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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​April 9​> mission is done. Let a man who goes into the vineyard build up all he can. If a man preaches anything in error, pray to God that no man may remember it any more. No Elder will correct another in public before unbelievers unless he has the sinking principle. I call all the Elders together to witness that I always use charity, for it covers a multitude of sins. Let us obey the proclamation of Joseph Smith concerning the Elders going forth into the vineyard— to build up the — get their endowments, and be prepared to go forth and preach the Gospel. You may build up Zion and learn to be men, and not children. It was a perfect sweepstakes when the prophet called North and South America Zion. Let us go to and build the with all our mights that we may build up the kingdom when established and her cords lengthened. It is a perfect knock down to the devils kingdom. There is not a faithful Elder who cannot if he is humble and diligent build up a church; there are many men will give you large sums to build a [HC 6:321] stake of Zion where they live, it proves the words of the Prophet of the last days. The Priesthood is fitted to every capacity in the world; there are blessings and conditions in that Priesthood that suit every man: this will suit the conditions of thousands, because it is as broad as the heavens, deep as hell, and wide as eternity. I am asked all sorts of questions about making Gods and Devils, and organizing the eternal worlds, but we could not get it pre [p. 1992]
April 9 mission is done. Let a man who goes into the vineyard build up all he can. If a man preaches anything in error, pray to God that no man may remember it any more. No Elder will correct another in public before unbelievers unless he has the sinking principle. I call all the Elders together to witness that I always use charity, for it covers a multitude of sins. Let us obey the proclamation of Joseph Smith concerning the Elders going forth into the vineyard— to build up the — get their endowments, and be prepared to go forth and preach the Gospel. You may build up Zion and learn to be men, and not children. It was a perfect sweepstakes when the prophet called North and South America Zion. Let us go to and build the with all our mights that we may build up the kingdom when established and her cords lengthened. It is a perfect knock down to the devils kingdom. There is not a faithful Elder who cannot if he is humble and diligent build up a church; there are many men will give you large sums to build a [HC 6:321] stake of Zion where they live, it proves the words of the Prophet of the last days. The Priesthood is fitted to every capacity in the world; there are blessings and conditions in that Priesthood that suit every man: this will suit the conditions of thousands, because it is as broad as the heavens, deep as hell, and wide as eternity. I am asked all sorts of questions about making Gods and Devils, and organizing the eternal worlds, but we could not get it pre [p. 1992]
Page 1992