History, circa 1841, draft [Draft 3]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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1 Behold I say unto you that you must rely upon my  word which if you do with full purpose of heart. you shall  have a view of the plates and also the breast plate  the sword of Laben the Urim and Thummin  which were given to the brother of Jared on the  mount when he talked with the Lord face  to face and the miraculous directions which  were given to Lehi while in the wilderness on  the borders of the red sea and it is by your faith  that you shall obtain a view of them even by that  faith which was had by the Prop[h]ets of old.
2 And after that you have obtained faith  and have seen them with your Eyes you shall  testify of them by the power of God And this  you shall do that my Servant Joseph Smith Jr.  may not be destroyed that I may bring about my  righteous purposes unto the children of men in  this work. And ye shall testify that ye have  seen them with your eyes you shall testify of them  by the power of God even as my Servant Joseph  Smith Jr. has seen them for it is by my power that  he has seen them and it is because he hath faith  and he hath translated the book even that part  which I have commanded him and as your Lord  and your God liveth it is true
3 Wherefore you have received the same power  and the same faith and the same gift like unto  him and if you do these last commandments of mine  which I have given you the gates of hell shall not  prevail against you for my grace is sufficient  for you and you shall be lifted up at the last day  <and> I am Jesus Christ your Lord and your God [p. 44]
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1 Behold I say unto you that you must rely upon my word which if you do with full purpose of heart. you shall have a view of the plates and also the breast plate the sword of Laben the Urim and Thummin which were given to the brother of Jared on the mount when he talked with the Lord face to face and the miraculous directions which were given to Lehi while in the wilderness on the borders of the red sea and it is by your faith that you shall obtain a view of them even by that faith which was had by the Prophets of old.
2 And after that you have obtained faith and have seen them with your Eyes you shall testify of them by the power of God And this you shall do that my Servant Joseph Smith Jr. may not be destroyed that I may bring about my righteous purposes unto the children of men in this work. And ye shall testify that ye have seen them even as my Servant Joseph Smith Jr. has seen them for it is by my power that he has seen them and it is because he hath faith and he hath translated the book even that part which I have commanded him and as your Lord and your God liveth it is true
3 Wherefore you have received the same power and the same faith and the same gift like unto him and if you do these last commandments of mine which I have given you the gates of hell shall not prevail against you for my grace is sufficient for you and you shall be lifted up at the last day and I Jesus Christ your Lord and your God [p. 44]
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