Revelation Book 1

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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A Book of Commandments & Revelations  of the Lord given to Joseph the & others by the  Inspiration of God & gift & power of the Holy Ghost which  Beareth Re[c]ord of the Father & Son & Holy Ghost which is  one God Infinite & eternal World without end Amen

Revelation, July 1828 [D&C 3]

July one Thousand Eighthundred & Twenty Eight  Given to Joseph the Seer after he had lost certan writ ings which he had by the gift & Power of God  
Saying the words <works> of & designs & the Purposes of God cannot  be frustrated neither can they come to naught ground for God  doth not wa[l]k in crooked Paths neither doth he turn to  the right hand nor to the left neither doth vary from  that which he hath said therefore his paths are strait & his  course is one eternal round Remember Remember that it  is not the work of God that is frustrated but the works of  men for although a man may have many Revelations &  have power to do many Mighty works yet if he boast in  his own strength & Sets at naught the councils of God &  follows after the dictates of his will & carnal desires he  must fall to the Earth & incur the vengence of a Just God  upon him behold you have been intrusted with those  things but strict was your & Remember  also the Promises which were made to you if you transgre ssed them & behold how oft you have transgressed them  Laws of God & have gone on in the Persuasions of men for  behold you should not have feared men more then God alth ough men set at naught the councils of God & dispise his  words yet you should have been faithful & he would have  extended his arm & supported you against all the firey darts  of the advisary & he would have been with you in evry time  of trouble behold thou art Joseph & thou wast chosen to do  the work of the Lord but because of transgression thou mayest  fall but remember God is merciful therefore repent of  that which thou hast done & he will only cause thee  to be afflicted for a season & thou art still chosen &  will & will again be called to the work & except [p. 1]
A Book of Commandments & Revelations of the Lord given to Joseph the & others by the Inspiration of God & gift & power of the Holy Ghost which Beareth Record of the Father & Son & Holy Ghost which is one God Infinite & eternal World without end Amen

Revelation, July 1828 [D&C 3]

July one Thousand Eighthundred & Twenty Eight Given to Joseph the Seer after he had lost certan writings which he had by the gift & Power of God
Saying the works & designs & the Purposes of God cannot be frustrated neither can they come to ground for God doth not walk in crooked Paths neither doth he turn to the right hand nor to the left neither doth vary from that which he hath said therefore his paths are strait & his course is one eternal round Remember Remember that it is not the work of God that is frustrated but the works of men for although a man may have many Revelations & have power to do many Mighty works yet if he boast in his own strength & Sets at naught the councils of God & follows after the dictates of his will & carnal desires he must fall to the Earth & incur the vengence of a Just God upon him behold you have been intrusted with those things but strict was your & Remember also the Promises which were made to you if you transgressed them & behold how oft you have transgressed the Laws of God & have gone on in the Persuasions of men for behold you should not have feared men more then God although men set at naught the councils of God & dispise his words yet you should have been faithful & he would have extended his arm & supported you against all the firey darts of the advisary & he would have been with you in evry time of trouble behold thou art Joseph & thou wast chosen to do the work of the Lord but because of transgression thou mayest fall but remember God is merciful therefore repent of that which thou hast done & he will only cause thee to be afflicted for a season & thou art still chosen & will & will again be called to the work & except [p. 1]
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