History, 1838–1856, volume A-1 [23 December 1805–30 August 1834]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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filled. And this I have told you concerning Jerusalem, and when  that day shall come, shall a remnant be scattered among all nations,  but they shall be gathered again; but they shall remain until the times  of the be fulfilled.
4. And in that day shall be heard of wars and rumors of wars,  and the whole earth shall be in commotion, and men’s hearts  shall fail them, and they shall say that Christ delayeth his  coming until the end of the earth. And the love of men shall  wax cold, and iniquity shall abound. and when the time of  the gentiles is come in, a light shall break forth among them  that sit in darkness, and it shall be the fulness of my gospel: but  they receive it not, for the[y] perceive not the light, and they turn  their hearts from me because of the precepts of men; and in that  generation shall the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled: and there shall  be men standing in that generation, that shall not pass, until they  shall see an overflowing scourge; for a desolating sickness  shall cover the land: but my disciples shall stand in holy  places, and shall not be moved; but among the wicked, men  shall lift up their voices and curse God and die. And  there shall be earthquakes, also, in divers places, and many des olations, yet men will harden their hearts against me; and they will  take up the sword one against another and they will kill one an other.
5. And now, when I the Lord had spoken these words unto my  disciples, they were troubled; and I said unto them, be not troub led, for when all these things shall come to pass, ye may know  that the promises which have been made unto you shall be ful filled: and when the light shall begin to break forth, it shall be  with them like unto a parable which I will show you: ye look  and behold the fig-trees, and ye see them with your eyes, and ye  say when they begin to shoot forth and their leaves are yet  tender, that the summer is now nigh at hand: even so it  shall be in that day, when they shall see all these things, then  shall they know that the hour is nigh.
6. And it shall come to pass, that he that feareth me, shall be look ing forth for the great day of the Lord to come, even for the signs  of the of the coming of the Son of man; and they shall see signs  and wonders, for they shall be shown forth in the heavens above,  and in the earth beneath: and they behold blood, and fire, and [p. 106]
filled. And this I have told you concerning Jerusalem, and when that day shall come, shall a remnant be scattered among all nations, but they shall be gathered again; but they shall remain until the times of the be fulfilled.
4. And in that day shall be heard of wars and rumors of wars, and the whole earth shall be in commotion, and men’s hearts shall fail them, and they shall say that Christ delayeth his coming until the end of the earth. And the love of men shall wax cold, and iniquity shall abound. and when the time of the gentiles is come in, a light shall break forth among them that sit in darkness, and it shall be the fulness of my gospel: but they receive it not, for they perceive not the light, and they turn their hearts from me because of the precepts of men; and in that generation shall the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled: and there shall be men standing in that generation, that shall not pass, until they shall see an overflowing scourge; for a desolating sickness shall cover the land: but my disciples shall stand in holy places, and shall not be moved; but among the wicked, men shall lift up their voices and curse God and die. And there shall be earthquakes, also, in divers places, and many desolations, yet men will harden their hearts against me; and they will take up the sword one against another and they will kill one another.
5. And now, when I the Lord had spoken these words unto my disciples, they were troubled; and I said unto them, be not troubled, for when all these things shall come to pass, ye may know that the promises which have been made unto you shall be fulfilled: and when the light shall begin to break forth, it shall be with them like unto a parable which I will show you: ye look and behold the fig-trees, and ye see them with your eyes, and ye say when they begin to shoot forth and their leaves are yet tender, that the summer is now nigh at hand: even so it shall be in that day, when they shall see all these things, then shall they know that the hour is nigh.
6. And it shall come to pass, that he that feareth me, shall be looking forth for the great day of the Lord to come, even for the signs of the of the coming of the Son of man; and they shall see signs and wonders, for they shall be shown forth in the heavens above, and in the earth beneath: and they behold blood, and fire, and [p. 106]
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