Articles and Covenants, circa April 1830, as Recorded in Hyde and Smith, Notebook [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 [between ca. Oct. 1831 and 1 Feb. 1832] in Hyde and Smith, Notebook, –; handwriting of ; Revelations Collection, CHL.
according to the will of the father th[er]efore 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 beginning which believed in the words of the holy prophets who were inspired by the which truly of testify of him in all things as well as those who should come after who should believe in the gifts & calling of God by the holy Ghost which beareth record of the father and the son which Father & son & the Holy Ghost is one God infinite & eternal without end Amen, & we know that all men must repent & believe on the name of Jesus Christ & worship the Father in his name & indure in faith on his name to the end or they cannot be saved in the Kingdom of God & we know that justification through the grace of our Lord & saviour Jesus Christ is just & true & we also know that sanctification through the grace of our Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ is just & true to all those who love & serve God with all their might mind & strength. But there is a possiblity that men may fall from grace & depart from the living God Therefore let the church take heed & pray always lest they fall into temptation, yea & even he [p. ]