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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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remnant, and in Zion,” &c.
The then gave a relation of obtaining, and the Book of Mormon, the revelation of the , the organization of the in 1830, the revelation of the and the gift of the Holy Spirit poured out upon the church &c, and said;
“Take away the Book of Mormon, and the revelations, and where is our religion? We have none; for without a Zion, and a place of deliverance, we must fall; because the time is near when the sun will be darkened, and the moon turn to blood, and the stars fall from heaven, and the earth reel too & fro; Then, if this is the case, and if we are not sanctified and to the places where God has appointed, <​with all​> our former professions and our great love for the bible, we must fall, we cannot stand, we cannot be saved; for God will gather out his saints from the , and then comes desolations or destructions and none can escape, except the pure in heart who are gathered,” &c.
addressed the and said “On Two points hang all the revelations, which have ever been given, [HC 2:52] which are the two advents of the Messiah. The first is past, and the second is now just before us, and consequently those who desire a part in this era; which the angels desired to look into, have to be assembled with the saints; for if they are not gathered, they must wail because of his coming. There is no part of his creation which will not feel a shock at this grand display of his power, for the ancient Saints will reign with christ a thousand years. The gathered saints will dwell under that reign; and those who are not gathered may expect to endure his wrath that length of time, for the rest of the dead are not to live till the thousand years are Ended.”
“It is in vain for men, in this generation to think of laying up and providing for their children, except they lay it up where <​in the place​> deliverance is appointed by the voice of God, for these are the days of [p. 463]
remnant, and in Zion,” &c.
The then gave a relation of obtaining, and the Book of Mormon, the revelation of the , the organization of the in 1830, the revelation of the and the gift of the Holy Spirit poured out upon the church &c, and said;
“Take away the Book of Mormon, and the revelations, and where is our religion? We have none; for without a Zion, and a place of deliverance, we must fall; because the time is near when the sun will be darkened, and the moon turn to blood, and the stars fall from heaven, and the earth reel to & fro; Then, if this is the case, and if we are not sanctified and to the places where God has appointed, with all our former professions and our great love for the bible, we must fall, we cannot stand, we cannot be saved; for God will gather out his saints from the , and then comes desolations or destructions and none can escape, except the pure in heart who are gathered,” &c.
addressed the and said “On Two points hang all the revelations, which have ever been given, [HC 2:52] which are the two advents of the Messiah. The first is past, and the second is now just before us, and consequently those who desire a part in this era; which the angels desired to look into, have to be assembled with the saints; for if they are not gathered, they must wail because of his coming. There is no part of his creation which will not feel a shock at this grand display of his power, for the ancient Saints will reign with christ a thousand years. The gathered saints will dwell under that reign; and those who are not gathered may expect to endure his wrath that length of time, for the rest of the dead are not to live till the thousand years are Ended.”
“It is in vain for men, in this generation to think of laying up and providing for their children, except they lay it up where in the place deliverance is appointed by the voice of God, for these are the days of [p. 463]
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