Discourse, 28 April 1842, as Reported by John McEwan

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to light, iniquity must be purged out, then the veil will be rent and the blessings of heaven will flow down they will roll down like the . This Society shall have power to command Queens in their midst, I now deliver it as a prophecy that before ten years shall roll round the Queens of the earth shall come & pay their respects to this Society, they shall come with their millions & shall contribute of their abundance for the relief of the poor— If you will be pure, nothing can hinder.
After this instruction you will be responsible for your own sins, it is an honor to save yourselves all are responsible to save themselves.
Prest. Smith after reading from above mentioned chapt. continued to give instruction respecting the order of God, as established in the church, saying every one should aspire only to magnfiy his own office &c.
He then commenced reading the 13th. chapt “Though I speak with the tongues of men &c”; & said dont be limited in your views with regard to your neighbors virtues, but be limited toward your own virtues, & not think your selves more righteous than others, you Must enlarge your souls towards others, if you would do like Jesus, & carry your fellow creatures to Abrahams bosom.
He said he had manifested long suffering & we must do so too— Prest Smith then read “Though I have the gift of prophecy” &c, He then said though one should become mighty, do great things, overturn mountains &c & should then turn to eat & drink with the drunken; all former deeds would not save him, but he would go to destruction!
As you increase in innocence & virtue as you increase in goodness let your hearts expand, let them be enlarged towards others You must be long suffering & bear with the faults & errors of mankind How precious are the souls of men! The female part of community are apt to be contracted in their views. you must not be contracted, [p. [178]]
to light, iniquity must be purged out, then the veil will be rent and the blessings of heaven will flow down they will roll down like the . This Society shall have power to command Queens in their midst, I now deliver it as a prophecy that before ten years shall roll round the Queens of the earth shall come & pay their respects to this Society, they shall come with their millions & shall contribute of their abundance for the relief of the poor— If you will be pure, nothing can hinder.
After this instruction you will be responsible for your own sins, it is an honor to save yourselves all are responsible to save themselves.
Prest. Smith after reading from above mentioned chapt. continued to give instruction respecting the order of God, as established in the church, saying every one should aspire only to magnfiy his own office &c.
He then commenced reading the 13th. chapt “Though I speak with the tongues of men &c”; & said dont be limited in your views with regard to your neighbors virtues, but be limited toward your own virtues, & not think your selves more righteous than others, you Must enlarge your souls towards others, if you would do like Jesus, & carry your fellow creatures to Abrahams bosom.
He said he had manifested long suffering & we must do so too— Prest Smith then read “Though I have the gift of prophecy” &c, He then said though one should become mighty, do great things, overturn mountains &c & should then turn to eat & drink with the drunken; all former deeds would not save him, but he would go to destruction!
As you increase in innocence & virtue as you increase in goodness let your hearts expand, let them be enlarged towards others You must be long suffering & bear with the faults & errors of mankind How precious are the souls of men! The female part of community are apt to be contracted in their views. you must not be contracted, [p. [178]]
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