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 gathered 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 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 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 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 we 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 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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