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John Whitmer, History, 1831–circa 1847

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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they thought that all things were to be common,  therefore they thought to glut themselves upon the la bors of others.
About these days there was a woman by the name  of Hubble who professed to be a prophetess of the Lord.  and professed to have many revelations, and knew that  the Book of mormon was true; and that she should  become a teacher in the Church of Christ. She appeard  very sanctimonious and deceived some, who were not  able to detect her in her hypocracy: others however  had a spirit of dicernment and her folies and abom inations were made manifest. The Lord gave  Revelation that the saints might not be decived which  reads as follows.
O hearken, ye elders of my church, and give ere to  the words which I shall speak unto you; for behold, verily,  verily I say unto you, that ye have received a commandment for  a law unto my church, through him whom I have appointed  unto you, to receive commandments and revelations from my  hand. And this ye shall know assuredly, that there is none  other appointed unto you to receive <commandments and> revelations until he be taken  if he abide in me.
But verily, verily I say unto you, that none else shall be appointd  unto this gift except it be through him, for if it be taken  from him he shall not have power, except to appoint an other in his stead: and this shall be a law unto you, that  ye receive not the teachings of any that shall come before you  as revelations or commandments; and this I give unto you that  you may not be deceivd; that you may know they are not of  me. For verily I say unto you, that he that is ordained of me  shall come in at the gate and be ordained as I told you  before, to tea[c]h those revelations which you have receivd,  and shall receive through him whom I have appointed.
And now Behold I say unto you, give unto you a commandment, [p. 18]
they thought that all things were to be common, therefore they thought to glut themselves upon the labors of others.
About these days there was a woman by the name of Hubble who professed to be a prophetess of the Lord. and professed to have many revelations, and knew that the Book of mormon was true; and that she should become a teacher in the Church of Christ. She appeard very sanctimonious and deceived some, who were not able to detect her in her hypocracy: others however had a spirit of dicernment and her folies and abominations were made manifest. The Lord gave Revelation that the saints might not be decived which reads as follows.
O hearken, ye elders of my church, and give ere to the words which I shall speak unto you; for behold, verily, verily I say unto you, that ye have received a commandment for a law unto my church, through him whom I have appointed unto you, to receive commandments and revelations from my hand. And this ye shall know assuredly, that there is none other appointed unto you to receive commandments and revelations until he be taken if he abide in me.
But verily, verily I say unto you, that none else shall be appointd unto this gift except it be through him, for if it be taken from him he shall not have power, except to appoint another in his stead: and this shall be a law unto you, that ye receive not the teachings of any that shall come before you as revelations or commandments; and this I give unto you that you may not be deceivd; that you may know they are not of me. For verily I say unto you, that he that is ordained of me shall come in at the gate and be ordained as I told you before, to teach those revelations which you have receivd, and shall receive through him whom I have appointed.
And now Behold I give unto you a commandment, [p. 18]
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