FAITH (Teachings of Joseph Smith)

Faith Comes by Hearing the Word of God — Willard Richards (Between circa June 26 & July 2, 1839)

Faith comes by hearing the word of God through the testimony of the servants of God, that Testimony is always attended by the Spirit of prophecy & Revelation.

Discourse, between circa 26 June and circa 2 July 1839, as Reported by Willard Richards, p. 15, The Joseph Smith Papers.

Faith Does Not Come by Signs — Willard Richards (Between circa June 26 & July 2, 1839)

faith comes not by signs but by hearing the word of God

Discourse, between circa 26 June and circa 2 July 1839, as Reported by Willard Richards, p. 16, The Joseph Smith Papers.

The Just Shall Live by Faith — James Mulholland (September 29, 1839)

. . . it is a false idea that the saints will escape all the judgements whilst the wicked suffer— for all flesh is subject to suffer— and “the righteous shall hardly escape” still many of the saints will escape— for the just shall live by faith— yet many of the righteous shall fall a prey to disease to pestilence &c by reason of the weakness of the flesh and yet be saved in the kingdom of God

Discourse, 29 September 1839, as Reported by James Mulholland, p. 13, The Joseph Smith Papers.

The Wind Can Be Calmed by Exercising Faith — William Clayton (April 8, 1843)

I have three requests to make of the congregation The first is that all who have faith will exercise it that the Lord may be willing to calm the wind.

Discourse, 8 April 1843, as Reported by William Clayton–B, p. 1, The Joseph Smith Papers.

Only Ask, and the Darkness Will Be Removed — Willard Richards (April 13, 1843)

If you have any darkness you have only to ask & the darkness is removed. tis not necessary that miracles should be wrought to remove darkness Miracles are the fruits of faith. . . .

Discourse, 13 April 1843, as Reported by Willard Richards, p. 125, The Joseph Smith Papers.

If a Man Has Not Faith Enough to Do One Thing He May Do Another — Willard Richards (April 13, 1843)

. . . faith comes by hearing the word of God. & not faith by hearing & hearing by the word &c If a man has not faith enough to do one thing he may do another, if he cannot remove a Mountain he may heal the Sick. where faith is there will be some of the fruits. all gift & powed which were poured out from heaven were poured out on the heads of those who had faith. You must have a oneness of heart in all things

Discourse, 13 April 1843, as Reported by Willard Richards, pp. 125-126, The Joseph Smith Papers.

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