Account of Meeting and Discourse, 5 January 1841, as Reported by William P. McIntire

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the speaker should all ways speak in his natureal tone of voice; & not to keep in one loud strain, but to act without affectation
Next subject was— did the Lord God <​make​> the Earth out of nothing;— By D. Ells— says he God did not make th[e] earth out of nothing— for it is contrary to <​a​> rashanal [rational] mind & reason. that a something could be brought from— a nothing;— also it is contrary to the principle & means by witch God does work; for instance; when God fo[r]med man, he made him of something; the dust of the Earth, & he allways took a somthing to afect a something Else; oft he takes man <​to​> scorge his fellow man, or watter to destroy man— or fire to distroy man or angels for i[n]stance the angel that went forth [p. [2]]
the speaker should all ways speak in his natureal tone of voice; & not to keep in one loud strain, but to act without affectation
Next subject was— did the Lord God make the Earth out of nothing;— By D. Ells— says he God did not make the earth out of nothing— for it is contrary to a rashanal rational mind & reason. that a something could be brought from— a nothing;— also it is contrary to the principle & means by witch God does work; for instance; when God formed man, he made him of something; the dust of the Earth, & he allways took a somthing to afect a something Else; oft he takes man to scorge his fellow man, or watter to destroy man— or fire to distroy man or angels for instance the angel that went forth [p. [2]]
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