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Letter to William Smith, 18 December 1835

the rock, the floods cannot, no they shall not overthrow me, you know the doctrine I teach is true, and you know that God has blessed me, I brought salvation to my fathers house, as an instrument in the hand of God, when they were in a miserable situation, You know that it is my duty to admonish you when you do wrong this liberty I shall always take, and you shall have the same privelege, I take the privelege, to admonish you because of my birthright, and I grant you the privilege because it is my duty, to be humble and to receive rebuke, and instruction, from a brother or a friend.
As it regards, what course you shall persue hereafter, I do not pretend to say, I leave you in the hands of God and his church

The Book of Mormon related that when Christ set up his church in the Americas, “they which were baptized in the name of Jesus, were called the church of Christ.” The first name used to denote the church JS organized on 6 April 1830 was “the Church of Christ...

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. Make your own desision, I will do you good altho you mar me, or slay me, by so doing my garments, shall be clear of your sins, and if at any time you should concider me to be an imposter, for heavens sake leave me in the hands of God, and not think to take vengance on me your self.
Tyrany ursurpation, and to take mens rights ever has and ever shall be banished from my heart.
David sought not to kill Saul, although he was guilty of crimes that never entered my heart.
And now may God have mercy upon my fathers house, may God take [p. 86]
the rock, the floods cannot, no they shall  not overthrow me, you know the doctrine  I teach is true, and you know that God  has blessed me, I brought salvation to my  fathers house, as an instrument in the  hand of God, when they were in a m iserable situation, You know that it is my  duty to admonish you when you do wrong  this liberty I shall always take, and you  shall have the same privelege, I take the  privelege, to admonish you because of my  birthright, and I grant you the privilege  because it is my duty, to be humble and  to receive rebuke, and instruction, from a brother  or a friend.
As it regards, what course you shall  persue hereafter, I do not pretend to say,  I leave you in the hands of God and his  church

The Book of Mormon related that when Christ set up his church in the Americas, “they which were baptized in the name of Jesus, were called the church of Christ.” The first name used to denote the church JS organized on 6 April 1830 was “the Church of Christ...

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. Make your own desision, I will  do you good altho you mar me, or slay  me, by so doing my garments, shall be  clear of your sins, and if at any time you  should concider me to be an imposter, for  heavens sake leave me in the hands of God,  and not think to take vengance on me  your self.
Tyrany ursurpation, and to take mens  rights ever has and ever shall be banished  from my heart.
David sought not to kill Saul, although  he was guilty of crimes that never entered  my heart.
And now may God have mercy  upon my fathers house, may God take [p. 86]
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; in JS, Journal, Sept. 1835–Apr. 1836, pp. 80–87; JS Collection, CHL.

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