Revelations printed in Evening and Morning Star, January 1835–June 1836

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June 1833 (June 1836) Issue

Articles and Covenants, circa April 1830 [D&C 20]

OF  THE .
The rise of the church of Christ in  these last days, being one thousand  eight hundred and thirty years since  the coming of our Lord and Savior Je sus Christ in the flesh, it being regular ly organized and established agreeably  to the laws of our country, by the will  and of God in the fourth  month, and on the sixth day of the  month which is called April: which  commandments were given to Joseph  Smith, jr. who was called of God and   an of Jesus Christ, to  be the first of this church; and to  , who was also called of  of God an apostle of Jesus Christ, to  be the second elder of this church, and  ordained under his hand: and this ac cording to the grace of our Lord and  Savior Jesus Christ, to whom be all  glory both now and forever. Amen.
After it was truly manifested unto  this first elder that he had received a  remission of his sins he was entangled  again in the vanities of the world; but  after repenting, and humbling himself,  sincerely, through faith God minister ed unto him by an holy whose  countenance was as lightning, and  whose garments were pure and white  above all other whiteness, and gave un to him commandments which inspired  him, and gave him power from on  high, by the means which were before  prepared, to the book of Mor mon, which contains a record of a fal len people, and the fulness of the gos pel of Jesus Christ to the , and  to the Jews also, which was given by  inspiration, and is confirmed to others  by the ministering of angels, and is  declared unto the world by them, pro ving to the world that the holy are true, and that God does in spire men and call them to his holy  work in this age and generation, as  well as in generations of old, thereby  showing that he is the same God yes terday, to-day, and forever. Amen.
Therefore, having so great witness es, by them shall the world be judged,  even as many as shall hereafter come  to a knowledge of this work; and those  who receive it in faith and work right eousness, shall receive a crown of  eternal life; but those who harden their  hearts in unbelief and reject it, it shall  turn to their own condemnation, for the  Lord God has spoken it; and we, the  elders of the church, have heard and  bear witness to the words of the glori ous Majesty on high, to whom be glo ry forever and ever. Amen.
By these things we know that there  is a God in heaven who is infinite and  eternal, from everlasting to everlasting  the same unchangeable God, the fra mer of heaven and earth and all things  which are in them, and that he created  man male and female: after his own  image and in his own likeness created  he them, and gave unto them com mandments that they should love and  serve him the only living and true God,  and that he should be the only being  whom they should worship. But by  the transgression of these holy laws,  man became sensual and devilish, and  became fallen man.
Wherefore the Almighty God gave  his only begotten Son, as it is written  in those scriptures which have been  given of him; he suffered temptations  but gave no heed unto them; he was  crucified, died, and rose again the third  day; and ascended into heaven to sit  down on the right hand of the Father,  to reign with almighty power accord ing to the will of the Father, that as  many as would believe and be , in his holy name, and endure in  faith to the end should be saved: not  only those who believed after he came  in the meridian of time in the flesh, but  all those from the beginning, even as  many as were before he came, who  believed in the words of the holy pro phets, who spake as they were inspired  by the , who  truly testified of him in all things,  should have eternal life, as well as  those who should come after, who  should believe in the gifts and callings  of God by the Holy Ghost, which bear eth record of the Father, and of the  Son, which Father, Son, and Holy  Ghost are one God, infinite and eter nal, without end. Amen.
And we know all men must repent  and believe on the name of Jesus  Christ and worship the Father in his  name, and endure in faith on his name  to the end, or they cannot be saved in [p. [193]]

June 1833 (June 1836) Issue

Articles and Covenants, circa April 1830 [D&C 20]

OF THE .
The rise of the church of Christ in these last days, being one thousand eight hundred and thirty years since the coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in the flesh, it being regularly organized and established agreeably to the laws of our country, by the will and of God in the fourth month, and on the sixth day of the month which is called April: which commandments were given to Joseph Smith, jr. who was called of God and an of Jesus Christ, to be the first of this church; and to , who was also called of of God an apostle of Jesus Christ, to be the second elder of this church, and ordained under his hand: and this according to the grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, to whom be all glory both now and forever. Amen.
After it was truly manifested unto this first elder that he had received a remission of his sins he was entangled again in the vanities of the world; but after repenting, and humbling himself, sincerely, through faith God ministered unto him by an holy whose countenance was as lightning, and whose garments were pure and white above all other whiteness, and gave unto him commandments which inspired him, and gave him power from on high, by the means which were before prepared, to the book of Mormon, which contains a record of a fallen people, and the fulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ to the , and to the Jews also, which was given by inspiration, and is confirmed to others by the ministering of angels, and is declared unto the world by them, proving to the world that the holy are true, and that God does inspire men and call them to his holy work in this age and generation, as well as in generations of old, thereby showing that he is the same God yesterday, to-day, and forever. Amen.
Therefore, having so great witnesses, by them shall the world be judged, even as many as shall hereafter come to a knowledge of this work; and those who receive it in faith and work righteousness, shall receive a crown of eternal life; but those who harden their hearts in unbelief and reject it, it shall turn to their own condemnation, for the Lord God has spoken it; and we, the elders of the church, have heard and bear witness to the words of the glorious Majesty on high, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.
By these things we know that there is a God in heaven who is infinite and eternal, from everlasting to everlasting the same unchangeable God, the framer of heaven and earth and all things which are in them, and that he created man male and female: after his own image and in his own likeness created he them, and gave unto them commandments that they should love and serve him the only living and true God, and that he should be the only being whom they should worship. But by the transgression of these holy laws, man became sensual and devilish, and became fallen man.
Wherefore the Almighty God gave his only begotten Son, as it is written in those scriptures which have been given of him; he suffered temptations but gave no heed unto them; he was crucified, died, and rose again the third day; and ascended into heaven to sit down on the right hand of the Father, to reign with almighty power according to the will of the Father, that as many as would believe and be , in his holy name, and endure in faith to the end should be saved: not only those who believed after he came in the meridian of time in the flesh, but all those from the beginning, even as many as were before he came, who believed in the words of the holy prophets, who spake as they were inspired by the , who truly testified of him in all things, should have eternal life, as well as those who should come after, who should believe in the gifts and callings of God by the Holy Ghost, which beareth record of the Father, and of the Son, which Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are one God, infinite and eternal, without end. Amen.
And we know all men must repent and believe on the name of Jesus Christ and worship the Father in his name, and endure in faith on his name to the end, or they cannot be saved in [p. [193]]
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