Proclamation, between 19 January and 27 August 1841

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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or th[e] pearls of princes— it will confer upon you an excellence unsurpassed, a glory which you never knew. “God came from Teman, and the Holy one from mount Paran;” and, as his glory covered the heavens, so now will it environ the earth, and illumine the holy city, until all the obedient shall bask in the rejoice in the brightness of his coming, and bask in the sun-shine of God’s benignity. Hasten then to ! and contribute to the erection of temples, sanctuaries, and palaces, such as this world never saw— decorated with gold and pearls, and precious stones, with their walls finished with th[e] pencil of Raphahel, decorated with gold, and pearls, and precious stones, beautified by the finger of God. Tho’ your minds are yet darkened, and your eyes dim of sight, by the traditions, superstitions, and follies of the age, imposed upon you by the Papal See, and hierarchy, of Rome; th[e] Patriarch, and council ecclesiastical council, of Constantinople; and th[e] priesthood of th[e] protestant sects; the God of heaven addresses you as intelligent beings, and directs you to come out from among them, that you may become the elite of the kingdom— bright, and shining lights in your Father’s house. [p. 2]
or the pearls of princes— it will confer upon you an excellence unsurpassed, a glory which you never knew. “God came from Teman, and the Holy one from mount Paran;” and, as his glory covered the heavens, so now will it environ the earth, and illumine the holy city, until all the obedient shall rejoice in the brightness of his coming, and bask in the sun-shine of God’s benignity. Hasten then to ! and contribute to the erection of temples, sanctuaries, and palaces, such as this world never saw— , with their walls finished with the pencil of Raphahel, decorated with gold, and pearls, and precious stones, beautified by the finger of God. Tho’ your minds are yet darkened, and your eyes dim of sight, by the traditions, superstitions, and follies of the age, imposed upon you by the Papal See, and hierarchy, of Rome; the Patriarch, and ecclesiastical council, of Constantinople; and the priesthood of the protestant sects; the God of heaven addresses you as intelligent beings, and directs you to come out from among them, that you may become the elite of the kingdom— bright, and shining lights in your Father’s house. [p. 2]
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