Discourse, 12 May 1844, as Reported by Thomas Bullock

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<​for,​> it will not do for men to sit down and see their women <​& children​> destoyed patiently, my text is <​on the resurrection of the dead, which you will find in the​> 14 <​ch of​> John In my Fathers house are many mansions &c <​it should be​> In my Father’s Kingdom are many Kingdoms— in order that ye may be heirs of God and joint heirs with me— I do not believe the methodist doctrine of sending honest men, and noble minded men to hell, along with the murderer and adulterer— they may hurl all their hell and fiery billows upon me, for they will roll off me as fast as they come on— but I have an order of things to save the poor fellows at any rate, and get them saved for I will send men to preach to them in prison and save them if I can. <​there is <​are​> one mansions for those who obey a Celestial law— & there are other Mansions for those who come short of that law— every man in his own order—​> there is baptism &c for those <​to exercise​> who are alive, and baptism for the dead, all who died without the knowledge of the gospel I am going on in my progress for eternal life— it is not only necessary that you should be baptised for your dead, but you will have to go thro’ all the ordinances for them, same as you have <​gone through,​> to save yourselves; there will be 144,000 <​Saviors on Mount Zion,​> and with himan innumerable host, that no man can number— Oh! <​I beseech you to​> go for g forward, go forward and make your calling and your election sure— and if any man preach any other gospel than that which I have preached, he shall be cursed, and some of you who now hear me, shall see it <​& know that I testify the truth concerning them;​> in regard to the law of the Priesthood— there should be a place where all nations shall come up from time to time to receive their endowments, and the Lord has said, this shall be the place for the baptism for the dead— every man that has been baptized and belongs to the Kingdom, has a right to be baptized for those who are gone before, and, as soon as the Law <​of the Gospel​> is obeyed here <​by their friends, who act as proxy for them,​> the Lord has administrators there, to set them free— a man may act as proxy for his own relatives— the ordination <​which <​ordinances of the Gospel​>​> was were laid out before the foundation of the world <​has have been <​thus​> fulfilled, <​by them,​> and we may be baptized for​>— those who we have much friendship for, <​but​> it must be first revealed to <​the​> man from <​of​> God lest he <​we​> should run too far— as in Adam all die, so in Christ shall all be made alive, all shall be raised from the dead— the Lamb of God hath brought to pass the resurrection so that all shall rise from the dead— God Almighty himself dwells in Eternal fire, flesh and blood cannot go there <​for​> all corruption is devoured by the fire— our God is a consuming fire— when our flesh is quickened by the Spirit, there will be no blood <​in the tabernacle,​>— some dwell in higher glory than others— those who have done wrong, always have that wrong knawing them— Immortality dwells in everlasting burnings— I will from time to time reveal <​to you​> the subjects that are revealed <​by the Holy Ghost​> to me— all the lies that are now hatched up <​against me,​> are of the devil & all the influence of the devil <​& his servants​> will be used against the kingdom of God— the Servants of God teach nothing but <​the principles of​> eternal life— by their works ye shall know them— a good man will speak good things, <​& holy principles and an evil man, evil things;​>— I feel in the name of the Lord, to rebuke all such bad prinicples, liars &c and <​I warn all of you to​> look out who you are going after— I exhort you to give heed to all the virtue and the teachings which I have given you; <​all men who are immortal, dwell in everlasting burnings;​> you cannot go any where, but where God can find you out; <​all men are born to die &​> all must rise, all must enter eternity— in order for you to receive your children to yourself, you must have a promise, some ordinance some blessing <​in order to ascend above principalities​>or else it may be an angel— they must rise just as they died— we can there hail our lovely infants with the same glory, the same loveliness in the Celestial glory where they all enjoy alike— they differ in stature, in size— the same glorious spirit gives them the likeness of glory and bloom— the old man with his silvery hairs will glory in bloom & beauty— no man can describe it to you— no man can write it— when did I ever teach any thing wrong from this stand? when was I ever confounded? I want to triumph in Israel before I depart hence and am more no more seen— I never told you I was perfect— but there is no error in the revelations which I have taught— must I then be thrown away as a thing of nought?— I enjoin for your consideration, add to your faith, virtue, love &c <​I say in the name of the Lord, if these things are in you, you shall be fruitful.​> I testify that no man has power to reveal it, but myself, things in heaven, in earth and hell— and all shut your mouths for the future— I commend you all to God, that you may inherit all things— & may God add his blessing
