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Revelation, September 1830–A [D&C 29]

fall from off their Bones & their eyes from their sockets & it shall come to pass that the Beasts of the forest & the fowls of the air shall devour them up & that great & abominable Church which is the whore of all the Earth shall be cast down by devouring fire according as it was spoken by the mouth of Ezekiel the Prophet which spoke of these things which have not come to pass as yet but shurely must as I live for abominations shall not reign & again Verily Verily I say unto you that when the thousand years are ended & men again begin to deny their god then will I spare the Earth but for a little Season & then the end shall come & the Heaven & the Earth shall be consumed & pass away & there shall be a New Heaven & a New Earth for all old things shall pass away & all things shall become New even the Heaven & the Earth & all the fulness thereof both men & beasts the fowls of the air & the fishes of the Sea & not one hair neither moat [mote] shall be lost for it is the workmanship of mine hand But Verily I say unto you before the Earth shall pass away Michael mine Archangel shall sound his trump & then shall all the dead awake for their graves shall be opened & they shall come forth yea even all & the righteous shall be gethered on my right hand unto eternal life & the wicked on my left hand will I be ashamed to own before the father Wherefore I will say unto them depart from me ye cursed into everlasting fire prepared for the devil & his Angels & now Behold I say unto you never at any time have I declared from mine own mouth that they should return for where I am they cannot come for they have no power but remember that all my Judgements are not given unto men & as the words have gone forth out of my mouth even so shall they be fulfilled that the first shall be last & that the last shall be first in all things Whatsoever I have created by the word of my Power which is the Power of my spirit for by the Power of my Spirit created I them yea all things both [p. 38]
fall from off their Bones & their eyes from their sockets  & it shall come to pass that their the Beasts of the forest  & the fowls of the air shall devour them up & that great  & abominable Church which is the whore of all the Earth  shall be cast down by devouring fire according as it was  spoken by the mouth of Ezekiel the Prophet which spoke  of these things which have not come to pass as yet but  shurely must as I live for abominations shall not reign  & again Verily Verily I say unto you that when the thousand  years are ended & men again begin to deny their god then  will I spare the Earth but for a little Season & then the  end shall come & the Heaven & the Earth shall be consumed  & pass away & there shall be a New Heaven & a New Earth  for all old things shall pass away & all things shall  become New even the Heaven & the Earth & all the  fulness thereof both men & beasts the fowls of the air  & the fishes of the Sea & not one hair neither moat [mote]  shall be lost for it is the workmanship of mine hand  But Verily I say unto you before the Earth shall pass  away Michael mine Archangel shall sound his trump  & then shall all the dead awake for their graves shall  be opened & they shall come forth yea even all & the  righteous shall be gethered on my right hand unto eternal  life & the wicked on my left hand will I be ashamed to  own before the father Wherefore I will say unto them  depart from me ye cursed into everlasting fire prepared  for the devil & his Angels & now Behold I say unto you  never at any time have I declared from mine own mouth  that they should return for where I am they cannot come  for they have no power but remember that all my Judgem ents are not given unto men & as the words have gone  forth out of my mouth even so shall they be fulfilled  that the first shall be last & that the last shall be first  in all things Whatsoever I have created by the word of  my Power which is the Power of my spirit for by the  Power of my Spirit created I them yea all things both [p. 38]
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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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