BAPTISM (Teachings of Joseph Smith)

Baptism by Water, Fire, and the Holy Ghost — Willard Richards Account (April 7, 1844) Baptism of water fire & Holy Ghost. are insepa[r]ably— connected.— found in the German Bible to prove what I have taught for 14 years abut baptism.— I baptize you with— water. but when Jesus comes having the keys— he shall baptize […]

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ADULTERY (Teachings of Joseph Smith)

Sign-seekers Are Adulterers (July 2, 1839) . . . Jesus put forth in saying that he who seeketh a sign is an adulterous person. & that principle is Eternal undeviating & firm as the pillars of heaven. for whenever you see a man seeking after a sign you may set it down that he is […]

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AGENCY (Teachings of Joseph Smith)

Men Can Resist the Devil Because They Have Bodies — Author Unknown (May 16, 1841) Remarks by Joseph, May 16, 1841. There are three independant principles—the Spirit of God, the Spirit of man, and the spirit of the devil. all men have power to resist the devil. They who have tabernacles, have power over those […]

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APOSTATE (Teachings of Joseph Smith)

Apostates Destroy and Invalidity of Unauthorized Revelation (September 4, 1837) Oliver Cowdery has been in transgression . . . David Whitmer Leonard Rich & others have been in transgression but we hope that they may be humble & ere long make sattisfaction to the Church otherwise they cannot retain their standing. Therefore we say unto […]

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ANGELS (Teachings of Joseph Smith)

Manifestation and Nature of Angels — Willard Richards Account (Between circa 26 June and circa 4 August 1839–A) [W]e may look for Angels & receive their ministreting but we are to try the Spirits & prove them51 for it is often the case that men. make a mistake in regard to these things. . . […]

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ASTRONOMY (Teachings of Joseph Smith)

Mysteries of God and History of the Planets (May 6, 1838) He also instructed the Church, in the mistories of the Kingdom of God; giving them a history of the Plannets &c. and of Abrahams writings upon the Plannettary System &c. Journal, March-September 1838, p. 38, The Joseph Smith Papers.

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AGRICULTURE  (Teachings of Joseph Smith)

Seeds, cattle, horses and more are needed (March–September 1838) Choice seeds of all kinds of fruit also Choice breed of Cattle would be in much demand also, best blood of horses garden seeds of every description also hay seed of all sorts, all of these are much needed in this place[.] Journal, March-September 1838, p. […]

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ADAM-ONDI-AHMAN (Teachings of Joseph Smith)

Adam at Adam-ondi-Ahman — Willard Richards Account (Between circa June 26 and circa August 4, 1839) I saw Adam in the valley of Ah-dam ondi-ahman— he called together his children & blessed them with a Patriarchal blessing. The Lord appeared in their midst. & he (Adam) blessed them all & foretold what should befall them […]

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ADAM (Teachings of Joseph Smith)

Adam’s role and keys over the human family — Willard Richards Account (Between circa June 26 and circa August 4, 1839) The Priesthood was, first given to Adam: he obtained the first Presidency & held the Keys of it, from generation to Generation; he obtained it in the creation before the world was formed as […]

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