Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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in me: wherefore if he shall be diligent in  keeping my commandments, he shall be bless ed unto eternal life, and his name is Joseph.
3 And now , I speak unto  you, and also unto , by the way  of commandment: for behold I command all  men every where to repent, and I speak unto  you, even as unto Paul mine apostle, for you  are called even with that same calling with  which he was called. Remember the worth  of souls is great in the sight of God: for be hold the Lord your Redeemer suffered death  in the flesh: wherefore he suffered the pain of  all men, that all men might repent and come  unto him. And he hath risen again from the  dead, that he might bring all men unto him on  conditions of repentance. And how great is  his joy in the soul that repenteth. Wherefore  you are called to cry repentance unto this peo ple. And if it so be that you should labor all  your days, in crying repentance unto this peo ple, and bring save it be one soul unto me, how  great shall be your joy with him in the king dom of my Father?
4 And now if your joy will be great with  one soul, that you have brought unto me into  the kingdom of my Father, how great will be  your joy, if you should bring many souls un to me? Behold you have my gospel before  you, and my rock, and my salvation: ask the  Father in my name in faith believing that you  shall receive, and you shall have the Holy  Ghost which manifesteth all things, which is  expedient unto the children of men. And if [p. 257]
in me: wherefore if he shall be diligent in keeping my commandments, he shall be blessed unto eternal life, and his name is Joseph.
3 And now , I speak unto you, and also unto , by the way of commandment: for behold I command all men every where to repent, and I speak unto you, even as unto Paul mine apostle, for you are called even with that same calling with which he was called. Remember the worth of souls is great in the sight of God: for behold the Lord your Redeemer suffered death in the flesh: wherefore he suffered the pain of all men, that all men might repent and come unto him. And he hath risen again from the dead, that he might bring all men unto him on conditions of repentance. And how great is his joy in the soul that repenteth. Wherefore you are called to cry repentance unto this people. And if it so be that you should labor all your days, in crying repentance unto this people, and bring save it be one soul unto me, how great shall be your joy with him in the kingdom of my Father?
4 And now if your joy will be great with one soul, that you have brought unto me into the kingdom of my Father, how great will be your joy, if you should bring many souls unto me? Behold you have my gospel before you, and my rock, and my salvation: ask the Father in my name in faith believing that you shall receive, and you shall have the Holy Ghost which manifesteth all things, which is expedient unto the children of men. And if [p. 257]
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