Printer’s Manuscript of the Book of Mormon, circa August 1829–circa January 1830

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thus came the woice of the Son unto me saying after that ye have repented of your sins & witnessed unto the Father that ye are willing to keep my commandments by the Baptism of water & have received the Baptism of fire & of the Holy Ghost & can speak with a new tonge yea even with the tongue of Angels & after this should deny me it would have been better for you that ye had not known me & I heard a voice from the Father saying yea the words of my beloved are true & faithful he that endureth to the end the same shall be saved & now my beloved Brethren I know by this that unless a man shall endure to the end in following the example of the Son of the liveing God he cannot be saved wherefore do the things which I have told you that I have seen that your Lord & your Redeemer should do for for this cause have they been shewn unto me that ye might know the gate by which ye should enter for the gate by which ye should enter is repentance & Baptism by water & then cometh a remission of your sins by fire & by the holy Ghost & then are ye in this strait & narrow path which leads to Eternal life yea ye have entered in by the gate ye have done according to the commandments of the Father & the Son & ye have received the holy Ghost which witness of the Father & the Son unto the fulfiling of the promise which he hath made that if ye entered in by the way ye should receive & now my beloved Brethren after that ye have got into this strait & narrow path I would ask if all is done behold I say unto you nay for ye have not come thus far save it were by the word of Christ with unshaken faith in him relying wholely upon the merrits of him who is able mighty to save wherefore ye must press forward with a steadfastness in Christ haveing a perfect brightness of hope & a love of God & of all men wherefore if ye shall press forward feasting upon the word of Christ & endure to the end behold thus saith the Father ye shall have eternal life & now behold my beloved Brethren this is the way & there is none other way nor name given under heaven whereby man can be saved in the Kingdom of God & now behold this is the doctrine of Christ & the only & true doctrine doctrine of the Father & of the Son & of the Holy Ghost which is one <​one​> God without end Amen
Second Nephi, Chapter 14 [2 Nephi 32]
Chapter [blank]—— And now behold my beloved Brethren I suppose that ye ponder somewhat in your minds somewhat <​hearts​> concerning that which ye should do after that ye have entered in by the way but behold why do ye ponder these things in your hearts do ye not remember that I said unto you that after tht ye have received the Holy Ghost ye could speak with the tongue of Angels & now how could ye speak with the tongue of Angels save it were by the Holy Ghost Angels speak by the power of the Holy Ghost wherefore they speak the words of Christ wherefore I said unto you feast upon the words of Christ for behold the words of Christ will tell you all things what ye should do wherefore now after that I have spoken these words if ye cannot understand them it will be because ye ask not neither do ye knock wherefore ye are not brought into the light but must perish in the dark for behold again I say unto you that if ye will enter in by the way & receive the Holy Ghost it will shew unto you all things what ye should do behold [p. 93]
thus came the woice of the Son unto me saying after that ye have repented of your sins & witnessed unto the Father that ye are willing to keep my commandments by the Baptism of water & have received the Baptism of fire & of the Holy Ghost & can speak with a new tonge yea even with the tongue of Angels & after this should deny me it would have been better for you that ye had not known me & I heard a voice from the Father saying yea the words of my beloved are true & faithful he that endureth to the end the same shall be saved & now my beloved Brethren I know by this that unless a man shall endure to the end in following the example of the Son of the liveing God he cannot be saved wherefore do the things which I have told you that I have seen that your Lord & your Redeemer should do for for this cause have they been shewn unto me that ye might know the gate by which ye should enter for the gate by which ye should enter is repentance & Baptism by water & then cometh a remission of your sins by fire & by the holy Ghost & then are ye in this strait & narrow path which leads to Eternal life yea ye have entered in by the gate ye have done according to the commandments of the Father & the Son & ye have received the holy Ghost which witness of the Father & the Son unto the fulfiling of the promise which he hath made that if ye entered in by the way ye should receive & now my beloved Brethren after that ye have got into this strait & narrow path I would ask if all is done behold I say unto you nay for ye have not come thus far save it were by the word of Christ with unshaken faith in him relying wholely upon the merrits of him who is mighty to save wherefore ye must press forward with a steadfastness in Christ haveing a perfect brightness of hope & a love of God & of all men wherefore if ye shall press forward feasting upon the word of Christ & endure to the end behold thus saith the Father ye shall have eternal life & now behold my beloved Brethren this is the way & there is none other way nor name given under heaven whereby man can be saved in the Kingdom of God & now behold this is the doctrine of Christ & the only & true doctrine of the Father & of the Son & of the Holy Ghost which is one God without end Amen
Second Nephi, Chapter 14 [2 Nephi 32]
Chapter [blank]—— And now behold my beloved Brethren I suppose that ye ponder somewhat in your hearts concerning that which ye should do after that ye have entered in by the way but behold why do ye ponder these things in your hearts do ye not remember that I said unto you that after tht ye have received the Holy Ghost ye could speak with the tongue of Angels & now how could ye speak with the tongue of Angels save it were by the Holy Ghost Angels speak by the power of the Holy Ghost wherefore they speak the words of Christ wherefore I said unto you feast upon the words of Christ for behold the words of Christ will tell you all things what ye should do wherefore now after that I have spoken these words if ye cannot understand them it will be because ye ask not neither do ye knock wherefore ye are not brought into the light but must perish in the dark for behold again I say unto you that if ye will enter in by the way & receive the Holy Ghost it will shew unto you all things what ye should do behold [p. 93]
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