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Report of Instructions, circa June 1839, as Reported by Willard Richards

Report of Instructions, circa June 1839, as Reported by Willard Richards

effect of the Holy Ghost upon a gentile is to purge out the old blood & make him actually of the seed of Abraham. That man that has none of the blood of Abraham (naturally) must have a new creation by the Holy Ghost, in such a case there may be more of a powerful effect upon the body & visible to the eye than upon an Israelite, while the Israelite at first might be far before the Gentile in pure Inteligence
The other Comforter spoken of is a subject of great interest & perhaps understood by few of this generation, After a person hath faith in Christ, repents of his sins, & is Baptized

An ordinance in which an individual is immersed in water for the remission of sins. The Book of Mormon explained that those with necessary authority were to baptize individuals who had repented of their sins. Baptized individuals also received the gift of...

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for the remission of his sins & receives the Holy Ghost (by the laying on of hands) which is the first Comforter. then let him continue to humble himself before God, hungering & thirsting after Righteousness. & living by every word of God & the Lord will soon say unto him Son thou shalt be exalted. &c When the Lord has thorougly proved him & finds that the man is determined to serve him at all hazard. then the man will find his calling & Election made sure [p. 19]
effect <of the Holy Ghost> upon a gentile is to purge out the  old blood & make him actually of the  seed of Abraham. That man that has  none of the blood of Abraham (naturally)  must have a new creation by the Holy  Ghost, in such a case there may be  more of a powerful effect upon the body  & visible to the eye than upon an Isra elite, while the Israelite at first might  be far before the Gentile in pure Inteligence
The other Comforter spoken of  is a subject of great interest & perhaps un derstood by few of this generation, After a  person hath faith in Christ, repents of  his sins, & is Baptized

An ordinance in which an individual is immersed in water for the remission of sins. The Book of Mormon explained that those with necessary authority were to baptize individuals who had repented of their sins. Baptized individuals also received the gift of...

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for the remission  of his sins & receives the Holy Ghost (by  the laying on of hands) which is the first  Comforter. then let him continue to hu mble himself before God, hungering & thir sting after Righteousness. & living by every  word of God & the Lord will soon say  unto him Son thou shalt be exalted. &c  When the Lord has thorougly proved him  & finds that the man is determined to serve  him at all hazard. then the man will  find his calling & Election made sure [p. 19]
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Located near middle of western boundary of state, bordering Mississippi River. European Americans settled area, 1820s. From bank of river, several feet above high-water mark, ground described as nearly level for six or seven blocks before gradually sloping...

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, IL, ca. June 1839; in Willard Richards Pocket Companion, pp. 15-22; handwriting of Willard Richards

24 June 1804–11 Mar. 1854. Teacher, lecturer, doctor, clerk, printer, editor, postmaster. Born at Hopkinton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. Son of Joseph Richards and Rhoda Howe. Moved to Richmond, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts, 1813. Moved to Chatham, Columbia...

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; Willard Richards, journals, CHL.

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