Discourse, 14 May 1843, as Reported by Wilford Woodruff

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than to hear the voice of God saying this is my Beloved son &c Now for the secret & grand [drawing of a key] key. though they might hear the voice of God & know that Jesus was the son of God this would be no evidence that their election & calling & election was made shure that they had part with Christ & was a Joint heir with him, they then would want that more sure word of prophecy that they were sealed in the heavens & had the promise of eternal live in the kingdom of God— then having this promise sealed unto them it was as an anchor to the soul sure & steadfast though the thunders might roll; & lightnings flash & earthquakes Bellow & war gather thick around yet this hope & knowledge would support the soul in evry hour of trial trouble & tribulation Then knowledge through our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ— is the grand key [drawing of a key] that unlocks the glories & misteries of the kingdom of heaven Compair this principle once with Christendom at the present day & whare are they with all their boasted religion piety & sacredness while at the same time they are crying out against Prophets Apostles Angels Revelations Prophesyings, & visions &c. why they are Just ripening for the damnation of hell, they will be damned for they reject the most glorious principle of the gospel of Jesus Christ & treat with disdain & trample under foot the main key that unlocks the heavens & puts in our possession the glories of the celestial world. yes I say such will be damned with all their professed godliness [p. [32]]
than to hear the voice of God saying this is my Beloved son &c Now for the secret & grand [drawing of a key] key. though they might hear the voice of God & know that Jesus was the son of God this would be no evidence that their election & calling was made shure that they had part with Christ & was a Joint heir with him, they then would want that more sure word of prophecy that they were sealed in the heavens & had the promise of eternal live in the kingdom of God— then having this promise sealed unto them it was as an anchor to the soul sure & steadfast though the thunders might roll; & lightnings flash & earthquakes Bellow & war gather thick around yet this hope & knowledge would support the soul in evry hour of trial trouble & tribulation Then knowledge through our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ— is the grand key [drawing of a key] that unlocks the glories & misteries of the kingdom of heaven Compair this principle once with Christendom at the present day & whare are they with all their boasted religion piety & sacredness while at the same time they are crying out against Prophets Apostles Angels Revelations Prophesyings, & visions &c. why they are Just ripening for the damnation of hell, they will be damned for they reject the most glorious principle of the gospel of Jesus Christ & treat with disdain & trample under foot the main key that unlocks the heavens & puts in our possession the glories of the celestial world. yes I say such will be damned with all their professed godliness [p. [32]]
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