Doctrine and Covenants, 1835

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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things which I have committed unto you. O this unbelieving  and stiffnecked generation, mine anger is kindled against them.
3 Behold verily, I say unto you, I have reserved those things  which I have entrusted unto you, my servant Joseph, for a  wise purpose in me, and it shall be made known unto future  generations; but this generation shall have my word through  you; in addition to your testimony the testimony of three  of my servants, whom I shall call and ordain, unto whom I  will show these things: and they shall go forth with my words  that are given through you, yea, they shall know of a surety  that these things are true: for from heaven will I declare it  unto them: I will give them power that they may behold and  view these things as they are; and to none else will I grant  this power, to receive this same testimony, among this gener ation, in this, the beginning of the rising up, and the coming  forth of my church out of the wilderness—clear as the moon  and fair as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners. And  the testimony of three witnesses will I send forth of my word;  and behold whosoever believeth on my words them will I visit  with the manifestation of my Spirit, and they shall be born of  me, even of water and of the Spirit. And you must wait yet  a little while; for ye are not yet ordained—and their testimo ny shall also go forth unto the condemnation of this genera tion if they harden their hearts against them: for a desolating  scourge shall go forth among the inhabitants of the earth, and  shall continue to be poured out, from time to time, if they re pent not, until the earth is empty, and the inhabitants thereof  are consumed away, and utterly destroyed by the brightness of  my coming. Behold, I tell you these things even as I also  told the people of the destruction of Jerusalem, and my word  shall be verified at this time as it hath hitherto been verified.
4 And now I command you, my servant Joseph, to repent  and walk more uprightly before me, and yield to the persua sions of men no more; and that you be firm in keeping the  commandments wherewith I have commanded you, and if you  do this, behold I grant unto you eternal life, even if you should  be slain.
5 And now again I speak unto you, my servant Joseph, con cerning the man that desires the witness: Behold I say unto  him he exalts himself and does not humble himself sufficiently  before me: but if he will bow down before me, and humble  himself in mighty prayer and faith, in the sincerity of his  heart, then will I grant unto him a view of the things which  he desires to see. And then he shall say unto the people of  this generation, behold I have seen the things which the Lord  has shown unto Joseph Smith, jr. and I know of a surety that [p. 159]
things which I have committed unto you. O this unbelieving and stiffnecked generation, mine anger is kindled against them.
3 Behold verily, I say unto you, I have reserved those things which I have entrusted unto you, my servant Joseph, for a wise purpose in me, and it shall be made known unto future generations; but this generation shall have my word through you; in addition to your testimony the testimony of three of my servants, whom I shall call and ordain, unto whom I will show these things: and they shall go forth with my words that are given through you, yea, they shall know of a surety that these things are true: for from heaven will I declare it unto them: I will give them power that they may behold and view these things as they are; and to none else will I grant this power, to receive this same testimony, among this generation, in this, the beginning of the rising up, and the coming forth of my church out of the wilderness—clear as the moon and fair as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners. And the testimony of three witnesses will I send forth of my word; and behold whosoever believeth on my words them will I visit with the manifestation of my Spirit, and they shall be born of me, even of water and of the Spirit. And you must wait yet a little while; for ye are not yet ordained—and their testimony shall also go forth unto the condemnation of this generation if they harden their hearts against them: for a desolating scourge shall go forth among the inhabitants of the earth, and shall continue to be poured out, from time to time, if they repent not, until the earth is empty, and the inhabitants thereof are consumed away, and utterly destroyed by the brightness of my coming. Behold, I tell you these things even as I also told the people of the destruction of Jerusalem, and my word shall be verified at this time as it hath hitherto been verified.
4 And now I command you, my servant Joseph, to repent and walk more uprightly before me, and yield to the persuasions of men no more; and that you be firm in keeping the commandments wherewith I have commanded you, and if you do this, behold I grant unto you eternal life, even if you should be slain.
5 And now again I speak unto you, my servant Joseph, concerning the man that desires the witness: Behold I say unto him he exalts himself and does not humble himself sufficiently before me: but if he will bow down before me, and humble himself in mighty prayer and faith, in the sincerity of his heart, then will I grant unto him a view of the things which he desires to see. And then he shall say unto the people of this generation, behold I have seen the things which the Lord has shown unto Joseph Smith, jr. and I know of a surety that [p. 159]
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