History, circa 1841, fair copy

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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my gospel before you and my rock and my salvation. Ask the Father in my name in faith believing that you shall receive and you shall have the Holy Ghost which manifesteth all things which is expedient unto the children of men. And if you have not faith hope and charity you can do nothing. Contend against no church save it be the church of the Devil. Take upon you the name of Christ and speak the truth in soberness and as many as repent and are baptized in my name which is Jesus Christ and endure to the end the same shall be saved. Behold Jesus Christ is the name which is given of the Father and there is none other name given whereby men can be saved. Wherefore all men must take upon them the name which is given of the Father for in that name shall they be called at the last day wherefore if they know not the name by which they are called they cannot have place in the Kingdom of my Father 5 And now behold there are others who are called to declare my gospel both unto Gentile and unto Jew; yea even twelve and the twelve shall be my disciples and they shall take upon them my name with full purpose of heart and if they desire to take upon them my name with full purpose of heart they are called to go unto all the world to preach my gospel unto every creature. And they are they who are ordained of me to baptize in my name according to that which is written before you wherefore you must perform it according to the words which are written. And now I speak unto the twelve. Behold my grace is sufficient for you. You must walk uprightly before me and sin not. And behold you are they who are ordained of me to ordain priests and teachers to declare my gospel according to the power of the Holy Ghost which is in you and according to the calling and gifts of God unto men. And I Jesus Christ your Lord and
my gospel before you and my rock and my salvation. Ask the Father in my name in faith believing that you shall receive and you shall have the Holy Ghost which manifesteth all things which is expedient unto the children of men. And if you have not faith hope and charity you can do nothing. Contend against no church save it be the church of the Devil. Take upon you the name of Christ and speak the truth in soberness and as many as repent and are baptized in my name which is Jesus Christ and endure to the end the same shall be saved. Behold Jesus Christ is the name which is given of the Father and there is none other name given whereby men can be saved. Wherefore all men must take upon them the name which is given of the Father for in that name shall they be called at the last day wherefore if they know not the name by which they are called they cannot have place in the Kingdom of my Father 5 And now behold there are others who are called to declare my gospel both unto Gentile and unto Jew; yea even twelve and the twelve shall be my disciples and they shall take upon them my name with full purpose of heart and if they desire to take upon them my name with full purpose of heart they are called to go unto all the world to preach my gospel unto every creature. And they are they who are ordained of me to baptize in my name according to that which is written before you wherefore you must perform it according to the words which are written. And now I speak unto the twelve. Behold my grace is sufficient for you. You must walk uprightly before me and sin not. And behold you are they who are ordained of me to ordain priests and teachers to declare my gospel according to the power of the Holy Ghost which is in you and according to the calling and gifts of God unto men. And I Jesus Christ your Lord and
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