History, 1838–1856, volume B-1 [1 September 1834–2 November 1838]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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will I send forth out of the earth, to bear testimony of mine only Begotten,  <October 2> his resurrection from the dead -[this resurrection I understand to be the cor poreal body]- yea, and also the resurrection of all men. Righteousness  and truth will I cause to sweep the earth as with a flood, to gather  out mine own elect from the four quarters of the earth, unto a place  which I shall prepare; a holy City, that my people may gird up  their loins, and be looking forth for the time of my coming: for  there shall be my tabernacle; and it shall be called Zion, a New  Jerusalem.” Now I understand by this quotation, that God clearly  manifested to Enoch, the redemption which he prepared, by offering  the Messiah as a lamb slain from before the foundation of the  world; by virtue of the same, the glorious resurrection of the Savior,  and the resurrection of all the human family,— even a resurrection  of their corporeal bodies: and also a righteousness and truth to  sweep the Earth as with a flood. And now I ask how righteous ness and truth are <a> going to sweep the earth as with a flood? I will  answer: Men and angels are to be co-workers in bringing to pass  this great work: and Zion is to be prepared; even a New Jerusalem,  for the elect that are to be gathered from the four quarters of the earth,  and to be established an holy City; for the tabernacle of the Lord  shall be with them.
Now Enoch was in Good Company in his views upon this subject.  <Rev 21:3.> See Revelations 21:3. “And I heard a great voice out of heaven  saying, Behold the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will  dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself  shall be with them and be their God.” I discover by this quotation  that John upon the isle of Patmos, saw the same things concerning  the last days, which Enoch saw. But before the tabernacle can be  with men, the elect must be gathered from the four quarters of the  earth. And to shew further upon this subject of the gathiring  <Moses, blessing  and cursing.  Deut 30:1. &c> Moses, after having pronounced the blessing and the cursing  upon the children of Israel, for their obedience or disobedience,  says thus: “and it shall come to pass, when all these things are  come upon thee, the blessing and the curse which I have set  before thee; and thou shalt call them to mind, among all the  nations whither the Lord thy God hath driven thee, and thou  shalt return unto the Lord thy God, and shalt obey his voice,  according to all that I command thee, this day, thou and  thy children, with all thine heart, and with all thy soul,  that then the Lord thy God will turn thy captivity, and have  compassion upon thee, and will return and gather thee from  all the nations whither the Lord thy God hath scattered thee;  and if any of thine be driven out unto the utmost parts of  heaven; from thence will the Lord thy God gather thee; and  from thence will he fetch thee.”
It has been said by many of the learned, and wise men,  or historians, that the Indians, or aboriginees of this continent,  <Conjecture> are of the scattered tribes of Israel. It has been conjectured by [p. 623]
will I send forth out of the earth, to bear testimony of mine only Begotten, October 2 his resurrection from the dead -[this resurrection I understand to be the corporeal body]- yea, and also the resurrection of all men. Righteousness and truth will I cause to sweep the earth as with a flood, to gather out mine own elect from the four quarters of the earth, unto a place which I shall prepare; a holy City, that my people may gird up their loins, and be looking forth for the time of my coming: for there shall be my tabernacle; and it shall be called Zion, a New Jerusalem.” Now I understand by this quotation, that God clearly manifested to Enoch, the redemption which he prepared, by offering the Messiah as a lamb slain from before the foundation of the world; by virtue of the same, the glorious resurrection of the Savior, and the resurrection of all the human family,— even a resurrection of their corporeal bodies: and also a righteousness and truth to sweep the Earth as with a flood. And now I ask how righteousness and truth are a going to sweep the earth as with a flood? I will answer: Men and angels are to be co-workers in bringing to pass this great work: and Zion is to be prepared; even a New Jerusalem, for the elect that are to be gathered from the four quarters of the earth, and to be established an holy City; for the tabernacle of the Lord shall be with them.
Now Enoch was in Good Company in his views upon this subject. Rev 21:3. See Revelations 21:3. “And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them and be their God.” I discover by this quotation that John upon the isle of Patmos, saw the same things concerning the last days, which Enoch saw. But before the tabernacle can be with men, the elect must be gathered from the four quarters of the earth. And to shew further upon this subject of the gathiring Moses, blessing and cursing. Deut 30:1. &c Moses, after having pronounced the blessing and the cursing upon the children of Israel, for their obedience or disobedience, says thus: “and it shall come to pass, when all these things are come upon thee, the blessing and the curse which I have set before thee; and thou shalt call them to mind, among all the nations whither the Lord thy God hath driven thee, and thou shalt return unto the Lord thy God, and shalt obey his voice, according to all that I command thee, this day, thou and thy children, with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, that then the Lord thy God will turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon thee, and will return and gather thee from all the nations whither the Lord thy God hath scattered thee; and if any of thine be driven out unto the utmost parts of heaven; from thence will the Lord thy God gather thee; and from thence will he fetch thee.”
It has been said by many of the learned, and wise men, or historians, that the Indians, or aboriginees of this continent, Conjecture are of the scattered tribes of Israel. It has been conjectured by [p. 623]
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