Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Q. What is it?
A. It is the principle of power, also. -[§ i. ¶ 13.]-
Q. How do you prove it?
A. First, it is the principle of power in the Deity, as  well as in man. Heb. xi:3. Through faith we under stand that the worlds were framed by the word of God,  so that things which are seen were not made of things  which do appear. -[§ i. ¶ 14, 15, 16]-
Secondly, It is the principle of power in man also.—  Book of Mormon, page 257 Alma and Amulek are de livered from prison. Do. page 410. Nephi and Lehi,  with the Lamanites, are immersed with the Spirit. Do.  page 549. The mountain Zerin, by the faith of the broth er of Jared, is removed. Josh. x:12. Then spake Josh ua to the Lord in the day when the Lord delivered up  the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said  in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon,  and thou Moon, in the valley of Ajalon. Josh. x:13.—  And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the  people had avenged themselves of their enemies. Is not  this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still  in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about  a whole day. Mat. xvii:19. then came the disciples,  to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out?  Mat, xvii:20. And Jesus said unto them, Because of yoar  unbelief: for verily I say unto you, if ye have faith as a  grain of mustard-seed, ye shall say unto this mountain,  Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and  nothing shall be impossible unto you. Heb. xi:32. And  what shall I say more? for the time would fail me to tell  of Gideon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthah,  of David also and Samuel, and of the prophets. Heb. xi: 33. Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought  righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of  lions, Heb. xi:34. Quenched the violence of fire, es caped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made  strong, waxed valiant in the fight, turned to flight the ar mies of the aliens. Heb. xi:35. Women received their  dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not  accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better  resurrection. -[§ i. ¶ 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22.]-
Q. How would you define faith in its most unlimited  sense?
A. It is the first great governing principle, which has  power, dominion and authority over all things. -[§ i.  ¶ 24.]- [p. 12]
Q. What is it?
A. It is the principle of power, also. -[§ i. ¶ 13.]-
Q. How do you prove it?
A. First, it is the principle of power in the Deity, as well as in man. Heb. xi:3. Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. -[§ i. ¶ 14, 15, 16]-
Secondly, It is the principle of power in man also.— Book of Mormon, page 257 Alma and Amulek are delivered from prison. Do. page 410. Nephi and Lehi, with the Lamanites, are immersed with the Spirit. Do. page 549. The mountain Zerin, by the faith of the brother of Jared, is removed. Josh. x:12. Then spake Joshua to the Lord in the day when the Lord delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon, and thou Moon, in the valley of Ajalon. Josh. x:13.— And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves of their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day. Mat. xvii:19. then came the disciples, to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out? Mat, xvii:20. And Jesus said unto them, Because of yoar unbelief: for verily I say unto you, if ye have faith as a grain of mustard-seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. Heb. xi:32. And what shall I say more? for the time would fail me to tell of Gideon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthah, of David also and Samuel, and of the prophets. Heb. xi:33. Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, Heb. xi:34. Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in the fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens. Heb. xi:35. Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection. -[§ i. ¶ 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22.]-
Q. How would you define faith in its most unlimited sense?
A. It is the first great governing principle, which has power, dominion and authority over all things. -[§ i. ¶ 24.]- [p. 12]
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