Journal, 1835–1836

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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since, after some, equivocating he confessed that  he was realy : after supper I proposed  that he should deliver a lecture to us, he did  so sitting in his chair; he commenced by say ing God said let there be light and there was  light, which he dwelt upon through his disco urce, he made some verry exelent remarks  but his mind was evidently filled with dar kness, after he dismissed his meeting, and the  congregation disperced, he conversed freely upon  the circumstances that transpired in ,
His name is , he say[s] that  Joshua, is his priestly name.
during all this time I did not contradict  his sentiments, wishing to draw out all that I  could concerning his faith; the next morning  Tuesday 10th I resumed the conversation and  desired him to enlighten my mind more  on his views respecting the resurection, he says  that he poss[ess]es the spirit of his fathers, that he  is a litteral decendant of Mathias the Apo stle that was chosen in the place of Judas  that fell and that his spirit is resurected  in him, and that this is the way or scheme  of eternal life, this transmigration of soul  or spirit from Father to Son: I told him that  his doctrine was of the Devil that he was in  reality in possession of wicked and depraved  spirit, although he professed to be the spir it of truth, it self, also that he possesses the  soul of Christ; he tarried until Wednesday 11.th,  after breckfast I told him, that my God told me  that his God is the Devil, and I could not keep him  any longer, and he must depart, and so I for once  cast out the Devil in bodily shape, & I believe a murderer [p. 29]
since, after some, equivocating he confessed that he was realy : after supper I proposed that he should deliver a lecture to us, he did so sitting in his chair; he commenced by saying God said let there be light and there was light, which he dwelt upon through his discource, he made some verry exelent remarks but his mind was evidently filled with darkness, after he dismissed his meeting, and the congregation disperced, he conversed freely upon the circumstances that transpired in ,
His name is , he says that Joshua, is his priestly name.
during all this time I did not contradict his sentiments, wishing to draw out all that I could concerning his faith; the next morning Tuesday 10th I resumed the conversation and desired him to enlighten my mind more on his views respecting the resurection, he says that he possesses the spirit of his fathers, that he is a litteral decendant of Mathias the Apostle that was chosen in the place of Judas that fell and that his spirit is resurected in him, and that this is the way or scheme of eternal life, this transmigration of soul or spirit from Father to Son: I told him that his doctrine was of the Devil that he was in reality in possession of wicked and depraved spirit, although he professed to be the spirit of truth, it self, also that he possesses the soul of Christ; he tarried until Wednesday 11.th, after breckfast I told him, that my God told me that his God is the Devil, and I could not keep him any longer, and he must depart, and so I for once cast out the Devil in bodily shape, & I believe a murderer [p. 29]
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