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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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whom he will preserve; who buildeth up at his own will and pleasure; and destroyeth when he please; and is able to cast the soul down to hell.
2 Behold I the Lord utter my voice, and it shall be obeyed:— wherefore, verily I say, let the wicked take heed, and let the rebellious fear and tremble. And let the unbelieving hold their lips, for the day of wrath shall come upon them as a whirlwind, and all flesh shall know that I am God. And he that seeketh signs shall see signs, but not unto salvations.
3 Verily I say unto you, there are those among you who seek signs:— and there have been such from the beginning. But behold, faith cometh not by signs, but signs follow those that believe; Yea, signs cometh by faith, not by the will of men, nor as they please, but by the will of God. Yea, signs cometh by faith, unto mighty works, for with out faith, no man pleaseth God: and with whom God is angry, he is not well pleased:— wherefore, unto such he showeth no signs, only in wrath unto their condemnation.
4 Wherefore I the Lord am not well pleased with those among you, who have sought after signs and wonders for faith, and not for the good of men unto my glory:— nevertheless, I gave and many have turned away from my commandments, and have not kept them. [HC 1:207] There were among you adulterers and adulteresses:— some of whom have turned away from you; and others remain with you: that hereafter shall be revealed.— Let such beware and repent speedily, lest judgments— shall come upon them as a snare, and their folly shall be made manifest, and their works shall follow them in the eyes of the people.
5 And verily I say unto you, as I have said before, he that looketh upon a woman to lust after her, or if any shall commit adultery in their hearts, they shall not have the Spirit, but shall deny the faith, and shall fear: wherefore, I the Lord have said that the fearful, and the unbelieving, and all liars and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie, and the whoremonger, and the sorcerer, shall have their part in that lake which burneth with fire and brimstone, which is the second death. Verily I say that they shall not have part in the first resurrection. [p. 147]
whom he will preserve; who buildeth up at his own will and pleasure; and destroyeth when he please; and is able to cast the soul down to hell.
2 Behold I the Lord utter my voice, and it shall be obeyed:— wherefore, verily I say, let the wicked take heed, and let the rebellious fear and tremble. And let the unbelieving hold their lips, for the day of wrath shall come upon them as a whirlwind, and all flesh shall know that I am God. And he that seeketh signs shall see signs, but not unto salvation.
3 Verily I say unto you, there are those among you who seek signs:— and there have been such from the beginning. But behold, faith cometh not by signs, but signs follow those that believe; Yea, signs cometh by faith, not by the will of men, nor as they please, but by the will of God. Yea, signs cometh by faith, unto mighty works, for with out faith, no man pleaseth God: and with whom God is angry, he is not well pleased:— wherefore, unto such he showeth no signs, only in wrath unto their condemnation.
4 Wherefore I the Lord am not pleased with those among you, who have sought after signs and wonders for faith, and not for the good of men unto my glory:— nevertheless, I gave and many have turned away from my commandments, and have not kept them. [HC 1:207] There were among you adulterers and adulteresses:— some of whom have turned away from you; and others remain with you: that hereafter shall be revealed.— Let such beware and repent speedily, lest judgments— shall come upon them as a snare, and their folly shall be made manifest, and their works shall follow them in the eyes of the people.
5 And verily I say unto you, as I have said before, he that looketh upon a woman to lust after her, or if any shall commit adultery in their hearts, they shall not have the Spirit, but shall deny the faith, and shall fear: wherefore, I the Lord have said that the fearful, and the unbelieving, and all liars and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie, and the whoremonger, and the sorcerer, shall have their part in that lake which burneth with fire and brimstone, which is the second death. Verily I say that they shall not have part in the first resurrection. [p. 147]
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