History, 1838–1856, volume C-1 Addenda

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<1841  Dec 19> congregation for their wickedness and unbelief, for whom the Lord loveth  he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son and daughter whom he receiveth;  and if we do not receive chastisements then are we bastards and not sons.
On the subject of revelation he said a man would command  his son to dig potatoes and saddle his horse, but before he had done either  he would tell him to do something else; this is all considered right, but  as soon as the Lord gives a commandment and revokes that decree and  commands something else, then the prophet is considered fallen &c Because  we will not receive chastisement at the hand of the prophet and apostles, the  Lord chastiseth us with sickness and death. Let not any man publish  his own righteousness, for others can see that for him, sooner let him  confess his sins, and then he will be forgiven, and he will bring  forth more fruit. When a corrupt man is chastized he gets angry and  will not endure it. The reason we do not have the secrets of the Lord revealed  unto us, is because we do not keep them, but reveal them; we do not keep  our own secrets, but reveal our difficulties to the world, even to our enemies,  then how would we keep the secrets of the Lord? ‘I can keep a secret  till Doomsday’. What greater love hath any man than that he lay down  his life for his friend, then why not fight for our friend until we die.
Elder said. One thing lay with weight on  his mind, that is, that we should be prepared to keep each commandment  as it came from the Lord by the mouth of the prophet; and as the Lord  had commanded us to build a , we should do it speedily.

Addenda • 22 December 1841

<" 22> Elder of stated to me that he  <Note A. Addenda Page 1. C.1> had settled all his debts, made all necessary provisions for his family  and desired to know the will of God concerning him. “Verily thus  saith the Lord unto my servants the Twelve let them appoint unto  my servant a mission to preach my gospel unto the children  of men as it shall be manifested unto them by my Holy Spirit. Amen

Addenda • 24 December 1841

<" 24> And I said “in the name of the Lord we will prosper if we will  <Page 1266> go forward in this thing.”
Elder returned from a short mission to , Iowa, where he baptized fourteen, bringing $20 as a donation  to the building of the from James <Samuel> Moore. [p. 46]
1841 Dec 19 congregation for their wickedness and unbelief, for whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son and daughter whom he receiveth; and if we do not receive chastisements then are we bastards and not sons.
On the subject of revelation he said a man would command his son to dig potatoes and saddle his horse, but before he had done either he would tell him to do something else; this is all considered right, but as soon as the Lord gives a commandment and revokes that decree and commands something else, then the prophet is considered fallen &c Because we will not receive chastisement at the hand of the prophet and apostles, the Lord chastiseth us with sickness and death. Let not any man publish his own righteousness, for others can see that for him, sooner let him confess his sins, and then he will be forgiven, and he will bring forth more fruit. When a corrupt man is chastized he gets angry and will not endure it. The reason we do not have the secrets of the Lord revealed unto us, is because we do not keep them, but reveal them; we do not keep our own secrets, but reveal our difficulties to the world, even to our enemies, then how would we keep the secrets of the Lord? ‘I can keep a secret till Doomsday’. What greater love hath any man than that he lay down his life for his friend, then why not fight for our friend until we die.
Elder said. One thing lay with weight on his mind, that is, that we should be prepared to keep each commandment as it came from the Lord by the mouth of the prophet; and as the Lord had commanded us to build a , we should do it speedily.

Addenda • 22 December 1841

" 22 Elder of stated to me that he Note A. Addenda Page 1. C.1 had settled all his debts, made all necessary provision for his family and desired to know the will of God concerning him. “Verily thus saith the Lord unto my servants the Twelve let them appoint unto my servant a mission to preach my gospel unto the children of men as it shall be manifested unto them by my Holy Spirit. Amen

Addenda • 24 December 1841

" 24 And I said “in the name of the Lord we will prosper if we will Page 1266 go forward in this thing.”
Elder returned from a short mission to , Iowa, where he baptized fourteen, bringing $20 as a donation to the building of the from Samuel Moore. [p. 46]
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