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John Whitmer, History, 1831–circa 1847

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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June <March> 4, 1831. This was a day appointed for a general Conference. from whence the elders were sent forth to prea[c]h the gospel and many were added of such as were determined to be saved.
About this time some were sick of various diseases, and were healed by the power of which was in them through Jesus Christ.
There was a tradition among some of the disciples, that those who obeyed the covenant in the last days, would never die: but by experiance they have learned to the contrary.
In those days the Lord blessed his disciples greatly, and he gave Revelation after Revelation, which contained doctrine, instructions, and prophecies: The word of the Lord came to the seer as follows: “published in the edition of book of doctrinee and covenants published at Ohio, 1835, Page 128. Insert the Revelation.”
Some of the Elders returned from their missions, to gain some rest and instructions. They rehersed some of the wickedness which they had seen among this generation: while they were proclaiming the gospel, and warning the people, some would cry false prophits, false christ &c. Some would receive the word gladly, until their priests would cry delusion! delusion!! for this generation abounds with priests, which they have heaped up unto themselves, and every one is teaching for hire: consequently every one is looking for his gain from his quarter. They will pursecute the disciples, and cause their followers to do likewise Out of the mixed multitude some obey the gospel of peace and bring forth fruit some an hundred fold.
The Lord is pouring forth some of his Judgments, in token of the last days. An earthquake in China destroyed about one Million of souls. But Judgments in these days as in former days serves to harden men, until it is to late to repent.
Chapter 4
Chapter IV [p. 22]
March 4, 1831. This was a day appointed for a general Conference. from whence the elders were sent forth to preach the gospel and many were added of such as were determined to be saved.
About this time some were sick of various diseases, and were healed by the power which was in them through Jesus Christ.
There was a tradition among some of the disciples, that those who obeyed the covenant in the last days, would never die: but by experiance they have learned to the contrary.
In those days the Lord blessed his disciples greatly, and he gave Revelation after Revelation, which contained doctrine, instructions, and prophecies: The word of the Lord came to the seer as follows: “published in the edition of book of doctrinee and covenants published at Ohio, 1835, Page 128. Insert the Revelation.”
Some of the Elders returned from their missions, to gain some rest and instructions. They rehersed some of the wickedness which they had seen among this generation: while they were proclaiming the gospel, and warning the people, some would cry false prophits, false christ &c. Some would receive the word gladly, until their priests would cry delusion! delusion!! for this generation abounds with priests, which they have heaped up unto themselves, and every one is teaching for hire: consequently every one is looking for his gain from his quarter. They will pursecute the disciples, and cause their followers to do likewise Out of the mixed multitude some obey the gospel of peace and bring forth fruit some an hundred fold.
The Lord is pouring forth some of his Judgments, in token of the last days. An earthquake in China destroyed about one Million of souls. But Judgments in these days as in former days serves to harden men, until it is to late to repent.
Chapter 4
Chapter IV [p. 22]
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