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 who have not.

Joseph Smith collection, 1827-1844; Petitions, addresses and legal papers, 1829-1844; Addresses, 1839-1842, p. 24; Church History Library, https://catalog.churchofjesuschrist.org/assets/553768bf-19dd-4d48-a6d5-69657fd1d179/0/23.

Men Can Resist the Devil Because They Have Bodies — Unidentified Scribe (May 16, 1841)

Remarks by Joseph May 16th. 1841

There are three independant principles; the spirit of God. the spirit of Man. & the spirit of the Devil. All men have power to resist the Devil. They who have Taberacles have power over those who have not.

Discourse, 16 May 1841, as Reported by Unidentified Scribe, p. 1, The Joseph Smith Papers.

Men Can Resist the Devil Because They Have Bodies — William Clayton (May 16, 1841)

​​Remarks by Joseph, May 16th, 1841.

There are three independent 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 who have not.

Discourse, 16 May 1841, as Reported by William Clayton, p. 9, The Joseph Smith Papers.

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