DANIEL (Teachings of Joseph Smith)

John the Revelator’s Vision Is Different than Daniel’s Prophecy — Willard Richards Account (April 2, 1843) Meeting 7. eve resumd the subjct of the beast.— shewed very plainly that Johns vision was very different from Daniels Prophecy— one refering to things exting in heaven. the other a figure of things on the which are on […]

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CREATION (Teachings of Joseph Smith)

Spirits Were Not Created — Willard Richards (Between circa June 26 and circa August 4, 1839) The Spirit of Man is not a created being; it existed from Eternity & will exist to Eternity. Any thing created cannot be Eternal & earth, water &c—all these had their existence in an elementary state from Eternity. Discourse, […]

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CURSINGS (Teachings of Joseph Smith)

Curse on Adulters, Fornicators, Unvirtuous, and Exploiters — History of the Church (April 10, 1842) I preached in the grove, and pronounced a curse upon all Adulterers and Fornicators, and unvirtuous persons and those who have made use of my name to carry on their iniquitous designs. History, 1838–1856, volume C-1, p. 1316, The Joseph […]

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CREEDS (Teachings of Joseph Smith)

Limitations of Religious Creeds — Willard Richards (October 15, 1843) I cannot beleive in any of the creeds of the diffent denominatin. because they all have some things in thm I cannot subscribe to though all of them have some thruth. but I want to come up into the presence of Good & learn all […]

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CHARITY (Teachings of Joseph Smith)

Rich Men Are to Feed the Poor — Willard Richards (October 15, 1843) wo to ye rich men. give to the poor. & then come and ask me for bread. away with all your meanness & be liberal wee need purging. Discourse, 15 October 1843, as Reported by Willard Richards, p. 134, The Joseph Smith […]

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COVENANT (Teachings of Joseph Smith)

Covenant Sealing on Forehead in Rev 7:3 Explained — Franklin D. Richards (August 13, 1843) What is the seal spoken of in Rev 7— 3 find it out if you can I will not reveal it now but will drop an idea that I have never revealed concerning Election connected with the sealing of the […]

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CALLINGS (Teachings of Joseph Smith)

Members Instructed to Patiently Magnify Their Callings — Nauvoo Relief Society Minutes (April 28, 1842) He continued to read the Chap and give instructions respecting the different offices, and the necessity of every individual acting in the sphere allotted him or her; and filling the several offices to which they were appointed — Spoke of […]

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BURIAL (Teachings of Joseph Smith)

Burial location is sacred — Willard Richards Account (April 16, 1843) . . . I would esteem it one of the greatest blessings, if I am to be afflicted in this world, to have my lot cast where I can find brethen & friends all aroud me, but​ this is not. thing. I referred to […]

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BLOOD (Teachings of Joseph Smith)

Blood Is Corrupted and Must Be Replaced with the Spirit of God before Entering God’s Presence — George Laub Account (May 12, 1844) Flesh and Blood cannot inherit the kingdom of god or the kingdom that god inhabits But the flesh without the blood and the spirit of god flowing in the veins in the […]

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BIBLE (Teachings of Joseph Smith)

German Translation of the Bible the Most Correct — Thomas Bullock (May 12, 1844) I will now read it [Matthew 24] in German— (several persons said he translated it correct) . . . the Germans are an exalted people, the old German translators is the most correct, most honest and therefore I get testimony to […]

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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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