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Revelation, Spring 1829 [D&C 10]

12 Now this is not all, their faith in their prayers were, that this gospel should be made known also, if it were possible that other nations should possess this land; and thus they did leave a blessing upon this land in their prayers, that whosoever should believe in this gospel, in this land, might have eternal life; yea, that it might be free unto all of whatsoever nation, kindred, tongue, or people, they may be.9

The Book of Mormon describes “this land,” or the promised land, as a land of freedom. (See Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 60, 541 [2 Nephi 1:9; Ether 2:12].)  


13 And now, behold, according to their faith in their prayers, will I bring this part of my gospel to the knowledge of my people. Behold, I do not bring it to destroy that which they have received, but to build it up.
14 And for this cause have I said, if this generation harden not their hearts, I will establish my church

The Book of Mormon related that when Christ set up his church in the Americas, “they which were baptized in the name of Jesus, were called the church of Christ.” The first name used to denote the church JS organized on 6 April 1830 was “the Church of Christ...

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among them.10 Now I do not say this to destroy my church, but I say this to build up my church: therefore, whosoever belongeth to my church need not fear, for such shall inherit the kingdom of heaven: but it is they who do not fear me, neither keep 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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, but buildeth up churches unto themselves, to get gain; yea, and all those that do wickedly, and buildeth up the kingdom of the devil; yea, verily, verily I say unto you, that it is they that I will disturb, and cause to tremble and shake to the centre.11

See Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 58 [1 Nephi 22:23].  


15 Behold, I am Jesus Christ, the Son of God: I came unto my own, and my own received me not. I am the light which shineth in darkness, and the darkness comprehendeth it not.12

See, for example, John 1:15; and Revelation, Apr. 1829–A [D&C 6:21].  


I am he who said other sheep have I which are not of this fold, unto my disciples,13

See John 10:16.  


and many there were that understood me not.
16 And I will show unto this people, that I had [p. 26]
12 Now this is not all, their faith in their prayers  were, that this gospel should be made known also,  if it were possible that other nations should possess  this land; and thus they did leave a blessing upon  this land in their prayers, that whosoever should be lieve in this gospel, in this land, might have eternal  life; yea, that it might be free unto all of whatso ever nation, kindred, tongue, or people, they may  be.9

The Book of Mormon describes “this land,” or the promised land, as a land of freedom. (See Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 60, 541 [2 Nephi 1:9; Ether 2:12].)  


13 And now, behold, according to their faith in  their prayers, will I bring this part of my gospel to  the knowledge of my people. Behold, I do not  bring it to destroy that which they have received,  but to build it up.
14 And for this cause have I said, if this gener ation harden not their hearts, I will establish my  church

The Book of Mormon related that when Christ set up his church in the Americas, “they which were baptized in the name of Jesus, were called the church of Christ.” The first name used to denote the church JS organized on 6 April 1830 was “the Church of Christ...

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among them.10 Now I do not say this to de stroy my church, but I say this to build up my  church: therefore, whosoever belongeth to my church  need not fear, for such shall inherit the kingdom of  heaven: but it is they who do not fear me, neither  keep 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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, but buildeth up churches  unto themselves, to get gain; yea, and all those that  do wickedly, and buildeth up the kingdom of the de vil; yea, verily, verily I say unto you, that it is they  that I will disturb, and cause to tremble and shake  to the centre.11

See Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 58 [1 Nephi 22:23].  


15 Behold, I am Jesus Christ, the Son of God: I  came unto my own, and my own received me not.  I am the light which shineth in darkness, and the  darkness comprehendeth it not.12

See, for example, John 1:15; and Revelation, Apr. 1829–A [D&C 6:21].  


I am he who said  other sheep have I which are not of this fold, unto  my disciples,13

See John 10:16.  


and many there were that understood  me not.
16 And I will show unto this people, that I had [p. 26]
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Revelation, Harmony Township

Located in northeastern Pennsylvania. Area settled, by 1787. Organized 1809. Population in 1830 about 340. Population in 1840 about 520. Contained Harmony village (no longer in existence). Josiah Stowell hired JS to help look for treasure in area, Oct. 1825...

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, Susquehanna Co., PA, [ca. Apr. 1829; though parts may date as early as summer 1828]. Featured version, titled “Chapter IX,” typeset [between 1 Nov. and 31 Dec. 1832] for Book of Commandments, 22–27. 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 revelation [ca. Mar. 1831] into Revelation Book 1, but the pages on which the first part of the revelation was copied were removed at some point from that volume and are no longer extant.1

See Revelation Book 1, pp. 11–12, [207].  


The version found in the Book of Commandments and featured below is the earliest complete, extant version.

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