repented of their sins. It is the object of
to reform persons, not
to take those that are corrupt, but if they repent we are bound to take
them and by kindness sanctify and cleanse from all unrighteousness, by our
influence in watching over them — nothing will have such influence over
people, as the fear of being disfellowship’d by so goodly a Society as
this. Then take Sis. O. as Jesus received sinners
into his bosom.
Sis. O. In the name
of the Lord I now make you free, and from this hour if any thing should be
found against you
Nothing is so much calculated to lead people to forsake
sin as to take them by the hand and watch over them with tenderness. When
persons manifest the least kindn ess and love to me, O what pow’r it has
over my mind, while the opposite course has a tendency to harrow up all
the harsh feelings and depress the human mind.
one evidence that men are unacquainted with the principle of godliness, to
behold the contraction of feeling and lack of charity. The pow’r and glory
of Godliness is spread out on a broad principle to throw out the mantle of
charity. God does not look on sin with allowance, but when men have
sin’d there must be allowance made for them.
religious world is boasting of righteousness — tis the doctrine of the
devil to retard the human mind and retard our progress, by filling us with
selfrighteousness — The nearer we get to our heavenly Father, the more
are we dispos’d to look with compassion on perishing souls— to take
them upon our shoulders and cast their sins behind our back.  I
am going to talk to all this Society— if you would have God have mercy
on you, have mercy on one another.
S. then refer’d them to the conduct of the Savior when he was taken
and crucified &c.
He then made a promise in the name