Discourse, 10 March 1844, as Reported by Wilford Woodruff

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Methodist says you can have grace to day, fall from it tomorrow, next day have grace again & so follow it but the doctrin of the scriptures & the spirit of Elijah would show them both fals[e] & take a road between them both for according to the scriptures if a man has receive the good word of God & tasted of the powers of the world to come if they shall fall away it is impossible to renew them again seeing they have crucified the son of God afresh & put him to an open frame shame so their is a possibility of falling away yet could not be renewed again, & the power of Elijah cannot seal against this sin for this is a reserve made in the seals & power of the priesthood, I will make evry doctrin plain that I present & it shall stand upon a firm bases And I am at the defianc[e] of the world for I will take shelter under the broad shelter <​cover​> of the wings of the work in which I am ingaged, it matters not to me if all hell boils over I regard it ownly as I would the crackling of thorns under a pot A murderer for instanc[e] one that sheds innocent Blood cannot have forgiveness, David sought repentance at the hand of God carefully with tears but he could ownly get it through Hell, he got a promise that his soul should not be left in Hell, Although David was a king he never did obtain the spirit & power of Elijah & the fulness of the Priesthood, & the priesthood that he received & the throne & kingdom of David is to be taken from him & given to another by the name of David in the last days raised up out of his linage Peter refered to the same subject on the day of pentecost, but the multitude did not get the endowment that Peter had but several days after the people asked what shall [p. [210]]
Methodist says you can have grace to day, fall from it tomorrow, next day have grace again & so follow it but the doctrin of the scriptures & the spirit of Elijah would show them both false & take a road between them both for according to the scriptures if a man has receive the good word of God & tasted of the powers of the world to come if they shall fall away it is impossible to renew them again seeing they have crucified the son of God afresh & put him to an open shame so their is a possibility of falling away yet could not be renewed again, & the power of Elijah cannot seal against this sin for this is a reserve made in the seals & power of the priesthood, I will make evry doctrin plain that I present & it shall stand upon a firm bases And I am at the defiance of the world for I will take shelter under the broad cover of the wings of the work in which I am ingaged, it matters not to me if all hell boils over I regard it ownly as I would the crackling of thorns under a pot A murderer for instance one that sheds innocent Blood cannot have forgiveness, David sought repentance at the hand of God carefully with tears but he could ownly get it through Hell, he got a promise that his soul should not be left in Hell, Although David was a king he never did obtain the spirit & power of Elijah & the fulness of the Priesthood, & the priesthood that he received & the throne & kingdom of David is to be taken from him & given to another by the name of David in the last days raised up out of his linage Peter refered to the same subject on the day of pentecost, but the multitude did not get the endowment that Peter had but several days after the people asked what shall [p. [210]]
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