Minutes and Discourses, 6–8 April 1844, as Reported by William Clayton

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Sunday April 7th. 1844 10 o clock A. M.
Choir sung an Hymn— (Hossanna)
offered prayer especially for the sick
Er followed by prayer and the choir again sung
Prest. J. Smith had a request to make which he believed the c. would grant it. That they will all keep good order, and observe to mind the policemen who are round the outskirts to keep order. He requested the policemen to exercise their authority & on in the name of the constitution and continental Congress and god Almighty— we command you to do it.
— said in looking over the congregation he observed it to be vastly larger than yesterday. Wished profound silence that all may hear. Shall not be as explicit as yesterday. Shall pursue the same subject, from the same text. The church of Christs, The kingdom of heaven of God of Daniel— the mustard seed the stone Yesterday established one fact yesterday namely the peculiar characteristics which establishes it a kingdom. They would not only be in that gov[ernment] but would be entitled to the protection of that g Intend to take a short view of the reason only salvation belong’s to this k[ingdom] and to this only— why to this order of government tho this only. We rest upon the principle that the k of heaven is actually a government. It enters into the very feeling disposition and desires of a mans heart. It has its own way of exercising it authority and has the most certain way to effect its purposes— He admits that the obedience is a voluntary one not by force of arms— law— because men would rather do it than not. Tis this that gives it power over every other kingdom. It is on the exalted principle of intelligence— makes men acquainted with themselves God angels— and every thing in heaven and earth. This p. that the k. gains its influence. A man may be destroyed by the wild beast yet he will sing this song with his deying breath— Salvation what is it— upon what principle is man saved— He has got the principle in himself [p. [13]]
Sunday April 7th. 1844 10 o clock A. M.
Choir sung an Hymn— (Hossanna)
offered prayer especially for the sick
Er followed by prayer and the choir again sung
Prest. J. Smith had a request to make which he believed the c. would grant it. That they will all keep good order, and observe to mind the policemen who are round the outskirts to keep order. He requested the policemen to exercise their authority & in the name of the constitution and continental Congress and god Almighty— we command you to do it.
— said in looking over the congregation he observed it to be vastly larger than yesterday. Wished profound silence that all may hear. Shall not be as explicit as yesterday. Shall pursue the same subject, from the same text. The church of Christs, The kingdom of heaven of God of Daniel— the mustard seed the stone Yesterday established one fact yesterday namely the peculiar characteristics which establishes it a kingdom. They would not only be in that government but would be entitled to the protection of that g Intend to take a short view of the reason only salvation belong’s to this kingdom and to this only— why to this order of government tho this only. We rest upon the principle that the k of heaven is actually a government. It enters into the very feeling disposition and desires of a mans heart. It has its own way of exercising it authority and has the most certain way to effect its purposes— He admits that the obedience is a voluntary one not by force of arms— law— because men would rather do it than not. Tis this that gives it power over every other kingdom. It is on the exalted principle of intelligence— makes men acquainted with themselves God angels— and every thing in heaven and earth. This p. that the k. gains its influence. A man may be destroyed by the wild beast yet he will sing this song with his deying breath— Salvation what is it— upon what principle is man saved— He has got the principle in himself [p. [13]]
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