History, 1838–1856, volume C-1 Addenda

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​1842 April 10​> from heaven he would command you not to steal, not to commit adultery, not to covet, nor deceive, but be faithful over a few things. As far as we degenerate from God, we descend to the devil, and lose knowledge; and without knowledge we cannot be saved, and while our hearts are filled with evil, and we are studying evil, their is no room in our hearts for good or studying good,— is not God good, then you be good, if he is faithful, then you be faithful. Add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, and seek for every good thing. The Church must be cleansed, and I proclaim against all iniquity. A man is saved no faster than he gets knowledge, for if he does not get knowledge, he will be brought into captivity by some evil power in the other world, as evil spirits will have more knowledge, and consequently more power, than many men who are on the earth. Hence it needs revelation to assist us, and give us knowledge of the things of God. What is the reason that the priests of the day do not get revelation? They ask only to consume it upon their lust,— their hearts are corrupt, and they cloak their iniquity by saying that there are no more Revelations. But if any revelations are given of God, they are universally opposed by the priests, and christendom at large, for it reveals their wickedness, and abominations. Many other remarks of interest were made.”
Addenda • 7 May 1842
<​May 7​> “Such was the curious and interesting excitement which prevailed at the time, in the surrounding country, about the Legion, that <​Page 1329​> adjourned the Circuit Court, in Session at , and came with some of the principal lawyers to see the splendid military parade of the Legion; upon notice of which being given to General Smith he immediately invited them to partake of the repast prepared as above.” [p. 63]
1842 April 10 from heaven he would command you not to steal, not to commit adultery, not to covet, nor deceive, but be faithful over a few things. As far as we degenerate from God, we descend to the devil, and lose knowledge; and without knowledge we cannot be saved, and while our hearts are filled with evil, and we are studying evil, their is no room in our hearts for good or studying good,— is not God good, then you be good, if he is faithful, then you be faithful. Add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, and seek for every good thing. The Church must be cleansed, and I proclaim against all iniquity. A man is saved no faster than he gets knowledge, for if he does not get knowledge, he will be brought into captivity by some evil power in the other world, as evil spirits will have more knowledge, and consequently more power, than many men who are on the earth. Hence it needs revelation to assist us, and give us knowledge of the things of God. What is the reason that the priests of the day do not get revelation? They ask only to consume it upon their lust,— their hearts are corrupt, and they cloak their iniquity by saying that there are no more Revelations. But if any revelations are given of God, they are universally opposed by the priests, and christendom at large, for it reveals their wickedness, and abominations. Many other remarks of interest were made.”
Addenda • 7 May 1842
May 7 “Such was the curious and interesting excitement which prevailed at the time, in the surrounding country, about the Legion, that Page 1329 adjourned the Circuit Court, in Session at , and came with some of the principal lawyers to see the splendid military parade of the Legion; upon notice of which being given to General Smith he immediately invited them to partake of the repast prepared as above.” [p. 63]
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