History, 1838–1856, volume D-1 [1 August 1842–1 July 1843]

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  • Historical Introduction
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<​June 11​> If any man attempts to refute what I am about to say, after I have made it plain, let him be accursed.
As the Father hath power in himself, so hath the son power in himself, to lay down his life and take it again, so he has a body of his own, the Son doeth what he hath seen the Father do, then the father hath some day laid down his life and taken it again, so he has a body of his own, each one will be in his own body and yet the Sectarian world believe the body of the son, is stuffed into his Father’s.
Gods have an ascendancy over the Angels who are ministering Ser[HC 5:426]vants, in the resurrection some are raised to be angels, others are raised to become Gods.
These things are revealed in the most holy place in a temple prepared for that purpose. Many of the Sects cry out O I have the testimony of Jesus. I have the Spirit of God, but away with Joe Smith, he says he is a Prophet, but there are to be no Prophets or Revelators in the last days. Stop Sir. The Revelator says that the testimony of Jesus is the Spirit of Prophecy, so by your own mouth you are condemned. But to the text, why gather the people together in this place? for the same purpose that Jesus worked to gather the Jews; to receive the ordinances, the blessings and glories that God has in store for his Saints. I will now ask this Assembly and all the Saints if you will now build this and receive the ordinances and blessings which God has in store for you, or will you not build unto the Lord this , and let him pass by and bestow these blessings upon another people. I pause for a reply.
At 2½ P.M. I introduced to the congregation Mr. De Wolf a Clergyman of the Episcopal church; and requested the attention of the congregation in his behalf. He read the 6 chap of Hebrews, and then kneeled and prayed, dressed in his black clerical gown, which excited some curiosity among some of the Saints; after the choir sung a hymn, he preached from Hebrews 6 ch 1 & 2 v touching on such principles only, that are acknowledged and received by the church; in his closing remarks he observed, “I may never meet you all again this side of the Eternal world, but I will appoint a meeting: i.e. when the Lord Jesus shall descend with his Angels, to call the dead from their graves, and sit in judgment on all the world.”
A Conference was held at Lima, and the branch recognized under the direction of Elder , Prest. Walter Cox and Edwin Whiting Councillors. Bishop; Clark Hallet, and Henry Dean Counsellors: William Woodland, , James C Snow, James Israel, , , Moses Clawson, [HC 5:427] Joseph S Allen, Phillip Garner, Henry Ettleman, Reuben Daniels and Horace Rawson, High Council. James C Snow, Clerk of the branch, during the appointing of the High Council. made some general remarks upon the Word of Wisdom. He commenced by saying that he always despised a penurious principle in any man, and that God despised it also, for he was liberal, and did not look at every little thing as we do; he looked at the integrity of the heart of man, he said some would strain, nip and tuck at the Word of Wisdom, and at the same time they would turn away a poor brother from their door when he would ask for a little meal for his breakfast. He compared it to the man that was stretched upon the [p. 1575]
June 11 If any man attempts to refute what I am about to say, after I have made it plain, let him be accursed.
As the Father hath power in himself, so hath the son power in himself, to lay down his life and take it again, so he has a body of his own, the Son doeth what he hath seen the Father do, then the father hath some day laid down his life and taken it again, so he has a body of his own, each one will be in his own body and yet the Sectarian world believe the body of the son, is stuffed into his Father’s.
Gods have an ascendancy over the Angels who are ministering Ser[HC 5:426]vants, in the resurrection some are raised to be angels, others are raised to become Gods.
These things are revealed in the most holy place in a temple prepared for that purpose. Many of the Sects cry out O I have the testimony of Jesus. I have the Spirit of God, but away with Joe Smith, he says he is a Prophet, but there are to be no Prophets or Revelators in the last days. Stop Sir. The Revelator says that the testimony of Jesus is the Spirit of Prophecy, so by your own mouth you are condemned. But to the text, why gather the people together in this place? for the same purpose that Jesus worked to gather the Jews; to receive the ordinances, the blessings and glories that God has in store for his Saints. I will now ask this Assembly and all the Saints if you will now build this and receive the ordinances and blessings which God has in store for you, or will you not build unto the Lord this , and let him pass by and bestow these blessings upon another people. I pause for a reply.
At 2½ P.M. I introduced to the congregation Mr. De Wolf a Clergyman of the Episcopal church; and requested the attention of the congregation in his behalf. He read the 6 chap of Hebrews, and then kneeled and prayed, dressed in his black clerical gown, which excited some curiosity among some of the Saints; after the choir sung a hymn, he preached from Hebrews 6 ch 1 & 2 v touching on such principles only, that are acknowledged and received by the church; in his closing remarks he observed, “I may never meet you all again this side of the Eternal world, but I will appoint a meeting: i.e. when the Lord Jesus shall descend with his Angels, to call the dead from their graves, and sit in judgment on all the world.”
A Conference was held at Lima, and the branch recognized under the direction of Elder , Prest. Walter Cox and Edwin Whiting Councillors. Bishop; Clark Hallet, and Henry Dean Counsellors: William Woodland, , James C Snow, James Israel, , , Moses Clawson, [HC 5:427] Joseph S Allen, Phillip Garner, Henry Ettleman, Reuben Daniels and Horace Rawson, High Council. James C Snow, Clerk of the branch, during the appointing of the High Council. made some general remarks upon the Word of Wisdom. He commenced by saying that he always despised a penurious principle in any man, and that God despised it also, for he was liberal, and did not look at every little thing as we do; he looked at the integrity of the heart of man, he said some would strain, nip and tuck at the Word of Wisdom, and at the same time they would turn away a poor brother from their door when he would ask for a little meal for his breakfast. He compared it to the man that was stretched upon the [p. 1575]
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