History, 1838–1856, volume A-1 [23 December 1805–30 August 1834]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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professors of religion, and non-professors, in order that they may enjoy the holy spirit of God to a fulness, and escape the judgments of God which are almost ready to burst upon the nations of the earth. Repent of all your sins, and be in water for the remission of them, in the name of the father, and of the son, and of the Holy Ghost, and receive the of the of him who is and unto this power, that ye may receive the Holy Spirit of God; and this <​is​> according to the Holy Scriptures, and of the Book of Mormon; and the only way that man can enter into the [HC 1:314]. These are the requisitions of the , or first principles of the Gospel of Christ: then “add to your faith, virtue; and to virtue, knowledge; and to knowledge, temperance; and to temperance, patience; and to patience, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, charity, (or love) and if these things be in you, and abound, they make you to be neither barren, nor unfruitful, in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
The Book of Mormon is a record of the forefathers of our western tribes of Indians, having been found through the ministration of an holy angel, & by into our own language by the gift and power of God, after having been hid up in the earth for the last fourteen hundred years, containing the word of God which was delivered unto them. By it we learn that our western tribes of Indians are desendants from that Joseph that was sold into Egypt, and that the land of America is a promised land unto them, and unto it, all the tribes of Israel will comes, with as many of the as shall comply with the requisitions of the new covenant. But the tribe of Judah will return to old Jerusalem. The , spoken of by David, in the one hundred and first Psalm, will be built upon the land of America, “and the ransomed of the Lord shall return and come to it, with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads,” and then they will be delivered from the overflowing scourge that shall pass through the land. But Judah [p. 261]
professors of religion, and non-professors, in order that they may enjoy the holy spirit of God to a fulness, and escape the judgments of God which are almost ready to burst upon the nations of the earth. Repent of all your sins, and be in water for the remission of them, in the name of the father, and of the son, and of the Holy Ghost, and receive the of the of him who is and unto this power, that ye may receive the Holy Spirit of God; and this is according to the Holy Scriptures, and of the Book of Mormon; and the only way that man can enter into the [HC 1:314]. These are the requisitions of the , or first principles of the Gospel of Christ: then “add to your faith, virtue; and to virtue, knowledge; and to knowledge, temperance; and to temperance, patience; and to patience, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, charity, (or love) and if these things be in you, and abound, they make you to be neither barren, nor unfruitful, in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
The Book of Mormon is a record of the forefathers of our western tribes of Indians, having been found through the ministration of an holy angel, & into our own language by the gift and power of God, after having been hid up in the earth for the last fourteen hundred years, containing the word of God which was delivered unto them. By it we learn that our western tribes of Indians are desendants from that Joseph that was sold into Egypt, and that the land of America is a promised land unto them, and unto it, all the tribes of Israel will comes, with as many of the as shall comply with the requisitions of the new covenant. But the tribe of Judah will return to old Jerusalem. The , spoken of by David, in the one hundred and first Psalm, will be built upon the land of America, “and the ransomed of the Lord shall return and come to it, with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads,” and then they will be delivered from the overflowing scourge that shall pass through the land. But Judah [p. 261]
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