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Discourse, 7 April 1844, as Reported by Willard Richards

and ascend a throne as those who have gone before.— I saw the father work out his kingdom with fear & trembling.—— god is gratified in salvation Exaltation— of his creations &c—
not all to be comprehedd [comprehended] in this world—— the head.— the head one— The head one of the Gods, brought forth the Gods.—
Dr & Lawyer that have persecuted.—
The head one called the Gods together in grand council— to bring forth the world.— Example of error as Yacob. Jacob— the son of Zebedee— & James James the son of Zebedee 4. mat. 21. Greek Hebrew. German. & Latin.— In the beginning the the head of the gods calld a council of the Gods— and concoctd a scheme to create this world.— Soon as we begin to understand the character of God, he begins to unfold the heavns to us.—
Doctors say.— created the earth out of nothing.
Barau.— create.— it means to organized.— God had materials to organize the world.— Elements— nothing. can destroy. no beginning no end.——
The soul. Doctor of Divinity. God created in the beginning— lessens the character of man.— dont [p. [68]]
and ascend a throne as those who have gone  before.— I saw the father work out his kingdom  with fear & trembling.—— god is gra[ti]fied in  <salvati[o]n> Exaltation— of his creati[o]ns &c—
not all to be comprehedd [comprehended] in this world——  the head.— the head one— The head one  of the God[s], brought fo[r]th the Gods.—
Dr & Lawyer that have persecuted.—
The head one called the Gods together  in grand coun[c]il— to bring fo[r]th the  world.— Example of error as  Yacob. <Ja[c]ob—> th[e] son of Zebedee— & James  James the son of Zebede[e] 2 4. mat. 21.  Greek Hebrew. German. & Latin.— In the  begin[nin]g the the head of the gods calld a coun[c]il  of the Gods— and concoctd a scheme to  create this world.— Soon as we begin  to understand the character of the Gods, he  begin[s] to unfold th[e] heavns to us.—
Doctors say.— created the earth out of nothing.
Barau.— create.— it means to organized.— God  had mat[er]ials to organ[i]ze the world.— Elements—  nothing. can destroy. no beginni[n]g no end.——
The soul. Doctor of Divin[i]ty. God created in the  beginn[in]g— lessens the chara[c]ter of man.— dont [p. [68]]
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Principal gathering place for Saints following expulsion from Missouri. Beginning in 1839, LDS church purchased lands in earlier settlement of Commerce and planned settlement of Commerce City, as well as surrounding areas. Served as church headquarters, 1839...

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, IL, 7 Apr. 1844; in JS, Journal, 1 Mar. 1844–22 June 1844, pp. 67–71; handwriting of Willard Richards

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