Discourse, 11 June 1843–A, as Reported by Wilford Woodruff

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Lord an house whereby he could reveal unto his people the ordinances of his house and glories of his kingdom & teach the peopl the ways of salvation for their are certain ordinances & principles that when they are taught and practized, must be done in a place or house built for that purpose this was purposed in the mind of God before the world was & it was for this purpose that God designed to gather together the Jews oft but they would not it is for the same purpose that God gathers together the people in the last <​days​> to build unto the Lord an house to prepare them for the ordinances & endowments washings & anointings &c. one of the ordinances of the house of the Lord is Baptism for the dead, God decreed before the foundation of the world that that ordinance should be administered in a house prepared for that purpose. If a man gets the fulness of God he has to get in the same way that Jesus Christ obtained it & that was by keeping all the ordinances of the house of the Lord. Men will say I will never forsake you but will stand by you at all times but the moment you teach them some of the mysteries of God that are retained in the heavens and are to be revealed to the chidren of men when they are prepared, They will be the first to stone you & put you to death. It was the same principle that crusified the Lord— Jesus Christ,— I will say somthing about the spirits in prision, their there has been much said about the sayings of Jesus on the cross to the thief saying this day thou shalt be with me in paradise, The commentators [p. [43]]
Lord an house whereby he could reveal unto his people the ordinances of his house and glories of his kingdom & teach the peopl the ways of salvation for their are certain ordinances & principles that when they are taught and practized, must be done in a place or house built for that purpose this was purposed in the mind of God before the world was & it was for this purpose that God designed to gather together the Jews oft but they would not it is for the same purpose that God gathers together the people in the last days to build unto the Lord an house to prepare them for the ordinances & endowments washings & anointings &c. one of the ordinances of the house of the Lord is Baptism for the dead, God decreed before the foundation of the world that that ordinance should be administered in a house prepared for that purpose. If a man gets the fulness of God he has to get in the same way that Jesus Christ obtained it & that was by keeping all the ordinances of the house of the Lord. Men will say I will never forsake you but will stand by you at all times but the moment you teach them some of the mysteries of God that are retained in the heavens and are to be revealed to the chidren of men when they are prepared, They will be the first to stone you & put you to death. It was the same principle that crusified the Lord— Jesus Christ,— I will say somthing about the spirits in prision, there has been much said about the sayings of Jesus on the cross to the thief saying this day thou shalt be with me in paradise, The commentators [p. [43]]
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