History, circa 1841, draft [Draft 3]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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mystery; for behold, I will gather them, <as> a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, if they will not harden their hearts: Yea if they will come they may, and partake of the waters of Life freely.
16 Behold this is my doctrine. whosoever repenteth and cometh unto me, the same is my Church; whosoever declareth more or less than this, the same is not of me, but is against me; therefore he is not of my Church.
17 And now behold whosoever is of my Church, and endureth of my church to the end, him will I establish upon my rock, and the gates of hell Shall not prevail against him. And now remember the words of him, who is the life and the light of the world; your Redeemer, your Lord, and your God— Amen
I did not, however immediately commence translating, but tilled a small farm, which I purchased of my ; to provide for my family, In the month of Feb. 1829, my came to visit me me, at which time I recieved the following Revelation for him.
Now behold, a marvelous work, is about to come forth among the children of men; therefore, O ye that embark in the service of God, see that you serve him with all your heart, might, mind, and strength; that you may stand blameless before God at the last day. Therefore if ye have desires to serve God, ye are called to work. for behold the field is white all ready to harvest and lo he that thrusteth in his Sickle with his might, the same layeth up in Store that he perish not but bringeth Salvation to his soul and faith hope charity, and Love with [p. 22]
mystery; for behold, I will gather them, as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, if they will not harden their hearts: Yea if they will come they may, and partake of the waters of Life freely.
16 Behold this is my doctrine. whosoever repenteth and cometh unto me, the same is my Church; whosoever declareth more or less than this, the same is not of me, but is against me; therefore he is not of my Church.
17 And now behold whosoever is of my Church, and endureth of my church to the end, him will I establish upon my rock, and the gates of hell Shall not prevail against him. And now remember the words of him, who is the life and the light of the world; your Redeemer, your Lord, and your God— Amen
I did not, however immediately commence translating, but tilled a small farm, which I purchased of my ; to provide for my family, In the month of Feb. 1829, my came to visit me, at which time I recieved the following Revelation for him.
Now behold, a marvelous work, is about to come forth among the children of men; therefore, O ye that embark in the service of God, see that you serve him with all your heart, might, mind, and strength; that you may stand blameless before God at the last day. Therefore if ye have desires to serve God, ye are called to work. for behold the field is white all ready to harvest and lo he that thrusteth in his Sickle with his might, the same layeth up in Store that he perish not but bringeth Salvation to his soul and faith hope charity, and Love with [p. 22]
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