Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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shall be cursed in his life, and shall be trodden  down by whom I will, for I the Lord am not  to be mocked in these things: and all this that  the innocent among you, may not be condemn ed with the unjust; and that the guilty among  you may not escape, because I the Lord have  promised unto you a crown of glory at my  right hand. Therefore, inasmuch as you are  found transgressors, ye cannot escape my  wrath in your lives; inasmuch as ye are cut  off by transgression, ye cannot escape the  buffetings of satan until the day of redemption.
2 And I now give unto you power from  this very hour, that if any man among you, of  the , is found a transgressor, and repent eth not of the evil, that ye shall deliver him  over unto the buffetings of satan; and he shall  not have power to bring evil upon you. It is  wisdom in me: therefore, a commandment I  give unto you, that ye shall organize your selves, and appoint every man his stewardship,  that every man may give an account unto me  of the stewardship which is appointed unto  him: for it is expedient that I the Lord should  make every man accountable, as stewards  over earthly blessings, which I have made and  prepared for my creatures. I the Lord stretch[ed]  out the heavens, and builded the earth as a  very handy work; and all things therein are  mine; and it is my purpose to provide for my  saints, for all things are mine; but it must  needs be done in mine own way: and behold  this is the way, that I the Lord have decreed  to provide for my saints: that the poor shall  be exalted, in that the rich are made low; for [p. 376]
shall be cursed in his life, and shall be trodden down by whom I will, for I the Lord am not to be mocked in these things: and all this that the innocent among you, may not be condemned with the unjust; and that the guilty among you may not escape, because I the Lord have promised unto you a crown of glory at my right hand. Therefore, inasmuch as you are found transgressors, ye cannot escape my wrath in your lives; inasmuch as ye are cut off by transgression, ye cannot escape the buffetings of satan until the day of redemption.
2 And I now give unto you power from this very hour, that if any man among you, of the , is found a transgressor, and repenteth not of the evil, that ye shall deliver him over unto the buffetings of satan; and he shall not have power to bring evil upon you. It is wisdom in me: therefore, a commandment I give unto you, that ye shall organize yourselves, and appoint every man his stewardship, that every man may give an account unto me of the stewardship which is appointed unto him: for it is expedient that I the Lord should make every man accountable, as stewards over earthly blessings, which I have made and prepared for my creatures. I the Lord stretched out the heavens, and builded the earth as a very handy work; and all things therein are mine; and it is my purpose to provide for my saints, for all things are mine; but it must needs be done in mine own way: and behold this is the way, that I the Lord have decreed to provide for my saints: that the poor shall be exalted, in that the rich are made low; for [p. 376]
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