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    On the doctrin's of faith Faith comes by hearing the word of God through the testimony of the Servents of God that Testimony is alw- ays attended by the spirit of prophecy & revelation.
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    A deluge of water once depopulated the world for crime; a similar scourge, by a different elem- ent, has a similar mission to perform & for a like cause. The measure of human crime is coming to the full, and the arm of Omnipotence lifted to "shake terribly the earth" and the watch quarrelling about creeds, territory or gold. The present Christian dispensation is about to close like the Jewish—the heavens about to [be] rolled together like a scroll; the star in that heaven about to be thrown from their orbits, in wild consternation and the indications overlooked; prophetic allusions to the terrible wreck, mistaken, misapplied or applyed to the wreck of Nature; an event without foundation in holy writ. These things are true.— They are not the freaks of a heated imagination; but predicated upon a long candid, cool, unbiassed investigation of the living oracles; and on the premises we throw the gontlet to all the clergy, learned or unlearned on earth!
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    Whare there is a prophet, a priest, or a righ- teous man unto whom God gives his oracles there is the kingdom of God, & whare the oracles of God are not there the kingdom of God is not.
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    Again the first Principle of our cause & work is to understand that their is a prophet in the Church & that he is at the head of the Church on Earth. who called Joseph Smith to be a prophet? Did the people or God. God & not the people called him, had the people gatherd together & appointed one of their number to be a Prophet he would have been accountable to the people but inasmuch as he was called of God & not the people he is accountab[le] to God & the Angel that committed the Gospel to him & not to any man on earth.
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    who is the Author of this work & gathering, Josephs Smith the Prophet of God as an instrument in the hands of God is the Author of it, he is the greatest man on earth No other man of this age has power to assemble such a great people from all the Nations of the earth with all their varied dispositions as assimulate them & cement them together so that they will be subject to rule & order this the Prophet is doing & what makes a great king President or man is to have a great People to rule over.
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    Their was to be two Prophets in Jerrusalem slain, for they tormented them. Prophets are always a torment to the People for they tell them the truth, reprove their transgressions speak of the Judgments that are to come, when those prophets were to be slain the people all would rejoice & send Presents to one another because the prophets who had tormented them were slain, but in three days they stood upon their feet & the Joy of their enemies was of short duration. It is so now their is a secret Joy in the hearts of the Priest and many people that the Prophet and Patriarch is murdered and some manifest their joy openly. It is always a dark time Just before day, it is a dark time now but it will soon be light.
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    For the first time in my life, for the first time in your lives, for the first time in the kingdom of God do I step forth to act in my capacity in connexion with the quorum of the Twelve as Apostles of Jesus Christ unto the People and to bear of the keys of the Kingdom of God in all the world. And for the first time are you called to walk by faith not by sight, for always before you have had a Prophet as the mouth of the Lord to speak to you. but he has sealed his testimony with his Blood.
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    No man can stand at our head. The Prophet Joseph has lade the foundation for a great work, and we will build upon it.
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    But I tel you in the name of the Lord, that no man can put another betwen the Twelve and the Prophet Joseph, why because Joseph was their file leader and he has committed into there hands the keys of the kingdom for all the world. dont put a thread between the Priesthood and God
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    He said if God has appointed him, & chosen him as an instrument to lead the church, why not let him lead it through? Why stand in the way, when he is appointed to do a thing? Who knows the mind of God? Does he not
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    June 25, 1842 ~ Saturday June 25th I spent the day in the printing Office June 26, 1842 ~ Sunday 26th Sunday I attended meeting & had an interesting time our congregations are increasing June 27, 1842 ~ Monday to June 30, 1842 ~ Thursday 27, 28, 29, 30,th Was spent in the printing Office July 1, 1842 ~ Friday to July 2, 1842 ~ Saturday July 1, & 2nd I spent my time in the Office ...
    June 25, 1842 June 26, 1842 June 27, 1842 June 30, 1842 July 1, 1842 July 2, 1842 July 3, 1842 July 4, 1842 July 5, 1842 July 6, 1842 July 7, 1842 July 8, 1842 July 9, 1842 July 10, 1842
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    October 2, 1842 ~ Sunday Oct 2 Sunday Elder John Taylor called upon me & informed me that I was not going to Keokurk but Joseph wished me to assist in the printing in Nauvoo. Elder Allexander arived from the South & called upon me. Our babe has been preserved unto us she appeared to be deliverd from her fever & is fast recover- ing. it has been vary healthy in Nauvoo ...
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    in the after part of the day I walked a mile north to preach a funeral sermon but when I arived preaching was omitted as their was no more than time to bury the dead October 17, 1842 ~ Monday to October 22, 1842 ~ Saturday 17, 18, 19, 20 21 & 22 Was spent in the printing office abot my daily labour as usual October 23, 1842 ~ Sunday 23rd Sunday I spent in transacting some business of importance in behalf of
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    June 27, 1843 ~ Tuesday 27th I drew home about 11 bushels of lime for my house June 28, 1843 ~ Wednesday 28th I spent the day walking about town, herd rumours about a writ for P. P. Pratt L Wight & others to take them too Mo I found them armed & guarded against any kidnaping June 29, 1843 ~ Thursday 29th A vary warm day I went into a brick kiln & flung out about 7 ...
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    SIGNS IN THE LAST DAYS On the 9th of Aug 1840 their was a sign in the Moon the people at Great Marlvern Hills in Herefordshire Eng took a view of it through their glasses, the appearance of the moon was as if it were painted red & while looking at it one part of it fell in peices & the appearan ce of a soldier was seen in the moon with a white feath- er in his Cap the Number that was on his Cap ^was^ vary plain ...
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    June 8, 1844 ~ Saturday Conference Minutes Plesant Valley conference met at Br B. B. Searl on the 8th day of June 1844 when the following churches were represented Plesant Valley Branch Livingston Co. 27 M 1. P 1. T. Rose Branch Oakland Co Members 9 — — 1 — Napolian " Jackson Co — 8 2 E — 1. 1. D. Jackson " Jackson " 21 3 " 1. P. 1. 1. Ceder " Livingston Co " 20— 1. D
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    June 11, 1844 ~ Tuesday June 11th We rode to Franklin whare we had an interview with Elders C. C. Rich D. Fulmer and a num ber of Elders, here we found a branch of the church raised up by Elder Sarine our conference was to be here. But we found Elder Sarine in a deplo- able state he had been kicked in the face by a horse had his Jaw broken to pieces had been done seven weeks had mortifyed ...
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    June 17, 1844 ~ Monday June 17th [FIGURE] I wrote a letter to Phebe & done it up in a package with some golden seal & $12 twelve dollars in silver & sent it home by Elder G. A. Smith it will reach her about the first of August. I rode to Royal Oak in the rain & preached in the evening in the school house, & spent the night with Mr Cooper 12 miles June 18, 1844 ~ Tuesday ...
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    June 27, 1844 ~ Thursday 27th I had an interview with Elder B. Young Spent the fore part of the day together He took cars for Salem ^ ^in the evening^ we sat together in the depo while Joseph & Hiram were killed. Brother Young was vary sorrowful & pressed in spirit without knowing the cause^ & I spent the latter part of the day at Elder Ananias McAllisterter 296 Washington st I went to meeting in ...
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    Sister Foss gave me $1. Calvin 50 cts Rhoda Scammans $2.50 cts to help bear my expenses home I had to pay $2.75 cts to Boston July 11, 1844 ~ Thursday 11th All accounts from the west confirm the report of the Death of the Prophet & Patriarch of the Church viz Joseph & Hiram Smith & some reports say that Elders Richards & Phelps were ...
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