Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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him to die at the age of man: wherefore chil dren shall grow up until they become old, old  men shall die; but they shall not sleep in the  dust, but they shall be changed in the twink ling of an eye: wherefore, for this cause  preached the apostles unto the world the re surrection of the dead: these things are the  things that ye must look for, and speaking af ter the manner of the Lord, they are now nigh  at hand; and in a time to come, even in the  day of the coming of the Son of man, and un til that hour there will be foolish virgins among  the wise, and at that hour cometh an entire  separation of the righteous and the wicked;  and in that day will I send mine angels, to  pluck out the wicked, and cast them into un quenchable fire.
14 And now behold, verily I say unto you,  I the Lord am not pleased with my servant  , he exalted himself in his heart,  and received not counsel, but grieved the Spi rit: wherefore his writing is not acceptable  unto the Lord, and he shall make another; and  if the Lord receive it not, behold he standeth  no longer in the office which I have appointed  him.
15 And again, verily I say unto you, those  who desire in their hearts, in meakness, to  warn sinners to repentance, let them be or dained unto this power: for this is a day of  warning, and not a day of many words. For  I the Lord am not to be mocked in the last  days. Behold I am from above, and my pow er lieth beneath. I am over all, and in all, and  through all, and searcheth all things: and the [p. 208]
him to die at the age of man: wherefore children shall grow up until they become old, old men shall die; but they shall not sleep in the dust, but they shall be changed in the twinkling of an eye: wherefore, for this cause preached the apostles unto the world the resurrection of the dead: these things are the things that ye must look for, and speaking after the manner of the Lord, they are now nigh at hand; and in a time to come, even in the day of the coming of the Son of man, and until that hour there will be foolish virgins among the wise, and at that hour cometh an entire separation of the righteous and the wicked; and in that day will I send mine angels, to pluck out the wicked, and cast them into unquenchable fire.
14 And now behold, verily I say unto you, I the Lord am not pleased with my servant , he exalted himself in his heart, and received not counsel, but grieved the Spirit: wherefore his writing is not acceptable unto the Lord, and he shall make another; and if the Lord receive it not, behold he standeth no longer in the office which I have appointed him.
15 And again, verily I say unto you, those who desire in their hearts, in meakness, to warn sinners to repentance, let them be ordained unto this power: for this is a day of warning, and not a day of many words. For I the Lord am not to be mocked in the last days. Behold I am from above, and my power lieth beneath. I am over all, and in all, and through all, and searcheth all things: and the [p. 208]
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