History, circa 1841, fair copy

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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oral 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 “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 must needs be that the Devil should tempt the children of men or they could not be agents agents unto themselves for if they neve[r] should have bitter they could not know the sweet
11 Wherefore it cam[e] to pass that the Devil tempted Adam and he partook the forbidden fruit and transgressed the commandments wherein he became subject to the will of the Devil because he yielded unto tempation Wherefore I the Lord God caused that he should be cast out of from the garden of Eden from my presence because of his transgression wherein he became spiritually dead which is the last death which is spiritual which shall be pronounced upon the wicked when I shall say depart ye cursed
12 But behold I say unto you that I the Lord God gave unto Adam and unto his seed that they should not die as to the temporal death until I the Lord God should send forth angels to declare unto them repentance and redemption through faith on the name of mine only begotten son And thus did I the Lord God appoint unto man the days of his probation that by his [p. 96]
oral 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 must needs be that the Devil should tempt the children of men or they could not be agents agents unto themselves for if they never should have bitter they could not know the sweet
11 Wherefore it 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 yielded unto tempation Wherefore I the Lord God caused that he should be cast out from the garden of Eden from my presence because of his transgression wherein he became spiritually dead which is the last death which is spiritual which shall be pronounced upon the wicked when I shall say depart ye cursed
12 But behold I say unto you that I the Lord God gave unto Adam and unto his seed that they should not die as to the temporal death until I the Lord God should send forth angels to declare unto them repentance and redemption through faith on the name of mine only begotten son And thus did I the Lord God appoint unto man the days of his probation that by his [p. 96]
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