History, 1834–1836

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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they are combatting the prejudices of a crooked and  perverse generation, by having in their possession, the  facts of my religious principles, which are misre presented by almost all those whose crafts are in  danger by the same; and also to aid those who  are anxiously inquiring, and have been excited  to do so from rumor, in accertaining correctly, what  my principles are.
I have been drawn into this course of pro ceding, by persecution, that is brought upon us from  false rumor, and misrepresentations concerning my  sentiments.
But to proceed, in the letter alluded to. The pr inciples of repentance and baptism for the remiss ion of sins, are not only set forth, but many pas sages of scriptures, were quoted, clearly illucidating  the subject; let me add, that I do positively rely  upon the truth and veracity of those principles  inculcated in the new testament; and then pass  from the above named items, on to the item or su bject of the gathering, and show my views upon  this point: which is an item which I esteem to be  of the greates[t] importance to those who are looking  for salvation in this generation, or in these what  may be called “the latter times,” [14 lines blank] [p. 104]
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