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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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to be careful, lest in this you be deceived. Guard aga inst evils which may arise from any accounts given  of women or otherwise. be careful in all things lest  any root of bitterness spring up among you and there by many be defiled. Satan will no doubt trouble you  about the gift of tongues, unless you are careful; you  cannot watch him too close, nor pray too much. May  the Lord give you wisdom in all things. In a letter  mailed last week, you will doubtless, before you re ceive this, have obtained information about the New  Translation. Consign the box of the books of Command ments, to , , Geauga County, Ohio,  care of Killy and Walworth, , Cuyahoga Co unty, Ohio.
I write this in great haste, in answer  to yours to Bro. Joseph, as I am going off immediately,  in company with , to proclaim the Gospel:  We think of starting tomorrow. Having finished the trans lation of the bible, a few hours since, and needing  some recreation, we know of no way we can spend  our time more to divine acceptance than endeavoring  to build up his , in these last days, as we are not  willing to idle any time, which can be spent to useful  purposes, Doors are open continually for proclaiming. The  spirit of bitterness among the people is fast subsiding, and  a spirit of enquiry is taking its place. I proclaimed last  Sunday at , one <our> county seat; had the court house,  there was a general turnout, good attention, and a  pressing invitation for more meetings, which will be  granted if the Lord will, when we return from this  tour.
Brother Joseph in is going to take a tour with Bro  , of Brownhelm, as soon as  comes to this place. We hope, our brethren that the  greatest freedom and frankness will exist between you  and the , not withholding from each other any  information from us, but communicate with the  greatest freedom, lest you should produce evils of  a serious character, and the Lord becomes offended; [p. 317]
to be careful, lest in this you be deceived. Guard against evils which may arise from any accounts given of women or otherwise. be careful in all things lest any root of bitterness spring up among you and thereby many be defiled. Satan will no doubt trouble you about the gift of tongues, unless you are careful; you cannot watch him too close, nor pray too much. May the Lord give you wisdom in all things. In a letter mailed last week, you will doubtless, before you receive this, have obtained information about the New Translation. Consign the box of the books of Commandments, to , , Geauga County, Ohio, care of Killy and Walworth, , Cuyahoga County, Ohio.
I write this in great haste, in answer to yours to Bro. Joseph, as I am going off immediately, in company with , to proclaim the Gospel: We think of starting tomorrow. Having finished the translation of the bible, a few hours since, and needing some recreation, we know of no way we can spend our time more to divine acceptance than endeavoring to build up his , in these last days, as we are not willing to idle any time, which can be spent to useful purposes, Doors are open continually for proclaiming. The spirit of bitterness among the people is fast subsiding, and a spirit of enquiry is taking its place. I proclaimed last Sunday at , our county seat; had the court house, there was a general turnout, good attention, and a pressing invitation for more meetings, which will be granted if the Lord will, when we return from this tour.
Brother Joseph is going to take a tour with Bro , of Brownhelm, as soon as comes to this place. We hope, our brethren that the greatest freedom and frankness will exist between you and the , not withholding from each other any information from us, but communicate with the greatest freedom, lest you should produce evils of a serious character, and the Lord becomes offended; [p. 317]
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