History, 1834–1836

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adversary of righteousness, is striving, with his subtle devises and evil influence, to destroy him by causing a division among the 12. Apostles that God has chosen in these last days, to open the gospel kingdom among all nations, kindred, toungs, and people. But with his usual descission of mind and firm reliance on Him, who possesses all wisdom, & knows the thoughts & intents of every heart, we hear him making the following appeal to the throne of grace, that God may deliver him () from the power of that wicked one, that his faith fail not in this hour of temptation, & darkness, and prepare him, with the rest of his fellow labourers in the vinyard of the Lord, to receive an induement, in the habitation of the most High, as God shall see fit, to call them into the solemn assembly of the saints, from time to time, until his kingdom becomes universal, and time is no more
16 December 1835 • Wednesday
Wednesday morning 16th. The weathere is extremely cold.— This morning he went to the council room, to lay before the presidency the letter that he received from Eldr. , but when he arived he found that he had lost it said letter, he made search for it in vain, however he related the substance of it to that body; but they had not time to attend to it on account of other business; and accordingly laid it over <until> monday evening following.— He returned home. Eldr.s & call[ed] to visit him he was much pleased with the interview; he exhibited, & explained the Egytian records to them, and many things concerning the dealings of God, with the ancients especially the system of astronomy as taught by Abraham, which is contained upon these manuscripts; they were much gratified with this inteligence.— This evining he went to his brother ’s to take part in the debate, that was commenced on last Saturday evening, upon the question before named, viz. was it necessary for God to reveal himself to the world &c. [p. 149]
adversary of righteousness, is striving, with his subtle devises and evil influence, to destroy him by causing a division among the 12. Apostles that God has chosen in these last days, to open the gospel kingdom among all nations, kindred, toungs, and people. But with his usual descission of mind and firm reliance on Him, who possesses all wisdom, & knows the thoughts & intents of every heart, we hear him making the following appeal to the throne of grace, that God may deliver him () from the power of that wicked one, that his faith fail not in this hour of temptation, & darkness, and prepare him, with the rest of his fellow labourers in the vinyard of the Lord, to receive an induement, in the habitation of the most High, as God shall see fit, to call them into the solemn assembly of the saints, from time to time, until his kingdom becomes universal, and time is no more
16 December 1835 • Wednesday
Wednesday morning 16th. The weathere is extremely cold.— This morning he went to the council room, to lay before the presidency the letter that he received from Eldr. , but when he arived he found that he had lost said letter, he made search for it in vain, however he related the substance of it to that body; but they had not time to attend to it on account of other business; and accordingly laid it over until monday evening following.— He returned home. Eldr.s & called to visit him he was much pleased with the interview; he exhibited, & explained the Egytian records to them, and many things concerning the dealings of God, with the ancients especially the system of astronomy as taught by Abraham, which is contained upon these manuscripts; they were much gratified with this inteligence.— This evining he went to his brother ’s to take part in the debate, that was commenced on last Saturday evening, upon the question before named, viz. was it necessary for God to reveal himself to the world &c. [p. 149]
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