Minute Book 1

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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those former revelations cannot be suited to our condition,  because they were given to other people who were before us;  but in the last days, God was to call a remnant, in which was  to be deliverance, as well as in Jerusalem, and Zion. Now, if  God should give no more revelations, where will we find  Zion and this remnant? He said that the time was near  when desolation was to cover the Earth, and then God would  have a place of deliverance in his remnant, and in Zion, &c.  He then gave a relation of obtaining and translating the  Book of Mormon, the revelation of the priesthood of  Aaron, the organization of the Church in the year 1830,  the revelation of the high priesthood, and the gift of the  Holy Spirit poured out upon the church, &c. Take away  the book of Mormon, and the revelations, and where is  our religion? We have none; for without a Zion and a  place of deliverance, we must fall, because the time is  near when the sun will be darkened, the moon turn to  blood, the stars fall from heaven and the earth reel to  and fro; then if this is the case, if we are not sanctified  and gathered to the places where God has appointed, our  former professions and our great love for the bible, we  must fall, we cannot stand, we cannot be saved; for God  will gather out his saints from the gentiles and then comes  desolation or destruction and none can escape except the pure in  heart who are gathered, &c.
Bro. then addressed the conference upon  certain items lying immediately before the brethren: He  said, that on two points hang all the revelations which  have ever been given, which are the two advents of the  Messiah. The first one is past, and the second one  is now just before us, and consequently those who desire  a part in this era which the angels desired to look  into, have to be assembled with the saints; for if  they are not gathered, they must wail because of [p. 44]
those former revelations cannot be suited to our condition, because they were given to other people who were before us; but in the last days, God was to call a remnant, in which was to be deliverance, as well as in Jerusalem, and Zion. Now, if God should give no more revelations, where will we find Zion and this remnant? He said that the time was near when desolation was to cover the Earth, and then God would have a place of deliverance in his remnant, and in Zion, &c. He then gave a relation of obtaining and translating the Book of Mormon, the revelation of the priesthood of Aaron, the organization of the Church in the year 1830, the revelation of the high priesthood, and the gift of the Holy Spirit poured out upon the church, &c. Take away the book of Mormon, and the revelations, and where is our religion? We have none; for without a Zion and a place of deliverance, we must fall, because the time is near when the sun will be darkened, the moon turn to blood, the stars fall from heaven and the earth reel to and fro; then if this is the case, if we are not sanctified and gathered to the places where God has appointed, our former professions and our great love for the bible, we must fall, we cannot stand, we cannot be saved; for God will gather out his saints from the gentiles and then comes desolation or destruction and none can escape except the pure in heart who are gathered, &c.
Bro. then addressed the conference upon certain items lying immediately before the brethren: He said, that on two points hang all the revelations which have ever been given, which are the two advents of the Messiah. The first one is past, and the second is now just before us, and consequently those who desire a part in this era which the angels desired to look into, have to be assembled with the saints; for if they are not gathered, they must wail because of [p. 44]
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