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

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be circumcised and become subject to the law of Mo ses, which law was fulfilled.
3. And it came to pass that the children being  brought up in subjection to the law of Moses, and  give heed to the traditions of the fathers, and be lieved not the gospel of Christ, wherein they became  unholy; wherefore, for this cause the apostle wrote  unto the church, giving unto them a commandment,  not of the Lord but of himself, that a believer  should not be united to an unbeliever, except the law  of Moses should be done away among them,  that their children might remain without cir cumcision; and that the tradition might be done  away, which saith, that little children are un holy: for it was had among the Jews: but little  children are holy being sanctified through the  atonement of Jesus Christ; and this is  what the scriptures mean.
<Read, (A few days &c) page 180>
(Note A the following observations and revelation belong where  the reference is on the previous page 178)
From this time until the 8th. or 10th. of January 1832  myself and continued to preach in Sha lersville, Ravenna, and other places, setting forth  the truth; vindicating the cause of our Redeemer;  shewing that the day of vengeance was coming  upon this generation like a theif in the night:  that prejudice, blindness, and darkness, filled the  minds of many, and caused them to persecute the  true , and reject the true light: by which  means we did much towards allaying the ex cited feelings which were growing out of the  scandalous letters then being published in the “Ohio  Star,” at Ravenna, by the before mentioned  apostate . On the 10th of January,  1832 I received the following
Revelation to Joseph Smith, Jur. and , January, 1832. The word of the Lord unto  them concerning the church of the Living God, established  in the last days, making known the will of the Lord [p. 179]
be circumcised and become subject to the law of Moses, which law was fulfilled.
3. And it came to pass that the children being brought up in subjection to the law of Moses, and give heed to the traditions of the fathers, and believed not the gospel of Christ, wherein they became unholy; wherefore, for this cause the apostle wrote unto the church, giving unto them a commandment, not of the Lord but of himself, that a believer should not be united to an unbeliever, except the law of Moses should be done away among them, that their children might remain without circumcision; and that the tradition might be done away, which saith, that little children are unholy: for it was had among the Jews: but little children are holy being sanctified through the atonement of Jesus Christ; and this is what the scriptures mean.
Read, (A few days &c) page 180
(Note A the following observations and revelation belong where the reference is on the previous page 178)
From this time until the 8th. or 10th. of January 1832 myself and continued to preach in Shalersville, Ravenna, and other places, setting forth the truth; vindicating the cause of our Redeemer; shewing that the day of vengeance was coming upon this generation like a theif in the night: that prejudice, blindness, and darkness, filled the minds of many, and caused them to persecute the true , and reject the true light: by which means we did much towards allaying the excited feelings which were growing out of the scandalous letters then being published in the “Ohio Star,” at Ravenna, by the before mentioned apostate . On the 10th of January, I received the following
Revelation to Joseph Smith, Jur. and , January, 1832. The word of the Lord unto them concerning the church of the Living God, established in the last days, making known the will of the Lord [p. 179]
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