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Letter to Noah C. Saxton, 4 January 1833

been left from Assyria, and from Egypt and from Pathros &.c. and from the Islands of the sea10

See Isaiah 11:11; and Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 98, 104, 115, 139 [2 Nephi 21:11; 25:17; 29:1; Jacob 6:2].  


and with them to bring in the fulness of the Gentiles

Those who were not members of the House of Israel. More specifically, members of the church identified gentiles as those whose lineage was not of the Jews or Lamanites (understood to be the American Indians in JS’s day). Certain prophecies indicated that ...

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and establish that covenant with them which was promised when their sins should be taken away. see Romans 11, 25, 26, & 27 and also Jeremiah 31. 31, 32, & 33,11

See also Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 36, 486–487 [1 Nephi 15:13; 3 Nephi 16:4].  


This covenant has never been established with the house of Isreal nor with the house of Judah for it requires two parties to make a covenant and those two parties must be agreed or no covenant can be made. Christ in the days of his flesh proposed to make a covenant with them but they rejected him and his proposals and in consequence thereof they were broken off and no covenant was made with them at that time but their unbelief has not rendered the promise of God of none effect;12

See Romans 4:13–14; and Galatians 3:16–17.  


no, for there was another day limited in David which was the day of his power and then his people Isreal, should be a willing people14

See Hebrews 4:7–9; and Psalm 110:3.  


and he would write his laws in their hearts and print them in their thoughts their sins and their eniquities he would remember no more,15

See Jeremiah 31:33–34; and Hebrews 8:10; 10:16.  


Thus after this chosen family had rejected Christ and his proposals the heralds of salvation said to them. “lo we turn unto the gentiles,”16

Acts 13:46.  


and the gentiles received the covenant and were grafted in from whence the chosen family were broken off but the Gentiles have not continued in the goodness of God but have departed from the faith that was once delivered to the saints17

See Jude 1:3.  


and have broken the covenant in which their fathers were established see Isaiah 24th 5th. and have become high minded and have not feared therefore but few of them will be gathered with the chosen family Has not the pride highmindedness and unbelief of the Gentiles provoked the holy one of Israel to withdraw his holy spirit from them and send forth his Judgments to scourge them for their wickedness; this is certianly the case, Christ said to his deciples Mark 16, 17 & 18 that these signs should follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out Devils they shall speap speak with new tongues they shall take up serpants and if they drink any deadly thing it shall not hurt them they shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover, and also in connection with this read 1 Corinthians 12 Chapt, By the foregoing testamonies or through the glass of the foregoing testamonies we may look at the Christian world and see the apostacy there has been from [p. 15]
been left from Assyria, and from Egypt and from Pathros &.c. and from the  Islands of the sea10

See Isaiah 11:11; and Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 98, 104, 115, 139 [2 Nephi 21:11; 25:17; 29:1; Jacob 6:2].  


and with them to bring in the fulness of the Gentiles

Those who were not members of the House of Israel. More specifically, members of the church identified gentiles as those whose lineage was not of the Jews or Lamanites (understood to be the American Indians in JS’s day). Certain prophecies indicated that ...

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and  establish that covenant with them which was promised when their sins should  be taken away. see Romans 11, 25, 26, & 27 and also Jeremiah 31. 31, 32, & 33,11

See also Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 36, 486–487 [1 Nephi 15:13; 3 Nephi 16:4].  


This  covenant has never been established with the house of Isreal nor with th[e]  house of Judah for it requires two parties to make a covenant and those  two parties must be agreed or no covenant can be made. Christ in the  days of his flesh proposed to make a covenant with them but they rejected  him and his proposals and in consequence thereof they were broken off  and no covenant was made with them at that time but their unbelief  has not rendered the promise of God of none effect;12

See Romans 4:13–14; and Galatians 3:16–17.  


no, for there13

TEXT: “their” with “there” written over it.  


 was another day limited in David which was the day of his power  and then his people Isreal, should be a willing people14

See Hebrews 4:7–9; and Psalm 110:3.  


and  he would write his laws in their hearts and print them in their  thoughts their sins and their eniquities he would remember  no more,15

See Jeremiah 31:33–34; and Hebrews 8:10; 10:16.  


Thus after this chosen family had rejected Christ  and his proposals the heralds of salvation said to them. “lo  I we turn <un>to the gentiles,”16

Acts 13:46.  


and the gentiles received the covenant and  were grafted in from whence the chosen family were broken off but  the Gentiles have not continued in the goodness of God but have  departed from the faith that was once delivered to the saints17

See Jude 1:3.  


and have  broken the everlasting covenant in which their fathers were established  see Isaiah 24th 5th. and have become high minded and have not  feared therefore but few of them will be gathered with the chosen family  Has not the pride highmindedness and unbelief of the Gentiles  provoked the holy one of Israel to withdraw his holy spirit from  them and send forth his Judgments to scourge them for their wick edness; this is certianly the case, Christ said to his deciples Mark  16, 17 & 18 that these signs should follow them that believe; In my  name shall they cast out Devils they shall speap [speak] with new  tongues they shall take up serpants and if they drink any  deadly thing it shall not hurt them they shall lay hands on  the sick and they shall recover, and also in connection with  this read 1 Corinthians 12 Chapt, By the foregoing testamonies or  through the glass of the foregoing testamonies we may look at the  Christian world and see the apostacy there has been from [p. 15]
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