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Revelation, 1 November 1831–B [D&C 1]

the Lord am well pleased speaking unto the 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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collectively & not individually for I the Lord cannot look upon sin with the least degree of allowance nevertheless he that repenteth & doeth the commandments of the Lord shall be forgiven & he that repenteth not from him shall be taken even the light which he has received for my spirit shall not always strive with man saith the Lord of hosts & again verily I say unto you O inhabitants of the Earth for I the Lord am willing to make these things known unto all flesh for I am no respector to persons & willeth that all men shall know that the day speedily cometh the hour is not yet but is nigh at hand when peace shall be taken from the Earth & the Devil shall have power over his own dominion & also the Lord shall have power over his saints & shall reign in their midst & shall come down in Judgement upon Idumea (or the World) search these commandments

Generally, a divine mandate that church members were expected to obey; more specifically, a text dictated by JS in the first-person voice of deity that served to communicate knowledge and instruction to JS and his followers. Occasionally, other inspired texts...

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for they are true & faithfull & the Prophecies & promises which are in them shall all be fulfilled what I the Lord have spoken I have spoken & I excuse not myself & though the Heaven & the Earth pass away my word shall not pass away but shall all be fulfilled whether by mine own voice or by the voice of my Servants it is the same for Behold & Lo the Lord is God & the Spirit beareth record & the is true & the truth abideth for ever & ever Amen [p. 127]
the Lord am well pleased speaking unto the 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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collectively & not  individually for I the Lord cannot look upon sin with the least degree  of allowance nevertheless he that repenteth & doeth the commandments of  the Lord shall be forgiven & he that repenteth not from him shall be  taken even the light which he has received for my spirit shall not  always strive with man saith the Lord of hosts & again verily I say unto  you O inhabitants of the Earth for I the Lord am willing to make  these things known unto all flesh for I am no respector to persons  & willeth that all men shall know that the day speedily cometh the hour  is not yet but is nigh at hand when peace shall be taken from the  Earth & the Devil shall have power over his own dominion & also the  Lord shall have power over his saints & shall reign in their midst & shall  come down in Judgement upon Idumea (or the World) search these com mandments

Generally, a divine mandate that church members were expected to obey; more specifically, a text dictated by JS in the first-person voice of deity that served to communicate knowledge and instruction to JS and his followers. Occasionally, other inspired texts...

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for they are true & faithfull & the Prophecies & promises  which are in them shall all be fulfilled what I the Lord have spoken  I have spoken & I excuse not myself & though the Heaven & <the> Earth  pass away my word shall not pass away but shall all be fulfilled  whether by mine own voice or by the voice of my Servants it is the  same for Behold & Lo the Lord is God & the Spirit beareth record & the  is true & the truth abideth for ever & ever Amen [p. 127]
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Revelation, Hiram

Area settled by immigrants from Pennsylvania and New England, ca. 1802. Located in northeastern Ohio about twenty-five miles southeast of Kirtland. Population in 1830 about 500. Population in 1840 about 1,100. JS lived in township at home of John and Alice...

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, OH, 1 Nov. 1831; handwriting of John Whitmer

27 Aug. 1802–11 July 1878. Farmer, stock raiser, newspaper editor. Born in Pennsylvania. Son of Peter Whitmer Sr. and Mary Musselman. Member of German Reformed Church, Fayette, Seneca Co., New York. Baptized by Oliver Cowdery, June 1829, most likely in Seneca...

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; in Revelation Book 1, pp. 125–127; CHL.

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