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A true servant of God will never teach a false doctrine. He will never deny new revelation. He never will tell you that the canon of scripture is full, or that the New Testament is the last revelation ever intended to be given to man.
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All principalities, powers, and kingdoms, whether in heaven or on earth, must yield to be instructed and controlled by the supreme power, or they cannot stand.
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All the modern christian churches have no more authority to preach, baptize, or administer any other ordinance of the gospel than the idolatrous Hindoos have.
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An impostor, knowing that he has no power to give the Holy Ghost as the ancient apostles had, will endeavour to persuade you that such power is not necessary now.
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An order of government, established by such an all-wise, powerful being, must be good and perfect, and must be calculated to promote the permanent peace, happiness, and well-being of all his subjects.
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And being very young, my parents instructed me to read the Bible, which I often did, with much interest, asking a great variety of questions, concerning what I found written.
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Any people attempting to govern themselves by laws of their own making, and by officers of their own appointment, are in direct rebellion against the kingdom of God.
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As stated in my genealogy, I was born September 19th 1811, in Hartford, Washington county, New York.
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At various times during the last four thousand years God has asserted his rights and endeavoured to establish his own authority, his own laws, and his own government among the children of men.
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Being appointed to take charge of a company of twenty persons, we started for Zion with four wagons. The Prophet overtook us in a few days with a larger company, and we continue our journey to Clay county, Missouri.
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Being convinced of the divine authenticity of the doctrines they taught, I was baptized September 19, 1830.
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Do not suffer any man to baptize or minister unto you, unless God has spoken unto him by the voice of his servants, and authorized him to minister in his name.
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Each atom of the Holy Spirit is intelligent, and like all other matter has solidity, form, and size, and occupies space.
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From the age of ten to nineteen I saw much of the world, and was tossed about without any permanent abiding place; but through the grace of God, I was kept from many of the evils to which young people are exposed.
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God is a spirit. A spirit is as much matter as oxygen or hydrogen.
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God is in every place in a sense, altogether incomprehensible by finite minds, inasmuch as his relation to space and extension is peculiar to infinitude.
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God is the King. In him exists all legal authority.
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God the Father and God the Son cannot be everywhere present; indeed they cannot be even in two places at the same instant: but God the Holy Spirit is omnipresent - it extends through all space, with all other matter.
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God, in establishing a government among such beings, has always called persons of their own number to officiate in his name. The character of these persons has generally been that of honesty and sincerity.
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Have any of the Roman Catholic or Protestant officers been called by new revelation? Has God said one word to any of them?
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Have you ever received the Holy Ghost through the laying on of the hands of one sent of God? If not, you are not yet born of the Spirit. You are not yet a child of the kingdom.
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I waited in vain yesterday afternoon for any rebutting evidence and testimony against this divine sanction. I was ready with my pencil and paper.
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I was ordained one of the standing High Council in Zion, under the hands of President Joseph Smith.
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I will now tell you the reason why the King has kept silence so long. It is because he has had no subjects to converse with; all have turned away from him and advocated other governments as being the rightful and legal authority.
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If God had sufficient wisdom and power to construct such a beautiful world as this, then we must admit that his wisdom and power are immeasurably greater than that of man, and hence he is qualified to reign as king.
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If the apostles in ancient days could not build up the kingdom of God, surely no one since their day could be authorized to build the church of God with any less qualification.
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If you would be saved, seek after the apostles and prophets of the kingdom of God, and receive their ministrations, and you shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, and obtain eternal life.
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In June a revelation was given commanding many Elders to travel two by two from Ohio to the western boundaries of Missouri, among whom my brother Parley and myself were called by name and commanded to travel together.
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In the silent shades of night, while others were slumbering upon their pillows, I often retired to some secret place in the lonely fields or solitary wilderness, and bowed before the Lord, and prayed for hours with a broken heart and contrite spirit - this was my comfort and delight.
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In the spring of 1822, being in my eleventh year, I went to live with a farmer whose name was Justin Jones: this was in the neighborhood of my parents.
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It has become a very popular thing to send daily petitions to the King, and to appropriate one day out of seven for the especial purpose of sending in their petitions. The same petitions are frequently sent a great number of times.
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It is a grievous sin in the sight of God for any man to presume to baptize, unless God has authorized him by new revelation to baptize in his name.
