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

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that they must repent & be Baptised in his name haveing perfect faith in the holy one of Israel or they cannot be saved in the Kingdom of God & if they will not repent & believe in his name & be baptised in his name & endure to the end they must be damned for the Lord God the holy one of Israel hath spoken it wherefore he hath given a law & where there is no law given there is no punishment & where there is no punishment there is no condemnation & where there is no condemnation the mercies of the holy one of Israel hath claim upon them because of the atonement for they are delivered by the power of him for the atonement satesfieth the demands of his Justice upon all those who hath not the law given to them that they are delivered from that awful monster death & hell & the devil & the lake of fire & brimstone which is endless torment & they are restored to that God who gave them breath which is the holy one of Israel but wo unto him that hath the law given yea that hath all the commandments of God like unto us & that transgresseth them & that wasteth the days of his probation for awful is his State O that cunning plan of the evil one O the vainness & the frailties & the foolishness of men when they are learned they think they are wise & they hearken not unto the councils of God for they set it aside supposeing they know of themselves wherefore their wisdom is foolishness & it profiteth them not wherefore they shall perish but to be learned is good if it so be that they hearken unto the councils of God but wo unto the rich which are rich as to the things of the world for because that they are rich they despise the poor & they persecute the meek & their hearts are upon their treasures wherefore their treasure is their God & behold their treasure shall perish with them also & wo unto the deaf that will not hear for they shall perish wo unto the blind that will not see for they shall perish also wo unto the uncircumcised of heart for a Knowledge of their iniquities shall smite them at the last day wo unto the liar for he shall be thrust down to hell wo unto the murderer who deliberately killeth for he shall die wo unto them who commit whoredoms for they shall be thrust down to hell yea wo unto they that worship Idols for the Devil of all Devils deliteth in them & in fine wo unto all they that die in their Sins for they shall return to God & behold his face & remain in their Sins O my beloved Brethren remember the awfulness in transgressing against that holy God & also the awfulness of yielding to the enticeings of that cunning one remember to be carnally minded is death & to be spiritually minded is life Eternal O my beloved Brethren give ear to my words remember the greatness of the holy one of Israel do not say that I have spoken hard things against you for if ye do ye will revile against the truth for I have spoken the words of your maker I know that the words of truth are hard against all uncleanness but the righteous [p. 64]
that they must repent & be Baptised in his name haveing perfect faith in the holy one of Israel or they cannot be saved in the Kingdom of God & if they will not repent & believe in his name & be baptised in his name & endure to the end they must be damned for the Lord God the holy one of Israel hath spoken it wherefore he hath given a law & where there is no law given there is no punishment & where there is no punishment there is no condemnation & where there is no condemnation the mercies of the holy one of Israel hath claim upon them because of the atonement for they are delivered by the power of him for the atonement satesfieth the demands of his Justice upon all those who hath not the law given to them that they are delivered from that awful monster death & hell & the devil & the lake of fire & brimstone which is endless torment & they are restored to that God who gave them breath which is the holy one of Israel but wo unto him that hath the law given yea that hath all the commandments of God like unto us & that transgresseth them & that wasteth the days of his probation for awful is his State O that cunning plan of the evil one O the vainness & the frailties & the foolishness of men when they are learned they think they are wise & they hearken not unto the council of God for they set it aside supposeing they know of themselves wherefore their wisdom is foolishness & it profiteth them not wherefore they shall perish but to be learned is good if it so be that they hearken unto the councils of God but wo unto the rich which are rich as to the things of the world for because that they are rich they despise the poor & they persecute the meek & their hearts are upon their treasures wherefore their treasure is their God & behold their treasure shall perish with them also & wo unto the deaf that will not hear for they shall perish wo unto the blind that will not see for they shall perish also wo unto the uncircumcised of heart for a Knowledge of their iniquities shall smite them at the last day wo unto the liar for he shall be thrust down to hell wo unto the murderer who deliberately killeth for he shall die wo unto them who commit whoredoms for they shall be thrust down to hell yea wo unto they that worship Idols for the Devil of all Devils deliteth in them & in fine wo unto all they that die in their Sins for they shall return to God & behold his face & remain in their Sins O my beloved Brethren remember the awfulness in transgressing against that holy God & also the awfulness of yielding to the enticeings of that cunning one remember to be carnally minded is death & to be spiritually minded is life Eternal O my beloved Brethren give ear to my words remember the greatness of the holy one of Israel do not say that I have spoken hard things against you for if ye do ye will revile against the truth for I have spoken the words of your maker I know that the words of truth are hard against all uncleanness but the righteous [p. 64]
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