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Selections from Elders’ Journal, July 1838

In obedience to our promise, we give the following answers to questions, which were asked in the last number of the Journal.
Question 1st. Do you believe the bible?
Answer. If we do, we are the only people under heaven that does. For there are none of the religious sects of the day that do.
Question 2nd. Wherein do you differ from other sects?
Answer. Because we believe the bible, and all other sects profess to believe their interpretations of the bible, and their creeds.
Question 3rd. Will every body be damned but Mormons?
Answer. Yes, and a great portion of them, unless they repent and work righteousness.
Question 4th. How, and where did you obtain the book of Mormon?
Answer. Moroni, the person who deposited the plates, from whence the book of Mormon [p. 42]
In obedience to our promise, we give the  following answers to questions, which were  asked in the last number of the Journal.
Question 1st. Do you believe the bible?
Answer. If we do, we are the only people  under heaven that does. For there are none  of the religious sects of the day that do.
Question 2nd. Wherein do you differ from  other sects?
Answer. Because we believe the bible, and  all other sects profess to believe their inter pretations of the bible, and their creeds.
Question 3rd. Will every body be damned  but Mormons?
Answer. Yes, and a great portion of them,  unless they repent and work righteousness.
Question 4th. How, and where did you  obtain the book of Mormon?
Answer. Moroni, the person who deposited  the plates, from whence the book of Mormon [p. 42]
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