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

  • Source Note
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<​August 13​> of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of Angels, to the general Assembly and church of the first born, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the Spirits of just men made perfect, and to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant. Hebrews, 12 ch. 22-23-24 v. What could it profit us to come unto the Spirits of the just men, but to learn, and come up to the standard of their knowledge?
Where has gone?
Who is there that would not give all his goods to feed the poor, and pour out his gold and silver to the four winds to go where has gone?
That which hath been hid from before the foundation of the world is revealed to babes and sucklings in the last days.
The World is reserved unto burning in the last days. He shall send Elijah the prophet and he shall reveal the covenants of the fathers in relation to the children, and the covenants of the children in relation to the fathers.
Four destroying angels holding power over the four quarters of the earth, until the servants of God are sealed in their foreheads which signifies sealing the blessing upon their heads meaning the everlasting covenant, thereby making their calling and election sure. When a seal is put upon the father and mother it secures their posterity so that they cannot be lost but will be saved by virtue of the covenant of their father and mother.
What is the full extend of that seal? Shall I tell you? No. Doctrine <​of​> Election— Sealing of the servants of our God on the top of their heads— ’tis not the cross, as the Catholics would have it. Doctrine of Election to Abraham was in the relation to the seed. A man wishes to be embraced in the covenant of Abraham. A man
in world of spirits
is sealed unto the throne, and doctrine of election
sealing the fathers and children together.
To the mourners <​I would say​> do as the husband and the father would instruct you, and you shall be reunited. <​*​>
<​* The speaker continued to teach the doctrine of election and the sealing powers and principles; and spoke of the doctrine of election with [HC 5:530] the seed of Abraham and the sealing of blessings upon his posterity, and the sealing of the fathers and children according to the declarations of the prophets: he then spoke of in the world of spirits and the blessings, which he would obtain and of the kind spirit and Disposition of while living, none of which was reported.​>
I have been acquainted with a long time, and I never knew a more tender-hearted man.
Remarks by President Joseph Smith, on Sunday afternoon August 13th. 1843:— Reported by Dr. .
President Joseph <​Smith​> complained of the citizens of . He reproved some young men for crowding on to the ladies seats on the meeting ground, and laughing and mocking during meeting; and as Mayor he instructed the to keep that portion of the grove clear of young men. “The is enlarging very fast; we have many professedly learned men in this , and the height of their knowledge is not to know enough to keep in their place.
He then complained of the treatment he had received from “Walter Bagby, the county Assessor and collector, who has exercised more despotic power over the [p. 1690]
August 13 of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of Angels, to the general Assembly and church of the first born, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the Spirits of just men made perfect, and to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant. Hebrews, 12 ch. 22-23-24 v. What could it profit us to come unto the Spirits of the just men, but to learn, and come up to the standard of their knowledge?
Where has gone?
Who is there that would not give all his goods to feed the poor, and pour out his gold and silver to the four winds to go where has gone?
That which hath been hid from before the foundation of the world is revealed to babes and sucklings in the last days.
The World is reserved unto burning in the last days. He shall send Elijah the prophet and he shall reveal the covenants of the fathers in relation to the children, and the covenants of the children in relation to the fathers.
Four destroying angels holding power over the four quarters of the earth, until the servants of God are sealed in their foreheads which signifies sealing the blessing upon their heads meaning the everlasting covenant, thereby making their calling and election sure. When a seal is put upon the father and mother it secures their posterity so that they cannot be lost but will be saved by virtue of the covenant of their father and mother.
To the mourners I would say do as the husband and the father would instruct you, and you shall be reunited. *
* The speaker continued to teach the doctrine of election and the sealing powers and principles; and spoke of the doctrine of election with [HC 5:530] the seed of Abraham and the sealing of blessings upon his posterity, and the sealing of the fathers and children according to the declarations of the prophets: he then spoke of in the world of spirits and the blessings, which he would obtain and of the kind spirit and Disposition of while living, none of which was reported.
Remarks by President Joseph Smith, on Sunday afternoon August 13th. 1843:— Reported by Dr. .
President Joseph Smith complained of the citizens of . He reproved some young men for crowding on to the ladies seats on the meeting ground, and laughing and mocking during meeting; and as Mayor he instructed the to keep that portion of the grove clear of young men. “The is enlarging very fast; we have many professedly learned men in this , and the height of their knowledge is not to know enough to keep in their place.
He then complained of the treatment he had received from “Walter Bagby, the county Assessor and collector, who has exercised more despotic power over the [p. 1690]
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