History, circa 1841, draft [Draft 3]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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that thou mayest find out mysteries; that thou  mayest bring many to the knowledge to of the  truth, yea, convince them of the errors of their ways.  Make not thy gift known unto any, save it be  those who are of thy faith; trifle not with sacred  things. if thou wilt do good; yea, and hold out  faithful to the end, thou shalt be saved in the  kingdom of god, which is the greatest of all  the gifts of god; for there is no gift greater  than the gift of salvation. Verily Verily I say  unto thee blessed art thou for what thou hast  done for thou hast enquired of me and behold  as often as thou hast enqu[i]red thou hast recievid  instruction of my spirit if it had not been  so thou wouldst not have come to the place  where thou art at this time behold thou knowest  thou hast enquired of me and I did enlighten thy  mind and now I tell thee these things that thou  mayest know that thou hast been enlightened  by the spirit of truth yea I tell thee that thou  mayest know that there is none else save god  that knowest thy thoughts and intents of thy  hearts I <tell> thee these things as a witness unto thee  that the words or the work which thou hast been  writing is true Therefore be diligent stand by  my sevent [servant] Joseph faithfully in whatsoever  difficult circumstances he may be for the words  sake admonish him in his faults and also  recieve admonition of him be patient be sober  and be temperate have patience faith hope  and charity behold tho[u] art and I have  spoken unto thee because of thy desires therefore  treasure up these words in thy heart be faithful  and diligent in keeping the commandments of  god and I will encircle thee in the arms of  my love behold I am jesus Christ the son  of god I am the same that came unto my own [p. 28]
that thou mayest find out mysteries; that thou mayest bring many to the knowledge of the truth, yea, convince them of the errors of their ways. Make not thy gift known unto any, save it be those who are of thy faith; trifle not with sacred things. if thou wilt do good; yea, and hold out faithful to the end, thou shalt be saved in the kingdom of god, which is the greatest of all the gifts of god; for there is no gift greater than the gift of salvation. Verily Verily I say unto thee blessed art thou for what thou hast done for thou hast enquired of me and behold as often as thou hast enquired thou hast recievid instruction of my spirit if it had not been so thou wouldst not have come to the place where thou art at this time behold thou knowest thou hast enquired of me and I did enlighten thy mind and now I tell thee these things that thou mayest know that thou hast been enlightened by the spirit of truth yea I tell thee that thou mayest know that there is none else save god that knowest thy thoughts and intents of thy heart I tell thee these things as a witness unto thee that the words or the work which thou hast been writing is true Therefore be diligent stand by my sevent [servant] Joseph faithfully in whatsoever difficult circumstances he may be for the words sake admonish him in his faults and also recieve admonition of him be patient be sober and be temperate have patience faith hope and charity behold thou art and I have spoken unto thee because of thy desires therefore treasure up these words in thy heart be faithful and diligent in keeping the commandments of god and I will encircle thee in the arms of my love behold I am jesus Christ the son of god I am the same that came unto my own [p. 28]
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