History, 1838–1856, volume E-1 [1 July 1843–30 April 1844]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​April 8​> drink deep of the Spirit of Truth; a great and mighty work shall be wrought in the world, they are only waiting to hear the truth. Have a well ordered life and a godly conversation, when thousands and tens of thousands shall flock to the standard, and go up to Zion. Why? because they are good souls. Have the knowledge of truth drove into you like a broadside. I am serious in what I say, and it has the power of God with it.”
Spoke an hour and a half.
concurred in his remarks.
12 min. to 6, adjourned to april 9, at 8 a. m.
Trees begin to look green.
9 April 1844 • Tuesday • First of Two Entries
<​9.​> <​Tuesday 9. At 8 A.M. the Elders assembled at the <​President , Presiding​> and were addressed by Elder after which​> Tuesday 9. President said:—
What has been given is correct; the speech and conduct of Elders one towards another is frequently wrong; one Elder will speak evil of another, and while you undertake to trample on others, you will sink yourself. A man has sinking principles; but if his feelings are elevated, he will build up others, and build up himself; just as sure as one Elder tries to build himself up on the destruction of another he will surely sink himself. I would like to sit and hear the brethren teach for a week, but as business is pressing we must hurry through— preach repentance to this generation;— faith must go before repentance, and of course all men must follow the course and obey the laws and ordinances for the remission of sins, so as to receive the gift of the Holy Ghost, and then your [p. 1991]
April 8
9 April 1844 • Tuesday • First of Two Entries
9. Tuesday 9. At 8 A.M. the Elders assembled at the President , Presiding and were addressed by Elder after which President said:—
What has been given is correct; the speech and conduct of Elders one towards another is frequently wrong; one Elder will speak evil of another, and while you undertake to trample on others, you will sink yourself. A man has sinking principles; but if his feelings are elevated, he will build up others, and build up himself; just as sure as one Elder tries to build himself up on the destruction of another he will surely sink himself. I would like to sit and hear the brethren teach for a week, but as business is pressing we must hurry through— preach repentance to this generation;— faith must go before repentance, and of course all men must follow the course and obey the laws and ordinances for the remission of sins, so as to receive the gift of the Holy Ghost, and then your [p. 1991]
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