History, circa 1841, draft [Draft 3]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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organized in accordance with the commandments  of God and acknowledged by him to be the same  as that instituted by Jesus Christ while upon <the> earth
About this In the month of April Some time  in the same month I riceived the following revel  Some time afterwards in the same month (being  the month of April) I received the following revel ation given at N. Y. in consequence  of some desiring to unite with the church without reba ptism
1 Behold I say unto you that all old covenants  have I caused to [be] done away in this thing and this is  a new and an everlasting covenant; even that which  was from the beginning.— Wherefore although a man  should be baptized a hundred times it availeth him  nothing; for you cannot enter in at the straight gate  by the law of Moses neither by your dead works; for  it is because of your dead works that I have caused  this last covenant and this church to be built up unto  me even as in days of old. Wherefore enter ye in  at the straight gait, as I have commanded and  seek not to councel your God Amen
As the At the same time  , , and being anxious to know  their respective duties respecting this work I inquired  of the Lord and receivd for them the following  revelation
1 Behold I speak unto you a few words.  Behold thou art blessed and art under no condem nation. Beware of pride lest thou shouldst enter into  temptation. Make known thy calling unto the church  and also before the world; and thy heart shall be opened  to preach the truth from henceforth and forever Amen [p. 68]
organized in accordance with the commandments of God and acknowledged by him to be the same as that instituted by Jesus Christ while upon the earth
Some time afterwards in the same month (being the month of April) I received the following revelation given at N. Y. in consequence of some desiring to unite with the church without rebaptism
1 Behold I say unto you that all old covenants have I caused to [be] done away in this thing and this is a new and an everlasting covenant; even that which was from the beginning.— Wherefore although a man should be baptized a hundred times it availeth him nothing; for you cannot enter in at the straight gate by the law of Moses neither by your dead works; for it is because of your dead works that I have caused this last covenant and this church to be built up unto me even as in days of old. Wherefore enter ye in at the gait, as I have commanded and seek not to councel your God Amen
At the same time , , and being anxious to know their respective duties respecting this work I inquired of the Lord and receivd for them the following revelation
1 Behold I speak unto you a few words. Behold thou art blessed and art under no condemnation. Beware of pride lest thou shouldst enter into temptation. Make known thy calling unto the church and also before the world; and thy heart shall be opened to preach the truth from henceforth and forever Amen [p. 68]
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