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Vision, 16 February 1832 [D&C 76]

for we saw him, even on the right hand of God17

See, for example, Colossians 3:1; Mark 16:19; and Hebrews 10:12.  


& we heard the voice bearing reccord that he is the only begotten of the Father that by him and through him and of him the worlds are made and were created and the inhabitants thereof are begotten sons and daughters unto God and this we saw also and bear reccord that an angel of God who was in authority in the presence of God who rebelled against the only begotten son whom the father loved who was in the bosom with the father and was thrust down from the presence of God and the son and was called perdition for the heavens wept over him for he was Lucifer even the son of the morning and we beheld and lo he is fallen is fallen even the son of the morning,18

See Isaiah 14:12; and Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 101 [2 Nephi 24:12].  


and while we were yet in the spirit the Lord commanded that we should write the vision19

See Habakkuk 2:2.  


for we beheld satan that old serpent even the devel20

See Revelation 12:9; 20:2.  


who who rebelled against God and saught to take the kingdom of our God and his christ wherefore he maketh war with the saints of God and encompasseth them round about, and we saw a vision of the eternal sufferings of those with whom he made war and overcame21

See Daniel 7:21; and Revelation 11:7; 13:7.  


for thus came the voice of the Lord unto us thus saith the lord concerning all those who who know my power and have been made partakers thereof and have suffered themselves through the power of the devel to be overcome unto the denying of the truth and the defying of my power they are they who are the sons of perdition22

See John 17:12; 2 Thessalonians 2:3; and Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 509, 513 [3 Nephi 27:32; 29:7].  


of whom I say it had been better for them to have never been born23

See Mark 14:21.  


for they are vessels of wrath24

See Romans 9:22.  


doomed to suffer the wrath of God with the Devel and his angels [p. 3]
for we saw him, even on the right hand of God17

See, for example, Colossians 3:1; Mark 16:19; and Hebrews 10:12.  


& we  heard the voice bearing reccord that he is the only begotten of  the Father that by him and through him and of him the  worlds are made and were created and the inhabitants  thereof are begotten sons and daughters unto God and  this we saw also and bear reccord that an angel of  God who was in authority in the presence of God who  rebelled against the only begotten son whom the father  loved who was in the bosom with the father and  was thrust down from the presence of the father  God and the son and was called perdition for the  heavens wept over him for he was Lucifer  even the son of the morning and we beheld  and lo he is fallen is fallen even the son  of the morning,18

See Isaiah 14:12; and Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 101 [2 Nephi 24:12].  


and while we were yet in the  spirit the Lord commanded that we should  write the vision19

See Habakkuk 2:2.  


for we beheld satan that old  serpent even the devel20

See Revelation 12:9; 20:2.  


who who rebelled against  God and saught to take the kingdom of our God  and his christ wherefore he maketh war with  the saints of God and encompasseth them round  about, and we saw a vision of the eternal  sufferings of those with whom he made war  and overcame21

See Daniel 7:21; and Revelation 11:7; 13:7.  


for thus came the voice of the  Lord unto us thus saith the lord concerning all  those who who know my power and have been  made partakers thereof and have suffered them selves through the power of the devel to be over come unto the denying of the truth and the  defying of my power they are they who are  the sons of perdition22

See John 17:12; 2 Thessalonians 2:3; and Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 509, 513 [3 Nephi 27:32; 29:7].  


of whom I say it had  been better for them to have never been born23

See Mark 14:21.  


 for they are vessels of wrath24

See Romans 9:22.  


doomed to suffer  the wrath of God with the Devel and his angels [p. 3]
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