Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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4 We do not mean those evidences which  are manifested by the works of creation, which  we daily behold with our natural eyes: we  are sensible, that after a revelation of Jesus  Christ, the works of creation, throughout their  vast forms and varieties, clearly exhibit his  eternal power and Godhead. Romans i:20.  For the invisible things of him from the cre ation of the world are clearly seen, being un derstood by the things that are made: even  his eternal power and Godhead. But we mean  those evidences by which the first thoughts  were suggested to the minds of men that there  was a God who created all things.
5 We shall now proceed to examine the situ ation of man at his first creation. Moses, the his torian, has given us the following account of  him in the first chap. of the book of Genesis, be ginning with the 20th verse, and closing with  the 30th. We copy from the new Transla tion:
6 And the Lord God said unto the Only  Begotten, who was with him from the begin ning, Let us make man in our image, after our  likeness: and it was done.
7 And the Lord God said, Let them have  dominion over fish of the sea, and over the  fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over  all the earth, and over every creeping thing  that creeps upon the earth.
8 So God created man in his own image,  in the image of the Only Begotten created he  him; male and female created he them. And  God blessed them, and God said unto them,  Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the [p. 14]
4 We do not mean those evidences which are manifested by the works of creation, which we daily behold with our natural eyes: we are sensible, that after a revelation of Jesus Christ, the works of creation, throughout their vast forms and varieties, clearly exhibit his eternal power and Godhead. Romans i:20. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made: even his eternal power and Godhead. But we mean those evidences by which the first thoughts were suggested to the minds of men that there was a God who created all things.
5 We shall now proceed to examine the situation of man at his first creation. Moses, the historian, has given us the following account of him in the first chap. of the book of Genesis, beginning with the 20th verse, and closing with the 30th. We copy from the new Translation:
6 And the Lord God said unto the Only Begotten, who was with him from the beginning, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and it was done.
7 And the Lord God said, Let them have dominion over fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.
8 So God created man in his own image, in the image of the Only Begotten created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the [p. 14]
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