purchased in , for the place of the storehouse:  and also for the .
8 And other directions, concerning my servant ,  shall be given him of the Spirit, that he may receive his inher itance as seemeth him good. And let him repent of his sins,  for he seeketh the praise of the world.
9 And also let my servant stand in the  office which I have appointed him, and receive his inheritance  in the land. And also, he hath need to repent, for I the Lord  am not well pleased with him, for he seeketh to excell and  he is not sufficiently meek before me. Behold he who has  repented of his sins the same is forgiven, and I the Lord re membereth them no more. By this ye may know if a man  repenteth of his sins. Behold he will confess them and for sake them. And now verily I say, concerning the residue of  the elders of my church, the time has not yet come for many  years, for them to receive their inheritance in this land; ex cept they desire it through the prayer of faith, only as it shall  be appointed unto them of the Lord. For behold they shall  push the people together from the ends of the earth: where fore assemble yourselves together, and they who are not ap pointed to stay in this land, let them preach the gospel in the  regions round about; and after that, let them return to their  homes. Let them preach by the way, and bear testimony of [p. 138]
should be anxiously engaged in a good cause, and do many things of their own free will, and bring to pass much righteousness: for the power is in them, wherein they are agents unto themselves. And inasmuch as men do good they shall in no wise lose their reward. But he that doeth not any thing until he is commanded, and receiveth a commandment with doubtful heart, and keepeth it with slothfulness, the same is damned. Who am I that made man, saith the Lord, that will hold him guiltless that obeys not my commandments? Who am I, saith the Lord, that have promised and have not fulfilled? I commanded and a man obeys not, I revoke and they receive not the blessing: then they say in their hearts, this is not the work of the Lord, for his promises are not fulfilled.— But wo unto such, for their reward lurketh beneath, and not from above.
7 And now I give unto you further directions concerning this land. It is wisdom in me, that my servant should be an example unto the church, in laying his moneys before the bishop of the church. And also, this is a law unto every man that cometh unto this land, to receive an inheritance; and he shall do with his moneys according as the law directs. And it is wisdom also, that there should be lands purchased in , for the place of the storehouse: and also for the .
8 And other directions, concerning my servant , shall be given him of the Spirit, that he may receive his inheritance as seemeth him good. And let him repent of his sins, for he seeketh the praise of the world.
9 And also let my servant stand in the office which I have appointed him, and receive his inheritance in the land. And also, he hath need to repent, for I the Lord am not well pleased with him, for he seeketh to excell and he is not sufficiently meek before me. Behold he who has repented of his sins the same is forgiven, and I the Lord remembereth them no more. By this ye may know if a man repenteth of his sins. Behold he will confess them and forsake them. And now verily I say, concerning the residue of the elders of my church, the time has not yet come for many years, for them to receive their inheritance in this land; except they desire it through the prayer of faith, only as it shall be appointed unto them of the Lord. For behold they shall push the people together from the ends of the earth: wherefore assemble yourselves together, and they who are not appointed to stay in this land, let them preach the gospel in the regions round about; and after that, let them return to their homes. Let them preach by the way, and bear testimony of [p. 138]
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