Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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one like unto it, then ye are justified in say ing that ye do not know that they are true;  but if ye cannot make one like unto it, ye are  under condemnation if ye do not bear record  that they are true: for ye know that there is  no unrighteousness in them; and that which  is righteous cometh down from above, from  the Father of lights.
3 And again, verily I say unto you, that it is  your privilege, and a promise I give unto you  that have been ordained unto this ministry,  that inasmuch as you strip yourselves from jeal ousies and fears, and humble yourselves before  me, for ye are not sufficiently humble, the veil  shall be rent and you shall see me and know  that I am; not with the carnal, neither natur al mind, but with the spiritual; for no man has  seen God at any time in the flesh, except  quickened by the Spirit of God: neither can  any natural man abide the presence of God;  neither after the carnal mind; ye are not able  to abide the presence of God now, neither the  ministering of angels: wherefore continue in  patience until ye are perfected.
4 Let not your minds turn back; and when  ye are worthy, in mine own due time, ye shall  see and know that which was conferred upon  you by the hands of my servant Joseph Smith,  jr. Amen. [p. 222]
one like unto it, then ye are justified in saying that ye do not know that they are true; but if ye cannot make one like unto it, ye are under condemnation if ye do not bear record that they are true: for ye know that there is no unrighteousness in them; and that which is righteous cometh down from above, from the Father of lights.
3 And again, verily I say unto you, that it is your privilege, and a promise I give unto you that have been ordained unto this ministry, that inasmuch as you strip yourselves from jealousies and fears, and humble yourselves before me, for ye are not sufficiently humble, the veil shall be rent and you shall see me and know that I am; not with the carnal, neither natural mind, but with the spiritual; for no man has seen God at any time in the flesh, except quickened by the Spirit of God: neither can any natural man abide the presence of God; neither after the carnal mind; ye are not able to abide the presence of God now, neither the ministering of angels: wherefore continue in patience until ye are perfected.
4 Let not your minds turn back; and when ye are worthy, in mine own due time, ye shall see and know that which was conferred upon you by the hands of my servant Joseph Smith, jr. Amen. [p. 222]
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