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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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eye to eye Isaiah 52:8. Whatever is glorious.— Whatever is desirable— Whatever pertains to salvation either temporal or spiritual. Our hopes, our expectations, our glory and our reward, all depend on our building up Zion according to the testimony of the prophets. For unless Zion is built; our hopes perish, our expectations fail, our prospects are blasted, our salvation withers, and God will come and smite the whole earth with a curse.— Hear then O ye saints of the last days! and let this our appeal have a favorable reception among you. Let every saint consider well the nature of his calling in the last days, and the great responsibility which rests upon him or her, as one to whom God as has revealed his will, and make haste not only to the relief of , but also to the building up of Zion. Let every man, and every woman, give heed the very instant that they embrace the Gospel, and exert themselves with energy to send on means to build up Zion; for our God bids us to haste the building of the City, saying, the time has come when the City must be pushed forward with unceasing exertions. for, behold, the day of calamity draweth nigh, and unless the saints speed the building of the City, they will not escape. Be admonished then O ye saints! and let not Covetousness, which is Idolitry nor worldly ambition hinder you; but gather up your Gold and your silver, and the means you have, and send on to the saints who are engaged in this great work of building the Zion of our God, that there may be a place of refuge for you, and for your children in the day of God’s vengeance, when he shall come down on Idumea, or the world, in his fury, and stamp them down in his wrath, and none shall escape, but the inhabitants of Zion.
What we say unto one we say unto all, haste— haste— and delay not: for the hour of desolation does not linger, and with all the power that the Saints have, and with all the diligence they can use they will scarcely Escape. The time is not far distant, when some of those who now deride and mock the saints for devoting their all to build up <​the​> Zion of God, will bless their name, for having provided a city of refuge, for them and their Children, regardless of the ravings of ungodly priests, and the mockings of a stupid and ignorant people
In the Confidence which we have in the good sense and righteous principles of the multitude of the Saints, we send this our memorial in the name of our Master Jesus; believing that this appeal, will be received with great kindness and will be attended to with untiring perseverance, until the object for which it has been sent shall be accomplished. And may the God of all grace, pour out his richest blessings on your heads, and crown you with abundance, that the Zion of our God may flourish, and cease not until the righteousness thereof shall go forth as the light, and the Salvation thereof as a lamp which burneth is the prayer of your brethren in Christ Jesus
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eye to eye Isaiah 52:8. Whatever is glorious.— Whatever is desirable— Whatever pertains to salvation either temporal or spiritual. Our hopes, our expectations, our glory and our reward, all depend on our building up Zion according to the testimony of the prophets. For unless Zion is built; our hopes perish, our expectations fail, our prospects are blasted, our salvation withers, and God will come and smite the whole earth with a curse.— Hear then O ye saints of the last days! and let this our appeal have a favorable reception among you. Let every saint consider well the nature of his calling in the last days, and the great responsibility which rests upon him or her, as one to whom God has revealed his will, and make haste not only to the relief of , but also to the building up of Zion. Let every man, and every woman, give heed the very instant that they embrace the Gospel, and exert themselves with energy to send on means to build up Zion; for our God bids us to haste the building of the City, saying, the time has come when the City must be pushed forward with unceasing exertions. for, behold, the day of calamity draweth nigh, and unless the saints speed the building of the City, they will not escape. Be admonished then O ye saints! and let not Covetousness, which is Idolitry nor worldly ambition hinder you; but gather up your Gold and your silver, and the means you have, and send on to the saints who are engaged in this great work of building the Zion of our God, that there may be a place of refuge for you, and for your children in the day of God’s vengeance, when he shall come down on Idumea, or the world, in his fury, and stamp them down in his wrath, and none shall escape, but the inhabitants of Zion.
What we say unto one we say unto all, haste— haste— and delay not: for the hour of desolation does not linger, and with all the power that the Saints have, and with all the diligence they can use they will scarcely Escape. The time is not far distant, when some of those who now deride and mock the saints for devoting their all to build up the Zion of God, will bless their name, for having provided a city of refuge, for them and their Children, regardless of the ravings of ungodly priests, and the mockings of a stupid and ignorant people
In the Confidence which we have in the good sense and righteous principles of the multitude of the Saints, we send this our memorial in the name of our Master Jesus; believing that this appeal, will be received with great kindness and will be attended to with untiring perseverance, until the object for which it has been sent shall be accomplished. And may the God of all grace, pour out his richest blessings on your heads, and crown you with abundance, that the Zion of our God may flourish, and cease not until the righteousness thereof shall go forth as the light, and the Salvation thereof as a lamp which burneth is the prayer of your brethren in Christ Jesus
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