History, circa 1841, fair copy

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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that thou mayest found out mysteries that thou mayest bring many to the knowledge of the truth yea convince them of the errors of their ways. Make not thy gift known unto any save it be those who are of thy faith Trifle not with sacred things if thou wil wilt do good yea and hold out faithful to the end thou shalt be saved in the Kingdom of God which is the greatest of all the gifts of God for there is no gift greater than the gift of salvation
Verily Verily I say unto thee blessed art thou for what thou hast done for thou hast inquired of me and behold as often as thou hast inquired thou hast received instruction of my spirit if it had not been so thou wouldst not have come to the place where thou art at this time. Behold thou knowest thou hast inquired of me and I did enlighten thy mind and now I tell thee these things that thou mayest know that thou hast been enlightened by the spirit of truth Yea I tell thee that thou mayest know that there is none else save God that knowest thy thoughts and intents of thy heart. I tell thee these things as a witness unto thee that the words or the works which thou hast been writing is true therefore be diligent stand by my servant Joseph faithfully in whatsoever difficult circumstances he may be for the words sake admonish him in his faults and also recieve admonition of him. Be patient be sober and be temperate. Have patience faith hope and charity. Behold thou art and I have spoken unto thee because of thy desires therefore treasure up these words in thy heart be faithful and diligent in keeping the commandments of God and I will encircle thee in the arms of my love. behold I am Jesus Christ the Son of God I am the same that came unto my own [p. 28]
that thou mayest found out mysteries that thou mayest bring many to the knowledge of the truth yea convince them of the errors of their ways. Make not thy gift known unto any save it be those who are of thy faith Trifle not with sacred things if thou wilt do good yea and hold out faithful to the end thou shalt be saved in the Kingdom of God which is the greatest of all the gifts of God for there is no gift greater than the gift of salvation
Verily Verily I say unto thee blessed art thou for what thou hast done for thou hast inquired of me and behold as often as thou hast inquired thou hast received instruction of my spirit if it had not been so thou wouldst not have come to the place where thou art at this time. Behold thou knowest thou hast inquired of me and I did enlighten thy mind and now I tell thee these things that thou mayest know that thou hast been enlightened by the spirit of truth Yea I tell thee that thou mayest know that there is none else save God that knowest thy thoughts and intents of thy heart. I tell thee these things as a witness unto thee that the words or the work which thou hast been writing is true therefore be diligent stand by my servant Joseph faithfully in whatsoever difficult circumstances he may be for the words sake admonish him in his faults and also recieve admonition of him. Be patient be sober and be temperate. Have patience faith hope and charity. Behold thou art and I have spoken unto thee because of thy desires therefore treasure up these words in thy heart be faithful and diligent in keeping the commandments of God and I will encircle thee in the arms of my love. behold I am Jesus Christ the Son of God I am the same that came unto my own [p. 28]
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