Minutes and Discourses, 6–9 April 1844, as Reported by Thomas Bullock

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Sunday April 7th. 1844
Morning meeting
The President arrived at 10 oclock when the Choir sung an hymn “The Spirit of God like a fire is burning”, an affectionate appeal by on behalf of the sick, and prayer by him on their behalf— after which prayer by Elder . The choir sung an hymn— The Prophet requested the people to have good order— suffer no talking— observe the police to keep order— dont say you cant do anything for us—” and the Constitutional power calls them to keep good order says the boundaries of the Congregation are much enlarged to what they were yesterday and requested silence in order that all if possible may hear and understand he will not give a detail but pursue the same subject & preach from the same text the Church of Christ, the Kingdom of God, the Kingdom of Daniel— the Stone— came to the character that the Prophets gave it so as to be the K[ingdom]— & give it the right to exist by any Gov[ernmen]t. whether Monarchical Republican or any other but to be entitled to the protect[io]n. of that Govt. we Intend to take a short view of the reasons why Sal[vatio]n. belongs to this K— & this K— only— & it is to that part of the subj[ec]t. we intend to rest on this morn[in]g.— it enteres into the very feel[in]gs— disposit[io]ns & feelings of a mans heart it is exercised upon principles that only belongs to itself & when it gains the ascend[an]cy. once it keeps it always, not by force of external law, but by voluntary obedience it is by this power it exercises its domin[io]n., it is by purifying the mind & making man acquainted with himself, God, Devil & every other thing— & which will cause men to obey with his last breath whe[the]r by being killed with wild beasts or any thing else what is the princ[iple]: of Salvn the Lord begins to teach him what things he can do & how he can gain the victory over every thing— Man would not know his power without being tried— wher. in prison, poisonous reptiles— but the world is led by the Devil because they feel they have no power & Man never learns this power but in the K— of God— no Govt. or Empire teaches this— one of the Great things of the K— of heaven is to teach man what power he has— & so obt[ai]n. victory for Eternal life— the contrast bet[wee]n. the K of God & of men— man has some inherent princl. in him. it enters to the sick bed— the plagues & pes[tilences]: of the diseases— plagues Dev[i]l. & power over all things.— heal[in]g. the sick. cast[in]g. out devils— is the quintesence of Saln. & living in the influence of it & is no less than the power of God & no T. K [temporal kingdom]— has power to save men wher. Political Civil or any other sort— I only proclaim it has an honest man— all relig[io]ns. in the world that do not tend— to this princl. have a direct tendency to blind men & lull men asleep— that the L[or]d. prom[ise]d. in the L. D. [latter days] to set up a K— in order to restore his powers to the world that he wo[ul]d. set up his K. in order to upset all false doctrines K. &c in order to give [p. 8]
Sunday April 7th. 1844
Morning meeting
The President arrived at 10 oclock when the Choir sung an hymn “The Spirit of God like a fire is burning”, an affectionate appeal by on behalf of the sick, and prayer by him on their behalf— after which prayer by Elder . The choir sung an hymn— The Prophet requested the people to have good order— suffer no talking— observe the police to keep order— dont say you cant do anything for us—” and the Constitutional power calls them to keep good order says the boundaries of the Congregation are much enlarged to what they were yesterday and requested silence in order that all if possible may hear and understand he will not give a detail but pursue the same subject & preach from the same text the Church of Christ, the Kingdom of God, the Kingdom of Daniel— the Stone— came to the character that the Prophets gave it so as to be the Kingdom— & give it the right to exist by any Government. whether Monarchical Republican or any other but to be entitled to the protection. of that Govt. we Intend to take a short view of the reasons why Salvation. belongs to this K— & this K— only— & it is to that part of the subject. we intend to rest on this morning.— it enteres into the very feelings— dispositions & feelings of a mans heart it is exercised upon principles that only belongs to itself & when it gains the ascendancy. once it keeps it always, not by force of external law, but by voluntary obedience it is by this power it exercises its dominion., it is by purifying the mind & making man acquainted with himself, God, Devil & every other thing— & which will cause men to obey with his last breath whether by being killed with wild beasts or any thing else what is the principle: of Salvn the Lord begins to teach him what things he can do & how he can gain the victory over every thing— Man would not know his power without being tried— wher. in prison, poisonous reptiles— but the world is led by the Devil because they feel they have no power & Man never learns this power but in the K— of God— no Govt. or Empire teaches this— one of the Great things of the K— of heaven is to teach man what power he has— & so obtain. victory for Eternal life— the contrast between. the K of God & of men— man has some inherent princl. in him. it enters to the sick bed— the plagues & pestilences: of the diseases— plagues Devil. & power over all things.— healing. the sick. casting. out devils— is the quintesence of Saln. & living in the influence of it & is no less than the power of God & no T. K temporal kingdom— has power to save men wher. Political Civil or any other sort— I only proclaim it has an honest man— all religions. in the world that do not tend— to this princl. have a direct tendency to blind men & lull men asleep— that the Lord. promised. in the L. D. [latter days] to set up a K— in order to restore his powers to the world that he would. set up his K. in order to upset all false doctrines K. &c in order to give [p. 8]
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