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Revelation, 6 May 1833 [D&C 93]

because that which was from the begining is plainly manifest unto them and they receive not the light and evry man whose spirit receiveth not the light for man is spirit the Elements are eternal and spirit and element inseperably connected receiveth a fulness of Joy and when seperated man cannot receiv a fulness of Joy the elements are the tabernacle of God, yea man is the tabernacle of God even temples and whatsoever temple is defiled God shall distroy that temple, the glory of God is inteligence or in other words light & truth light and truth forsaketh that evil one evry spirit of man was innocent in the begining, and God having redeemed man from, the fall man became again in their infant state innocent before God and that wicked one cometh and taketh away light and truth through disobeidienc disobedience from the children of men and became of the tradition of their fathers but I have commanded

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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you to bring up your Children in light and truth, but verily I say unto you my servant Frederick G. Williams

28 Oct. 1787–10 Oct. 1842. Ship’s pilot, teacher, physician, justice of the peace. Born at Suffield, Hartford Co., Connecticut. Son of William Wheeler Williams and Ruth Granger. Moved to Newburg, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, 1799. Practiced Thomsonian botanical system...

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you have continued under this condemnation you have not taught your Children light and truth according to the Commandments and that wicked one hath power as yet over you and this is the caus of your affliction and now a commandment I give unto you and if ye will be delivered you shall set in order your own house for there are many things that are not right in your house verely I say unto my servant Sidney Rigdon

19 Feb. 1793–14 July 1876. Tanner, farmer, minister. Born at St. Clair, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. Son of William Rigdon and Nancy Gallaher. Joined United Baptists, ca. 1818. Preached at Warren, Trumbull Co., Ohio, and vicinity, 1819–1821. Married Phebe...

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because that which was from the begining is p[l]ainly  manifest unto them and they receive not the  light and evry man whose spirit rec[e]iveth  not the light for man is spirit the Elements  are eternal and spirit and element  inseperably connected receiveth a fulness of  Joy and when seperated man cannot receiv  <a> fulness of Joy the elements are the tabernacle  of God, yea man is the tabernacle of God even  temples and whatsoeve[r] temple is defiled God  shall distroy that temple, the glory of God  is inteligence or in other words light & truth  light and truth forsaketh that evil one  evry spirit of man was innocent in the  begining, and God having redeemed man  from, the fall <man> became again in their infant  state <innocent> before God and that wicked one cometh  and taketh away light and truth through  disobeidienc [disobedience] from the children of men and  becam[e] of the tradition of their fathers  but I have commanded

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you to bring up  your Children in light and truth, but  verily I say unto you my servant Fred erick [G. Williams]

28 Oct. 1787–10 Oct. 1842. Ship’s pilot, teacher, physician, justice of the peace. Born at Suffield, Hartford Co., Connecticut. Son of William Wheeler Williams and Ruth Granger. Moved to Newburg, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, 1799. Practiced Thomsonian botanical system...

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you have continued under this  condemnation you have not taught  your Children light and truth according  to the Commandments and that wicked one  hath power as yet over you and this  is the caus of your affliction and now a  commandment I give unto you and if ye  will be delivered you shall set in order your  own house for there are many things that are  not right in your house verely I say unto  my servant Sidney [Rigdon]

19 Feb. 1793–14 July 1876. Tanner, farmer, minister. Born at St. Clair, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. Son of William Rigdon and Nancy Gallaher. Joined United Baptists, ca. 1818. Preached at Warren, Trumbull Co., Ohio, and vicinity, 1819–1821. Married Phebe...

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Many of the early revelations focused on church government or other matters of temporal concern, and this one includes admonition to specific leaders to better oversee their families. But most of this revelation is distinctly theological in nature. The circumstances surrounding the revelation are not certain, although this text possibly illuminated doctrinal issues raised in recent sessions of Kirtland

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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, Ohio’s school of the prophets. It also may have been prompted by JS’s revision of the New Testament, which was completed in February 1833. Regardless, this revelation was of great importance to the early church.
Frederick G. Williams

28 Oct. 1787–10 Oct. 1842. Ship’s pilot, teacher, physician, justice of the peace. Born at Suffield, Hartford Co., Connecticut. Son of William Wheeler Williams and Ruth Granger. Moved to Newburg, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, 1799. Practiced Thomsonian botanical system...

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copied this document, probably in May 1833. It came into the possession of Newel K. Whitney

3/5 Feb. 1795–23 Sept. 1850. Trader, merchant. Born at Marlborough, Windham Co., Vermont. Son of Samuel Whitney and Susanna Kimball. Moved to Fairfield, Herkimer Co., New York, 1803. Merchant at Plattsburg, Clinton Co., New York, 1814. Mercantile clerk for...

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at an early date and may even be the dictation copy. Orson Hyde

8 Jan. 1805–28 Nov. 1878. Laborer, clerk, storekeeper, teacher, editor, businessman, lawyer, judge. Born at Oxford, New Haven Co., Connecticut. Son of Nathan Hyde and Sally Thorpe. Moved to Derby, New Haven Co., 1812. Moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, ...

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transcribed this text in mid-1833 into Revelation Book 2, where it appears without specific identification. 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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later recorded a copy in Revelation Book 1 as “Revelation given May 6, 1833.” The 1835 Doctrine and Covenants includes this revelation with a date of May 1833 but no location.

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