Doctrine and Covenants, 1835

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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which I gave unto them, that they might preach in their days,  might come unto their brethren, the Lamanites, and also, all  that had become Lamanites, because of their dissensions.
11 Now this is not all, their faith in their prayers were, that  this gospel should be made known also, if it were possible that  other nations should possess this land; and thus they did leave  a blessing upon this land in their prayers, that whosoever  should believe in this gospel, in this land, might have eternal  life; yea, that it might be free unto all of whatsoever nation,  kindred, tongue, or people, they may be.
12 And now, behold, according to their faith in their prayers,  will I bring this part of my gospel to the knowledge of my  people. Behold, I do not bring it to destroy that which they  have received, but to build it up.
13 And for this cause have I said, if this generation harden  not their hearts, I will establish my church among them. Now  I do not say this to destroy my church, but I say this to build  up my church: therefore, whosoever belongeth to my church  need not fear, for such shall inherit the kingdom of heaven:  but it is they who do not fear me, neither keep my command ments, but buildeth up churches unto themselves, to get gain;  yea, and all those that do wickedly, and buildeth up the king dom of the devil; yea, verily, verily I say unto you, that it is  they that will disturb, and cause to tremble and shake to the  centre.
14 Behold, I am Jesus Christ, the Son of God: I came unto  my own, and my own received me not. I am the light which  shineth in darkness, and the darkness comprehendeth it not.  I am he who said other sheep have I which are not of this fold,  unto my disciples, and many there were that understood  me not.
15 And I will show unto this people, that I had other sheep,  and that they were a branch of the house of Jacob: and I will  bring to light their marvelous works, which they did in my  name: yea, and I will also bring to light my gospel, which  was ministered unto them, and behold they shall not deny that  which you have received, but they shall build it up, and shall  bring to light the true points of my doctrine: yea, and the on ly doctrine which is in me; and this I do, that I may establish  my gospel, that there may not be so much contention: yea,  satan doth stir up the hearts of the people to contention, con cerning the points of my doctrine; and in these things they do  err, for they do wrest the scriptures, and do not understand  them: therefore, I will unfold unto them this great mystery,  for behold, I will gather them as a hen gathereth her chickens  under her wings, if they will not harden their hearts: yea, if [p. 166]
which I gave unto them, that they might preach in their days, might come unto their brethren, the Lamanites, and also, all that had become Lamanites, because of their dissensions.
11 Now this is not all, their faith in their prayers were, that this gospel should be made known also, if it were possible that other nations should possess this land; and thus they did leave a blessing upon this land in their prayers, that whosoever should believe in this gospel, in this land, might have eternal life; yea, that it might be free unto all of whatsoever nation, kindred, tongue, or people, they may be.
12 And now, behold, according to their faith in their prayers, will I bring this part of my gospel to the knowledge of my people. Behold, I do not bring it to destroy that which they have received, but to build it up.
13 And for this cause have I said, if this generation harden not their hearts, I will establish my church among them. Now I do not say this to destroy my church, but I say this to build up my church: therefore, whosoever belongeth to my church need not fear, for such shall inherit the kingdom of heaven: but it is they who do not fear me, neither keep my commandments, but buildeth up churches unto themselves, to get gain; yea, and all those that do wickedly, and buildeth up the kingdom of the devil; yea, verily, verily I say unto you, that it is they that will disturb, and cause to tremble and shake to the centre.
14 Behold, I am Jesus Christ, the Son of God: I came unto my own, and my own received me not. I am the light which shineth in darkness, and the darkness comprehendeth it not. I am he who said other sheep have I which are not of this fold, unto my disciples, and many there were that understood me not.
15 And I will show unto this people, that I had other sheep, and that they were a branch of the house of Jacob: and I will bring to light their marvelous works, which they did in my name: yea, and I will also bring to light my gospel, which was ministered unto them, and behold they shall not deny that which you have received, but they shall build it up, and shall bring to light the true points of my doctrine: yea, and the only doctrine which is in me; and this I do, that I may establish my gospel, that there may not be so much contention: yea, satan doth stir up the hearts of the people to contention, concerning the points of my doctrine; and in these things they do err, for they do wrest the scriptures, and do not understand them: therefore, I will unfold unto them this great mystery, for behold, I will gather them as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, if they will not harden their hearts: yea, if [p. 166]
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