Revelation, 11 September 1831 [D&C 64]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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of my hearken ye & hear & receive my will conce rning you for verily I say unto you I will that ye should over come the world wherefore I will have compassion upon you there  are those among you who have sinned but verily I say for this  once for mine own glory & for the salvation of Souls I have  forgiven you your sins I will be mercyfull unto you for I  have given unto you the Kingdom & the of the mysteries  of the kingdom shall not be taken from my Servent Joseph while  he liveth in-as-much as he obeyeth mine there are those  who have sought occation against him without a cause nevertheless  he hath sinned but verily I say unto you I the Lord forgiveth  sins unto those who confess their sins before me & ask forgiveness  who have not sinned unto death my Deciples in days of old  sought occasion against one an other & forgave not one an  other in their hearts & for this evil they were afflicted & sorely  chastened wherefore I say unto you that ye had ought to forgive one  another for he that forgiveth not his brother his tresspasses stand eth condemned before the Lord for there remaineth in him the  greater sin I the Lord will forgive whom I will forgive but  of you it is required to forgive all men & ye had ought to say  in your hearts let God Judge between me & thee & reward thee  according to thy deeds & he that repenteth not of his sins & confess  them not then ye ye shall bring him before the church & do  with him as the Scriptures direct Saith unto you either by or <by> revelation & this ye shall do that God might be glorif ied not because ye forgive not having not compassion but that  ye may be Justified in the eyes of the law that ye may not  offend him who is your lawgiver verily I say for this cause  ye shall do these things Behold I the Lord was angery with  him who was my Servent & also my Servent for  they kept not the Law neither the commandment they sought  evil in their hearts & I the Lord withheld my spirit they condem ned for evil that thing in which there was no evil nevertheless  I have forgiven my Servent & also my Servent  Behold he hath sinned & Satan Seeketh to destroy his soul but  when these things are made known unto them they repenteth [p. 109]
of my hearken ye & hear & receive my will concerning you for verily I say unto you I will that ye should overcome the world wherefore I will have compassion upon you there are those among you who have sinned but verily I say for this once for mine own glory & for the salvation of Souls I have forgiven you your sins I will be mercyfull unto you for I have given unto you the Kingdom & the of the mysteries of the kingdom shall not be taken from my Servent Joseph while he liveth in-as-much as he obeyeth mine there are those who have sought occation against him without a cause nevertheless he hath sinned but verily I say unto you I the Lord forgiveth sins unto those who confess their sins before me & ask forgiveness who have not sinned unto death my Deciples in days of old sought occasion against one an other & forgave not one an other in their hearts & for this evil they were afflicted & sorely chastened wherefore I say unto you that ye had ought to forgive one another for he that forgiveth not his brother his tresspasses standeth condemned before the Lord for there remaineth in him the greater sin I the Lord will forgive whom I will forgive but of you it is required to forgive all men & ye had ought to say in your hearts let God Judge between me & thee & reward thee according to thy deeds & he that repenteth not of his sins & confess them not then ye shall bring him before the church & do with him as the Scriptures Saith unto you either by or by revelation & this ye shall do that God might be glorified not because ye forgive not having not compassion but that ye may be Justified in the eyes of the law that ye may not offend him who is your lawgiver verily I say for this cause ye shall do these things Behold I the Lord was angery with him who was my Servent & also my Servent for they kept not the Law neither the commandment they sought evil in their hearts & I the Lord withheld my spirit they condemned for evil that thing in which there was no evil nevertheless I have forgiven my Servent & also my Servent Behold he hath sinned & Satan Seeketh to destroy his soul but when these things are made known unto them they repenteth [p. 109]
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