John Corrill, A Brief History of the Church of Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1839

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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you, there shall not be left here upon this temple one stone upon another that shall  not be thrown down. And Jesus left them, and went upon the Mount of Olives; and  as he sat upon the Mount the disciples came unto him privately, saying, tell us when  shall these things be which thou hast said concerning the destruction of the temple  and the Jews; and what is the sign of thy coming, and the end of the world, or the  destruction of the wicked, which is the end of the world. Jesus answered and said  unto them, take heed that no man deceive you; for many shall come in my name, say ing, I am Christ, and shall deceive many; then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted,  and shall kill you; and you shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake; and  then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another; and many false prophets  shall arise, and shall deceive many; and because iniquity shall abound, the love of  many shall wax cold: but he that shall endure to the end, the same shall be saved.  When you, therefore, shall see the abomination of desolation spoken of by Daniel the  prophet, concerning the destruction of Jerusalem, then you shall stand in the holy  place. Whoso readeth, let him understand. Then let them who be in Judea flee in to the mountains; let him who is in the house top not come down to take any thing  out of his house; neither let him who is in the field return back to take his clothes;  and woe unto them that are with child, and unto them that give suck in those days.  Therefore pray you the Lord that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sab bath day; for then in those days shall be great tribulation on the Jews, and upon the  inhabitants of Jerusalem, such as was not before sent upon Israel, or the world, since  the beginning of their reign till this time; no nor shall ever be sent again upon Israel.  All these things are the beginning of sorrows, and except those days should be short ened, there should no flesh be saved; but for the elect’s sake, according to the cove nant, those days shall be shortened. Behold, these things I have spoken unto you  concerning the Jews; and then immediately after the tribulation of those days, which  shall come upon Jerusalem, if any man shall say unto you, lo here is Christ, or there,  believe him not; for in those days there shall also arise false Christs, and false proph ets, and shall shew great signs and wonders, insomuch that, if possible, they shall  deceive the very elect, who are the elect according to the covenant. Behold, I speak  these things unto you for the elect’s sake; and you shall hear of wars, and rumors of  wars: see that ye be not troubled, for all I have told you must come to pass, but the  end is not yet. Behold, I have told you before; wherefore if they shall say unto you,  behold, he is in the desert, go not forth; behold, he is in the secret chamber, believe  it not; for as the light of the morning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto  the west, and covereth the whole earth, so shall also the coming of the Son of Man be.  And now I shew unto you a parable. Behold, wheresoever the carcass is, there will  the eagles be gathered together; so likewise shall mine elect be gathered from the  four quarters of the earth; and they shall hear of wars, and rumors of wars. Behold,  I speak unto you for mine elect’s sake; for nation shall rise against nation, and,  kingdom against kingdom; there shall be famine, and pestilences, and earthquakes  in divers places; and again, because iniquity shall abound, the love of man shall wax  cold; but he that shall endure to the end, the same shall be saved. And again, this  Gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world, for a witness unto all na tions, and then shall the end come, or the destruction of the wicked. And again shall  the abomination of desolation spoken of by Daniel the prophet, be fulfilled. And im mediately after the tribulalation of those days, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon  shall not give her light; and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of heaven  shall be shaken. Verily I say unto you, this generation, in which these shall be shewn  forth, shall not pass away till all these be fulfilled. Although the days will come  that heaven and earth will pass away, but my words shall not pass away, but all  shall be fulfilled. And, as I said before, after the tribulation of those days, and the  powers of the heavens shall be shaken, then shall appear the sign of the Son of Man  coming in the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory; and whoso treasureth up  my words, shall not be deceived. For the Son of Man shall come, and he shall send  his angels before him with the great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather his  elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. Now learn a para ble of the fig tree: when his branches are yet tender and putteth forth leaves, you  know that summer is nigh at hand; so likewise mine elect, when they shall see all [p. 49]
you, there shall not be left here upon this temple one stone upon another that shall not be thrown down. And Jesus left them, and went upon the Mount of Olives; and as he sat upon the Mount the disciples came unto him privately, saying, tell us when shall these things be which thou hast said concerning the destruction of the temple and the Jews; and what is the sign of thy coming, and the end of the world, or the destruction of the wicked, which is the end of the world. Jesus answered and said unto them, take heed that no man deceive you; for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ, and shall deceive many; then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you; and you shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake; and then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another; and many false prophets shall arise, and shall deceive many; and because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold: but he that shall endure to the end, the same shall be saved. When you, therefore, shall see the abomination of desolation spoken of by Daniel the prophet, concerning the destruction of Jerusalem, then you shall stand in the holy place. Whoso readeth, let him understand. Then let them who be in Judea flee into the mountains; let him who is in the house top not come down to take any thing out of his house; neither let him who is in the field return back to take his clothes; and woe unto them that are with child, and unto them that give suck in those days. Therefore pray you the Lord that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day; for then in those days shall be great tribulation on the Jews, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, such as was not before sent upon Israel, or the world, since the beginning of their reign till this time; no nor shall ever be sent again upon Israel. All these things are the beginning of sorrows, and except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved; but for the elect’s sake, according to the covenant, those days shall be shortened. Behold, these things I have spoken unto you concerning the Jews; and then immediately after the tribulation of those days, which shall come upon Jerusalem, if any man shall say unto you, lo here is Christ, or there, believe him not; for in those days there shall also arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders, insomuch that, if possible, they shall deceive the very elect, who are the elect according to the covenant. Behold, I speak these things unto you for the elect’s sake; and you shall hear of wars, and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled, for all I have told you must come to pass, but the end is not yet. Behold, I have told you before; wherefore if they shall say unto you, behold, he is in the desert, go not forth; behold, he is in the secret chamber, believe it not; for as the light of the morning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west, and covereth the whole earth, so shall also the coming of the Son of Man be. And now I shew unto you a parable. Behold, wheresoever the carcass is, there will the eagles be gathered together; so likewise shall mine elect be gathered from the four quarters of the earth; and they shall hear of wars, and rumors of wars. Behold, I speak unto you for mine elect’s sake; for nation shall rise against nation, and, kingdom against kingdom; there shall be famine, and pestilences, and earthquakes in divers places; and again, because iniquity shall abound, the love of man shall wax cold; but he that shall endure to the end, the same shall be saved. And again, this Gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world, for a witness unto all nations, and then shall the end come, or the destruction of the wicked. And again shall the abomination of desolation spoken of by Daniel the prophet, be fulfilled. And immediately after the tribulalation of those days, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light; and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of heaven shall be shaken. Verily I say unto you, this generation, in which these shall be shewn forth, shall not pass away till all these be fulfilled. Although the days will come that heaven and earth will pass away, but my words shall not pass away, but all shall be fulfilled. And, as I said before, after the tribulation of those days, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken, then shall appear the sign of the Son of Man coming in the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory; and whoso treasureth up my words, shall not be deceived. For the Son of Man shall come, and he shall send his angels before him with the great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. Now learn a parable of the fig tree: when his branches are yet tender and putteth forth leaves, you know that summer is nigh at hand; so likewise mine elect, when they shall see all [p. 49]
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