Journal, 1839

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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to the world about great judgements but rather  to preach the simple gospel— Explained con cerning the coming of the son of Man &c that  all will be raised to meet him but the righte ous will remain with him in the cloud whilst  all the proud and all that do wickedly will  have to return to the earth, and suffer his  vengeance which he will take upon them  this is the second death &c &c
Also that it is a false idea that the saints  will escape all the judgements whilst  the wicked suffer— for all flesh is  subject to suffer— and “the righteous  shall hardly escape” still many of the  saints will escape— for the just shall  live by faith— yet many of the right eous shall fall a prey to disease to pestilence  &c and yet &c by reason of the weakness of the flesh  and yet be saved in the kingdom of God  So that it is an unhallowed principle  to say that such and such have trans gressed because they have been preyed  upon by disease or death for all flesh  is subject to death and the Saviour has  said, “Judge not “lest ye be judged”.
All the fore part of this week at home  and preparing for Thurs day met in council and on
Saturday 5th October 1839 which continued  Saturday and Sunday— the assemb [p. [13]]
to the world about great judgements but rather to preach the simple gospel— Explained concerning the coming of the son of Man &c that all will be raised to meet him but the righteous will remain with him in the cloud whilst all the proud and all that do wickedly will have to return to the earth, and suffer his vengeance which he will take upon them this is the second death &c &c
Also that it is a false idea that the saints will escape all the judgements whilst the wicked suffer— for all flesh is subject to suffer— and “the righteous shall hardly escape” still many of the saints will escape— for the just shall live by faith— yet many of the righteous shall fall a prey to disease to pestilence &c by reason of the weakness of the flesh and yet be saved in the kingdom of God So that it is an unhallowed principle to say that such and such have transgressed because they have been preyed upon by disease or death for all flesh is subject to death and the Saviour has said, “Judge not “lest ye be judged”.
All the fore part of this week at home and preparing for Thursday met in council and on
Saturday 5th October 1839 which continued Saturday and Sunday— the assemb [p. [13]]
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