Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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devils, or the commandments of men, for some  are of men, and others of devils.
4 Wherefore, beware lest ye are deceived!  and that ye may not be deceived, seek ye  earnestly the best gifts, always remembering  for what they are given; for verily I say unto  you, they are given for the benefit of those  who love me and keep all my commandments,  and him that seeketh so to do, that all may be  benefited, that seeketh or that asketh of me,  that asketh, and not for a sign that he may  consume it upon his lusts.
5 And again, verily I say unto you, I would  that ye should always remember, and always  retain in your minds what those gifts are, that  are given unto the church, for all have not  every gift given unto them: for there are  many gifts, and to every man is given a gift by  the spirit of God: to some it is given one, and  to some is given another, that all may be pro fited thereby; to some it is given by the Holy  Ghost to know that Jesus Christ is the Son of  God, and that he was crucified for the sins of  the world; to others it is given to believe on  their words, that they also might have eternal  life, if they continue faithful.
6 And again, to some it is given by the  Holy Ghost to know the differences of admi nistration, as it will be pleasing unto the same  Lord, according as the Lord will, suiting his  mercies according to the conditions of the  children of men. And again it is given by the  Holy Ghost to some to know the diversities of  operations, whether it be of God, that the ma [p. 188]
devils, or the commandments of men, for some are of men, and others of devils.
4 Wherefore, beware lest ye are deceived! and that ye may not be deceived, seek ye earnestly the best gifts, always remembering for what they are given; for verily I say unto you, they are given for the benefit of those who love me and keep all my commandments, and him that seeketh so to do, that all may be benefited, that seeketh or that asketh of me, that asketh, and not for a sign that he may consume it upon his lusts.
5 And again, verily I say unto you, I would that ye should always remember, and always retain in your minds what those gifts are, that are given unto the church, for all have not every gift given unto them: for there are many gifts, and to every man is given a gift by the spirit of God: to some it is given one, and to some is given another, that all may be profited thereby; to some it is given by the Holy Ghost to know that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and that he was crucified for the sins of the world; to others it is given to believe on their words, that they also might have eternal life, if they continue faithful.
6 And again, to some it is given by the Holy Ghost to know the differences of administration, as it will be pleasing unto the same Lord, according as the Lord will, suiting his mercies according to the conditions of the children of men. And again it is given by the Holy Ghost to some to know the diversities of operations, whether it be of God, that the ma [p. 188]
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