Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Book 12
And even if this were not the case where is your faith Where is your confidence in God do you know that all things are in his [hands?] He made all things and still over rules them and how easy a matter it thing it would be with God if every Saint here would just <lift> their desires to him in prayer that the way might be opened before us how easy would it be for God to cause the Ice to break away and we be in a moments time we could be off on our journey but how can you expect the Lord to prosper you when you are continually murmuring against him— Just then a man cried out from the Shore is the Book of Mormon true Yes That That book said I us was brought forth by the power of God and translated by the Same power And if I could make my voice to sound as loud as the trumpet of Micheal the Arck Angel I would declare the truth the truth from land to land and from sea to <sea> and it echo from I Isle to Isle untill not one should remain of the whole family of man <but> that should was left without excuse for all should hear the truth of Gospel of the son of God and I would sound it in every ear that he has again revealed himself to man in these last days and set his hand to gather his people together upon a goodly land and if they will fear him and walk uprightly before him it shall be unto them for an inherritance but if they rebel against his law his hand will be against them to scatter them abroad and cut them off from the face of the Earth for God is now going to do a work upon the Earth and man cannot hinder a work which is for the salvation of all who will believe it from <unto> to the uttermost part of even all who call on him and it will prove unto every one who stands here this day a savior of life unto life or of Death unto Death a saviour of life unto life if ye will receive it but of death unto Death if ye reject [p. [1], bk. 12]
Book 12
And even if this were not the case where is your faith Where is your confidence in God do you know that all things are in his [hands] He made all things and still over rules them and how easy a thing it would be with God if every Saint here would just lift their desires to him in prayer that the way might be opened before us how easy would it be for God to cause the Ice to break away and in a moments time we could be off on our journey but how can you expect the Lord to prosper you when you are continually murmuring against him— Just then a man cried out from the Shore is the Book of Mormon true That book said I was brought forth by the power of God and translated by the Same power And if I could make my voice to sound as loud as the trumpet of Micheal the Arck Angel I would declare the truth from land to land and from sea to sea and it echo from Isle to Isle untill not one should remain of the whole family of man but that was left without excuse for all should hear the truth of Gospel of the son of God and I would sound it in every ear that he has again revealed himself to man in these last days and set his hand to gather his people together upon a goodly land and if they will fear him and walk uprightly before him it shall be unto them for an inherritance but if they rebel against his law his hand will be against them to scatter them abroad and cut them off from the face of the Earth for God is now going to do a work upon the Earth and man cannot hinder a work which is for the salvation of all who will believe it unto the uttermost even all who call on him and it will prove unto every one who stands here this day a savior of life unto life or of Death unto Death a saviour of life unto life if ye will receive it but of death unto Death if ye reject [p. [1], bk. 12]
Page [1], bk. 12