Journal, December 1842–June 1844; Book 1, 21 December 1842–10 March 1843

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Prodigal Son.— when you have  heard go & read your bible. if the things  are not verily true.—
great deal of speculation. Subjct I never  dwelt upon.— understood by many— to  to one of the intricate subjects.— s  in this church preach.— no rule of  interpretation.— what is the rule of  interpretati[o]n? Just no interpretati[o]n at all.  understand precisely as it read.— I have  Key by whi[c]h I understa[n]d the scripture——  I enqire what was the question whi[c]h  drew out the answer.——
nati[o]nal. Ab[r]aham. &c as some suppose  1st. place dig up the root— what drew  out the saying out of Jesus? Pharises  & scribes murmured? this man [p. [157]]
Prodigal Son.— when you have heard go & read your bible. if the things are not verily true.—
great deal of speculation. Subjct I never dwelt upon.— understood by many— to to one of the intricate subjects.— s in this church preach.— no rule of interpretation.— what is the rule of interpretation? Just no interpretation at all. understand precisely as it read.— I have Key by which I understand the scripture—— I enqire what was the question which drew out the answer.——
national. Abraham. &c as some suppose 1st. place dig up the root— what drew out the saying out of Jesus? Pharises & scribes murmured? this man [p. [157]]
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