more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;
otherwise a greater condemnation: Amen.
Revelation given in , September 1842
Behold, thus saith the Lord your God unto you, O ye of my , hearken ye and hear, and receive
my will concerning you; for verily I say unto you, I will that ye should overcome the
world;— wherefore I will that have compassion upon you.
There are those among you who have sinned; but verily I say, for this once, for mine
own glory, and for the salvation of souls, I have forgiven you your sins.
2 I will be merciful unto you, for I have given unto you the king dom:
and the of the
mysteries of the kingdom, shall not be taken from my servant Joseph Smith,
Jr. through the means I have appointed, while he liveth, inasmuch he obeyeth
There are those who have sought occasion against him without cause; nevertheless he
has sinned, but verily I say unto you, I the Lord forgiveth sins unto those who
confess their sins. before me, and ask forgiveness, who have not sinned unto
death My disciples, in days of old, sought occasation [occasion] against one another, and forgave not one another in their
hearts,— and for this evil they were afflicted, and sorely chastened: where fore I
say unto you, that you ought to forgive one another, for he that forgiveth not his
brother his trespasses, 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: and ye ought to say in your hearts, let God judge
be tween [me] and thee, and reward thee according to
thy deeds. And he that repenteth not of his sins, and confesseth them not, then ye
shall bring him before the church, and do with him as the scripture saith unto
you, either by commandment, or by revelation. And 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.
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