Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

  • Source Note
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ON PRIESTHOOD AND CALLING.
 

Section 30 • Revelation, July 1828 [D&C 3]

SECTION XXX.
 
Revelation to Joseph Smith, jr. given July,  1828, concerning certain manuscripts on the  first part of the book of Mormon, which had  been taken from the possession of .
 
1 The works, and the designs, and the pur poses of God, cannot be frustrated, neither can  they come to nought, for God doth not walk  in crooked paths; neither doth he turn to the  right hand nor to the left; neither doth he va ry from that which he hath said: therefore his  paths are straight and his course is one eternal  round.
2 Remember, remember, that it is not the  work of God that is frustrated, but the work  of men: for although a man may have many  revelations, and have power to do many mighty  works, yet, if he boasts in his own strength,  and sets at nought the counsels of God, and  follows after the dictates of his own will, and  carnal desires, he must fall and incur the ven geance of a just God upon him.
3 Behold, you have been intrusted with  these things, but how strict were your com mandments; and remember, also, the promi ses which were made unto you, if you did not  transgress them; and behold, how oft you have  transgressed the commandments and the laws  of God, and have gone on in the persuasions [p. 229]
ON PRIESTHOOD AND CALLING.
 

Section 30 • Revelation, July 1828 [D&C 3]

SECTION XXX.
 
Revelation to Joseph Smith, jr. given July, 1828, concerning certain manuscripts on the first part of the book of Mormon, which had been taken from the possession of .
 
1 The works, and the designs, and the purposes of God, cannot be frustrated, neither can they come to nought, for God doth not walk in crooked paths; neither doth he turn to the right hand nor to the left; neither doth he vary from that which he hath said: therefore his paths are straight and his course is one eternal round.
2 Remember, remember, that it is not the work of God that is frustrated, but the work of men: for although a man may have many revelations, and have power to do many mighty works, yet, if he boasts in his own strength, and sets at nought the counsels of God, and follows after the dictates of his own will, and carnal desires, he must fall and incur the vengeance of a just God upon him.
3 Behold, you have been intrusted with these things, but how strict were your commandments; and remember, also, the promises which were made unto you, if you did not transgress them; and behold, how oft you have transgressed the commandments and the laws of God, and have gone on in the persuasions [p. 229]
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