History, circa 1841, draft [Draft 3]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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know these things lest they perish: learn of me and listen to my words walk in the meekness of my spirit and you shall receive peace in me. I am Jesus Christ I came by the will of the Father and I do his will
3 And again I command thee that thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife life: And again I say unto thee thou shalt not covet thy thine own property but impart it freely to the printing of the book of Mormon which contains the truth and the word of God which is my word to the Gentiles that soon it may go to the Jews of whom the Lamenites are a remnant remnant that they may beleive the Gospel and look not for a Messiah to come who has already come.
4 And again I command thee thou that thou shalt pray vocally as well as in thy heart yea before the world as well as in secret in publick as well as in private. And thou shalt declare glad tidings yea publish it upon the mountains and upon eve[r]y high place and among every people that thou shalt be permitted to see. And thou shalt do it with all humility trusting in me reviling not against revilers. And of tenets thou shalt not talk but thou shalt declare repentance and faith on the Savior and remission of sins by baptism and by fire yea even the Holy Ghost
5 Behold this is <a> great and the last commandment which I shall give unto you concerning this matter for this shall suffice for thy daily walk, even unto the end of thy days life. And misery thou shalt recieve if thou wilt slight these counsels. yea even destruction of thyself and property. Impart a portion [p. 64]
know these things lest they perish: learn of me and listen to my words walk in the meekness of my spirit and you shall receive peace in me. I am Jesus Christ I came by the will of the Father and I do his will
3 And again I command thee that thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s life: And again I say unto thee thou shalt not covet thine own property but impart it freely to the printing of the book of Mormon which contains the truth and the word of God which is my word to the Gentiles that soon it may go to the Jews of whom the Lamenites are a remnant that they may beleive the Gospel and look not for a Messiah to come who has already come.
4 And again I command thee that thou shalt pray vocally as well as in thy heart yea before the world as well as in secret in publick as well as in private. And thou shalt declare glad tidings yea publish it upon the mountains and upon every high place and among every people that thou shalt be permitted to see. And thou shalt do it with all humility trusting in me reviling not against revilers. And of tenets thou shalt not talk but thou shalt declare repentance and faith on the Savior and remission of sins by baptism and by fire yea even the Holy Ghost
5 Behold this is a great and the last commandment which I shall give unto you concerning this matter for this shall suffice for thy daily walk, even unto the end of thy life. And misery thou shalt recieve if thou wilt slight these counsels. yea even destruction of thyself and property. Impart a portion [p. 64]
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