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Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

by faith and by faith obtained. And this is the reason that Paul counted all things but filth and dross—what he formerly called his gain he called his loss; yea, and he counted all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus the Lord. Philipians iii:7, 8, 9 and 10. Because, to obtain the faith by which he could enjoy knowledge of Christ Jesus the Lord, he had to suffer the loss of all things: this is the reason that the Former Day Saints knew more, and understood more of heaven, and of heavenly things than all others beside, because this information is the effect of faith—to be obtained by no other means. And this is the reason, that men, as soon as they lose their faith, run into strifes, contentions, darkness and difficulties; for the knowledge which tends to life disappears with faith, but returns when faith returns; for when faith comes, it brings its train of attendants with it—apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, teachers, gifts, wisdom, knowledge, miracles, healings, tongues, interpretation of tongues, &c. All these appear when faith appears on the earth, and disappear when it disappears from the earth. For these are the effects of faith and always have, and always will attend it. For where faith is, there will the knowledge of God be also, with all things which pertain thereto—revelations, visions, and dreams, as well as every necessary thing in order that the possessors of faith may be perfected and obtain salvation; for God must change, otherwise [p. 85]
by faith and by faith obtained. And this is  the reason that Paul counted all things but filth  and dross—what he formerly called his gain  he called his loss; yea, and he counted all  things but loss for the excellency of the knowl edge of Christ Jesus the Lord. Philipians iii: 7, 8, 9 and 10. Because, to obtain the faith  by which he could enjoy knowledge of  Christ Jesus the Lord, he had to suffer the loss  of all things: this is the reason that the For mer Day Saints knew more, and understood  more of heaven, and of heavenly things than  all others beside, because this information is  the effect of faith—to be obtained by no  other means. And this is the reason, that  men, as soon as they lose their faith, run into  strifes, contentions, darkness and difficulties;  for the knowledge which tends to life disap pears with faith, but returns when faith re turns; for when faith comes, it brings its train  of attendants with it—apostles, prophets, evan gelists, pastors, teachers, gifts, wisdom, knowl edge, miracles, healings, tongues, interpreta tion of tongues, &c. All these appear when  faith appears on the earth, and disappear when  it disappears from the earth. For these  are the effects of faith and always have,  and always will attend it. For where  faith is, there will the knowledge of God  be also, with all things which pertain thereto —revelations, visions, and dreams, as well as  every necessary thing in order that the pos sessors of faith may be perfected and obtain  salvation; for God must change, otherwise [p. 85]
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The Doctrine and Covenants of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; Carefully Selected from the Revelations of God. By Joseph Smith, President of Said Church. 2nd ed. Nauvoo, IL: John Taylor, 1844; 3–448; includes typeset signature marks and copyright notice. The copy presented herein is held at CHL; includes marginalia and archival markings.
All but the final gathering of this book was printed in octodecimo format on thirteen sheets that were cut and folded into thirteen gatherings of eighteen leaves (thirty-six pages) each. The final gathering comprises eight leaves (sixteen pages). The text block measures 5⅞ × 3⅝ inches (15 × 9 cm).
The copy of the book presented herein is in a presentation binding of red sheepskin with gilt edges. The volume measures 6 × 3⅞ × 1 inches (15 × 10 × 3 cm). The spine is stamped with gilt ornamental panels and “Doctrine | and | Covenants” and “J. Glenn.” in gilt. The front and back pastedowns, the front flyleaf, and the back flyleaf are single-sided marbled leaves featuring a shell pattern with brown body and veins of red and white. In this copy, the first leaf of the first gathering, which is blank in other extant copies, is missing. The verso of the front flyleaf has two inscriptions, the first in graphite and the second in ink: “RN 69025 | Vault | Book Area | M223.1 | D632 | 1844” and “Jane Glenn | from her friend | Leonora Taylor | Nauvoo Oct 27th | 1844”. The handwriting of the first inscription is unknown; Leonora Taylor inscribed the second.
As the aforementioned ink inscription indicates, Leonora Taylor, wife of early church leader and printer John Taylor

1 Nov. 1808–25 July 1887. Preacher, editor, publisher, politician. Born at Milnthorpe, Westmoreland Co., England. Son of James Taylor and Agnes Taylor, members of Church of England. Around age sixteen, joined Methodists and was local preacher. Migrated from...

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, presented this book to Jane Glenn. The book came into the possession of the Historical Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints circa 1983.

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