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History, 1838–1856, volume A-1 [23 December 1805–30 August 1834]

History, 1838–1856, volume A-1 [23 December 1805–30 August 1834]

on high; as also he descended below all things; in that he  comprehended all things, that he might be in all, and  through all things; the light of truth; which truth  Shineth. This is the light of Christ. As also he is <in> the  sun, and the light of the sun, and the power thereof  by which it was made. As also he is in the moon,  and is the light of the moon, and the power thereof  by which it was made. As also the light of the Stars  and the power thereof by which they were made; and  the earth also, and the power thereof; even the earth  upon which you stand.
3. And the light which now shineth, which giveth  you light, is through him who enlighteneth your eyes, which  is the same light that quickeneth your understandings;  which light proceedeth forth from the presence of God, to  fill the immensity of space. The light which is in all  things; which giveth life to all things, which is the  law by which all things are governed: even the power  of God, who sitteth upon his throne, who is in the bosom  of eternity, who is in the midst of all things.
4. Now verily, I say unto you, that through the  redemption which is made for you, is brought to pass  the resurrection of <from> the dead. And the  spirit and the body is the soul of man. And the resurrection from  the dead is the redemption of the soul; and the redemp tion of the soul is through him who quickeneth all  things, in whose bosom it is decreed that the poor  and the meek of the earth shall inherit it. Therefore,  it must needs be sanctified from all unrighteousness,  that it may be prepared for the celestial glory; for after  it hath filled the measure of its creation, it shall be  crowned with glory, even with the presence of God even  the Father; that bodies who are of the celestial kingdom  may possess it forever, and ever; for, for this intent  was it made, and created; and for this intent  are they sanctified.
5. And they who are not sanctified through the Law  which I have given unto you; even the law of christ;  must inherit another kingdom, even that of a terrestrial [p. 246[a]]
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JS, History, 1838–1856, vol. A-1, created 11 June 1839–24 Aug. 1843; handwriting of James Mulholland, Robert B. Thompson, William W. Phelps, and Willard Richards; 553 pages, plus 16 pages of addenda; CHL. This is the first volume of a six-volume manuscript history of the church. This first volume covers the period from 23 December 1805 to 30 August 1834; the remaining five volumes, labeled B-1 through F-1, continue through 8 August 1844.

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