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Revelation, 24 February 1834 [D&C 103]

& the earth is given unto the saints to possess it forever, & ever. But inasmuch as they keep not my 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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& hearken not to observe all my words, the kingdoms of the world shall prevail against them; for they were set to be a light unto the world, & to be the Saviours of men: & inasmuch as they are not the Saviours of men they are as salt that has lost its savor, & is thenceforth good for nothing but to be cast out & to be trodden under the feet of men. But verily, I say unto you, I have decreed that your brethren who have been scattered [p. [9]]
& the earth is given unto the  saints to possess it forever, & ever.  But inasmuch as they keep not  my 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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& hearken  not to observe all my words,  the kingdoms of the world shall  prevail against them; for they  were set to be a light unto  the world, & to be the Saviours  of men: & a inasmuch as they are  not the Saviours of men they are  as salt that has lost its its savor,  & is thenceforth good for noth ing but to be cast out & to be  trodden under the feet of men.  But verily, I say unto you, I  have decreed that your breth ren who have been scattered [p. [9]]
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Located ten miles south of Lake Erie. Settled by 1811. Organized by 1818. Population in 1830 about 55 Latter-day Saints and 1,000 others; in 1838 about 2,000 Saints and 1,200 others; in 1839 about 100 Saints and 1,500 others. Mormon missionaries visited township...

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, OH, 24 Feb. 1834;in Book of Commandments Book C, pp. [7–18]; handwriting of Orson Pratt

19 Sept. 1811–3 Oct. 1881. Farmer, writer, teacher, merchant, surveyor, editor, publisher. Born at Hartford, Washington Co., New York. Son of Jared Pratt and Charity Dickinson. Moved to New Lebanon, Columbia Co., New York, 1814; to Canaan, Columbia Co., fall...

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