On or around 9 March 1841, JS attended and spoke at the weekly meeting of the , Illinois, lyceum, a society dedicated to the education of adults. It was the tenth lyceum meeting that year for which recorded an entry in his notebook. In the meeting, a “father Cole” attempted to clarify what he had taught in a previous meeting about “the fullness of the Gospel” and the gift of the Holy Ghost. Cole’s clarification appears to have motivated JS’s subsequent remarks on the and the nature of the Godhead. JS spoke again later in the meeting on other topics, including Adam’s transgression and the measurement of time.
wrote an account of the meeting, including JS’s sermons, in his notebook, presumably during the meeting or shortly thereafter. Although McIntire did not provide a date for the meeting, lyceum meetings appear to have been held every Tuesday in 1841, and because the account featured here is found in the tenth entry of McIntire’s notebook, the meeting most likely took place at the lyceum meeting held on 9 March, the tenth Tuesday of 1841.
This dating assumes a weekly meeting beginning on Tuesday, 5 January 1841. For more on the dating issues in McIntire’s notebook, see Historical Introduction to Discourse, ca. 2 Feb. 1841.
asking have Referance to a personage Like Adam for God made Adam Just in his own Image Now this a key for you to know how to ask & obtain
Next was Robinson on the Gospel he spoke of adam pertaking of the forbiden fruit & so-on—
Joseph said a person ought always take his subject along— for instance Jesus in all his Doctrines & pariables set it forth Like a tree or mustard stock Comencing at the foundation & Root thence up to the first Branch & out along it then back to the body of the tree or subject & thence to the Next Branch & so-on Now as to Adam the Lord said in the day thou shalt Eat there of thou shalt shurely Die Now the Day the Lord has Refferance too is spoken of By Petter a thousand of our years is with the Lord as one Day &c at the time the Lord said this to adam there was No mode of Counting time By man, as man Now Counts time
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