John Whitmer, History, 1831–circa 1847

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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and then cometh the end of the earth: and he that liveth  in righteousness, shall be changed in the twinkling of an  eye; and the earth shall pass away so as by fire; and the wicked  shall go away into unquenchable fire; and their end no man  knoweth, on earth nor ever shall know, until they come  before me into judgment.
Hearken ye to these words; behold I am Jesus Christ the  Savior of the world. Treasure these things up in your hearts,  and let the solemnities rest upon your minds. Be sober. Keep  all the commandments: even so: Amen.
After this commandment was receivd, the saints came to under standing on this subject, and unity and harmony prevailed through out the church of God: and the Saints began to learn wisdom, and  treasure up knowledge which they learned from the word of God,  and by experiance as they advanced in the way of eternal life. And  Joseph Smith <J[r]> the Seer continued the translation of the holy  Scriptures. And the word of the Lord came to Joseph Smith  Junier: Saying:
Behold thus saith the Lord, unto you my Servants,  it is expedient in me that the elders of my Church should be called  together: from the east, and from the west, from the north and from  the South: by letter or otherwise. And it shall come to pass, that  I will pour out my spirit upon them, in the day that they assem ble themselves together; and it shall come to pass, that they shall  go forth unto the regions round about; and preach repentance unto  this people, and many shall be converted, insomuch that ye shall  obtain power to organize yourselves, according to the laws of  man, that your enemies may be under your feet in all things;  that ye may be enabled to keep my laws; that every band may  be broken wherewith the enemy seeketh to bind you. Behold  I say unto you, that you must visit the poor and the needy,  and administer unto their relief, that they may be kept until all  things may be done according to my law which ye have recivd.  Amen.
The translation continu[e]d: And the elders were sent for accor ding to the preceeding Revelation. [p. 21]
and then cometh the end of the earth: and he that liveth in righteousness, shall be changed in the twinkling of an eye; and the earth shall pass away so as by fire; and the wicked shall go away into unquenchable fire; and their end no man knoweth, on earth nor ever shall know, until they come before me into judgment.
Hearken ye to these words; behold I am Jesus Christ the Savior of the world. Treasure these things up in your hearts, and let the solemnities rest upon your minds. Be sober. Keep all the commandments: even so: Amen.
After this commandment was receivd, the saints came to understanding on this subject, and unity and harmony prevailed throughout the church of God: and the Saints began to learn wisdom, and treasure up knowledge which they learned from the word of God, and by experiance as they advanced in the way of eternal life. And Joseph Smith Jr the Seer continued the translation of the holy Scriptures. And the word of the Lord came to Joseph Smith Junier: Saying:
Behold thus saith the Lord, unto you my Servants, it is expedient in me that the elders of my Church should be called together: from the east, and from the west, from the north and from the South: by letter or otherwise. And it shall come to pass, that I will pour out my spirit upon them, in the day that they assemble themselves together; and it shall come to pass, that they shall go forth unto the regions round about; and preach repentance unto this people, and many shall be converted, insomuch that ye shall obtain power to organize yourselves, according to the laws of man, that your enemies may be under your feet in all things; that ye may be enabled to keep my laws; that every band may be broken wherewith the enemy seeketh to bind you. Behold I say unto you, that you must visit the poor and the needy, and administer unto their relief, that they may be kept until all things may be done according to my law which ye have recivd. Amen.
The translation continued: And the elders were sent for according to the preceeding Revelation. [p. 21]
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