History, circa 1841, draft [Draft 3]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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shall not prevail against you.
2 Behold the world is ripening in iniquity  and it must needs be that the children of men are  stirred up unto repentance both the gentiles and  also the house of Israel wherefore as thou hast been  baptized by the hand of my servant Joseph Smith Jr  according to that which I have commanded him  he hath fulfilled the thing which I have commanded  him. And now marvel not that I have called him  unto my mine own purpose which purpose is known in me  wherefore if he shall be diligent in keeping my com mandments he shall be blessed unto eternal life  and his name is Joseph.
3 And now , I  speak unto you and also unto by  the way of commandment for behold I command every  all men every where to repent and I speak unto you  even as unto Paul mine Apostle for you are called even  with that same calling with which he was called.  Remember the worth of souls is great in the sight of God  for behold the Lord your Redeemer suffered death in the  flesh wherefore he suffered the pain of all men that all  might repent and come unto him.
And he hath  risen again from the dead that he might bring all men  unto him on conditions of repentance. And how  great is his joy in the soul that repenteth wherefore  you are called to cry repentance unto this people. And  if it should so be that you should labour all your days  in crying repentance unto this people and bring save it  be one soul unto me how great shall be your joy with  him in the kingdom of my Father?
4 And now if your joy will be great with one soul  that you have brought unto me into the kingdom of  my Father how great will be your joy if you should  bring many souls unto me? Behold you have my  Gospel before you and my rock and my salvation  Ask the Father in my name in faith beleiving [p. 50]
shall not prevail against you.
2 Behold the world is ripening in iniquity and it must needs be that the children of men are stirred up unto repentance both the gentiles and also the house of Israel wherefore as thou hast been baptized by the hand of my servant Joseph Smith Jr according to that which I have commanded him he hath fulfilled the thing which I have commanded him. And now marvel not that I have called him unto mine own purpose which purpose is known in me wherefore if he shall be diligent in keeping my commandments he shall be blessed unto eternal life and his name is Joseph.
3 And now , I speak unto you and also unto by the way of commandment for behold I command all men every where to repent and I speak unto you even as unto Paul mine Apostle for you are called even with that same calling with which he was called. Remember the worth of souls is great in the sight of God for behold the Lord your Redeemer suffered death in the flesh wherefore he suffered the pain of all men that all might repent and come unto him.
And he hath risen again from the dead that he might bring all men unto him on condition of repentance. And how great is his joy in the soul that repenteth wherefore you are called to cry repentance unto this people. And if it so be that you should labour all your days in crying repentance unto this people and bring save it be one soul unto me how great shall be your joy with him in the kingdom of my Father?
4 And now if your joy will be great with one soul that you have brought unto me into the kingdom of my Father how great will be your joy if you should bring many souls unto me? Behold you have my Gospel before you and my rock and my salvation Ask the Father in my name in faith beleiving [p. 50]
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