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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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were building a tower to get to Heaven: which is to shew unto the remnant of the house of  Israel what great things the Lord hath done for their fathers; and that they may know the  Covenants of the Lord, that they are not cast off forever; and also to the convincing of <the> Jew and   that Jesus is the Christ, the Eternal God, manifesting himself unto all nations.  And now if there are faults, they are the mistakes of men; wherefore condemn not the things  of God, that ye may be found spotless at the judgement seat of Christ.
(The remainder <(of the Title page)> is of course, modern)
A of God and not of man to , given (  New York, March, 1830) by him who is eternal.
1 I am Alpha and Omega, Christ the Lord: yea, even I am the <He>, the beginning and  the end, the Redeemer of the world: I having accomplished and finished the will of  him whose I am, even the Father concerning me: having done this that I might sub due all things unto myself: retaining all power, even to the destroying of Satan and his works  at the end of the world, and the last great day of judgement, which I shall pass upon  the inhabitants thereof, judging every man according to his works, and the deeds  which he hath done. And surely every man must repent or suffer, for I God am  endless: wherefore, I revoke not the judgements which I shall pass, but woes shall go  forth, weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth: yea, to those who are found on my  left hand; nevertheless it is not written, that there shall be no end to this torment; but  it is written endless torment
2 Again, it is written eternal damnation: wherefore it is more express than other  scriptures, that it might work upon the hearts of the children of men, altogether  for my name’s glory: wherefore I will explain unto you this mystery, for it is meet  unto you, to know even as my . I speak unto you that are chosen in this  thing, even as one, that you may enter into my rest. For behold, the mystery  of godliness, how great is it? for behold I am endless, and the punishment which  is given at <from> my hand is endless punishment, for endless is my name: wherefore
Eternal punishment) Endless punishment
is God’s punishment:) is God’s punishment:
wherefore I command you to repent, and keep the commandments which you have  received by the hand of my servant Joseph Smith Jr, in my name: and it is  by my almighty power that you have received them: therefore I command you  to repent, repent, lest I smite you by the rod of my mouth, and by my wrath,  and by my anger, and your sufferings be sore: how sore you know not! how  exquisite you know not! yea, how hard to bear ye know not! For behold,  I God have suffered these things for all, that they might not suffer, if they [p. 35]
were building a tower to get to Heaven: which is to shew unto the remnant of the house of Israel what great things the Lord hath done for their fathers; and that they may know the Covenants of the Lord, that they are not cast off forever; and also to the convincing of the Jew and that Jesus is the Christ, the Eternal God, manifesting himself unto all nations. And now if there are faults, they are the mistakes of men; wherefore condemn not the things of God, that ye may be found spotless at the judgement seat of Christ.
(The remainder (of the Title page) is of course, modern)
A of God and not of man to , given ( New York, March, 1830) by him who is eternal.
1 I am Alpha and Omega, Christ the Lord: yea, even I am He, the beginning and the end, the Redeemer of the world: I having accomplished and finished the will of him whose I am, even the Father concerning me: having done this that I might subdue all things unto myself: retaining all power, even to the destroying of Satan and his works at the end of the world, and the last great day of judgement, which I shall pass upon the inhabitants thereof, judging every man according to his works, and the deeds which he hath done. And surely every man must repent or suffer, for I God am endless: wherefore, I revoke not the judgements which I shall pass, but woes shall go forth, weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth: yea, to those who are found on my left hand; nevertheless it is not written, that there shall be no end to this torment; but it is written endless torment
2 Again, it is written eternal damnation: wherefore it is more express than other scriptures, that it might work upon the hearts of the children of men, altogether for my name’s glory: wherefore I will explain unto you this mystery, for it is meet unto you, to know even as my . I speak unto you that are chosen in this thing, even as one, that you may enter into my rest. For behold, the mystery of godliness, how great is it? for behold I am endless, and the punishment which is given from my hand is endless punishment, for endless is my name: wherefore
Eternal punishment) Endless punishment
is God’s punishment:) is God’s punishment:
wherefore I command you to repent, and keep the commandments which you have received by the hand of my servant Joseph Smith Jr, in my name: and it is by my almighty power that you have received them: therefore I command you to repent, repent, lest I smite you by the rod of my mouth, and by my wrath, and by my anger, and your sufferings be sore: how sore you know not! how exquisite you know not! yea, how hard to bear ye know not! For behold, I God have suffered these things for all, that they might not suffer, if they [p. 35]
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