YOUNG MEN (Teachings of Joseph Smith)

Young Men Prove Themselves through Missionary Work — Times & Seasons (April 15, 1842) He [Joseph Smith] said . . . to choose young men, and ordain them, and send them out to preach, that they may have an opportunity of proving themselves, and of enduring the tarring and feathering and such things as those […]

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EVIL (Teachings of Joseph Smith)

Spreading Evil Feelings Causes Great Harm — Eliza R. Snow (August 4, 1842) The servants of the Lord are required to guard against those things that are calculated to do the most evil— the little foxes spoil the vines  — little evils do the most injury to the church If you have evil feelings and […]

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ZION (Teachings of Joseph Smith)

After Temple Is Built and Ordinances Are Completed, Elders Should Build Churches until Zion Is Established — Wilford Woodruff (April 8, 1844) . . . when the [Lord’s] House is done, Baptisim font erectd and finished & the worthy are washed, anointed, endowed & ordained kings & priests, which must be done in this life, […]

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DOCTRINE (Teachings of Joseph Smith)

Power from Doctrine, Not from Compulsion — Wilford Woodruff (March 24, 1844) In relation to the power over the minds of the mankind which I hold, I would say it is in consequence of the power of truth in the doctrins which I have been an instrument in the hands of God of presenting unto […]

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DISEASE (Teachings of Joseph Smith)

Don’t Trust in an Arm of Flesh When Sick — Thomas Bullock (September 5, 1841) I preached to a large congregation at the Stand, on the Science and practice of Medicine, desiring to persuade the Saints to trust in God. when sick, and not in an arm of flesh, and live by faith and not […]

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DEVIL (Teachings of Joseph Smith)

Lucifer Organized His Kingdom to Overthrow God’s Kingdom — George Laub (May 12, 1844) . . . the devil or lucifer also organised his kingdom in oposit to overthrow gods and he Became a sun son of perdition[.] The Words of Joseph Smith, 370. Satan Mortified Because He Does Not Have a Body — Franklin […]

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DEBT (Teachings of Joseph Smith)

Desire to Be Blessed in Order to Pay Debts — Joseph Smith Journal (September 22, 1835) My heart is full of desire to day, to be blessed of the God, of Abraham; with prosperity, untill I will be able to pay all my depts; for it is the delight of my soul to be honest. […]

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DAVID, KING (Teachings of Joseph Smith)

King David in Hell Because of Murder — William P. McIntire (January 12, 1841) in the Eternal Judgment there is many things to know & to under stand in Gods Judging for instance Peter said Davidd had not yet ascend to heaven & that he was a Murderer— & that his soul was in Hell […]

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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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