Discourse, 28 April 1842, as Reported by Eliza R. Snow

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Prest. J. Smith arose and  call’d the attention of the meeting to the 12th Chap. of 1st Cor.  “Now concerning spiritual gifts” &c.— Said that the passage  which reads “no man can say that Jesus is the the Christ <Lord> but by the  holy ghost,” should be translated, no man can know &c
He continued to read the Chap. and give instructions  respecting the different offices, and the necessity of every individual  acting in the sphere allotted him or her; and filling the several  offices to which they were appointed— Spoke of the disposition  of man, to consider the lower offices in the dishonorable  and to look with jealous eyes upon the standing of others— that  it was the nonsense of the human heart, for a person to be  aspiring to other stations than appointed of God— that it was  better for individuals to magnify their respective callings, and  wait patiently till God shall say to them come up higher.  He said the reason of these remarks being made, was, that  some little thing was circulating in the , that some persons [p. [35]]
Prest. J. Smith arose and call’d the attention of the meeting to the 12th Chap. of 1st Cor. “Now concerning spiritual gifts” &c.— Said that the passage which reads “no man can say that Jesus is the the Lord but by the holy ghost,” should be translated, no man can know &c
He continued to read the Chap. and give instructions respecting the different offices, and the necessity of every individual acting in the sphere allotted him or her; and filling the several offices to which they were appointed— Spoke of the disposition of man, to consider the lower offices in the dishonorable and to look with jealous eyes upon the standing of others— that it was the nonsense of the human heart, for a person to be aspiring to other stations than appointed of God— that it was better for individuals to magnify their respective callings, and wait patiently till God shall say to them come up higher. He said the reason of these remarks being made, was, that some little thing was circulating in the , that some persons [p. [35]]
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