Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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made, whether visible or invisible: whether  in heaven, on earth, or in the earth, under the  earth, or throughout the immensity of space—  They are the Father and the Son: The  Father being a personage of spirit, glory and  power: possessing all perfection and fulness:  The son, who was in the bosom of the Father,  a personage of tabernacle, made, or fashioned  like unto man, or being in the form and like ness of man, or, rather, man was formed after  his likeness, and in his image;—he is also the  express image and likeness of the personage  of the Father: possessing all the fulness of  the Father, or, the same fulness with the Fa ther; being begotten of him, and was ordain ed from before the foundation of the world to  be a propitiation for the sins of all those who  should believe on his name, and is called the  Son because of the flesh—and descended in  suffering below that which man can suffer, or, in  other words, suffered greater sufferings, and  was exposed to more powerful contradictions  than any man can be. But notwithstanding  all this, he kept the law of God, and remained  without sin: Showing thereby that it is in the  power of man to keep the law and remain also  without sin. And also, that by him a right eous judgment might come upon all flesh, and  that all who walk not in the law of God, may  justly be condemned by the law, and have no  excuse for their sins. And he being the only  begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth,  and having overcome, received a fulness of  the glory of the Father—possessing the same [p. 61]
made, whether visible or invisible: whether in heaven, on earth, or in the earth, under the earth, or throughout the immensity of space— They are the Father and the Son: The Father being a personage of spirit, glory and power: possessing all perfection and fulness: The son, who was in the bosom of the Father, a personage of tabernacle, made, or fashioned like unto man, or being in the form and likeness of man, or, rather, man was formed after his likeness, and in his image;—he is also the express image and likeness of the personage of the Father: possessing all the fulness of the Father, or, the same fulness with the Father; being begotten of him, and was ordained from before the foundation of the world to be a propitiation for the sins of all those who should believe on his name, and is called the Son because of the flesh—and descended in suffering below that which man can suffer, or, in other words, suffered greater sufferings, and was exposed to more powerful contradictions than any man can be. But notwithstanding all this, he kept the law of God, and remained without sin: Showing thereby that it is in the power of man to keep the law and remain also without sin. And also, that by him a righteous judgment might come upon all flesh, and that all who walk not in the law of God, may justly be condemned by the law, and have no excuse for their sins. And he being the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth, and having overcome, received a fulness of the glory of the Father—possessing the same [p. 61]
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