Discourse, 26 May 1844, as Compiled by Leo Hawkins

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wickedness <​they proclaim that I have been a true prophet, but that​> I am now a fallen prophet. has committed murder, robbery, <​&​> perjury, and I can prove it by half a dozen witnessses got up, and said ‘By God he is innocent;’ and now swears that I am guilty— he threatened my life. There is another , not the prophet, who was cashiered for dishonesty and robbing the government. also swears that I told him I was guilty of adultery. Brother <​​> can swear to the contrary. I have been chained— I have rattled chains before— <​in a dungeon for the truth’s sake,​> I am innocent of all the charges, and you can bear witness <​of my innocence; for you know me yourselves.​> When I love the poor— I ask no favors of the rich— I can go to the cross, I can lay down my life, but don’t forsake me. I want the friendship of my brethren— let us teach the things of Jesus Christ— pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a downfall— be meek and low<​ly​> upright and pure; render good for evil— if you bring on yourselves your own destruction, I will complain— It is not right for a man to bear down his neck to the oppressor always. Be humble, <​&​> patient in all circumstances of life. He shall then triumph more gloriously—— What a thing it is for a man to <​be accused of​> commiting [p. 7]
wickedness they proclaim that I have been a true prophet, but that I am now a fallen prophet. has committed murder, robbery, & perjury, and I can prove it by half a dozen witnessses got up, and said ‘By God he is innocent;’ and now swears that I am guilty— he threatened my life. There is another , not the prophet, who was cashiered for dishonesty and robbing the government. also swears that I told him I was guilty of adultery. Brother can swear to the contrary. I have been chained— I have rattled chains before— in a dungeon for the truth’s sake, I am innocent of all the charges, and you can bear witness of my innocence; for you know me yourselves. When I love the poor— I ask no favors of the rich— I can go to the cross, I can lay down my life, but don’t forsake me. I want the friendship of my brethren— let us teach the things of Jesus Christ— pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a downfall— be meek and lowly upright and pure; render good for evil— if you bring on yourselves your own destruction, I will complain— It is not right for a man to bear down his neck to the oppressor always. Be humble, & patient in all circumstances of life. He shall then triumph more gloriously—— What a thing it is for a man to be accused of commiting [p. 7]
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