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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​July 7​> <​Proclamation​> come forth rejoicing that the hour of redemption! and some that came have turned away, which may cause thousands to exclaim, amid the general confusion and fright of the times, “Remember Lot’s Wife.” [HC 2:132] I
It would be a work of supererogation to labor to shew the truth of the of the children of Israel in these last days; For the prophet told us long ago, “That it should no more be said, the Lord liveth that brought the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt, but the Lord liveth that brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north, and from all the lands whither he had driven them;” and so it must be for the honor and glory of God.
The faith and religion of the , are founded upon the old scriptures, the Book of mormon, and direct revelation from God, and while every event that transpires around us, is evidence of the truth of them, and an index that the great and terrible day of the Lord is near, we intreat the philanthropist, the Moralist, and the honorable men of all creeds, and sects, to read our publications, to examine the Bible, the book of Mormon and the , and listen to the fullness of the gospel, and judge whether we are entitled to the credit of the world, for honest motives, and pure principles.
A cloud of bad omen seems to hang over this generation. Men start up at the impulse of the moment, and defy and outstrip all law, while the destroyer is also abroad in the earth wasting flesh without measure, and none can stay his course: In the midst of such portentous times, we feel an anxious desire to prepare, and help others prepare, for coming events; and we candidly beleive that no honest man will put forth his hand to stop the work of God the Lord, or persecute the Saints. In the name of Jesus, we intreat the people of this nations to pause before they reject the words of the Lord, or his servants; These, like all flesh, may be imperfect, But God is pure hear ye him!
While we ask peace and protection for the saints, whereever they may be, we also solicit the charity and benevolence [p. 523]
July 7 Proclamation come forth rejoicing that the hour of redemption! and some that came have turned away, which may cause thousands to exclaim, amid the general confusion and fright of the times, “Remember Lot’s Wife.” [HC 2:132]
It would be a work of supererogation to labor to shew the truth of the of the children of Israel in these last days; For the prophet told us long ago, “That it should no more be said, the Lord liveth that brought the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt, but the Lord liveth that brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north, and from all the lands whither he had driven them;” and so it must be for the honor and glory of God.
The faith and religion of the , are founded upon the old scriptures, the Book of mormon, and direct revelation from God, and while every event that transpires around us, is evidence of the truth of them, and an index that the great and terrible day of the Lord is near, we intreat the philanthropist, the Moralist, and the honorable men of all creeds, and sects, to read our publications, to examine the Bible, the book of Mormon and the , and listen to the fullness of the gospel, and judge whether we are entitled to the credit of the world, for honest motives, and pure principles.
A cloud of bad omen seems to hang over this generation. Men start up at the impulse of the moment, and defy and outstrip all law, while the destroyer is also abroad in the earth wasting flesh without measure, and none can stay his course: In the midst of such portentous times, we feel an anxious desire to prepare, and help others prepare, for coming events; and we candidly beleive that no honest man will put forth his hand to stop the work of the Lord, or persecute the Saints. In the name of Jesus, we intreat the people of this nation to pause before they reject the words of the Lord, or his servants; These, like all flesh, may be imperfect, But God is pure hear ye him!
While we ask peace and protection for the saints, whereever they may be, we also solicit the charity and benevolence [p. 523]
Page 523