History, circa 1841, draft [Draft 3]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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as I said unto my disciples where two or three are ga thered in my name as touching one thing behold there  will I be in the midst of them even so will <am> I be in  the midst of you Fear not to do good my sons  for whatsoever ye sow that shall you <ye> also reap there fore if you sow good you shall also reap good for  your reward—
Therefore fear not little flock  do good let earth and hell combine against you  for if ye are built on my rock they cannot pre vail against you Behold I do not condemn you  go your way and sin no more perform with soberness  the work wich I have commanded you look unto  me in every thought doubt not fear not Behold  the wounds which pierced my side and also the  prints of the nails which are in my hands and feet  be faithful keep my commandments and ye shall  inherit the Kingdom of heaven, Amen,
After we had recd. this Revelation stated that after having been told by some of  my s family that I had the plates he  retired to rest and called upon the Lord  asking him if these things were so and that the  Lord had manifested to him that they were  true— that he had divulged this to no one con sequently he knew this work to be true because  none but himself and God knew of the thing  alluded to in the Revelation During the  month of April we continued to translate and  write during which we time we received sever al Revelations— A difference of opinion  arising between us relative to the account  of John the Apostle mentioned in the New  Testament John 21st & 22d ver[se] whether  he died or continued we mutually agreed to  settle it by the Urim & Thummin & the following [p. 30]
as I said unto my disciples where two or three are gathered in my name as touching one thing behold there will I be in the midst of them even so am I in the midst of you Fear not to do good my sons for whatsoever ye sow that shall ye also reap therefore if you sow good you shall also reap good for your reward—
Therefore fear not little flock do good let earth and hell combine against you for if ye are built on my rock they cannot prevail Behold I do not condemn you go your way and sin no more perform with soberness the work wich I have commanded you look unto me in every thought doubt not fear not Behold the wounds which pierced my side and also the prints of the nails in my hands and feet be faithful keep my commandments and ye shall inherit the Kingdom of heaven, Amen,
After we had recd. this Revelation stated that after having been told by some of my ’s family that I had the plates he retired to rest and called upon the Lord asking him if these things were so and that the Lord had manifested to him that they were true— that he had divulged this to no one consequently he knew this work to be true because none but himself and God knew of the thing alluded to in the Revelation During the month of April we continued to translate and write during which time we received several Revelations— A difference of opinion arising between us relative to the account of John the Apostle mentioned in the New Testament John 21st & 22d verse whether he died or continued we mutually agreed to settle it by the Urim & Thummin & the following [p. 30]
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