Letterbook 1

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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the only way that man can enter into the . These  are the requesitions of the new Covenant or first principles of  of the Gospel of Christ; then add to you[r] faith virtue and to virtue  knowledge and to knowledge temperance, and to temperance  patience, and to patience, brotherly kindness and to brotherly  kindness charity (or Love) and if these things be in you and  abound, they make you to be neither baran nor unfruitful  in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ——
The Book of Mormon is a record  of the forefathers of our western Tribes of Indians, having  been found through the ministration of an holy Angel   into our own Language by the gift and  power of God, after having been hid up in the earth  for the last fourteen hundred years containing the word  of God, which was delivered unto them, By it we learn  that our western tribes of Indians are desendants from  that Joseph that was sold into Egypt, and that the land  of America is a promised land unto them, and unto  it all the tribes of Israel will come. with as many of the   as shall comply with the requesitions of the new co[v]en ant. But the tribe of Judah will return to old Jerusalem. The  , spoken of by David in the 102 Psalm will  be built upon the Land of America and the ransomed of  the Lord shall return and come to it with songs and ever lasting joy upon their heads, and then they will be delivered  from the overflowing scourge that shall pass through the  Land But Judah shall obtain deliverence at Jerusalem  see Joel 2. 32. Isaiah 26, 20 & 21, Jer. 31, 12, Psalm 50. 5, Ezekiel  34, 11. 12 & 13, These are testamonies that the good Shepherd will  put forth his own sheep and Lead them out from all  nations where they have been scattered in a cloudy and  dark day, to Zion and to Jerusalem beside many  more testamonies which might be brought——
And now I am prepared to say by the authority  of Jesus Christ, that not many years shall pass  away before the shall present such [p. 17]
the only way that man can enter into the . These are the requesitions of the new Covenant or first principles of of the Gospel of Christ; then add to your faith virtue and to virtue knowledge and to knowledge temperance, and to temperance patience, and to patience, brotherly kindness and to brotherly kindness charity (or Love) and if these things be in you and abound, they make you to be neither baran nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ——
The Book of Mormon is a record of the forefathers of our western Tribes of Indians, having been found through the ministration of an holy Angel into our own Language by the gift and power of God, after having been hid up in the earth for the last fourteen hundred years containing the word of God, which was delivered unto them, By it we learn that our western tribes of Indians are desendants from that Joseph that was sold into Egypt, and that the land of America is a promised land unto them, and unto it all the tribes of Israel will come. with as many of the as shall comply with the requesitions of the new covenant. But the tribe of Judah will return to old Jerusalem. The , spoken of by David in the 102 Psalm will be built upon the Land of America and the ransomed of the Lord shall return and come to it with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads, and then they will be delivered from the overflowing scourge that shall pass through the Land But Juda shall obtain deliverence at Jerusalem see Joel 2. 32. Isaiah 26, 20 & 21, Jer. 31, 12, Psalm 50. 5, Ezekiel 34, 11. 12 & 13, These are testamonies that the good Shepherd will put forth his own sheep and Lead them out from all nations where they have been scattered in a cloudy and dark day, to Zion and to Jerusalem beside many more testamonies which might be brought——
And now I am prepared to say by the authority of Jesus Christ, that not many years shall pass away before the shall present such [p. 17]
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