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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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church from , is a very good climax for all the arguments used, falsehoods set forth, and even a full interpretation of the sublime admission that “Vengeance belongs to God alone.” The events that followed from this time till November, explain the Modus operandi much more clearly than the publications in the monitor, or other papers generally, that were so willing to give the Western Missionaries, the Doctors, Lawyers, Judges, Justices, sheriffs, constables, military officers, and other distinguished personages a fair chance against the Mormons.
On the 2d. instant, I the same day of the publication of the mob in the “Monitor,” I received the following
Revelation, Given march August, 1833.
1. Verily I say unto you my friends, I speak unto you with my voice, even the voice of my spirit, that I may shew unto you my will concerning your brethren in the land of Zion, many of whom are truly humble, and are seeking diligently to learn wisdom and to find truth: [HC 1:400] verily, verily I say unto you, blessed are such for they shall obtain, for I the Lord sheweth mercy unto all the meek, and upon all whomsoever I will, that I may be justified when I shall bring them unto judgment.
2. Behold I say unto you, concerning the school in Zion, I, the Lord am well pleased concerning the ; and also with my servant for he abideth in me; and inasmuch as he continueth to abide in me, he shall continue to preside over the school, in the land of Zion, until I shall give unto him other , and I will bless him with a multiplicity of blessings, in expounding all scriptures and mysteries to the edification of the school, and of the in Zion; and to the residue of the school, I the Lord am willing to shew mercy, nevertheless there are those that must needs be chastened, and their works shall be made known; The ax<​e​> is laid at the root of the trees, and every tree that bringeth not [p. 338]
church from , is a very good climax for all the arguments used, falsehoods set forth, and even a full interpretation of the sublime admission that “Vengeance belongs to God alone.” The events that followed from this time till November, explain the Modus operandi much more clearly than the publications in the monitor, or other papers generally, that were so willing to give the Western Missionaries, the Doctors, Lawyers, Judges, Justices, sheriffs, constables, military officers, and other distinguished personages a fair chance against the Mormons.
On the 2d. instant, the same day of the publication of the mob in the “Monitor,” I received the following
Revelation, Given August, 1833.
1. Verily I say unto you my friends, I speak unto you with my voice, even the voice of my spirit, that I may shew unto you my will concerning your brethren in the land of Zion, many of whom are truly humble, and are seeking diligently to learn wisdom and to find truth: [HC 1:400] verily, verily I say unto you, blessed are such for they shall obtain, for I the Lord sheweth mercy unto all the meek, and upon all whomsoever I will, that I may be justified when I shall bring them unto judgment.
2. Behold I say unto you, concerning the school in Zion, I, the Lord am well pleased concerning the ; and also with my servant for he abideth in me; and inasmuch as he continueth to abide in me, he shall continue to preside over the school, in the land of Zion, until I shall give unto him other , and I will bless him with a multiplicity of blessings, in expounding all scriptures and mysteries to the edification of the school, and of the in Zion; and to the residue of the school, I the Lord am willing to shew mercy, nevertheless there are those that must needs be chastened, and their works shall be made known; The axe is laid at the root of the trees, and every tree that bringeth not [p. 338]
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