History, circa 1841, draft [Draft 3]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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13 And for this cause have I said, if this generation harden not their hearts, I will establish my church among them. Now I do not say this to destroy my Church, but I say this to build up my church: Therefore whosoever belongeth to my church, need not fear, for such shall inherit the kingdom of heaven; but it is those who do not fear me; neither keep my commandments, but build up churches unto themselves, to get gain; yea, and all those that do wickedly, and build up the kingdom of the devil; Yea verily, verily, I say unto you, that it is those, whom I will disturb, and cause to to tremble; and shake to the center.
14 Behold, I am Jesus Christ the Son of God. I came unto my own, but my own recieved me not. I am the light; that shineth in darkness, and the darkness comprehendeth it not. I am he who said, other sheep have I, who are not of this fold unoto my disciples; and many there were, that understood me not me not
15 And I will shew unto this people, that I had other Sheep, and that they were a branch of the house of Jacob, and I will will bring to light their marvellous marvellous works, which they did in my name; yea &, and I will also bring to light my gospel, which was ministered unto them; and behold they shall not deny what you have received, but shall build it up, and bring to light the true points of my doctrine. Yea and the only doctrine which is in me. and this I do. that I may establish my gospel. that there may not be so much contention. Yea Satan doth stir up the hearts of the people. to contention, concerning the points of my doctrine; and in these things they do err, for they do wrest the Scriptures, and do not understand them. Therefore, I will unfold unto them. the this great [p. 21]
13 And for this cause have I said, if this generation harden not their hearts, I will establish my church among them. Now I do not say this to destroy my Church, but I say this to build up my church: Therefore whosoever belongeth to my church, need not fear, for such shall inherit the kingdom of heaven; but it is those who do not fear me; neither keep my commandments, but build up churches unto themselves, to get gain; yea, and all those that do wickedly, and build up the kingdom of the devil; Yea verily, verily, I say unto you, that it is those, whom I will disturb, and cause to to tremble; and shake to the center.
14 Behold, I am Jesus Christ the Son of God. I came unto my own, but my own recieved me not. I am the light; that shineth in darkness, and the darkness comprehendeth it not. I am he who said, other sheep have I, who are not of this fold unoto my disciples; and many there were, that understood me not
15 And I will shew unto this people, that I had other Sheep, and that they were a branch of the house of Jacob, and I will bring to light their marvellous works, which they did in my name; yea , and I will also bring to light my gospel, which was ministered unto them; and behold they shall not deny what you have received, but shall build it up, and bring to light the true points of my doctrine. Yea and the only doctrine which is in me. and this I do. that I may establish my gospel. that there may not be so much contention. Yea Satan doth stir up the hearts of the people. to contention, concerning the points of my doctrine; and in these things they do err, for they do wrest the Scriptures, and do not understand them. Therefore, I will unfold unto them. this great [p. 21]
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