Discourse, 6 April 1843–B, as Reported by James Burgess

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Remarks on the comeing of the Son of Man by Joseph Smith the Prophet made in
Christ says no man knoweth the day or the hour when the Son of man cometh.
This is a sweeping argument for sectarianism against Latterdayism, Did Christ speak this as a general principle throughout all generations Oh no he spake in the present tense no man that was then liveing upon the footstool of God knew the day or the hour But he did not say that there was no man throughout all generations that should not know the day or the hour No for this would be in flat contradection with other scripture for the prophet says that God will do nothing but what he will reveal unto his Servants the prophets consequently if it is not made known to the Prophets it will not come to pass; again we find Paul ◊◊t of Thesslonians 5th chapter expressly points out the characters who shall [p. [2]]
Remarks on the comeing of the Son of Man by Joseph Smith the Prophet made in
Christ says no man knoweth the day or the hour when the Son of man cometh.
This is a sweeping argument for sectarianism against Latterdayism, Did Christ speak this as a general principle throughout all generations Oh no he spake in the present tense no man that was then liveing upon the footstool of God knew the day or the hour But he did not say that there was no man throughout all generations that should not know the day or the hour No for this would be in flat contradection with other scripture for the prophet says that God will do nothing but what he will reveal unto his Servants the prophets consequently if it is not made known to the Prophets it will not come to pass; again we find Paul t of Thesslonians 5th chapter expressly points out the characters who shall [p. [2]]
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