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

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Do you want to know what to do— repent & be bapd. &c.
I have no opin[i]on, and the man that sets up an opinon of his own will be damned. Verily verily except a man be born &c He has now fixed upon the eternal principles of salvation. & he now wants a writ of for the benefits of them who died wihout the gospel 1st. the subjects of preaching to the spts in prison.— my mother was a good baptist &c— what became of all that died previous to the coming of Ct people might sd to the saviour what did you come for Peter— this generation have a very small idea of salvation. we are indebted to these men— and if I am damned I will love them. God has broken the slumber of ages rolled back the curtain &c 1 Peter 3 ch & 4th. For Ct has also once suffered &c. It tells us that while Jesus lay in the grave having paid the debt for us— in the prison house of the dead— ever doing good— the spt of the Lord was upon him &c Isaiah— he entered the prison house of the dead he began to proclaim liberty to the captives— and to the spts that are bound Peter did not unto half as much as Paul but he new 80 times as much— he held the keys and so has every servant of God who presides over the church— so has this man he holds the keys of power. Never was ashamed to preach and bear testimony for them. Peter unlocked with his key for what cause did God preach to these spts. Peter says for J C. has once suffered in the flesh &c— For for this course [cause] was the gospel also preached to those that are dead &c” or that they might be savid according to men do for them in the flesh. He says there is a day in which he will judge all men by the gospel— he cant if they have never heard it.
Dont forget the eternal principle of baptism by water as well as fire— Isaiah ch 24— prove another fact in which the salvation of the empires of the world are connected & interested Mathew 24:— 2nd. Paragraph— 1 Corinthans 15.— Morover I declare the gospel &c— John saw him in the isle of Patmos & after a great while Joseph & saw him and we know he is alive & I bear testimony of it [p. 6 [36]]
Do you want to know what to do— repent & be bapd. &c.
I have no opinion, and the man that sets up an opinon of his own will be damned. Verily verily except a man be born &c He has now fixed upon the eternal principles of salvation. & he now wants a writ of for the benefits of them who died wihout the gospel 1st. the subjects of preaching to the spts in prison.— my mother was a good baptist &c— what became of all that died previous to the coming of Ct people might sd to the saviour what did you come for — this generation have a very small idea of salvation. we are indebted to these men— and if I am damned I will love them. God has broken the slumber of ages rolled back the curtain &c 1 Peter 3 ch & 4th. For Ct has also once suffered &c. It tells us that while Jesus lay in the grave having paid the debt for us— in the prison house of the dead— ever doing good— the spt of the Lord was upon him &c Isaiah— he entered the prison house of the dead he began to proclaim liberty to the captives— and to the spts that are bound Peter did not unto half as much as Paul but he new 80 times as much— he held the keys and so has every servant of God who presides over the church— so has this man he holds the keys of power. Never was ashamed to preach and bear testimony for them. Peter unlocked with his key for what cause did God preach to these spts. Peter says for J C. has once suffered in the flesh &c— For for this course [cause] was the gospel also preached to those that are dead &c” or that they might be savid according to men do for them in the flesh. He says there is a day in which he will judge all men by the gospel— he cant if they have never heard it.
Dont forget the eternal principle of baptism by water as well as fire— Isaiah ch 24— prove another fact in which the salvation of the empires of the world are connected & interested :— 2nd. Paragraph— 1 Corinthans 15.— Morover I declare the gospel &c— John saw him in the isle of Patmos & after a great while Joseph & saw him and we know he is alive & I bear testimony of it [p. 6 [36]]
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