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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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and ten or twelve hundred dollars was the most that he  had, and knew not where to obtain the amount he wanted ; but by a remarkable interposition of divine providence, he  was furnished with all he wanted, for which, let us all  raise our hearts in gratitude to God and praise his  holy name, that he is a present help in every time or of  need.
We have seen a letter, written to sister Whitney, in  Nelson, that has a great deal to say about the gift of  tongues, and the interpretation which was given by  way of prophecy, namely, “that Zion would be delivered  by judgments,” and that certain ones named would  go to such and such places among the ,  and “great things would be done by them;” and  also that two Lamanites were at a meeting, and the  following prophecy delivered to them, “that they  were our friends, and that the Lord had sent them  there, and the time would soon come when they  should embrace the Gospel” and also, “that if we  will not fight for ourselves, the Indians will fight  for us,” Though all this may be true, yet, it is  not needful that it should be spoken, for it is  of no service to the saints, and has a tendency  to stir up the people to anger.
No prophecy spoken in tongues should be made  public, for this reason; many who pretend to have the  gift of Interpretation are liable to be mistaken, and  do not give the true interpretation of what is spoken  therefore great care should be had as respects  this thing; but if any speak in tongues a word  of exhortation, or doctrine, on the principles of  the Gospel, &c, &c, let it be interpreted for the  edification of the .
When you receive this letter, I wish you  to write immediately, and direct your letters  to , , Cuyahoge County, Ohio,  and put this mark ╪ on the back of it if you  do not wish it broken open, and he will forward  it to us; and you will please to name in your [p. 359]
and ten or twelve hundred dollars was the most that he had, and knew not where to obtain the amount he wanted; but by a remarkable interposition of divine providence, he was furnished with all he wanted, for which, let us all raise our hearts in gratitude to God and praise his holy name, that he is a present help in every time of need.
We have seen a letter, written to sister Whitney, in Nelson, that has a great deal to say about the gift of tongues, and the interpretation which was given by way of prophecy, namely, “that Zion would be delivered by judgments,” and that certain ones named would go to such and such places among the , and “great things would be done by them;” and also that two Lamanites were at a meeting, and the following prophecy delivered to them, “that they were our friends, and that the Lord had sent them there, and the time would soon come when they should embrace the Gospel” and also, “that if we will not fight for ourselves, the Indians will fight for us,” Though all this may be true, yet, it is not needful that it should be spoken, for it is of no service to the saints, and has a tendency to stir up the people to anger.
No prophecy spoken in tongues should be made public, for this reason; many who pretend to have the gift of Interpretation are liable to be mistaken, and do not give the true interpretation of what is spoken therefore great care should be had as respects this thing; but if any speak in tongues a word of exhortation, or doctrine, on the principles of the Gospel, &c, &c, let it be interpreted for the edification of the .
When you receive this letter, I wish you to write immediately, and direct your letters to , , Cuyahoge County, Ohio, and put this mark ╪ on the back of it if you do not wish it broken open, and he will forward it to us; and you will please to name in your [p. 359]
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