Minutes and Discourses, 6–9 April 1844, as Reported by Thomas Bullock

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all conspiracies— do not fear the very God of heaven will take care of you— I want to put out all bad things— let us extend the fostering hand & save all men. I want to save all men— I our Savior is competent to save all— he has given, & is able to save all from death & hell— I want a Savior who is great, important, who has all power &c I know a many men who have little bodies but have big souls— we have gathered out all the big souls from the Ends of the Earth— the Gospel picks out all the big souls out of all creation & we will get all the big souls out of all the nations— & we shall have the largest city in the world— as soon as the Gospel catches hold of a big soul it brings them all right up to Zion— Enoch told the people the Sp of God took all him up to an high mount: & saw the deluge &c— & he sd. his heart swelled to take all in but Popery could not take it in. it was too large for them— God Alm[ighty]: has made men souls according to the Society which he lives in— very few excep[tio]ns.— when men come to live with the mormons, their souls swell as if they were going to stride into Eternity & head from world to world— a man who gets so high in the mansions above— a cert[ai]n. good Sister came to my house & had heard so many stories that it troubled her it was unbelief— I told her she had too much faith— I tell you how may know very thing is true or not— it will trouble you, if you believe— & you had better get something to get rid of it— get humble before God & pray to him to judge it for you before this Conference closes I want to get all the Elders together— we are going to send out those Elders together who know how to preach nothing but the truth— the Elders of Israel
The President having arrived— the choir sung an hymn Elder prayed
The Prophet while I address you on the subject which <​in the fore pt. of the Con[ference]​> was contempd.— as the wind blows very hard it will be hardly possible for me to make you all hear it is of the greatest importance & the mo[st] solemn of any that cod. occupy our attentn. & that is the subj of the dead or the dece[ase] of our who was crushed to death in a well— & insomuch as there <​are​> a great many in this congre[gation] who live in this & who have lost friend I shall speak in genl. & offe[r] you my ideas so far as I have ability & so far as I shall be insprd. by the H S. [Holy Spirit] to dwell on this subjt. I want your prayer, faith the inspr. of Alm God to say things that are true & shall carry the testimony to your hearts & pray that he may streng[then] my lungs— stay the winds— & let the pray[er] of the Saints to heaven appear— for the prayers of the righteous avail much & I verily believe that your prayers shall be heard before I enter in the investign. fully of the subjt. that is lying before us I wish to make a few preliminaries in order that you may understand when I come to it [p. 14]
all conspiracies— do not fear the very God of heaven will take care of you— I want to put out all bad things— let us extend the fostering hand & save all men. I want to save all men— our Savior is competent to save all— he has given, & is able to save all from death & hell— I want a Savior who is great, important, who has all power &c I know a many men who have little bodies but have big souls— we have gathered out all the big souls from the Ends of the Earth— the Gospel picks out all the big souls out of all creation & we will get all the big souls out of all the nations— & we shall have the largest city in the world— as soon as the Gospel catches hold of a big soul it brings them all right up to Zion— Enoch told the people the Sp of God took him up to an high mount: & saw the deluge &c— & he sd. his heart swelled to take all in but Popery could not take it in. it was too large for them— God Almighty: has made men souls according to the Society which he lives in— very few exceptions.— when men come to live with the mormons, their souls swell as if they were going to stride into Eternity & head from world to world— a man who gets so high in the mansions above— a certain. good Sister came to my house & had heard so many stories that it troubled her it was unbelief— I told her she had too much faith— I tell you how may know very thing is true or not— it will trouble you, if you believe— & you had better get something to get rid of it— get humble before God & pray to him to judge it for you before this Conference closes I want to get all the Elders together— we are going to send out those Elders together who know how to preach nothing but the truth— the Elders of Israel
The President having arrived— the choir sung an hymn Elder prayed
The Prophet while I address you on the subject which in the fore pt. of the Conference was contempd.— as the wind blows very hard it will be hardly possible for me to make you all hear it is of the greatest importance & the most solemn of any that cod. occupy our attentn. & that is the subj of the dead or the decease of our who was crushed to death in a well— & insomuch as there are a great many in this congregation who live in this & who have lost friend I shall speak in genl. & offer you my ideas so far as I have ability & so far as I shall be insprd. by the H S. [Holy Spirit] to dwell on this subjt. I want your prayer, faith the inspr. of Alm God to say things that are true & shall carry the testimony to your hearts & pray that he may strengthen my lungs— stay the winds— & let the prayer of the Saints to heaven appear— for the prayers of the righteous avail much & I verily believe that your prayers shall be heard before I enter in the investign. fully of the subjt. that is lying before us I wish to make a few preliminaries in order that you may understand when I come to it [p. 14]
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