Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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ministered unto him by an holy angel whose  countenance was as lightning, and whose gar ments were pure and white above all other  whiteness, and gave unto him commandments  which inspired him, and gave him power from  on high, by the means which were before pre pared, to translate the book of Mormon, which  contains a record of a fallen people, and the  fulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ to the Gen tiles, and to the Jews also, which was given  by inspiration, and is confirmed to others by  the ministering of angels, and is declared unto  the world by them, proving to the world that  the holy scriptures are true, and that God does  inspire men and call them to his holy work in  this age and generation, as well as in genera tions of old, thereby showing that he is the  same God yesterday, to-day, and forever.—  Amen.
3 Therefore, having so great witnesses, by  them shall the world be judged, even as many  as shall hereafter come to a knowledge of this  work; and those who receive it in faith and  work righteousness, shall receive a crown of  eternal life; but those who harden their hearts  in unbelief and reject it, it shall turn to their  own condemnation, for the Lord God has spo ken it; and we, the elders of the church, have  heard and bear witness to the words of the  glorious Majesty on high, to whom be glory  forever and ever. Amen.
4 By these things we know that there is a  God in heaven who is infinite and eternal,  from everlasting to everlasting the same un changeable God, the framer of heaven and [p. 92]
ministered unto him by an holy angel whose countenance was as lightning, and whose garments were pure and white above all other whiteness, and gave unto him commandments which inspired him, and gave him power from on high, by the means which were before prepared, to translate the book of Mormon, which contains a record of a fallen people, and the fulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, and to the Jews also, which was given by inspiration, and is confirmed to others by the ministering of angels, and is declared unto the world by them, proving to the world that the holy scriptures are true, and that God does inspire men and call them to his holy work in this age and generation, as well as in generations of old, thereby showing that he is the same God yesterday, to-day, and forever.— Amen.
3 Therefore, having so great witnesses, by them shall the world be judged, even as many as shall hereafter come to a knowledge of this work; and those who receive it in faith and work righteousness, shall receive a crown of eternal life; but those who harden their hearts in unbelief and reject it, it shall turn to their own condemnation, for the Lord God has spoken it; and we, the elders of the church, have heard and bear witness to the words of the glorious Majesty on high, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.
4 By these things we know that there is a God in heaven who is infinite and eternal, from everlasting to everlasting the same unchangeable God, the framer of heaven and [p. 92]
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