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Revelation, September 1830–A [D&C 29]

Die as to the temporal death untill I the Lord God should send forth Angels to declare unto them Repentance & redemption through faith on the name of mine only begotten Son & thus did I the Lord God appoint unto man the days of his probation that by his natural death he might be raised in immortality unto eternal life even as many as would believe on my name & they that believe not unto eternal damnation for they cannot be redeemed from their spiritual fall Because they repent not for they love darkness more than light & their deeds are evil & they receive their wages of whom they list to obey But Behold I say unto you that little children are redeemed from the foundation of the world through mine only begotten Wherefore they cannot sin for power is not given to Satan to tempt little children until they begin to be accountable before me for it is given unto them even as I will according to mine own pleasure that great things may be required at the hand of their fathers & again I say unto you that whoso having knowledge have not I 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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to Repent & he that hath no understanding it remaineth in me to do according as it is written & now behold I declare no more unto you at this time amen [p. 40]
Die as to the temporal death untill I the Lord God  should send forth Angels to declare unto them Repent ance & redemption through faith on the name of mine  only begotten Son & thus did I the Lord God appoint  unto man the days of his probation that by his natural  death he might be raised in immortality unto eternal  life even as many as would believe on my name & they  that believe not unto eternal damnation for they cannot  be redeemed from their spiritual fall Because they  repent not for they love darkness more than light &  their deeds are evil & they receive their wages of whom  they list to obey But Behold I say unto you that little  children are redeemed from the foundation of the word world  through mine only begotten Wherefore they cannot  sin for power is not given to Satan to tempt little children  until they begin to be accountable before me for it is given  unto them even as I will according to mine own will  pleasure that great things may be required at the  hand of their fathers & again I say unto you that  whoso having knowledge have not I 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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to  Repent & he that hath no understanding it remaineth  in me to do according as it is written & now behold  I declare no more unto you at this time amen [p. 40]
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This revelation added an American setting to the concept of a literal gathering of Israel. (The Book of Mormon had already indicated that a New Jerusalem was to be built somewhere on the American continent.) Much of this revelation focuses on the implications of a “gathering” in regard to the end of the world and Jesus’ second coming. Disagreements among some church members over the nature of Adam’s fall apparently precipitated the revelation.
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 as “29th Commandment AD 1830” sometime between March and June 1831. Subsequently, Oliver Cowdery

3 Oct. 1806–3 Mar. 1850. Clerk, teacher, justice of the peace, lawyer, newspaper editor. Born at Wells, Rutland Co., Vermont. Son of William Cowdery and Rebecca Fuller. Raised Congregationalist. Moved to western New York and clerked at a store, ca. 1825–1828...

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added “September” to the date. The 1833 Book of Commandments assigns the date of September 1830, as does the1835 Doctrine and Covenants. 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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also recorded a copy into his notebook of revelations, perhaps in early 1832.

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