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)

Charity, Longsuffering and Liberality of Feelings Towards Others — Nauvoo Relief Society Minutes (April 28, 1842) He then commenc’d reading the 13th chapter, “Though I speak with the tongues of men” &c; and said don’t be limited in your views with regard to your neighbors’ virtues, but be limited towards your own virtues; and not […]

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COVENANT (Teachings of Joseph Smith)

Covenants Must Be Made in View of Eternity — Franklin D. Richards (May 21, 1843) Our covenants here are of no force one with another except made in view view of eternity. Discourse, 21 May 1843, as Reported by Franklin D. Richards, p. 20, The Joseph Smith Papers. Covenant Sealing on Forehead in Rev 7:3 […]

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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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