Doctrine and Covenants, 1835

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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an holy angel whose countenance was as lightning, and whose  garments were pure and white above all other whiteness, and  gave unto him conmandments which inspired him, and gave  him power from on high, by the means which were before pre pared, to translate the book of Mormon, which contains a rec ord of a fallen people, and the fulness of the gospel of Jesus  Christ to the Gentiles, and to the Jews also, which was given  by inspiration, and is confirmed to others by the ministering  of angels, and is declared unto the world by them, proving to  the world that the holy scriptures are true, and that God does  inspire men and call them to his holy work in this age and  generation, as well as in generations of old, thereby showing  that he is the same God yesterday, to-day, and forever.—  Amen.
3 Therefore, having so great witnesses, by them shall the  world be judged, even as many as shall hereafter come to a  knowledge of this work; and those who receive it in faith and  work righteousness, shall receive a crown of eternal life; but  those who harden their hearts in unbelief and reject it, it shall  turn to their own condemnation, for the Lord God has spoken  it; and we, the elders of the church, have heard and bear wit ness to the words of the glorious Majesty on high, to whom be  glory forever and ever. Amen.
4 By these things we know that there is a God in heaven  who is infinite and eternal, from everlasting to everlasting the  same unchangeable God, the framer of heaven and earth and all  things which are in them, and that he created man male and  female: after his own image and in his own likeness created  he them, and gave unto them commandments that they should  love and serve him the only living and true God, and that he  should be the only being whom they should worship. But by  the transgression of these holy laws, man became sensual and  devilish, and became fallen man.
5 Wherefore the Almighty God gave his only begotten Son,  as it is written in those scriptures which have been given of  him; he suffered temptations but gave no heed unto them; he  was crucified, died, and rose again the third day; and ascend ed into heaven to sit down on the right hand of the Father, to  reign with almighty power according to the will of the Father,  that as many as would believe and be baptized, in his holy  name, and endure in faith to the end should be saved: not on ly those who believed after he came in the meridian of time in  the flesh, but all those from the beginning, even as many as  were before he came, who believed in the words of the holy  prophets, who spake as they were inspired by the gift of the  Holy Ghost, who truly testified of him in all things, should [p. 78]
an holy angel whose countenance was as lightning, and whose garments were pure and white above all other whiteness, and gave unto him conmandments which inspired him, and gave him power from on high, by the means which were before prepared, to translate the book of Mormon, which contains a record of a fallen people, and the fulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, and to the Jews also, which was given by inspiration, and is confirmed to others by the ministering of angels, and is declared unto the world by them, proving to the world that the holy scriptures are true, and that God does inspire men and call them to his holy work in this age and generation, as well as in generations of old, thereby showing that he is the same God yesterday, to-day, and forever.— Amen.
3 Therefore, having so great witnesses, by them shall the world be judged, even as many as shall hereafter come to a knowledge of this work; and those who receive it in faith and work righteousness, shall receive a crown of eternal life; but those who harden their hearts in unbelief and reject it, it shall turn to their own condemnation, for the Lord God has spoken it; and we, the elders of the church, have heard and bear witness to the words of the glorious Majesty on high, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.
4 By these things we know that there is a God in heaven who is infinite and eternal, from everlasting to everlasting the same unchangeable God, the framer of heaven and earth and all things which are in them, and that he created man male and female: after his own image and in his own likeness created he them, and gave unto them commandments that they should love and serve him the only living and true God, and that he should be the only being whom they should worship. But by the transgression of these holy laws, man became sensual and devilish, and became fallen man.
5 Wherefore the Almighty God gave his only begotten Son, as it is written in those scriptures which have been given of him; he suffered temptations but gave no heed unto them; he was crucified, died, and rose again the third day; and ascended into heaven to sit down on the right hand of the Father, to reign with almighty power according to the will of the Father, that as many as would believe and be baptized, in his holy name, and endure in faith to the end should be saved: not only those who believed after he came in the meridian of time in the flesh, but all those from the beginning, even as many as were before he came, who believed in the words of the holy prophets, who spake as they were inspired by the gift of the Holy Ghost, who truly testified of him in all things, should [p. 78]
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