Doctrine and Covenants, 1835

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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ware, how they take my name in their lips: for behold verily I  say, that many there be who are under this condemnation;  who useth the name of the Lord, and useth it in vain, having  not authority. Wherefore let the church repent of their sins,  and I the Lord will own them, otherwise they shall be cut off.
16 Remember, that that which cometh from above is sacred,  and must be spoken with care, and by constraint of the Spirit,  and in this there is no condemnation; and ye receive the Spir it through prayer: wherefore without this, there remaineth  condemnation: Let my servant Joseph Smith, jr. and , seek them a home as they are taught through prayer,  by the Spirit. These things remain to overcome, through pa tience, that such may receive a more exceeding and eternal  weight of glory; otherwise, a greater condemnation: Amen.
 
Section 21 • Revelation, 11 September 1831 [D&C 64]
SECTION XXI.
 
A Revelation given in , September, 1831.
 
1 Behold, thus saith the Lord your God unto you, O ye elders  of my church, hearken ye, and hear, and receive my will con cerning you: for verily I say unto you, I will that ye should  overcome the world: wherefore I will have compassion upon  you. There are those among you who have sinned; but verily  I say, for this once, for mine own glory, and for the salvation  of souls, I have forgiven you your sins.
2 I will be merciful unto you, for I have given unto you the  kingdom: and the keys of the mysteries of the kingdom, shall  not be taken from my servant Joseph Smith, jr. through the  means I have appointed, while he liveth, inasmuch as he  obeyeth mine ordinances. There are those who have sought  occasion against him without cause; nevertheless he has sin ned; but verily I say unto you, I the Lord forgiveth sins unto  those who confess their sins before me, and ask forgiveness,  who have not sinned unto death. My disciples, in days of  old, sought occasion against one another, and forgave not one  another in their hearts, and for this evil they were afflicted,  and sorely chastened: wherefore I say unto you, that ye ought  to forgive one another, for he that forgiveth not his brother  his trespasses, standeth condemned before the Lord, for there  remaineth in him the greater sin. I the Lord will forgive  whom I will forgive, but of you it is required to forgive all  men; and ye ought to say in your hearts, let God judge be tween me and thee, and reward thee according to thy deeds.  And he that repenteth not of his sins, and confesseth them [p. 145]
ware, how they take my name in their lips: for behold verily I say, that many there be who are under this condemnation; who useth the name of the Lord, and useth it in vain, having not authority. Wherefore let the church repent of their sins, and I the Lord will own them, otherwise they shall be cut off.
16 Remember, that that which cometh from above is sacred, and must be spoken with care, and by constraint of the Spirit, and in this there is no condemnation; and ye receive the Spirit through prayer: wherefore without this, there remaineth condemnation: Let my servant Joseph Smith, jr. and , seek them a home as they are taught through prayer, by the Spirit. These things remain to overcome, through patience, that such may receive a more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; otherwise, a greater condemnation: Amen.
 
Section 21 • Revelation, 11 September 1831 [D&C 64]
SECTION XXI.
 
A Revelation given in , September, 1831.
 
1 Behold, thus saith the Lord your God unto you, O ye elders of my church, hearken ye, and hear, and receive my will concerning you: for verily I say unto you, I will that ye should overcome the world: wherefore I will have compassion upon you. There are those among you who have sinned; but verily I say, for this once, for mine own glory, and for the salvation of souls, I have forgiven you your sins.
2 I will be merciful unto you, for I have given unto you the kingdom: and the keys of the mysteries of the kingdom, shall not be taken from my servant Joseph Smith, jr. through the means I have appointed, while he liveth, inasmuch as he obeyeth mine ordinances. There are those who have sought occasion against him without cause; nevertheless he has sinned; but verily I say unto you, I the Lord forgiveth sins unto those who confess their sins before me, and ask forgiveness, who have not sinned unto death. My disciples, in days of old, sought occasion against one another, and forgave not one another in their hearts, and for this evil they were afflicted, and sorely chastened: wherefore I say unto you, that ye ought to forgive one another, for he that forgiveth not his brother his trespasses, standeth condemned before the Lord, for there remaineth in him the greater sin. I the Lord will forgive whom I will forgive, but of you it is required to forgive all men; and ye ought to say in your hearts, let God judge between me and thee, and reward thee according to thy deeds. And he that repenteth not of his sins, and confesseth them [p. 145]
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