Amen. [p. [2]]
for, it will not do for men to sit down and see their women & children destoyed patiently, my text is on the resurrection of the dead, which you will find in the 14 ch of John In my Fathers house are many mansions &c it should be In my Father’s Kingdom are many Kingdoms— in order that ye may be heirs of God and joint heirs with me— I do not believe the methodist doctrine of sending honest men, and noble minded men to hell, along with the murderer and adulterer— they may hurl all their hell and fiery billows upon me, for they will roll off me as fast as they come on— but I have an order of things to save the poor fellows at any rate, and get them saved for I will send men to preach to them in prison and save them if I can. there are mansions for those who obey a Celestial law— & there are other Mansions for those who come short of that law— every man in his own order— there is baptism &c for those to exercise who are alive, and baptism for the dead, who died without the knowledge of the gospel I am going on in my progress for eternal life— it is not only necessary that you should be baptised for your dead, but you will have to go thro’ all the ordinances for them, same as you have gone through, to save yourselves; there will be 144,000 Saviors on Mount Zion, and with himan innumerable host, that no man can number— Oh! I beseech you to go forward, go forward and make your calling and your election sure— and if any man preach any other gospel than that which I have preached, he shall be cursed, and some of you who now hear me, shall see it & know that I testify the truth concerning them; in regard to the law of the Priesthood— there should be a place where all nations shall come up from time to time to receive their endowments, and the Lord has said, this shall be the place for the baptism for the dead— every man that has been baptized and belongs to the Kingdom, has a right to be baptized for those who are gone before, and, as soon as the Law of the Gospel is obeyed here by their friends, who act as proxy for them, the Lord has administrators there, to set them free— a man may act as proxy for his own relatives— the which ordinances of the Gospel were laid out before the foundation of the world have been thus fulfilled, by them, and we may be baptized for— those who we have much friendship for, but it must be first revealed to the man of God lest we should run too far— as in Adam all die, so in Christ shall all be made alive, all shall be raised from the dead— the Lamb of God hath brought to pass the resurrection so that all shall rise from the dead— God Almighty himself dwells in Eternal fire, flesh and blood cannot go there for all corruption is devoured by the fire— our God is a consuming fire— when our flesh is quickened by the Spirit, there will be no blood in the tabernacle,— some dwell in higher glory than others— those who have done wrong, always have that wrong knawing them— Immortality dwells in everlasting burnings— I will from time to time reveal to you the subjects that are revealed by the Holy Ghost to me— all the lies that are now hatched up against me, are of the devil & all the influence of the devil & his servants will be used against the kingdom of God— the Servants of God teach nothing but the principles of eternal life— by their works ye shall know them— a good man will speak good things, & holy principles and an evil man, evil things;— I feel in the name of the Lord, to rebuke all such bad prinicples, liars &c and I warn all of you to look out who you are going after— I exhort you to give heed to all the virtue and the teachings which I have given you; all men who are immortal, dwell in everlasting burnings; you cannot go any where, but where God can find you out; all men are born to die & all must rise, all must enter eternity— in order for you to receive your children to yourself, you must have a promise, some ordinance some blessing in order to ascend above principalitiesor else it may be an angel— they must rise just as they died— we can there hail our lovely infants with the same glory, the same loveliness in the Celestial glory where they all enjoy alike— they differ in stature, in size— the same glorious spirit gives them the likeness of glory and bloom— the old man with his silvery hairs will glory in bloom & beauty— no man can describe it to you— no man can write it— when did I ever teach any thing wrong from this stand? when was I ever confounded? I want to triumph in Israel before I depart hence and am more no more seen— I never told you I was perfect— but there is no error in the revelations which I have taught— must I then be thrown away as a thing of nought?— I enjoin for your consideration, add to your faith, virtue, love &c I say in the name of the Lord, if these things are in you, you shall be fruitful. I testify that no man has power to reveal it, but myself, things in heaven, in earth and hell— and all shut your mouths for the future— I commend you all to God, that you may inherit all things— & may God add his blessing
Amen. [p. [2]]
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