— they will roll down like the Missisippi
river. This Society shall have power to command Queens in their midst— I now deliver it
as a prophecy that before ten years shall roll round, the queens of the earth shall come
and pay their respects to this Society— they shall come with their millions and shall
contribute of their abundance for the relief of the poor— If you will be pure, nothing
After this instruction, you will be responsible for your own sins. It is an
honor to save yourselves— all are responsible to save themselves.
Prest. Smith, after reading from the above
mentioned Chapter, continued to give instruction respecting the order of God, as
established in the ; saying every one should aspire only to magnify his own office
He then commenc’d reading the 13th chapter, “Though I speak with the
tongues of men” &c; and said don’t be limited in your views with regard to your
neighbors’ virtues, but be limited towards your own virtues, and not think yourselves
more righteous than others; you must enlarge your souls toward others if yould [you would?] do like
Jesus, and carry your fellow creatures to Abram’s bosom.
He said he had manifested long suffering and we must do so too— Prest. Smith then read, “Though I have the gift of prophecy”
&c. He then said, though one should become mighty— do great things— overturn mountains
&c and should then turn to eat and drink with the drunken; all former deeds would
not save him— but he would go to destruction!
As you increase in innocence and virtue, as you increase in goodness, let
your hearts expand— let them be enlarged towards others— you must be longsuff’ring and
bear with the faults and errors of mankind. How precious are the souls of men!— The
female part of community are apt to be [p. 39]