Articles and Covenants, circa April 1830, as Recorded in Coltrin, Diary [D&C 20]
“Articles and Covenants,” [, Seneca Co., NY, ca. Apr. 1830, though parts may have been received as early as ca. summer 1829]. Version copied [12 Jan. 1832] in Coltrin, Diary, –; handwriting of ; CHL.
And in his likeness created he them & that he gave unto the children of men a that they should love & serve him the only being that <whom> they should worship but by the transgression of these holy laws man became sensual & devilish & became fallen man Wherefore the almighty God gave his only begotten son as it is written in those which have been given of him that he suffered temptations but gave no heed unto them that he was crusified died & rose again the third day & that he 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 therefore as many as would believe & were in his holy name & endured in faith to the end should be saved yea even as many as were before he came in the flesh from the begining which believed in the words of the Holy Prophets which were inspired by the which truly testify of him in all things as well as those who should come after who should believe in the gifts & callings of God by the Holy ghost which beareth Record of the father & of the Son which father & Son & holy ghost is one god infinite & eternal without end Amen [p. ]