Doctrine and Covenants, 1835

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tongues, languages, kindreds, and nations and that from age  to age, and from generation to generation. -[§ iii. ¶ 25.]-
Q. Is the character which God has given of himself uniform?
A. It is, in all his revelations whether to the Former Day  Saints, or to the Latter day saints, so that they all have the au thority to exercise faith in him, and to expect by the exer cise of their faith, to enjoy the same blessings. -[§ iii. ¶ 26.]-
 
Lecture 4
LECTURE FOURTH.
 
Of Faith.
 
SECTION IV.
 
1 Having shown in the third lecture, that correct  ideas of the character of God are necessary in order  to the exercise of faith in him unto life and salvation,  and that without correct ideas of his character, the  minds of men could not have sufficient power with  God to the exercise of faith necessary to the enjoy ment of eternal life, and that correct ideas of his char acter lay a foundation as far as his character is con cerned, for the exercise of faith, so as to enjoy the  fulness of the blessing of the gospel of Jesus Christ,  even that of eternal glory; we shall now proceed to  show the connection there is between correct ideas of  the attributes of God, and the exercise of faith in him  unto eternal life.
2 Let us here observe, that the real design which  the God of heaven had in view in making the human  family acquainted with his attributes, was, that they  through the ideas of the existence of  his attributes, might be enabled to exercise faith in  him, and through the exercise of faith in him, might  obtain eternal life. For without the idea of the ex istence of the attributes which belong to God, the  minds of men could not have power to exercise faith [p. 44]
tongues, languages, kindreds, and nations and that from age to age, and from generation to generation. -[§ iii. ¶ 25.]-
Q. Is the character which God has given of himself uniform?
A. It is, in all his revelations whether to the Former Day Saints, or to the Latter day saints, so that they all have the authority to exercise faith in him, and to expect by the exercise of their faith, to enjoy the same blessings. -[§ iii. ¶ 26.]-
 
Lecture 4
LECTURE FOURTH.
 
Of Faith.
 
SECTION IV.
 
1 Having shown in the third lecture, that correct ideas of the character of God are necessary in order to the exercise of faith in him unto life and salvation, and that without correct ideas of his character, the minds of men could not have sufficient power with God to the exercise of faith necessary to the enjoyment of eternal life, and that correct ideas of his character lay a foundation as far as his character is concerned, for the exercise of faith, so as to enjoy the fulness of the blessing of the gospel of Jesus Christ, even that of eternal glory; we shall now proceed to show the connection there is between correct ideas of the attributes of God, and the exercise of faith in him unto eternal life.
2 Let us here observe, that the real design which the God of heaven had in view in making the human family acquainted with his attributes, was, that they through the ideas of the existence of his attributes, might be enabled to exercise faith in him, and through the exercise of faith in him, might obtain eternal life. For without the idea of the existence of the attributes which belong to God, the minds of men could not have power to exercise faith [p. 44]
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