Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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ers and the children, upon some subject or  other, and behold, what is that subject? It is  the baptism for the dead. For we without  them cannot be made perfect; neither can  they without us be made perfect. Neither  can they or us, be made perfect without those  who have died in the gospel also; for it is ne cessary in the ushering in of the dispensation  of the fulness of times; which dispensation is  now beginning to usher in, that a whole, and  complete, and perfect union, and welding to gether of dispensations, and keys, and pow ers, and glories should take place, and be re vealed, from the days of Adam even to the  present time; and not only this, but those  things which never have been revealed from  the foundation of the world, but have been  kept hid from the wise and prudent, shall be  revealed unto babes and sucklings in this the  dispensation of the fulness of times.
19 Now what do we hear in the gospel  which we have received? “A voice of glad ness! A voice of mercy from Heaven; and a  voice of truth out of the earth, glad tidings for  the dead: a voice of gladness for the living  and the dead; glad tidings of great joy; how  beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of  those that bring glad tidings of good things;  and that say unto Zion, behold! thy God reign eth. As the dews of Carmel, so shall the  knowledge of God descend upon them.”
20 And again, what do we hear? Glad ti dings from Cumorah! Moroni, an angel from  heaven, declaring the fulfilment of the proph ets—the book to be revealed. A voice of the [p. 427]
ers and the children, upon some subject or other, and behold, what is that subject? It is the baptism for the dead. For we without them cannot be made perfect; neither can they without us be made perfect. Neither can they or us, be made perfect without those who have died in the gospel also; for it is necessary in the ushering in of the dispensation of the fulness of times; which dispensation is now beginning to usher in, that a whole, and complete, and perfect union, and welding together of dispensations, and keys, and powers, and glories should take place, and be revealed, from the days of Adam even to the present time; and not only this, but those things which never have been revealed from the foundation of the world, but have been kept hid from the wise and prudent, shall be revealed unto babes and sucklings in this the dispensation of the fulness of times.
19 Now what do we hear in the gospel which we have received? “A voice of gladness! A voice of mercy from Heaven; and a voice of truth out of the earth, glad tidings for the dead: a voice of gladness for the living and the dead; glad tidings of great joy; how beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of those that bring glad tidings of good things; and that say unto Zion, behold! thy God reigneth. As the dews of Carmel, so shall the knowledge of God descend upon them.”
20 And again, what do we hear? Glad tidings from Cumorah! Moroni, an angel from heaven, declaring the fulfilment of the prophets—the book to be revealed. A voice of the [p. 427]
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