Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

  • Source Note
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for the same are overcome of the world:  wherefore, let every man beware lest he do  that which is not in truth and righteousness  before me.
4 And now come, saith the Lord, by the  Spirit, unto the elders of his church, and let us  reason together, that ye may understand: let  us reason even as a man reasoneth one with  another face to face: now when a man rea soneth, he is understood of man, because he  reasoneth as a man; even so will I, the Lord,  reason with you that you may understand:  wherefore I, the Lord, asketh you this question,  unto what were ye ordained? To preach my  gospel by the Spirit, even the Comforter which  was sent forth to teach the truth; and then re ceived ye spirits which ye could not under stand, and received them to be of God, and in  this are ye justified? Behold ye shall answer  this question yourselves, nevertheless I will be  merciful unto you: he that is weak among you  hereafter shall be made strong.
5 Verily I say unto you, he that is ordained  of me and sent forth to preach the word of  truth by the Comforter, in the spirit of truth,  doth he preach it by the spirit of truth, or  some other way? and if it be by some other  way, it be not of God. And again, he that re ceiveth the word of truth, doth he receive it  by the spirit of truth, or some other way? if it  be some other way, it be not of God: therefore,  why is it that ye cannot understand and  know that he that receiveth the word by the  spirit of truth, receiveth it as it is preached by  the spirit of truth? [p. 191]
for the same are overcome of the world: wherefore, let every man beware lest he do that which is not in truth and righteousness before me.
4 And now come, saith the Lord, by the Spirit, unto the elders of his church, and let us reason together, that ye may understand: let us reason even as a man reasoneth one with another face to face: now when a man reasoneth, he is understood of man, because he reasoneth as a man; even so will I, the Lord, reason with you that you may understand: wherefore I, the Lord, asketh you this question, unto what were ye ordained? To preach my gospel by the Spirit, even the Comforter which was sent forth to teach the truth; and then received ye spirits which ye could not understand, and received them to be of God, and in this are ye justified? Behold ye shall answer this question yourselves, nevertheless I will be merciful unto you: he that is weak among you hereafter shall be made strong.
5 Verily I say unto you, he that is ordained of me and sent forth to preach the word of truth by the Comforter, in the spirit of truth, doth he preach it by the spirit of truth, or some other way? and if it be by some other way, it be not of God. And again, he that receiveth the word of truth, doth he receive it by the spirit of truth, or some other way? if it be some other way, it be not of God: therefore, why is it that ye cannot understand and know that he that receiveth the word by the spirit of truth, receiveth it as it is preached by the spirit of truth? [p. 191]
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