Printer’s Manuscript of the Book of Mormon, circa August 1829–circa January 1830

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& the way is prepared from the fall of man & salvation is free & men are instructed sufficiently that they know good from evil & the law is given unto men & by the law no flesh is justified or by the law men are cut off yea by the temporal law they were cut off & also by the spiritual law they perish from that which is good & because <​become​> miserable forever wherefore redemption cometh in & through the holy Messiah for he is full of grace & truth behold he offereth himself a sacrifice for Sin to answer the ends of the law unto all those which have a broken heart & a contrite spirit & unto none else can the ends of the law be answered wherefore how great the importance to make these things known unto the inhabitents of the earth that they may know that there is no flesh that can dwell in the presance of God save it be through the merits & mercy & grace of the holy Messiah which layeth down his life according to the flesh & taketh it again by the power of the spirit that he may bring to pass the resurrection of the dead being the first that should rise wherefore he is the first fruits unto God inas much as he shall make intersession for all the children of men & they that believe in him shall be saved & because of the intersession for all. all men cometh unto God <​whe​>refore they stand in the presance of him to be judged of him according to the truth & holiness which is in him wherefore the ends of the law which the holy one hath given unto the inflicting of the punishment which is affixed which punishment that is affixed is in opposition to that of the happiness which is affixed to answer the ends of the atonement for it must needs be that there is an opposition in all things if not so my first born in the wilderness righteousness could not be brought to pass neither wickedness neither holiness nor miseary neither good nor bad wherefore all things must needs be <​a compound​> accomplished <​in​> one wherefore if it should be one body it must needs remain as dead haveing no life neither death nor corruption nor incorruption happiness nor miseary neither sense nor insensibility wherefore it must needs have been created for a thing of nought wherefore there would have been no purpose in the end of its creation wherefore this thing must needs destroy the wisdom of God & his eternal purposses & also the power & the mercy & the justice of God & if ye shall say there is no law ye shall also say there is no sin & if ye shall say there is no Sin ye shall also say there is no righteousness & if there be no righteousness there be no happiness & if there be no righteousness nor happiness there be no punishment nor miseary & if these things are not there is no God & if there is no God we are not neither the earth for there could have been no creation of things neither to act nor to be acted upon [p. 50]
& the way is prepared from the fall of man & salvation is free & men are instructed sufficiently that they know good from evil & the law is given unto men & by the law no flesh is justified or by the law men are cut off yea by the temporal law they were cut off & also by the spiritual law they perish from that which is good & become miserable forever wherefore redemption cometh in & through the holy Messiah for he is full of grace & truth behold he offereth himself a sacrifice for Sin to answer the ends of the law unto all those which have a broken heart & a contrite spirit & unto none else can the ends of the law be answered wherefore how great the importance to make these things known unto the inhabitents of the earth that they may know that there is no flesh that can dwell in the presance of God save it be through the merits & mercy & grace of the holy Messiah which layeth down his life according to the flesh & taketh it again by the power of the spirit that he may bring to pass the resurrection of the dead being the first that should rise wherefore he is the first fruits unto God inas much as he shall make intersession for all the children of men & they that believe in him shall be saved & because of the intersession for all. all men cometh unto God wherefore they stand in the presance of him to be judged of him according to the truth & holiness which is in him wherefore the ends of the law which the holy one hath given unto the inflicting of the punishment which is affixed which punishment that is affixed is in opposition to that of the happiness which is affixed to answer the ends of the atonement for it must needs be that there is an opposition in all things if not so my first born in the wilderness righteousness could not be brought to pass neither wickedness neither holiness nor miseary neither good nor bad wherefore all things must needs be a compound in one wherefore if it should be one body it must needs remain as dead haveing no life neither death nor corruption nor incorruption happiness nor miseary neither sense nor insensibility wherefore it must needs have been created for a thing of nought wherefore there would have been no purpose in the end of its creation wherefore this thing must needs destroy the wisdom of God & his eternal purposses & also the power & the mercy & the justice of God & if ye shall say there is no law ye shall also say there is no sin & if ye shall say there is no Sin ye shall also say there is no righteousness & if there be no righteousness there be no happiness & if there be no righteousness nor happiness there be no punishment nor miseary & if these things are not there is no God & if there is no God we are not neither the earth for there could have been no creation of things neither to act nor to be acted upon [p. 50]
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