Doctrine and Covenants, 1835

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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neither shadow of turning.” Malachi 3:6. “For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.”
10 Book of Commandments, chapt. 2nd, commencing in the third line of the first paragraph: “For God does not walk in crooked paths, neither does he turn to the right hand or the left, or vary from that which he has said, therefore his paths are strait, and his course is one eternal round:” Book of Commandments, chapt. 37:1. “Listen to the voice of the Lord your God, even Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, whose course is one eternal round, the same yesterday to-day and forever.”
11 Numbers, 23:19. “God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man that he should repent.” First John, 4:8. “He that loves not, knows not God; for God is love.” Acts, 10:34: “Then Peter opened his mouth and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons, but in every nation he that fears God and works righteousness is accepted with him.”
12 From the foregoing testimonies, we learn the following things respecting the character of God.
13 First, That he was God before the world was created, and the same God that he was, after it was created.
14 Secondly, That he is merciful, and gracious, slow to anger, abundant in goodness, and that he was so from everlasting, and will be to everlasting.
15 Thirdly, That he changes not, neither is there variableness with him; but that he is the same from everlasting to everlasting, being the same yesterday to-day and forever; and that his course is one eternal round, without variation.
16 Fourthly, That he is a God of truth and cannot lie.
17 Fifthly, That he is no respecter of persons; but [p. 38]
neither shadow of turning.” Malachi 3:6. “For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.”
10 Book of Commandments, chapt. 2nd, commencing in the third line of the first paragraph: “For God does not walk in crooked paths, neither does he turn to the right hand or the left, or vary from that which he has said, therefore his paths are strait, and his course is one eternal round:” Book of Commandments, chapt. 37:1. “Listen to the voice of the Lord your God, even Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, whose course is one eternal round, the same yesterday to-day and forever.”
11 Numbers, 23:19. “God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man that he should repent.” First John, 4:8. “He that loves not, knows not God; for God is love.” Acts, 10:34: “Then Peter opened his mouth and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons, but in every nation he that fears God and works righteousness is accepted with him.”
12 From the foregoing testimonies, we learn the following things respecting the character of God.
13 First, That he was God before the world was created, and the same God that he was, after it was created.
14 Secondly, That he is merciful, and gracious, slow to anger, abundant in goodness, and that he was so from everlasting, and will be to everlasting.
15 Thirdly, That he changes not, neither is there variableness with him; but that he is the same from everlasting to everlasting, being the same yesterday to-day and forever; and that his course is one eternal round, without variation.
16 Fourthly, That he is a God of truth and cannot lie.
17 Fifthly, That he is no respecter of persons; but [p. 38]
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