History, circa 1841, fair copy

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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people and the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, and to the Jews also, which was given by inspiration and is confirmed to others by the ministering of angels and is declared unto the world by them proving to the world that the holy scriptures are true and that God does inspire men and call them to his holy work in this age and generation as well as in generations of old thereby showing that he is the same God yesterday to day and forever Amen
3 Therefore having so great witnesses by them shall the world be judged even as many as shall hereafter come to a knowledge of this work. And those who receive it in faith and work righteousness, shall receive a crown of eternal life; but those who harden their hearts in unbelief and reject it, it shall turn to their own condemnation for the Lord has spoken it and we the elders of the church have heard and bear witness to the words of the glorious Majesty on high to whom be glory for ever, Amen
4 By these things we know that there is a God in heaven who is infinite and eternal from everlasting to everlasting the same unchangeable the framer of heaven and earth and all things which are in them and that he created man male and female after his own image and in his own likeness created he them and gave unto them commandments that they should love and serve him the only living and true God and that he should be the only being whom they should serve worship. But by the transgression of these holy laws man became sensual and Devlish and became fallen man.
5 Wherefore the Almighty God gave his only begotten son as it is written in those scriptures which have been given of him. He suffered temptations but gave no heed unto them; he was crucified died and [p. 54]
people and the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, and to the Jews also, which was given by inspiration and is confirmed to others by the ministering of angels and is declared unto the world by them proving to the world that the holy scriptures are true and that God does inspire men and call them to his holy work in this age and generation as well as in generations of old thereby showing that he is the same God yesterday to day and forever Amen
3 Therefore having so great witnesses by them shall the world be judged even as many as shall hereafter come to a knowledge of this work. And those who receive it in faith and work righteousness, shall receive a crown of eternal life; but those who harden their hearts in unbelief and reject it, it shall turn to their own condemnation for the Lord has spoken it and we the elders of the church have heard and bear witness to the words of the glorious Majesty on high to whom be glory for ever, Amen
4 By these things we know that there is a God in heaven who is infinite and eternal from everlasting to everlasting the same unchangeable the framer of heaven and earth and all things which are in them and that he created man male and female after his own image and in his own likeness created he them and gave unto them commandments that they should love and serve him the only living and true God and that he should be the only being whom they should worship. But by the transgression of these holy laws man became sensual and Devlish and became fallen man.
5 Wherefore the Almighty God gave his only begotten son as it is written in those scriptures which have been given of him. He suffered temptations but gave no heed unto them; he was crucified died and [p. 54]
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