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Discourse, 7 April 1844, as Reported by William Clayton

knowledge saves a man and in the world of spirits a man cant be exalted but by his knowledge. So long as a man will not give heed to the commandments he must abide without salvation. A man is his own torment hence the saying they shall go into the lake that burns with fire &c or as exquisite as a lake &c so is the torments of a man— I said no man could commit the unpardonable sin after the dissolution of the body— hence the salvation that the saviour wrought out for the salvation of a man if it did not catch him in one place it would another— The contention in heaven was Jesus said there were certain men would not be saved the devil said he could save them. he rebelled against God and was thrust down. After a man has sinned the sin against the H. G. there is no repentence for him. Hence like many of the apostates of the C of J. C. L. D. S. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints they go too far the spirit leaves them hence they seek to kill me they thirst for my blood they never cease— he has got the same spirit that crucified Jesus You cant renew them to repentance— awful is the consequence Advise all to be careful what they do— you may by and by find out that you have been deceived
He continued his discourse— & told of parents receiving their children. Concluded his remarks by Baptism
Choir sung—
 
April 7th. 1844
Conference Minutes. [p. 18]
knowledge saves a man and in the world of spirits a man  cant be exalted but by his knowledge. So long as a man will not  give heed to the commandments he must abide without  salvation. A man is his own torment hence the saying  they shall go into the lake that burns with fire &c or as  exquisite as a lake &c so is the torments of a man— I said no  man could commit the unpardonable sin after the dissolution of  the body— hence the salvation that the saviour wrought out for  the salvation of a man if it did not catch him in one place  it would another— The contention in heaven was Jesus said  there were certain men would not be saved the devil  said he could save them. he rebelled against God and was  thrust down. After a man has sinned the sin against the  H. G. there is no repentence for him. Hence like many of the  apostates of the C of J. C. L. D. S. [Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints] they go to[o] far the spirit leaves them  hence they seek to kill me they thirst for my blood they never  cease— he has got the same spirit that crucified Jesus  You cant renew them to repentance— awful is the consequence  Advise all to be careful what they do— you may by and by find  out that you have been deceived
He continued his discourse— & told of parents receiving  their children. Concluded his remarks by Baptism
Choir sung—
 
April 7th. 1844
Conference Minutes. [p. 18]
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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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17 July 1814–4 Dec. 1879. Bookkeeper, clerk. Born at Charock Moss, Penwortham, Lancashire, England. Son of Thomas Clayton and Ann Critchley. Married Ruth Moon, 9 Oct. 1836, at Penwortham. Baptized into LDS church by Heber C. Kimball, 21 Oct. 1837, in River...

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