History, circa 1841, fair copy

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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as I said unto you my disciples where two or three  are gathred together in my name as touching one thing  behold there will I be in the midst of them even so am I  in the midst of you. Fear not to do good my sons  for whatsoever ye sow that shall ye <also> reap. therefore  if you sow good you shall also reap good for  your reward. Therefore fear not little flock  do good let earth and hell combine against you  for if ye are built on my rock they cannot prevail.
Behold I do not condemn you. Go your  way and sin no more,— perform with soberness the  work which I have commanded you— look unto  me in every thought, doubt not fear not. Behold  the wounds which pierced my side, and als[o] the  prints of the nails in my hands, and feet. Be faithful  keep my commandments, and ye shall inherit the  kingdom of heaven Amen
After we had receivd this Revelation, stated that after having been told by some  of my ’s family that I had the plates he  retired to rest and called upon the Lord asking  him if these things were so and that the Lord had  manifested to him that they were true— that he  had divulged this to no one consequently he knew  this work to be true because none but himself and  God knew of the thing alluded to in the Revela tion. During the month of April we continued  to translate and write. During which time we  receivd several Revelations. A differance of  opinion arrising between us relative to the acc ount of John the Apostle mentioned in the  New Testament, John 21st. & 22 ver. whether he  died or continued; we mutually agreed to settle  it by the Urim & Thummin and the following [p. 30]
as I said unto my disciples where two or three are gathred together in my name as touching one thing behold there will I be in the midst of them even so am I in the midst of you. Fear not to do good my sons for whatsoever ye sow that shall ye also reap. therefore if you sow good you shall also reap good for your reward. Therefore fear not little flock do good let earth and hell combine against you for if ye are built on my rock they cannot prevail.
Behold I do not condemn you. Go your way and sin no more,— perform with soberness the work which I have commanded you— look unto me in every thought, doubt not fear not. Behold the wounds which pierced my side, and also the prints of the nails in my hands, and feet. Be faithful keep my commandments, and ye shall inherit the kingdom of heaven Amen
After we had receivd this Revelation, stated that after having been told by some of my ’s family that I had the plates he retired to rest and called upon the Lord asking him if these things were so and that the Lord had manifested to him that they were true— that he had divulged this to no one consequently he knew this work to be true because none but himself and God knew of the thing alluded to in the Revelation. During the month of April we continued to translate and write. During which time we receivd several Revelations. A differance of opinion arrising between us relative to the account of John the Apostle mentioned in the New Testament, John 21st. & 22 ver. whether he died or continued; we mutually agreed to settle it by the Urim & Thummin and the following [p. 30]
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