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Discourse, [5 January 1841], as Reported by William P. McIntire

Discourse, [5 January 1841], as Reported by William P. McIntire

the speaker should all ways speak in his  Natureal tone of voice; & Not to keep in one  Loud strain, But to act without affectation
Next subject was— did the Lord God  <make> the Earth out of Nothing;— By D. Ells  says he God Did not make the earth out of  Nothing— for it is Contrary to <a> Rashanal  Mind & Reason. that a something could be  Brought from a Nothing;— also it is contra ry to the principle & Means by witch God  Does work; for instance; when God formed  Man, he made him of something; the Dust of  the Earth, & he allways took a somthing  to afect a something Else; oft he takes man  <to> scorge his fellow man, or watter to Destroy  man or fire to Distroy Man or angels  for i[n]stance the angel that went forth [p. [2]]
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JS, Discourse, Nauvoo, IL, [5 Jan. 1841]; in William P. McIntire, Notebook, pp. [1]–[5]; handwriting of William P. McIntire; CHL.

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