Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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they may come unto me and have everlasting life.
2 Hearken, O ye people of my church, and ye elders listen together, and hear my voice while it is called to-day, and harden not your hearts; for verily I say unto you that I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the light and the life of the world; a light that shineth in darkness and the darkness comprehendeth it not: I came unto my own and my own received me not; but unto as many as received me gave I power to do miracles, and to become the sons of God, and even unto them that believed on my name, gave I power to obtain eternal life. And even so I have sent mine everlasting covenant into the world; to be a light to the world, and to be a standard for my people and for the Gentiles to seek to it; and to be a messenger before my face to prepare the way before me. Wherefore come ye unto it, and with him that cometh I will reason as with men in days of old, and I will show unto you my strong reasoning; wherefore hearken ye together and let me show it unto you, even my wisdom, the wisdom of him whom ye say is the God of Enoch, and his brethren, who were separated from the earth, and were received unto myself; a city reserved until a day of righteousness shall come; a day which was sought for by all holy men, and they found it not because of wickedness and abominations: and confessed they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth; but obtained a promise that they should find it, and see it in their flesh. Wherefore [p. 180]
they may come unto me and have everlasting life.
2 Hearken, O ye people of my church, and ye elders listen together, and hear my voice while it is called to-day, and harden not your hearts; for verily I say unto you that I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the light and the life of the world; a light that shineth in darkness and the darkness comprehendeth it not: I came unto my own and my own received me not; but unto as many as received me gave I power to do miracles, and to become the sons of God, and even unto them that believed on my name, gave I power to obtain eternal life. And even so I have sent mine everlasting covenant into the world; to be a light to the world, and to be a standard for my people and for the Gentiles to seek to it; and to be a messenger before my face to prepare the way before me. Wherefore come ye unto it, and with him that cometh I will reason as with men in days of old, and I will show unto you my strong reasoning; wherefore hearken ye together and let me show it unto you, even my wisdom, the wisdom of him whom ye say is the God of Enoch, and his brethren, who were separated from the earth, and were received unto myself; a city reserved until a day of righteousness shall come; a day which was sought for by all holy men, and they found it not because of wickedness and abominations: and confessed they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth; but obtained a promise that they should find it, and see it in their flesh. Wherefore [p. 180]
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