Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

  • Source Note
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Section 43 • Revelation, June 1829–B [D&C 18]

SECTION XLIII.
 
Revelation to Joseph Smith, jr, and , making known  the calling of twelve apostles in these last  days, and also, instructions relative to buil ding up the church of Christ, according to  the fulness of the gospel: Given in ,  New York, June, 1829.
 
1 Now behold, because of the thing which  you, my servant , have desired  to know of me, I give unto you these words:  behold I have manifested unto you, by my  Spirit in many instances, that the things which  you have written are true: wherefore you  know that they are true; and if you know  that they are true, behold I give unto you a  commandment, that you rely upon the things  which are written; for in them are all things  written concerning the foundation of my  church, my gospel and my rock; wherefore,  if you shall build up my church upon the foun dation of my gospel and my rock, the gates of  hell shall not prevail against you.
2 Behold the world is ripening in iniquity,  and it must needs be, that the children of men  are stirred up unto repentance, both the Gen tiles, and also the house of Israel: wherefore  as thou hast been baptized by the hand of my  servant, Joseph Smith, jr. according to that  which I have commanded him, he hath fulfill ed the thing which I commanded him. And  now marvel not that I have called him unto  mine own purpose, which purpose is known [p. 256]

Section 43 • Revelation, June 1829–B [D&C 18]

SECTION XLIII.
 
Revelation to Joseph Smith, jr, and , making known the calling of twelve apostles in these last days, and also, instructions relative to building up the church of Christ, according to the fulness of the gospel: Given in , New York, June, 1829.
 
1 Now behold, because of the thing which you, my servant , have desired to know of me, I give unto you these words: behold I have manifested unto you, by my Spirit in many instances, that the things which you have written are true: wherefore you know that they are true; and if you know that they are true, behold I give unto you a commandment, that you rely upon the things which are written; for in them are all things written concerning the foundation of my church, my gospel and my rock; wherefore, if you shall build up my church upon the foundation of my gospel and my rock, the gates of hell shall not prevail against you.
2 Behold the world is ripening in iniquity, and it must needs be, that the children of men are stirred up unto repentance, both the Gentiles, and also the house of Israel: wherefore as thou hast been baptized by the hand of my servant, Joseph Smith, jr. according to that which I have commanded him, he hath fulfilled the thing which I commanded him. And now marvel not that I have called him unto mine own purpose, which purpose is known [p. 256]
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