Nauvoo Relief Society Minute Book

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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— they will roll down like the Missisippi river. This  shall have power to command Queens in their midst— I  now deliver it as a prophecy that before ten years shall roll  round, the queens of the earth shall come and pay their  respects to this Society— they shall come with their millions  and shall contribute of their abundance for the relief of the  poor— If you will be pure, nothing can hinder.
After this instruction, you will be responsible for  your own sins. It is an honor to save yourself yourselves— all are  responsible to save themselves.
Prest. Smith, after reading from the above mentioned  Chapter, continued to give instruction respecting the order of  God, as established in the ; saying every one should aspire  only to magnify his own office &c.——
He then commenc’d reading the 13th chapter, “Though  I speak with the tongues of men” &c; and said don’t be  limited in your views with regard to your neighbors’  virtues, but be limited towards your own virtues; and  not think yourselves more righteous than others; you  must enlarge your souls toward others if yould [you would?] do like  Jesus, and carry your fellow creatures to Abram’s bosom.
He said he had manifested long suffering and we  must do so too—— Prest. Smith then read, “Though I have  the gift of prophecy” &c. He then said, though one should become  mighty— do great things— overturn mountains &c and should  then turn to eat and drink with the drunken; all former  deeds would not save him— but he would go to destruction!
As you increase in innocence and virtue, as you  increase in goodness, let your hearts expand— let them be  enlarged towards others— you must be longsuff’ring and bear  with the faults and errors of mankind. How precious are the  souls of men!— The female part of community are apt to be [p. [39]]
— they will roll down like the Missisippi river. This shall have power to command Queens in their midst— I now deliver it as a prophecy that before ten years shall roll round, the queens of the earth shall come and pay their respects to this Society— they shall come with their millions and shall contribute of their abundance for the relief of the poor— If you will be pure, nothing can hinder.
After this instruction, you will be responsible for your own sins. It is an honor to save yourselves— all are responsible to save themselves.
Prest. Smith, after reading from the above mentioned Chapter, continued to give instruction respecting the order of God, as established in the ; saying every one should aspire only to magnify his own office &c.——
He then commenc’d reading the 13th chapter, “Though I speak with the tongues of men” &c; and said don’t be limited in your views with regard to your neighbors’ virtues, but be limited towards your own virtues; and not think yourselves more righteous than others; you must enlarge your souls toward others if yould [you would] do like Jesus, and carry your fellow creatures to Abram’s bosom.
He said he had manifested long suffering and we must do so too—— Prest. Smith then read, “Though I have the gift of prophecy” &c. He then said, though one should become mighty— do great things— overturn mountains &c and should then turn to eat and drink with the drunken; all former deeds would not save him— but he would go to destruction!
As you increase in innocence and virtue, as you increase in goodness, let your hearts expand— let them be enlarged towards others— you must be longsuff’ring and bear with the faults and errors of mankind. How precious are the souls of men!— The female part of community are apt to be [p. [39]]
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