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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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whom I were faithful, they should be  blessed with a multiplicity of blessings, but inasmuch  as they were not faithful, they were nigh unto cursing.  Therefore, inasmuch as some of my servants have  not kept the commandment, but have broken the  Covenant, by covetousness and <with> feigned words, I  have cursed them with a very sore and grievous curse,  for I the Lord have decreed in my heart, that inas much as any man, belonging to the order, shall be  found a transgressor; or, in other words, shall break  the covenant with which ye are bound, he shall be  cursed in his life, and shall be trodden down by whom  I will, for I the Lord am not to be mocked in these  things; and all this that the innocent among you,  may not be condemned with the unjust; and that  the guilty among you may not escape, because  I the Lord have promised unto you a crown of glory  at my right hand. Therefore inasmuch as you  are found transgressors, ye cannot escape my wrath  in your lives: inasmuch as ye are cut off by transgres sion, ye cannot escape the buffetings of satan until the  day of redemption.
2. And now I give unto you power from this very  hour, that if any man among you, of the order, is  found a transgressor, and repenteth not of the  evil, that ye shall deliver him over <un>to the buffetings  of Satan; and he shall not have power to bring evil  upon you. It is wisdom in me; therefore a command ment I give unto you, that ye shall organize  yourselves, and appoint every man his , that every man may give an account of  unto me of the stewardship which is appointed  unto him; for it is expedient that I the Lord should  make every man accountable, as stewards over earthly  blessings, which I have made and prepared for my  creatures. I the Lord stetched out the heavens, and  builded the earth as a very handy work; and all  things therein are mine; and it is my purpose to  provide for my Saints, for all things are mine; but [p. 466]
whom I were faithful, they should be blessed with a multiplicity of blessings, but inasmuch as they were not faithful, they were nigh unto cursing. Therefore, inasmuch as some of my servants have not kept the commandment, but have broken the Covenant, by covetousness and with feigned words, I have cursed them with a very sore and grievous curse, for I the Lord have decreed in my heart, that inasmuch as any man, belonging to the order, shall be found a transgressor; or, in other words, shall break the covenant with which ye are bound, he shall be cursed in his life, and shall be trodden down by whom I will, for I the Lord am not to be mocked in these things; and all this that the innocent among you, may not be condemned with the unjust; and that the guilty among you may not escape, because I the Lord have promised unto you a crown of glory at my right hand. Therefore inasmuch as you are found transgressors, ye cannot escape my wrath in your lives: inasmuch as ye are cut off by transgression, ye cannot escape the buffetings of satan until the day of redemption.
2. And now I give unto you power from this very hour, that if any man among you, of the order, is found a transgressor, and repenteth not of the evil, that ye shall deliver him over unto the buffetings of Satan; and he shall not have power to bring evil upon you. It is wisdom in me; therefore a commandment I give unto you, that ye shall organize yourselves, and appoint every man his , that every man may give an account unto me of the stewardship which is appointed unto him; for it is expedient that I the Lord should make every man accountable, as stewards over earthly blessings, which I have made and prepared for my creatures. I the Lord stetched out the heavens, and builded the earth as a very handy work; and all things therein are mine; and it is my purpose to provide for my Saints, for all things are mine; but [p. 466]
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