Printer’s Manuscript of the Book of Mormon, circa August 1829–circa January 1830

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faith in Christ & he will manifest the truth of it unto you by the power of the Holy Ghost & by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things & whatsoever thing is good is just & true wherefore nothing that is good denieth the Christ but acknowledgeth that he is & ye may know that he is by the power of the Holy Ghost wherefore I would exhort you that ye deny not the power of God for he worketh by power according to the faith of the children of men the same today & tomorrow & forever & again exhort you my brethren that ye deny not the gifts of God for they are many & they come from the same God & there are different ways that these gifts are administered but it is the same God which worketh all in all & they are given by the manifestations of the spirit of God unto men to proffit them for behold to one is given by the spirit of God that he may teach the word of wisdom & to another that he may teach the word of knowledge by the same spirit & to another exceeding great faith & to another the gifts of healing by the same spirit & again to another that he may work mighty miracels & again to another that he may prophesy concerning all things & again to another the beholding of angels & ministering spirits & again to another all kinds of tongues & again to another the interpretation of languages & of divers kinds of tongues & all these gifts comes by the spirit of Christ & they come unto every man severly according as he will & I would exhort you my beloved brethren that ye remember that every good gift cometh of Christ & I would exhort you my beloved brethren that ye remember that he is the same yesterday today & forever & that all these gifts of which I have spoken which are spiritual never will be done away even as long as the <​world​> shall stand only according to the unbelief of the children of men wherefore there must be faith & if there must be faith there must also be hope & if there must be hope there must also be charity & except ye have charity ye can in no wise be saved in the Kingdom of God neither can ye be saved in the Kingdom of God if ye have not faith neither can ye if ye have not hope & if ye have no hope ye must needs be in dispair & dispair cometh because of iniquity & Christ truely said unto our fathers If ye have faith ye can do all things which is expediant unto me & now I speak unto all the ends of the earth that if the day cometh that the power & gifts of God shall be done away among you it shall be because of unbelief & wo be unto the children of men if this be the case for there shall be none that doeth good among you no not one for if there be one among you that doeth good he shall work by the power & gifts of God & wo unto them Which shall do these things away & die for they die in their sins & they cannot be saved in the Kingdom of God & I speak it according to the words of Christ & I lie not & I exhort you to remember these things for the time speedily cometh that ye shall know that I lie not for ye shall see me at the bar of God & the Lord God will say unto you Did I not declare my words unto you which was written by this man like as one crying from the dead yea even as one speaking out of the dust [p. 462]
faith in Christ & he will manifest the truth of it unto you by the power of the Holy Ghost & by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things & whatsoever thing is good is just & true wherefore nothing that is good denieth the Christ but acknowledgeth that he is & ye may know that he is by the power of the Holy Ghost wherefore I would exhort you that ye deny not the power of God for he worketh by power according to the faith of the children of men the same today & tomorrow & forever & again exhort you my brethren that ye deny not the gifts of God for they are many & they come from the same God & there are different ways that these gifts are administered but it is the same God which worketh all in all & they are given by the manifestations of the spirit of God unto men to proffit them for behold to one is given by the spirit of God that he may teach the word of wisdom & to another that he may teach the word of knowledge by the same spirit & to another exceeding great faith & to another the gifts of healing by the same spirit & again to another that he may work mighty miracels & again to another that he may prophesy concerning all things & again to another the beholding of angels & ministering spirits & again to another all kinds of tongues & again to another the interpretation of languages & of divers kinds of tongues & all these gifts comes by the spirit of Christ & they come unto every man severly according as he will & I would exhort you my beloved brethren that ye remember that every good gift cometh of Christ & I would exhort you my beloved brethren that ye remember that he is the same yesterday today & forever & that all these gifts of which I have spoken which are spiritual never will be done away even as long as the world shall stand only according to the unbelief of the children of men wherefore there must be faith & if there must be faith there must also be hope & if there must be hope there must also be charity & except ye have charity ye can in no wise be saved in the Kingdom of God neither can ye be saved in the Kingdom of God if ye have not faith neither can ye if ye have no hope & if ye have no hope ye must needs be in dispair & dispair cometh because of iniquity & Christ truely said unto our fathers If ye have faith ye can do all things which is expediant unto me & now I speak unto all the ends of the earth that if the day cometh that the power & gifts of God shall be done away among you it shall be because of unbelief & wo be unto the children of men if this be the case for there shall be none that doeth good among you no not one for if there be one among you that doeth good he shall work by the power & gifts of God & wo unto them Which shall do these things away & die for they die in their sins & they cannot be saved in the Kingdom of God & I speak it according to the words of Christ & I lie not & I exhort you to remember these things for the time speedily cometh that ye shall know that I lie not for ye shall see me at the bar of God & the Lord God will say unto you Did I not declare my words unto you which was written by this man like as one crying from the dead yea even as one speaking out of the dust [p. 462]
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