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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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exceedingly; yea even all of you have sinned, but  verily I say unto you, beware from henceforth and  refrain from sin lest sore jud[g]ments fall upon your  heads, for unto whom much is given much is required;  and he who sins against the greater light shall  receive the greater condemnation. Ye call upon my  name for Revelations, and I give them unto you:  and inasmuch as ye keep not my sayings which  I give unto you, ye become transgressors, and jus tice and judgment is the penalty which is affixed  unto my law; therefore what I say unto one I say  unto all watch, for the adversary spreadeth his dom inions and darkness reigneth; and the anger of  God kindleth against the inhabitants of the earth;  and none doeth good, for all have gone out of  the way.
2 And now virily I say unto you, I, the Lord  will not lay any sin to your charge: go your  ways and sin no more; but unto that soul who  sinneth shall the former sins return, saith the Lord  your God.
3. And again, I say unto you, I give unto  you a new , that you may under stand my will concerning you; or in other words,  I give unto you directions how you may act  before me, that it may turn to you for your sal vation. I the Lord am bound when ye do what  I say, but when ye do not what I say, ye have  no promise.
4. Therefore, verily I say unto you, that it is expedi ent for my servant and , and and , and my servant Gazelam [JS], and ,  and , and , and , be  bound together by a bond and covenant that cannot  be broken by transgression except judgment shall imme diately follow, in your several , to manage  the affairs of the poor, and all things pertaining to the   both in the land of Zion, and in the land  of , for I have consecrated the land of [p. 211]
exceedingly; yea even all of you have sinned, but verily I say unto you, beware from henceforth and refrain from sin lest sore judgments fall upon your heads, for unto whom much is given much is required; and he who sins against the greater light shall receive the greater condemnation. Ye call upon my name for Revelations, and I give them unto you: and inasmuch as ye keep not my sayings which I give unto you, ye become transgressors, and justice and judgment is the penalty which is affixed unto my law; therefore what I say unto one I say unto all watch, for the adversary spreadeth his dominions and darkness reigneth; and the anger of God kindleth against the inhabitants of the earth; and none doeth good, for all have gone out of the way.
2 And now virily I say unto you, I, the Lord will not lay any sin to your charge: go your ways and sin no more; but unto that soul who sinneth shall the former sins return, saith the Lord your God.
3. And again, I say unto you, I give unto you a new , that you may understand my will concerning you; or in other words, I give unto you directions how you may act before me, that it may turn to you for your salvation. I the Lord am bound when ye do what I say, but when ye do not what I say, ye have no promise.
4. Therefore, verily I say unto you, that it is expedient for my servant and , and , and my servant Gazelam [JS], and , and , and , and , be bound together by a bond and covenant that cannot be broken by transgression except judgment shall immediately follow, in your several , to manage the affairs of the poor, and all things pertaining to the both in the land of Zion, and in the land of , for I have consecrated the land of [p. 211]
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