Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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A. It does.
Q. How do you prove it?
A. By the third paragraph of this lecture.
Let the student commit this also.
 
Lecture 6
LECTURE SIXTH.
 
OF FAITH.
 
SECTION VI.
 
1 Having treated, in the preceding lectures, of the ideas of the character, perfections and attributes of God, we next proceed to treat of the knowledge which persons must have, that the course of life which they pursue is according to the will of God, in order that they may be enabled to exercise faith in him unto life and salvation.
2 This knowledge supplies an important place in revealed religion; for it was by reason of it that the ancients were enabled to endure as seeing him who is invisible. An actual knowledge to any person that the course of life which he pursues is according to the will of God, is essentially necessary to enable him to have that confidence in God, without which no person can obtain eternal life. It was this that enabled the ancient saints to endure all their afflictions and persecutions, and to take joyfully the spoiling of their goods, knowing, (not believing merely,) that they had a more enduring substance. Heb. x:34.
3 Having the assurance that they were pursuing a course which was agreeable to the will of God, they were enabled to take, not [p. 67]
A. It does.
Q. How do you prove it?
A. By the third paragraph of this lecture.
Let the student commit this also.
 
Lecture 6
LECTURE SIXTH.
 
OF FAITH.
 
SECTION VI.
 
1 Having treated, in the preceding lectures, of the ideas of the character, perfections and attributes of God, we next proceed to treat of the knowledge which persons must have, that the course of life which they pursue is according to the will of God, in order that they may be enabled to exercise faith in him unto life and salvation.
2 This knowledge supplies an important place in revealed religion; for it was by reason of it that the ancients were enabled to endure as seeing him who is invisible. An actual knowledge to any person that the course of life which he pursues is according to the will of God, is essentially necessary to enable him to have that confidence in God, without which no person can obtain eternal life. It was this that enabled the ancient saints to endure all their afflictions and persecutions, and to take joyfully the spoiling of their goods, knowing, (not believing merely,) that they had a more enduring substance. Heb. x:34.
3 Having the assurance that they were pursuing a course which was agreeable to the will of God, they were enabled to take, not [p. 67]
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