Doctrine and Covenants, 1835

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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not, then ye shall bring him before the church, and do with  him as the Scriptures saith unto you, either by commandment,  or by revelation. And this ye shall do that God might be glo rified, not because ye forgive not, having not compassion, but  that ye may be justified in the eyes of the law, that ye may  not offend him who is your Lawgiver.
3 Verily I say, for this cause ye shall do these things. Be hold I the Lord was angry with him who was my servant ; and also, my servant ; for they kept  not the law, neither the commandment; they sought evil in  their hearts, and I the Lord withheld my Spirit. They con demned for evil, that thing in which there was no evil; never theless I have forgiven my servant . And also  my servant , behold he hath sinned, and sa tan seeketh to destroy his soul; but when these things are  made known unto them, they repent of the evil, and they  shall be forgiven.
4 And now verily I say, that it is expedient in me that my  servant , after a few weeks, should return up on his business, and to his agency in the land of Zion; and  that which he hath seen and heard may be made known unto  my disciples, that they perish not. And for this cause have I  spoken these things. And again, I say unto you, that my  servant may not be tempted above that which  he is able to bear, and counsel wrongfully to your hurt, I gave  commandment that this farm should be sold. I willeth not  that my servant should sell his farm,  for I the Lord willeth to retain a strong hold in the land of  , for the space of five years, in the which I will not  overthrow the wicked, that thereby I may save some; and af ter that day, I the Lord will not hold any guilty, that shall go,  with an open heart, up to the land of Zion: for I the Lord re quireth the hearts of the children of men.
5 Behold now it is called to-day, (until the coming of the  Son of man) and verily it is a day of sacrifice, and a day for  the tithing of my people; for he that is tithed shall not be  burned (at his coming;) for after to-day cometh the burning:  this is speaking after the manner of the Lord; for verily I say,  to-morrow all the proud and they that do wickedly shall be as  stubble: and I will burn them up, for I am the Lord of hosts;  and I will not spare any that remaineth in Babylon. Where fore, if ye believe me, ye will labor while it is called to-day.—  And it is not meet that my servants, and   should sell their , and their possessions  here, for this is not wisdom until the residue of the church, which  remaineth in this place, shall go up unto the land of Zion. [p. 146]
not, then ye shall bring him before the church, and do with him as the Scriptures saith unto you, either by commandment, or by revelation. And this ye shall do that God might be glorified, not because ye forgive not, having not compassion, but that ye may be justified in the eyes of the law, that ye may not offend him who is your Lawgiver.
3 Verily I say, for this cause ye shall do these things. Behold I the Lord was angry with him who was my servant ; and also, my servant ; for they kept not the law, neither the commandment; they sought evil in their hearts, and I the Lord withheld my Spirit. They condemned for evil, that thing in which there was no evil; nevertheless I have forgiven my servant . And also my servant , behold he hath sinned, and satan seeketh to destroy his soul; but when these things are made known unto them, they repent of the evil, and they shall be forgiven.
4 And now verily I say, that it is expedient in me that my servant , after a few weeks, should return upon his business, and to his agency in the land of Zion; and that which he hath seen and heard may be made known unto my disciples, that they perish not. And for this cause have I spoken these things. And again, I say unto you, that my servant may not be tempted above that which he is able to bear, and counsel wrongfully to your hurt, I gave commandment that this farm should be sold. I willeth not that my servant should sell his farm, for I the Lord willeth to retain a strong hold in the land of , for the space of five years, in the which I will not overthrow the wicked, that thereby I may save some; and after that day, I the Lord will not hold any guilty, that shall go, with an open heart, up to the land of Zion: for I the Lord requireth the hearts of the children of men.
5 Behold now it is called to-day, (until the coming of the Son of man) and verily it is a day of sacrifice, and a day for the tithing of my people; for he that is tithed shall not be burned (at his coming;) for after to-day cometh the burning: this is speaking after the manner of the Lord; for verily I say, to-morrow all the proud and they that do wickedly shall be as stubble: and I will burn them up, for I am the Lord of hosts; and I will not spare any that remaineth in Babylon. Wherefore, if ye believe me, ye will labor while it is called to-day.— And it is not meet that my servants, and should sell their , and their possessions here, for this is not wisdom until the residue of the church, which remaineth in this place, shall go up unto the land of Zion. [p. 146]
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