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Revelation, February 1831–A [D&C 43]

Own due time will I come upon the Earth in Judgement & my People shall be redeemed & shall reign with me on Earth for the great Millenial which I have spoken by the mouth of my Servents shall come for satan shall be bound & when he is loosed again he shall only reign for a little Season & then cometh the end of the world & he that liveth in righteousness shall be changed in the twinkling of an eye & the Earth shall pass away so as by fire & the wicked shall go away into unquinchable fire & their end no man knoweth on Earth nor ever shall know untill they come before me in Judgement hearken ye to these words Behold I am Jesus Christ the saveiour of the World treasure these things up in your hearts & let the Solemnities of Eternity rest upon your minds be sober keep all the 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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even So amen [p. 70]
Own due time will I come upon the Earth in Judgement  & my People shall be redeemed & shall reign with me  on Earth for the great Millenial which I have spoken  by the mouths of my Servents shall come for satan  shall be bound & when he is loosed again he shall only  reign for a little Season & then cometh the end of the  world & he that liveth in righteousness shall be changed  in the twinkling of an eye & the Earth shall pass  away so as by fire & the wicked shall go away into  unquinchable fire & their end no man knoweth on  Earth nor ever shall know untill they come before  me in Judgement hearken ye to these words Behold  I am Jesus Christ the saveiour of the World treasure  these things up in your hearts & let the Solemn[i]ties  of Eternity rest upon your minds be sober keep  all the 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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even So amen [p. 70]
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In February 1831, a “Mrs. Hubble” (likely Laura Fuller Hubbell) claimed to have received divine communications and shared them with church members in Ohio

French explored area, 1669. British took possession following French and Indian War, 1763. Ceded to U.S., 1783. First permanent white settlement established, 1788. Northeastern portion maintained as part of Connecticut, 1786, and called Connecticut Western...

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. At this early stage the church lacked widely disseminated guidelines regarding prophetic authority. As others made claims similar to Hubble’s, JS prayed about the matter.
The ensuing revelation reiterated the message given in response to a similar episode involving Hiram Page

1800–12 Aug. 1852. Physician, farmer. Born in Vermont. Married Catherine Whitmer, 10 Nov. 1825, in Seneca Co., New York. One of the Eight Witnesses of the Book of Mormon, June 1829. Baptized into LDS church by Oliver Cowdery, 11 Apr. 1830, at Seneca Lake,...

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—that JS should be the only one to receive revelations for the church as a society or institution (Revelation, September 1830–B [D&C 28]). It also elaborated on the themes of the end of days and the second coming of Christ.
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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copied this text into Revelation Book 1, where it is designated “45th Commandment AD1831,” sometime between March and June 1831. The 1833 Book of Commandments dates this revelation to February 1831 at 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. The 1835 Doctrine and Covenants gives the same date but no location.

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