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It was seldom that I attended any religious meetings, as my parents had not much faith in and were never so unfortunate as to unite themselves with any of the religious sects.
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My brothers, when young, were sent from home to labor at farming in the service of others; after which they looked after their own welfare and education, living sometimes in one place, and then in another, without the advantages of parental instruction at a time when they most needed it.
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No person was ever authorized to act in the name of the Lord, unless called by new revelation. Human authority and human calling are the only powers which any nation professes to have.
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Noah and his family were the only loyal and obedient subjects to the legal power: they alone were saved.
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On the 1st day of December, 1830, I was confirmed, and in accordance with the word of the Lord I was ordained an Elder under the hands of the Prophet.
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The devil can counterfeit the miracles of Christ, but he cannot counterfeit the gift of the Holy Ghost.
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The early impressions of morality and religion, instilled into my mind by my parents, always remained with me, and I often felt a great anxiety to be prepared for a future state; but never commenced, not real earnest, to seek after the Lord, until the autumn of 1829.
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The first officers placed in the kingdom of God are apostles. Let us inquire how in ancient times this office was conferred on man. They had not yet received power sufficient to fully organize and build up that kingdom on the earth.
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The Godhead consists of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The Father is a material being.
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The greatest desire of my heart was for the Lord to manifest His will concerning me.
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The King conversed very freely with his subjects in the early and middle ages; some think it very strange that he has been silent so long. They have expended millions in building many costly and magnificent churches in honour of his name; but he has not deigned to grace one of them with a visit.
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The King occasionally visited his subjects in ancient times, and once tarried with them for several years; but he received such cruel abuse from many of the people that he left them, and went to some other part of his dominions.
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The kingdom of God is a theocracy. And as it is the only form of government which will redeem and save mankind, it is necessary that every soul should be rightly and thoroughly instructed in regard to its nature and general characteristics.
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The kingdom of God is an order of government established by divine authority. It is the only legal government that can exist in any part of the universe.
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The only occupation followed by my father was the cultivation of the soil.
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The power to work miracles is entirely a different thing from the power to build up the kingdom of God: the latter power, however, always includes the former, but the former power does not always include the latter.
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The subordinate officers in the kingdom of God must not only be called of God, but qualified to act in their respective offices. The first qualification absolutely necessary for every officer in the kingdom is the gift of the Holy Spirit.
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The system of idolatry, invented by modern christianity, far surpasses in absurdity anything that we have ever heard of.
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The true God He has extension, and form, and dimensions. He occupies space; has a body, parts, and passions; can go from place to place. He can eat, drink, and talk.
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There are certain petty governments, called churches, which claim divine authority, and consider their officers authorized to act in the name of the Lord.
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These Bible doctrines, they diligently instilled into the minds of their children, so far as they understood them; and often expressed themselves as desirous of belonging to the Church of Christ, if it could be found.
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This imaginary modern god has become exceedingly popular. It is to him that a vast number of churches have been erected. It is not to the true and living God that they send forth petitions, but it is to this imaginary being.
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Two persons receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit do not each receive at the same time the same identical particles, though they do not each receive a substance exactly similar in kind.
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Washed my hands and feet as a testimony unto the Lord that I had warned this wicked generation and that my garments were clean from their blood, and on the same day I admitted into the School of the Prophets.
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When I was about three or four years old, my parents removed from Hartford to New Lebanon, Columbia county, where I was sent to school for several months, each year, until the spring of 1822.
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Where is there a man among all the churches of modern times who has been called to the office of an apostle by new revelation? Where is there a man who has been ordained to the office of an apostle, under the hands of an apostle, as the Twelve were anciently?
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Where is there a man to be found among all the Catholics or Protestants who has been endowed with even the power of working miracles, to say nothing of the still greater power communicated in the gift of the Holy Ghost?
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Where the King is gone the people cannot tell. They have not heard one word from him for upwards of seventeen hundred years. He has been absent so long that some of the people have doubted even his existence.
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While Jesus was with his apostles in person, they had power to minister the word and water, but not the Spirit, for they themselves had not yet been baptized with the Spirit.
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Would you expect her majesty, the queen of England, to answer your petition if it were directed to some African prince? Would you expect the God of heaven to answer a petition that was addressed to a Hindoo god?
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You need not expect that the true God will make any reply to petitions offered to any other being.
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