he was <an> . As will be seen by the foregoing revela tions, he went up to as a companion of ; but when he actually learned that faith, humility, patience and tribulation, were before blessing; and that God brought low
before <he> exalted; that instead of “the Savior’s granting him power to smite men and make them believe”, (as he said he wanted God to do him,) he found he must become all things to all men, that he might peradventure save some, and that too, by all dil igence, by perils by sea and land. As was the case in the days of Jesus, which appears in the 6th chapter of St. John’s gospel, he said, verily, verily I say unto you, ye seek me, not because ye saw the miracles, but
because ye did eat of the loaves, and were filled; so was it <with> , and when he was disappointed by his own evil heart, he turned away, and as said before became an apostate, and wrote a series of Letters which by their coloring, falsity, and vain calculations to overthrow the work of the Lord, exposed his weakness, wickedness and folly, and left him a monument of his own for shame for the world to wonder at.
A was held in which brother was instruc ted to stop at , on his way to , and purchase a press and types, for the purpose of establishing and publishing a monthly paper at , Jackson county, Missouri, to be called “The Evening and Morning Star.” The first Sunday in October , a clerk in Brothers and ’s , <in ,> was , and became a member of
the . As he was soon after designated as one of the chosen men of the Lord to bear his word to the nations, I feel a desire to notice him as he was and as he is. He was <in his own words> left in his infancy an orphan, with none to look upon him with a father’s eye, and feel for him with a mother’s heart. The hand that wiped my his infant tears was still; the breasts that gave his him suck, was cold, and slumbered in the arms of death. He was thrust abroad
upon the cold and friendless bosom of an unfeeling world, so that for twenty long years, he saw no one in whose veins flowed a drop of kindred blood, and conse quently grew up as a wild and uncultivated plant of nature, and now had come into the to be renewed and receive grace for grace, [p. 154]