Letterbook 1

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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in this move— We fear there was something in s when  he returned to this place from last fall in relation to his   that was not right, For was asked 2 or 3 times  about his , but gave evasive answers, and at the same  time he knew that was in , but the Lord  has taken him we merely mention this, that all may take  warning to work in the light for God will bring evry secret  thing to Light, we now close our Epistle by saying unto you  the Lord has us to purify ourselves, to wash  our hands and our feet that he may testify to his father  and our Father to his God & our God that we are clean from  the blood of this Generations and before we could wash our  our hands and our feet we were constrained to write this  letter, Therefore with the feelings of inexpressable anxiety  for your welfare we say again Repent Rep[en]t or Zion  must suffer, for the scourge and judgment must come  upon her, Let the read this to the that they  may warn the members of the scourge that is coming except  they repent. Tell them to read the Book of Commandments  Mormon, and obey it, read the commandments that are  printed and obey them. yea, humble yourselves under  the mighty hand of God, that peradventure he may turn  away his anger from you, tell them that they have not  come up to Zion to sit down in idleness neglecting the  things of God, but they are to be dilligent and faithful  in obeying the , There is one clause in Br  Joseph letter which you may not understand. that is this  if the people of Zion did not repent the Lord would seek  another place, and another people, Zion is the place  where the Temple will be built, and the people but all people upon that holy Land being under  condemnation the Lord will cut off if they repent not  and bring another race upon it, that will serve him, The Lord  will seek another place to bring forth and prepare his  word to go forth to the nations, and as we said be fore so we say again Bro Joseph will not settle in Zion [p. 23]
in this move— We fear there was something in s when he returned to this place from last fall in relation to his that was not right, For was asked 2 or 3 times about his , but gave evasive answers, and at the same time he knew that was in , but the Lord has taken him we merely mention this, that all may take warning to work in the light for God will bring evry secret thing to Light, we now close our Epistle by saying unto you the Lord has us to purify ourselves, to wash our hands and our feet that he may testify to his father and our Father to his God & our God that we are clean from the blood of this Generations and before we could wash our our hands and our feet we were constrained to write this letter, Therefore with the feelings of inexpressable anxiety for your welfare we say again Repent Repent or Zion must suffer, for the scourge and judgment must come upon her, Let the read this to the that they may warn the members of the scourge that is coming except they repent. Tell them to read the Book of Mormon, and obey it, read the commandments that are printed and obey them. yea, humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that peradventure he may turn away his anger from you, tell them that they have not come up to Zion to sit down in idleness neglecting the things of God, but they are to be dilligent and faithful in obeying the , There is one clause in Br Joseph letter which you may not understand. that is this if the people of Zion did not repent the Lord would seek another place, and another people, Zion is the place where the Temple will be built, and the people but all people upon that holy Land being under condemnation the Lord will cut off if they repent not and bring another race upon it, that will serve him, The Lord will seek another place to bring forth and prepare his word to go forth to the nations, and as we said before so we say again Bro Joseph will not settle in Zion [p. 23]
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