Doctrine and Covenants, 1835

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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the all things which pertain to life and godliness; and  this knowledge was the effect of faith. So that all  things which pertain to life and godliness are the ef fects of faith.
18 From this we may extend as far as any circum stances may require whether on earth or in heaven,  and we will find it the testimony of all inspired men,  or heavenly messengers, that all things that pertain  to life and godliness are thc [the] effects of faith and no thing else: all learning, wisdom, and prudence fail,  and every thing else as a means of salvation but faith.  This is the reason that the fishermen of Gallilee could  teach the world—because they sought by faith and  by faith obtained. And this is the reason that Paul  counted all things but filth and dross—what he for merly called his gain he called his loss; yea, and he  counted all things but loss for the excellency of the  knowledge of Christ Jesus the Lord. Philipians 3: 7, 8, 9 & 10. Because, to obtain the faith by which  he could enjoy the knowledge of Christ Jesus the  Lord, he had to suffer the loss of all things: this is  the reason that the Former Day Saints knew more,  and understood more of heaven, and of heavenly things  than all others beside, because this information is  the effect of faith—to be obtained by no other means.  And this is the reason, that men, as soon as they lose  their faith, run into strifes, contentions, darkness and  difficulties; for the knowledge which tends to life dis appears with faith, but returns when faith returns;  for when faith comes, it brings its train of attendants  with it—apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, teach ers, gifts, wisdom, knowledge, miracles, healings,  tongues, interpretation of tongues, &c. All these ap pear when faith appears on the earth, and disappear  when it disappears from the earth. For these are the  effects of faith and always have, and always will at tend it. For where faith is, there will the knowledge [p. 73]
the all things which pertain to life and godliness; and this knowledge was the effect of faith. So that all things which pertain to life and godliness are the effects of faith.
18 From this we may extend as far as any circumstances may require whether on earth or in heaven, and we will find it the testimony of all inspired men, or heavenly messengers, that all things that pertain to life and godliness are thc the effects of faith and nothing else: all learning, wisdom, and prudence fail, and every thing else as a means of salvation but faith. This is the reason that the fishermen of Gallilee could teach the world—because they sought by faith and by faith obtained. And this is the reason that Paul counted all things but filth and dross—what he formerly called his gain he called his loss; yea, and he counted all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus the Lord. Philipians 3:7, 8, 9 & 10. Because, to obtain the faith by which he could enjoy the knowledge of Christ Jesus the Lord, he had to suffer the loss of all things: this is the reason that the Former Day Saints knew more, and understood more of heaven, and of heavenly things than all others beside, because this information is the effect of faith—to be obtained by no other means. And this is the reason, that men, as soon as they lose their faith, run into strifes, contentions, darkness and difficulties; for the knowledge which tends to life disappears with faith, but returns when faith returns; for when faith comes, it brings its train of attendants with it—apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, teachers, gifts, wisdom, knowledge, miracles, healings, tongues, interpretation of tongues, &c. All these appear when faith appears on the earth, and disappear when it disappears from the earth. For these are the effects of faith and always have, and always will attend it. For where faith is, there will the knowledge [p. 73]
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