Journal, December 1842–June 1844; Book 3, 15 July 1843–29 February 1844

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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presence of Good [God] & learn all things. but the creeds set up stakes & say hitherto shalt thou come & no further.— which I cannot subscribe to.
I beli[e]ve the bible, as it ought to be, as it came from the pen of the original writers. as it reads it repented the Lord that he had made man. and. also God is <​not​> a man that he should repent.— which I do not believe.— but it repented Noah. that God made man.— this I beli[e]ve. & then the other quotation stands fair.— if any man will prove to me by one passage of Holy writ. one item I beli[e]ve, to be false. I will renounc[e] it disclaim it far as I have promulged it.—
The first principles of the gospel as I believe. first Faith. Repentance. Baptism for the remission of sins. with the [p. [129]]
presence of Good [God] & learn all things. but the creeds set up stakes & say hitherto shalt thou come & no further.— which I cannot subscribe to.
I believe the bible, as it ought to be, as it came from the pen of the original writers. as it reads it repented the Lord that he had made man. and. also God is not a man that he should repent.— which I do not believe.— but it repented Noah. that God made man.— this I believe. & then the other quotation stands fair.— if any man will prove to me by one passage of Holy writ. one item I believe, to be false. I will renounce it disclaim it far as I have promulged it.—
The first principles of the gospel as I believe. first Faith. Repentance. Baptism for the remission of sins. with the [p. [129]]
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