History, 1838–1856, volume E-1 [1 July 1843–30 April 1844]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<April 9> men; they may have helps and governments in Church, but  it is all one at last.
Patriarch said:—
I never knew one <a>  proclamation to be understood at once. President wished to  draw the attention of the brethren, first to build the , and  get your washings, anointings and endowments; after that to build  up branches throughout the nations. We must do all we can to build  the , and after that to build up Churches; the gathering will  continue here until the is so far finished that the Elders  can get their endowments and after that the gathering will be from  the nations to North and South America, which is the land of  Zion. North and South America are the symbols of the wings; the  gathering from the old countries will always be to head quarters, and  I have no doubt this conference will do a great deal of good. We  have every power and principle to teach the people. Say what  God says and say no more; never deviate one fraction from what  God tells you. ’s remarks were very correct; give out  the simple principles; a man never fails who only says what he  knows; and if any man says more, and can’t give reasons he  falls short. Preach the first principles of the Gospel— preach them  over again; you will find that day after day, new ideas and ad ditional light concerning them will be revealed to you. You can en large upon them so as to comprehend them clearly. You will then  be able—— to make them <more plainly> understood by those you teach, so that you [p. 1994]
April 9 men; they may have helps and governments in Church, but it is all one at last.
Patriarch said:—
I never knew a proclamation to be understood at once. President wished to draw the attention of the brethren, first to build the , and get your washings, anointings and endowments; after that to build up branches throughout the nations. We must do all we can to build the , and after that to build up Churches; the gathering will continue here until the is so far finished that the Elders can get their endowments and after that the gathering will be from the nations to North and South America, which is the land of Zion. North and South America are the symbols of the wings; the gathering from the old countries will always be to head quarters, and I have no doubt this conference will do a great deal of good. We have every power and principle to teach the people. Say what God says and say no more; never deviate one fraction from what God tells you. ’s remarks were very correct; give out the simple principles; a man never fails who only says what he knows; and if any man says more, and can’t give reasons he falls short. Preach the first principles of the Gospel— preach them over again; you will find that day after day, new ideas and additional light concerning them will be revealed to you. You can enlarge upon them so as to comprehend them clearly. You will then be able—— to make them more plainly understood by those you teach, so that you [p. 1994]
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