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John Whitmer, History, 1831–circa 1847

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Seminary, and four years Pastor in Barnsby [Barnsley] Independent Church, the commenced preaching the doctrine we taught, about two years sinc[e], and was excommunicated, many of his flock followed him, so that eventually he was installed in the same church, and the Lord[’s] work prospered— As he is a living Epistle, you will have, if all be well, a full explanation. Many will follow should he approve of the country &c. who will helps the cause— because the Lord the Lord has favored them with this worlds goods
We had an utterance during our meeting which caused us to sing for Joy. The Lord was pleased with our brothers holy determination to see you, and we understand that persecution had been great among you or would be— But we were commanded not to fear for he would be with us,— Praise the Lord. The tie is at hand when distance shall be no barier between us, but when on the wings of love—Jehovahs messengers shall be communicated by his Saints
The Lord bless our brother. And may he prov[e] a blessing to you— be not afraied of our enemies, they shall unless they repnt, be cast down by the Lord of hosts— The workers of iniquity have been used by the prince of darkness, to play the counterfeit, but decernmnt has been given, that they were immediately put to shame by being detected, so that the flock never suffered, as yet by them. Grace mercy and Peace, be with you from God our Father, and from the Spirit— Jesus Christ our Lord Amen. [p. 75]
Seminary, and four years Pastor in Barnsby [Barnsley] Independent Church, the commenced preaching the doctrine we taught, about two years since, and was excommunicated, many of his flock followed him, so that eventually he was installed in the same church, and the Lord’s work prospered— As he is a living Epistle, you will have, if all be well, a full explanation. Many will follow should he approve of the country &c. who will helps the cause— because the Lord the Lord has favored them with this worlds goods
We had an utterance during our meeting which caused us to sing for Joy. The Lord was pleased with our brothers holy determination to see you, and we understand that persecution had been great among you or would be— But we were commanded not to fear for he would be with us,— Praise the Lord. The tie is at hand when distance shall be no barier between us, but when on the wings of love—Jehovahs messengers shall be communicated by his Saints
The Lord bless our brother. And may he prove a blessing to you— be not afraied of our enemies, they shall unless they repnt, be cast down by the Lord of hosts— The workers of iniquity have been used by the prince of darkness, to play the counterfeit, but decernmnt has been given, that they were immediately put to shame by being detected, so that the flock never suffered, as yet by them. Grace mercy and Peace, be with you from God our Father, and from the Spirit— Jesus Christ our Lord Amen. [p. 75]
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