Doctrine and Covenants, 1835

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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of old, who journeyed from Jerusalem in the wilderness: yea,  open your mouths and spare not, and you shall be laden with  sheaves upon your backs, for lo I am with you: yea, open your  mouths and they shall be filled, saying, Repent, repent and  prepare ye the way of the Lord, and make his paths straight:  for the kingdom of heaven is at hand: yea, repent and be bap tized every one of you; for a remission of your sins; yea, be  baptized even by water, and then cometh the baptism of fire  and of the Holy Ghost.
3 Behold, verily, verily I say unto you, this is my gospel,  and remember that they shall have faith in me, or they can in  no wise be saved: and upon this Rock I will build my church;  yea, upon this rock ye are built, and if ye continue, the gates  of hell shall not prevail against you; and ye shall remember  the church articles and covenants to keep them: and whoso  having faith you shall confirm in my church, by the laying on  of the hands, and I will bestow the gift of the Holy Ghost  upon them. And the book of Mormon, and the holy scriptures,  are given of me for your instruction; and the power of my  Spirit quickeneth all things: wherefore be faithful, praying al ways, having your lamps trimmed and burning, and oil with  you, that you may be ready at the coming of the Bridegroom;  for behold, verily, verily I say unto you, that I come quickly;  even so: Amen.
 
Section 56 • Revelation, 4 November 1830 [D&C 34]
SECTION LVI.
 
Revelation to , given November, 1830.
 
1 My son , hearken and hear and behold what I the Lord  God shall say unto you, even Jesus Christ your Redeemer,  the light and the life of the world: a light which shineth in  darkness and the darkness comprehendeth it not: who so loved  the world that he gave his own life, that as many as would  believe might become the sons of God: wherefore you are my  son, and blessed are you because you have believed, and more  blessed are you because you are called of me to preach my  gospel; to lift up your voice as with the sound of a trump, both  long and loud, and cry repentance unto a crooked and perverse  generation; preparing the way of the Lord for his second com ing; for behold, verily, verily I say unto you, the time is  soon at hand, that I shall come in a cloud with power and  great glory, and it shall be a great day at the time of my com ing, for all nations shall tremble.
2 But before that great day shall come, the sun shall be  darkened, and the moon be turned into blood, and the stars [p. 185]
of old, who journeyed from Jerusalem in the wilderness: yea, open your mouths and spare not, and you shall be laden with sheaves upon your backs, for lo I am with you: yea, open your mouths and they shall be filled, saying, Repent, repent and prepare ye the way of the Lord, and make his paths straight: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand: yea, repent and be baptized every one of you; for a remission of your sins; yea, be baptized even by water, and then cometh the baptism of fire and of the Holy Ghost.
3 Behold, verily, verily I say unto you, this is my gospel, and remember that they shall have faith in me, or they can in no wise be saved: and upon this Rock I will build my church; yea, upon this rock ye are built, and if ye continue, the gates of hell shall not prevail against you; and ye shall remember the church articles and covenants to keep them: and whoso having faith you shall confirm in my church, by the laying on of the hands, and I will bestow the gift of the Holy Ghost upon them. And the book of Mormon, and the holy scriptures, are given of me for your instruction; and the power of my Spirit quickeneth all things: wherefore be faithful, praying always, having your lamps trimmed and burning, and oil with you, that you may be ready at the coming of the Bridegroom; for behold, verily, verily I say unto you, that I come quickly; even so: Amen.
 
Section 56 • Revelation, 4 November 1830 [D&C 34]
SECTION LVI.
 
Revelation to , given November, 1830.
 
1 My son , hearken and hear and behold what I the Lord God shall say unto you, even Jesus Christ your Redeemer, the light and the life of the world: a light which shineth in darkness and the darkness comprehendeth it not: who so loved the world that he gave his own life, that as many as would believe might become the sons of God: wherefore you are my son, and blessed are you because you have believed, and more blessed are you because you are called of me to preach my gospel; to lift up your voice as with the sound of a trump, both long and loud, and cry repentance unto a crooked and perverse generation; preparing the way of the Lord for his second coming; for behold, verily, verily I say unto you, the time is soon at hand, that I shall come in a cloud with power and great glory, and it shall be a great day at the time of my coming, for all nations shall tremble.
2 But before that great day shall come, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon be turned into blood, and the stars [p. 185]
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