History, 1838–1856, volume B-1 [1 September 1834–2 November 1838]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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your arduous toils, but when your work is done, and your <​February 21.​> labor o’er, he will take you to himself. But before this consummation of your felicity, bring your mind to bear upon what will be imperiously required of you to accomplish the great work that lies before you. Count well the cost. You have read of the trials and persecutions of ancient days. Has not bitter experience taught you that they are the same now? You will be dragged before the authorities for the religion you profess, and it were better not to set out than to start, look back, or shrink when dangers thicken upon, or appaling death stares you in the face. I have spoken these things, Dear Brother, because I have seen them in visions. There <​are​> strong dungeons and gloomy prisons for you. These should not appall you. You must be called a good or bad man. The ancients passed th[r]ough the same. They had this testimony that they had seen the Savior after he rose from the dead. You must bear some testimony or your mission, your labor, your toil will be in vain. You must bear the same testimony, that there is but one God; one mediator; he that has seen him will know him, and testify of him. Beware of Pride, beware of evil; shun the very appearance of it, for the time is coming when if you do not hear to these things, you will have a fall. Among your many afflictions you will have many blessings also. but you must pass through many afflictions in order to receive the glory that is in reserve for you. You will see thousands, who, when they first see you, will know nothing about salvation by Jesus Christ; You shall see a nation born in a day. A great work lies before you, and the time is near, when you must bid farewell to your native land, cross the mighty deep, and sound the tocin of alarm to other nations, kindreds, tongues and people. Remember that all your hopes of deliverance from danger and from death, will rest upon your faithfulness, to God in his cause. You must necessarily serve him with a perfect heart and a willing mind. Avoid strife and vain glory, think not yourself better than your brethren, but pray for them, as well as for yourselves yourself, and if you are faithful, great will bee your blessings, but if you are not your stewardship will be taken from you, and another appointed in your stead
gave his hand to President and said he had received ordination, and should fulfil the ministry according to the grace given him: To which the president replied. Go forth and angels shall bear thee up, and thou shalt come forth at the last day bringing many with thee.
<​570 Error in date of ordination​>
<​Note C. Addenda pag[e] 1​> [HC 2:193]
<​’s Blessing.​> ’s Blessing, by president . Dear Brother, you are to be a minister of righteousness, and to [p. 570]
your arduous toils, but when your work is done, and your February 21. labor o’er, he will take you to himself. But before this consummation of your felicity, bring your mind to bear upon what will be imperiously required of you to accomplish the great work that lies before you. Count well the cost. You have read of the trials and persecutions of ancient days. Has not bitter experience taught you that they are the same now? You will be dragged before the authorities for the religion you profess, and it were better not to set out than to start, look back, or shrink when dangers thicken upon, or appaling death stares you in the face. I have spoken these things, Dear Brother, because I have seen them in visions. There are strong dungeons and gloomy prisons for you. These should not appall you. You must be called a good or bad man. The ancients passed through the same. They had this testimony that they had seen the Savior after he rose from the dead. You must bear some testimony or your mission, your labor, your toil will be in vain. You must bear the same testimony, that there is but one God; one mediator; he that has seen him will know him, and testify of him. Beware of Pride, beware of evil; shun the very appearance of it, for the time is coming when if you do not hear to these things, you will have a fall. Among your many afflictions you will have many blessings also. but you must pass through many afflictions in order to receive the glory that is in reserve for you. You will see thousands, who, when they first see you, will know nothing about salvation by Jesus Christ; You shall see a nation born in a day. A great work lies before you, and the time is near, when you must bid farewell to your native land, cross the mighty deep, and sound the tocin of alarm to other nations, kindreds, tongues and people. Remember that all your hopes of deliverance from danger and from death, will rest upon your faithfulness, to God in his cause. You must necessarily serve him with a perfect heart and a willing mind. Avoid strife and vain glory, think not yourself better than your brethren, but pray for them, as well as for yourself, and if you are faithful, great will be your blessings, but if you are not your stewardship will be taken from you, and another appointed in your stead
gave his hand to President and said he had received ordination, and should fulfil the ministry according to the grace given him: To which the president replied. Go forth and angels shall bear thee up, and thou shalt come forth at the last day bringing many with thee.
570 Error in date of ordination
Note C. Addenda page 1 [HC 2:193]
’s Blessing. ’s Blessing, by president . Dear Brother, you are to be a minister of righteousness, and to [p. 570]
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