Doctrine and Covenants, 1835

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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and not individually; for I the Lord cannot look upon sin with  the least degree of allowance: nevertheless, he that repents  and does the commandments of the Lord, shall be forgiven,  and he that repents not, from him shall be taken even the light  which he has received, for my Spirit shall not always strive  with man, saith the Lord of hosts.
6 And again, verily I say unto you, O inhabitants of the  earth, I the Lord am willing to make these things known un to all flesh, for I am no respecter of persons, and willeth that  all men shall know that the day speedily cometh, the hour is  not yet, but is night at hand, when peace shall be taken from  the earth, and the devil shall have power over his own domin ion; and also, the Lord shall have power over his saints, and  shall reign in their midst, and shall come down in judgment  upon Idumea, or the world.
7 Search these commandments, for they are true and faith ful, and the prophecies and promises which are in them shall  all be fulfilled.
8 What I the Lord have spoken, I have spoken, and I excuse  not myself, and though the heavens and the earth pass away,  my word shall not pass away, but shall all be fulfilled, wheth er by mine own voice, or by the voice of my servants, it is the  same: for behold, and lo, the Lord is God, and the Spirit bear eth record, and the record is true, and the truth abideth forev er and ever: Amen.
 

Section 2 • Articles and Covenants, circa April 1830 [D&C 20]

SECTION II.
 
1 The rise of the church of Christ in these last days, being  one thousand eight hundred and thirty years since the com ing of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in the flesh, it being  regularly organized and established agreeably to the laws of  our country, by the will and commandments of God in the  fourth month, and on the sixth day of the month which is  called April: which commandments were given to Joseph  Smith jr. who was called of God and ordained an apostle of  Jesus Christ, to be the first elder of this church; and to , who was also called of God an apostle of Jesus  Christ, to be the second elder of this church, and ordained un der his hand: and this according to the grace of our Lord and  Savior Jesus Christ, to whom be all glory both now and for ever. Amen.
2 After it was truly manifested unto this first elder that he  had received a remission of his sins he was entangled again in  the vanities of the world; but after repenting, and humbling  himself, sincerely, through faith God ministered unto him by [p. 77]
and not individually; for I the Lord cannot look upon sin with the least degree of allowance: nevertheless, he that repents and does the commandments of the Lord, shall be forgiven, and he that repents not, from him shall be taken even the light which he has received, for my Spirit shall not always strive with man, saith the Lord of hosts.
6 And again, verily I say unto you, O inhabitants of the earth, I the Lord am willing to make these things known unto all flesh, for I am no respecter of persons, and willeth that all men shall know that the day speedily cometh, the hour is not yet, but is night at hand, when peace shall be taken from the earth, and the devil shall have power over his own dominion; and also, the Lord shall have power over his saints, and shall reign in their midst, and shall come down in judgment upon Idumea, or the world.
7 Search these commandments, for they are true and faithful, and the prophecies and promises which are in them shall all be fulfilled.
8 What I the Lord have spoken, I have spoken, and I excuse not myself, and though the heavens and the earth pass away, my word shall not pass away, but shall all be fulfilled, whether by mine own voice, or by the voice of my servants, it is the same: for behold, and lo, the Lord is God, and the Spirit beareth record, and the record is true, and the truth abideth forever and ever: Amen.
 

Section 2 • Articles and Covenants, circa April 1830 [D&C 20]

SECTION II.
 
1 The rise of the church of Christ in these last days, being one thousand eight hundred and thirty years since the coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in the flesh, it being regularly organized and established agreeably to the laws of our country, by the will and commandments of God in the fourth month, and on the sixth day of the month which is called April: which commandments were given to Joseph Smith jr. who was called of God and ordained an apostle of Jesus Christ, to be the first elder of this church; and to , who was also called of God an apostle of Jesus Christ, to be the second elder of this church, and ordained under his hand: and this according to the grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, to whom be all glory both now and forever. Amen.
2 After it was truly manifested unto this first elder that he had received a remission of his sins he was entangled again in the vanities of the world; but after repenting, and humbling himself, sincerely, through faith God ministered unto him by [p. 77]
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