Discourse, between circa 26 June and circa 4 August 1839–A, as Reported by William Clayton

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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before him in this great council. This may take place before some of us leave this stage of action. The Son of man stands before him and there is given him glory and dominion. Adam delivers up his stewardship to Christ, that which was delivered to him as holding the keys of the Universe, but retains his standing as head of the human family.
The spirit of man is not a created being, it existed from eternity and will exist to eternity. Anything created cannot be eternal. Air, earth, water, all these had their existence in an elementary state from eternity. Our Savior speaks of children and says “their angels always stand before my father.”
The Father called all spirits before him at the [p. 13]
before him in this great council. This may take place before some of us leave this stage of action. The Son of man stands before him and there is given him glory and dominion. Adam delivers up his stewardship to Christ, that which was delivered to him as holding the keys of the Universe, but retains his standing as head of the human family.
The spirit of man is not a created being, it existed from eternity and will exist to eternity. Anything created cannot be eternal. Air, earth, water, all these had their existence in an elementary state from eternity. Our Savior speaks of children and says “their angels always stand before my father.”
The Father called all spirits before him at the [p. 13]
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