History, 1838–1856, volume A-1 [23 December 1805–30 August 1834]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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be able to bear his presence in a world of glory. And to God and the Lamb be glory, and honor, and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
Nothing could be more pleasing to the Saint, upon the order of the kingdom of the Lord, than the light which burst upon the world, through the foregoing vision. Every law, every , every promise, every truth, and every point, touching the destiny of man, from Genesis to Revelation, where the purity of either remains unsullied from the wisdom of men, goes to shew the perfection of the theory, and witnesses the fact that that document is a transcript from the Records of the eternal world. The sublimity of the ideas; the purity of the language; the scope for action; the continued duration for completion, in order that the heirs of salvation, may confess the Lord and bow the knee; The rewards for faithfulnes & the punishments for sins, are so much beyond the narrow mindedness of men, that every [HC 1:252] honest man is constrained to exclaim; It came from God.
March 1832
About the first of march, in connection with the translation of the scriptures, I received the following explanation of the Revelations of Saint John.
What is the sea of glass spoken of by John, 4th. chapter, and 6th. verse of the Revelation?
It is the earth in its sanctified, immortal and eternal state.
What are we to understand by the four beasts spoken of by John in the 4th. chapter, and 6th. verse of Revelation?
They are figurative expressions, used by the Revelator, John, in describing heaven, the paradise of God, the happiness of men, and of beasts, and of creeping things, and of the fowls of the air; that which is spiritual being in the [p. 192]
be able to bear his presence in a world of glory. And to God and the Lamb be glory, and honor, and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
Nothing could be more pleasing to the Saint, upon the order of the kingdom of the Lord, than the light which burst upon the world, through the foregoing vision. Every law, every , every promise, every truth, and every point, touching the destiny of man, from Genesis to Revelation, where the purity of either remains unsullied from the wisdom of men, goes to shew the perfection of the theory, and witnesses the fact that that document is a transcript from the Records of the eternal world. The sublimity of the ideas; the purity of the language; the scope for action; the continued duration for completion, in order that the heirs of salvation, may confess the Lord and bow the knee; The rewards for faithfulnes & the punishments for sins, are so much beyond the narrow mindedness of men, that every [HC 1:252] honest man is constrained to exclaim; It came from God.
March 1832
About the first of march, in connection with the translation of the scriptures, I received the following explanation of the Revelations of Saint John.
What is the sea of glass spoken of by John, 4th. chapter, and 6th. verse of the Revelation?
It is the earth in its sanctified, immortal and eternal state.
What are we to understand by the four beasts spoken of by John in the 4th. chapter, and 6th. verse of Revelation?
They are figurative expressions, used by the Revelator, John, in describing heaven, the paradise of God, the happiness of men, and of beasts, and of creeping things, and of the fowls of the air; that which is spiritual being in the [p. 192]
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