History, circa 1841, draft [Draft 3]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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yea all things both spiritual and temporal, firstly spiritual secondly temporal which is the beginning of my work, And again firstly temporal and secondly spiritual, which is the last of my work, speaking unto you that you may naturally understand but unto myself my works hav no end neithe[r] beginn[i]ng, butt but it is givn unto you that ye may understand because ye have asked it of me and are agreed
9 Wherefo[r]e verily I say unto you that all things unto me are spiritual and not at any time have I given unto [you] a law which was temporal, neither any man. nor the children of men, neither Adam your fathe[r] whom I created, Behold I gave unto him that he should be an agent unto himself. and I gave unto him a commandment, but no temporal commandment gave I unto him; For for my commandments are spiritual, they are not natural, nor temporal neither carnal nor sensual
10 And it came to pass that Adam being tempted of the devil for behold the devil was before Adam for he rebelled against me saying “Give me thine honor” which is my power, and also a third part of the hosts of heaven turned he away from me because of their agency; and they were thrust down and thus came the devil and his angels And behold there is a place prepared for them from the beginning which place is Hell. and it must needs be that the divil should tempt the children of men or they could not be agents unto themselves. for if they never should have bitter they could not know the sweet
11 Wherefor it came came to pass that the devil tempted Adam and he partook the forbidden fruit and transgressed the commandment wherein he became subject to the will of the devil, because he yieelded unto temptation Wherefore I the Lord God caused that he should be cast out from the garden of Eden, from my presence because of his transgressions whereine he became spiritually dead which is the last death which is spiritual. which [p. 96]
yea all things both spiritual and temporal, firstly spiritual secondly temporal which is the beginning of my work, And again firstly temporal and secondly spiritual, which is the last of my work, speaking unto you that you may naturally understand but unto myself my works hav no end neither beginning, but it is givn unto you that ye may understand because ye have asked it of me and are agreed
9 Wherefore verily I say unto you that all things unto me are spiritual and not at any time have I given unto you a law which was temporal, neither any man. nor the children of men, neither Adam your father whom I created, Behold I gave unto him that he should be an agent unto himself. and I gave unto him a commandment, but no temporal commandment gave I unto him; for my commandments are spiritual, they are not natural, nor temporal neither carnal nor sensual
10 And it came to pass that Adam being tempted of the devil for behold the devil was before Adam for he rebelled against me saying “Give me thine honor” which is my power, and also a third part of the hosts of heaven turned he away from me because of their agency; and they were thrust down and thus came the devil and his angels And behold there is a place prepared for them from the beginning which place is Hell. and it must needs be that the divil should tempt the children of men or they could not be agents unto themselves. for if they never should have bitter they could not know the sweet
11 Wherefor it came came to pass that the devil tempted Adam and he partook the forbidden fruit and transgressed the commandment wherein he became subject to the will of the devil, because he yieelded unto temptation Wherefore I the Lord God caused that he should be cast out from the garden of Eden, from my presence because of his transgressions whereine he became spiritually dead which is the last death which is spiritual. which [p. 96]
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