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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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It is not the multitude of preachers that is to bring about the glorious Millenium! but it is those who are “Called, and chosen, and faithful.”
Let the be exceedingly careful about unnecessarily disturbing the and harrowing up the feeling of the people. Remember that your business is, to preach the gospel, in all humility and meekness, and warn sinners to repent and come to Christ. Avoid contentions and vain disputes with men of corrupt minds, who do not desire to know the truth. Remember that “it is a day of warning, and not a day of many words,” If they receive not your testimony in one place, flee to another, remembering, to cast no reflections, nor throw out any bitter sayings. If you do your duty. it will be just as well with you, as though all men embraced the gospel.
Be careful about sending boys to preach the gospel to the world; if they go, let them be accompanied by some one who is able to guide them in the proper channel, lest they become puffed up, and fall under condemnation and into the snare of the Devil: finally, in these critical times, be careful; call on the Lord day and night. Beware of pride; Beware of false brethren, who will creep in among you to spy out your liberties, &c, Awake to righteousness and sin not; let your light shine, and shew yourselves workmen that need not be ashamed, rightly di[HC 1:468]viding the word of truth. Apply yourselves diligently to study, that your minds may be stored with all necessary information.
We remain, your brethren in Christ, anxiously praying for the day of redemption to come, when iniquity shall be swept from the earth; and everlasting righteousness brought in: Farewell.
24 December 1833 • Tuesday
Monday night, the 24th. of December, four aged families, living near the village of , whose penury and infirmities, incident to old age, forbade a speedy removal, were driven from their houses, [p. 410]
It is not the multitude of preachers that is to bring about the glorious Millenium! but it is those who are “Called, and chosen, and faithful.”
Let the be exceedingly careful about unnecessarily disturbing and harrowing up the feeling of the people. Remember that your business is, to preach the gospel, in all humility and meekness, and warn sinners to repent and come to Christ. Avoid contentions and vain disputes with men of corrupt minds, who do not desire to know the truth. Remember that “it is a day of warning, and not a day of many words,” If they receive not your testimony in one place, flee to another, remembering, to cast no reflections, nor throw out any bitter sayings. If you do your duty. it will be just as well with you, as though all men embraced the gospel.
Be careful about sending boys to preach the gospel to the world; if they go, let them be accompanied by some one who is able to guide them in the proper channel, lest they become puffed up, and fall under condemnation and into the snare of the Devil: finally, in these critical times, be careful; call on the Lord day and night. Beware of pride; Beware of false brethren, who will creep in among you to spy out your liberties, &c, Awake to righteousness and sin not; let your light shine, and shew yourselves workmen that need not be ashamed, rightly di[HC 1:468]viding the word of truth. Apply yourselves diligently to study, that your minds may be stored with all necessary information.
We remain, your brethren in Christ, anxiously praying for the day of redemption to come, when iniquity shall be swept from the earth; and everlasting righteousness brought in: Farewell.
24 December 1833 • Tuesday
Monday night, the 24th. of December, four aged families, living near the village of , whose penury and infirmities, incident to old age, forbade a speedy removal, were driven from their houses, [p. 410]
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