Doctrine and Covenants, 1835

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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3 Verily I say unto you, there are those among you who  seek signs: and there have been such even from the begin ning. But behold, faith cometh not by signs, but signs follow  those that believe. Yea, signs cometh by faith, not by the  will of men, nor as they please, but by the will of God. Yea,  signs cometh by faith, unto mighty works, for without faith,  no man pleaseth God: and with whom God is angry, he is not  well pleased: wherefore, unto such he showeth no signs, only  in wrath unto their condemnation.
4 Wherefore I the Lord am not pleased with those among  you, who have sought after signs and wonders for faith, and  not for the good of men unto my glory: nevertheless, I gave  commandments and many have turned away from my com mandments, and have not kept them. There were among you  adulterers and adulteresses; some of whom have turned away  from you, and others remain with you: that hereafter shall be  revealed. Let such beware and repent speedily, lest judg ments shall come upon them as a snare, and their folly shall  be made manifest, and their works shall follow them in the  eyes of the people.
5 And verily I say unto you, as I have said before, he that  looketh on a woman to lust after her, or if any shall commit  adultery in their hearts, they shall not have the Spirit, but  shall deny the faith and shall fear: wherefore I the Lord have  said that the fearful, and the unbelieving, and all liars, and who soever loveth and maketh a lie, and the whoremonger, and the  sorcerer, shall have their part in that lake which burneth with  fire and brimstone, which is the second death. Verily I say,  that they shall not have part in the first resurrection.
6 And now behold, I the Lord saith unto you, that ye are not  justified because these things are among you, nevertheless he  that endureth in faith and doeth my will, the same shall over come, and shall receive an inheritance upon the earth, when  the day of transfiguration shall come; when the earth shall be  transfigured, even according to the pattern which was shown  unto mine apostles upon the mount: of which account the ful ness ye have not yet received.
7 And now, verily I say unto you, that as I said that I would  make known my will unto you, behold I will make it known  unto you, not by the way of commandment, for there are ma ny who observe not to keep my commandments, but unto him  that keepeth my commandments, I will give the mysteries of  my kingdom, and the same shall be in him a well of living wa ter, springing up unto everlasting life.
8 And now, behold this is the will of the Lord your God  concerning his saints, that they should assemble themselves to [p. 142]
3 Verily I say unto you, there are those among you who seek signs: and there have been such even from the beginning. But behold, faith cometh not by signs, but signs follow those that believe. Yea, signs cometh by faith, not by the will of men, nor as they please, but by the will of God. Yea, signs cometh by faith, unto mighty works, for without faith, no man pleaseth God: and with whom God is angry, he is not well pleased: wherefore, unto such he showeth no signs, only in wrath unto their condemnation.
4 Wherefore I the Lord am not pleased with those among you, who have sought after signs and wonders for faith, and not for the good of men unto my glory: nevertheless, I gave commandments and many have turned away from my commandments, and have not kept them. There were among you adulterers and adulteresses; some of whom have turned away from you, and others remain with you: that hereafter shall be revealed. Let such beware and repent speedily, lest judgments shall come upon them as a snare, and their folly shall be made manifest, and their works shall follow them in the eyes of the people.
5 And verily I say unto you, as I have said before, he that looketh on a woman to lust after her, or if any shall commit adultery in their hearts, they shall not have the Spirit, but shall deny the faith and shall fear: wherefore I the Lord have said that the fearful, and the unbelieving, and all liars, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie, and the whoremonger, and the sorcerer, shall have their part in that lake which burneth with fire and brimstone, which is the second death. Verily I say, that they shall not have part in the first resurrection.
6 And now behold, I the Lord saith unto you, that ye are not justified because these things are among you, nevertheless he that endureth in faith and doeth my will, the same shall overcome, and shall receive an inheritance upon the earth, when the day of transfiguration shall come; when the earth shall be transfigured, even according to the pattern which was shown unto mine apostles upon the mount: of which account the fulness ye have not yet received.
7 And now, verily I say unto you, that as I said that I would make known my will unto you, behold I will make it known unto you, not by the way of commandment, for there are many who observe not to keep my commandments, but unto him that keepeth my commandments, I will give the mysteries of my kingdom, and the same shall be in him a well of living water, springing up unto everlasting life.
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