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Discourse, 2 July 1839, as Reported by Willard Richards

Gentile

Those who were not members of the House of Israel. More specifically, members of the church identified gentiles as those whose lineage was not of the Jews or Lamanites (understood to be the American Indians in JS’s day). Certain prophecies indicated that ...

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Sophistry
Ye are not sent out to be taught but to teach. let every word be seasoned with grace, be vigilant be sober. It is a day of warning & not of many words, Act honest before God & man. Beware of Gentile Sophistry such as bowing & scraping unto men in whom you have no confidence. Be honest open and frank in all your intercourse with man kind
 
[drawing of a key] Key. Betray not
O. ye Twelve

Members of a governing body in the church, with special administrative and proselytizing responsibilities. A June 1829 revelation commanded Oliver Cowdery and David Whitmer to call twelve disciples, similar to the twelve apostles in the New Testament and ...

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& all saints profit by this important Key, that in all your trials, troubles, temptations: afflictions. bonds imprisonments & death see to it that you do not betray heaven, that you do not betray Jesus Christ, that you do not betray your Brethren, that you do not betray the Revelations of God. whether in the Bible, Book of Mormon or Doctrines & Covenant or any other that ever was or ever will be given & revealed unto man in this world or that which is to come. Yea in all your kicking & [p. 13]
Gentile

Those who were not members of the House of Israel. More specifically, members of the church identified gentiles as those whose lineage was not of the Jews or Lamanites (understood to be the American Indians in JS’s day). Certain prophecies indicated that ...

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Sophistry
Ye are not sent  out to be taught but to teach. let every  word be seasoned with grace, be vigilant  be sober. It is a day of warning & not of  many words, Act honest before God &  man. Beware of Gentile Sophistry such  as bowing & scraping unto men in whom  you have no confidence. Be honest open  and frank in all your intercourse with  man kind
 
[drawing of a key] Key. Betray not
O. ye Twelve

Members of a governing body in the church, with special administrative and proselytizing responsibilities. A June 1829 revelation commanded Oliver Cowdery and David Whitmer to call twelve disciples, similar to the twelve apostles in the New Testament and ...

View Glossary
& all saints profit by  this important Key, that in all your  trials, troubles, temptations: afflictions. bonds  imprisonments & death se[e] to it that you  do not betray heaven, that you do not  betray Jesus Christ, that you do not  betray your Brethren, that you do not  betray the Revelations of God. whether in  the Bible, Book of Mormon or Doctrines  & Covenant or any other that ever was  or ever will be given & revealed unto  man in this world or that which is  to come. Yea in all your kicking & [p. 13]
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JS, Discourse, Montrose

Located in southern part of county on western shore of Mississippi River. Area settled by Captain James White, 1832, following Black Hawk War. Federal government purchased land from White to create Fort Des Moines, 1834. Fort abandoned; remaining settlement...

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, IA, 2 July 1839; in Willard Richards Pocket Companion, pp. 10–15; handwriting of Willard Richards

24 June 1804–11 Mar. 1854. Teacher, lecturer, doctor, clerk, printer, editor, postmaster. Born at Hopkinton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. Son of Joseph Richards and Rhoda Howe. Moved to Richmond, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts, 1813. Moved to Chatham, Columbia...

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; Willard Richards, journals, CHL.

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