Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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which is Spirit, even the Spirit of truth; and  truth is knowledge of things as they are, and  as they were, and as they are to come: and  whatsoever is more or less than this, is the  spirit of that wicked one, who was a liar from  the beginning. The Spirit of truth is of God:  I am the Spirit of truth. And John bore re cord of me, saying, he received a fulness of  truth; yea, even of all truth, and no man re ceiveth a fulness unless he keepeth his com mandments. He that keepeth his command ments, receiveth truth and light, until he is  glorified in truth, and knoweth all things.
5 Man was also in the beginning with God.  Intelligence, or the light of truth was not cre ated or made, neither indeed can be. All  truth is independent in that sphere in which  God has placed it, to act for itself, as all intel ligence also, otherwise there is no existence.  Behold here is the agency of man, and here  is the condemnation of man because that which  was from the beginning is plainly manifest un to them, and they receive not the light. And  every man whose spirit receiveth not the light,  is under condemnation, for man is spirit. The  elements are eternal, and spirit and element,  inseparably connected, receiveth a fulness of  joy; and when separated, man cannot receive  a fulness of joy. The elements are the tab ernacle of God; yea, man is the tabernacle of  God, even temples; and whatsoever temple is  defiled, God shall destroy that temple.
6 The glory of God is intelligence, or, in  other words, light and truth: light and truth [p. 325]
which is Spirit, even the Spirit of truth; and truth is knowledge of things as they are, and as they were, and as they are to come: and whatsoever is more or less than this, is the spirit of that wicked one, who was a liar from the beginning. The Spirit of truth is of God: I am the Spirit of truth. And John bore record of me, saying, he received a fulness of truth; yea, even of all truth, and no man receiveth a fulness unless he keepeth his commandments. He that keepeth his commandments, receiveth truth and light, until he is glorified in truth, and knoweth all things.
5 Man was also in the beginning with God. Intelligence, or the light of truth was not created or made, neither indeed can be. All truth is independent in that sphere in which God has placed it, to act for itself, as all intelligence also, otherwise there is no existence. Behold here is the agency of man, and here is the condemnation of man because that which was from the beginning is plainly manifest unto them, and they receive not the light. And every man whose spirit receiveth not the light, is under condemnation, for man is spirit. The elements are eternal, and spirit and element, inseparably connected, receiveth a fulness of joy; and when separated, man cannot receive a fulness of joy. The elements are the tabernacle of God; yea, man is the tabernacle of God, even temples; and whatsoever temple is defiled, God shall destroy that temple.
6 The glory of God is intelligence, or, in other words, light and truth: light and truth [p. 325]
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