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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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kingdom, or that of a telestial kingdom. For he who is not  able to abide the law of a , cannot abide  a celestial glory; and he who cannot abide the law of a  terrestrial kingdom, cannot abide a terrestrial glory: he  who can not abide the law of a telestial kingdom, cannot  abide a telestial glory: therefore, he is not meet for a kingdom  of glory. Therefore, he must abide a kingdom which is  not a kingdom of Glory.
6. And again, verily I say unto you, the earth  abideth the law of a celestial kingdom, for it filleth  the measure of its creation, and transgresseth not the law. Where fore, it shall not be sanctified; yea, notwithstanding it shall  die, it shall be quickened again, and shall abide the pow er by which it is quickened, and the righteous shall  inherit it: for notwithstanding they die, they also shall  rise again a spiritual body: they who are of a celestial  spirit, shall receive the same body which was a natural  body; even ye shall receive your bodies, and your glory  shall be that glory by which your bodies are quick ened. Ye who are quickened by a portion of the celestial  glory, shall then receive of the same, even a fullness: and  they who are quickened by a portion of the terrestrial glory,  shall then receive of the same, even a fulness; and  also, they who are quickened by a portion of the telestial  glory shall then receive of the same, even a ful ness; and they who remain, shall also be quicken ed; nevertheless they shall return again to their  own place, to enjoy that which they are willing  to receive, because they were not willing to enjoy that  which they might have received.
7. For what doth it profit a man if a gift is  bestowed upon him, and he receive not the  gift? Behold he rejoices not in that which is  given unto him, neither rejoices in him who is  the giver of the gift.
8. And again verily I say unto you, that which is  governed by law, is also preserved by law, and perfected  and sanctified by the same: that which breaketh a  law, and abideth not by law; but seeketh to become [p. 246[b]]
kingdom, or that of a telestial kingdom. For he who is not able to abide the law of a , cannot abide a celestial glory; and he who cannot abide the law of a terrestrial kingdom, cannot abide a terrestrial glory: he who can not abide the law of a telestial kingdom, cannot abide a telestial glory: therefore, he is not meet for a kingdom of glory. Therefore, he must abide a kingdom which is not a kingdom of Glory.
6. And again, verily I say unto you, the earth abideth the law of a celestial kingdom, for it filleth the measure of its creation, and transgresseth not the law. Wherefore, it shall be sanctified; yea, notwithstanding it shall die, it shall be quickened again, and shall abide the power by which it is quickened, and the righteous shall inherit it: for notwithstanding they die, they also shall rise again a spiritual body: they who are of a celestial spirit, shall receive the same body which was a natural body; even ye shall receive your bodies, and your glory shall be that glory by which your bodies are quickened. Ye who are quickened by a portion of the celestial glory, shall then receive of the same, even a fullness: and they who are quickened by a portion of the terrestrial glory, shall then receive of the same, even a fulness; and also, they who are quickened by a portion of the telestial glory shall then receive of the same, even a fulness; and they who remain, shall also be quickened; nevertheless they shall return again to their own place, to enjoy that which they are willing to receive, because they were not willing to enjoy that which they might have received.
7. For what doth it profit a man if a gift is bestowed upon him, and he receive not the gift? Behold he rejoices not in that which is given unto him, neither rejoices in him who is the giver of the gift.
8. And again verily I say unto you, that which is governed by law, is also preserved by law, and perfected and sanctified by the same: that which breaketh a law, and abideth not by law; but seeketh to become [p. 246[b]]
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