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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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    July 13, 1844 ~ Saturday July 13th [FIGURES] We obtained information this morning from quincy as late as June 29th The Govonor had made Quincy his head Quarters for he could neither trust the people or Melitia in that region of country had made a Proclamation to the citizens of the State, would protect either Party against an attact. The mormons had done all that could be required of them. Still their appears to be a disposition of the people & troops to try ...
    July 13, 1844 July 14, 1844 July 15, 1844
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    July 16, 1844 ~ Tuesday 16th [FIGURES] As I arose in the morning Sister Phelps handed me two Letters one from E. Snow and one from J. E. Page both confirming the death of thhe Patriarch and Prophet Joseph & Hyram Smith; I immediately wrote three letters & sent to Brigham Young one to Peterboro N.H. one to Lowell & one to Brabford ...
    July 16, 1844 July 17, 1844
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    July 18, 1844 ~ Thursday 18th [FIGURE] Elders O. Hyde H. C. Kimball and O. Pratt arived in the city also President B. Young we met together had some council. I wrote a letter to the Prophet, advising the Elders who have families in Nauvoo to go immediately to them & for all the authorities of the church to assemble at Nauvoo for a council, by order of the quorum of the Twelve Wilford Woodruff Clerk B. Young President After which Elder O ...
    July 18, 1844
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    so with our Savior men looked upon him as an impostor and Beelzebub the Prince of devils, and when he was crucifyed they were not satisfyed with his dying merely but went and thrust a spear into his side and their came out Blood and water. But how is it now with the Savior, all profess to believe on him they dont talk about what his persecutors said were his bad deeds but his good ones. whan a man dies his bad deeds die with him and his virtues live and grow brighter. The gentiles say if I had ...
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    whare the sign appeared, this sign gradually disappeared from half past 7 & at 9 oclock immediately disappeared The following is the declaration of Joseph the Seer conserning the foregoing sign As sure as there is a God who sits enthroned in the heavens & as sure as he ever spoke by me so shuresure there will be a spedy & bloody war & the broad sword seen last evening is the sure sign thereof March 11, 1843 ~ Saturday 11th Saturday I spent the ...
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    May 13, 1843 ~ Saturday 13th Elder B Young went to Ramus Elder H. C. Kimball & O. Pratt went to Laharp & Elders G A Smith B Nobles & myself accompanied President J. Smith to Lima to attend to the several appointm- ents which had been given out [FIGURE] May 14, 1843 ~ Sunday 14th Sunday The meeting was opened by singing ...
    May 13, 1843 May 14, 1843
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    Now in this world mankind are naturly selfish, ambitious & striving to excell one above another while yet some are willing to build up others as well as themselves so in the other world their is a variety of spirits some who seek to excell, & this was the case with the devil when he fell he sought for things which were unlawful hence he was cast down & it is said he drew away many with him & the greatness of his punishment is that he shall not have ...
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    H. C. Kimball Baptized abot 40 in the font I assisted in confirming about 20. It was truly an interesting day March 21, 1842 ~ Monday to March 23, 1842 ~ Wednesday March 21, 22, & 23, I spent in the printing office March 24, 1842 ~ Thursday 24 I spent the day geting out manure upon my garden & I laboured so hard it made [me] sick I could not rest at night Br & Sister Benbow spent ...
    March 21, 1842 March 23, 1842 March 24, 1842 March 25, 1842 March 26, 1842 March 27, 1842
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    the river & baptized all that came unto him & I considered it my privilege to be baptized for the remission of my sins for I had not been since I first Joined the Church in 1833 I was then baptized under the hands of Elder Zerah Pulsipher therefore I went forth into the river & was Baptized under the hands of JOSEPH THE SEER & likewise did Elder J Taylor & many others & Joseph called upon me to ...
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    April 10, 1842 ~ Sunday April 10th Sunday [FIGURE] A plesant morning A large congregation of Saints met at the grove President William Law addressed the assembly for about 1 hour Then Joseph the Seer arose in the power of God reproved & rebuked wickedness before the people in the name of the Lord God. He wished to say a few words to suit the condition of the general mass. ["]And I shall speak with authority of the priesthood in the name of the ...
    April 10, 1842