Discourse, 5 January 1841, as Reported by William Clayton

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will surely have an end.
Take a ring, it is without beginning or end; cut it for a beginning place, and at the same time you will have an ending place.
A , every principle proceeding from God is eternal, and any principle which is not eternal is of the Devil. The sun has no beginning or end, the rays which proceed from himself have no bounds, consequently are eternal. So it is with God. If the soul of man had a beginning it will surely have an end. In the translation; “without form and void” it should read “empty and desolate” The word “created” should be formed or organized. [p. 6]
will surely have an end.
Take a ring, it is without beginning or end; cut it for a beginning place, and at the same time you have an ending place.
A , every principle proceeding from God is eternal, and any principle which is not eternal is of the Devil. The sun has no beginning or end, the rays which proceed from himself have no bounds, consequently are eternal. So it is with God. If the soul of man had a beginning it will surely have an end. In the translation; “without form and void” it should read “empty and desolate” The word “created” should be formed or organized. [p. 6]
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