GOD, PRESENCE OF (Teachings of Joseph Smith)

Mortals Cannot Come Into God’s Presence Unless They Are Pure — George Laub (May 12, 1844)

. . . god dwels in flaming flames and he is a consuming fire he will consume all that is uncleen and unholy and we could not abide his presents unless pure spirits in us. for the Blood is the corruptible part of the tabernacles—— for the resurection of the dead is devised to take away coruption and make man perfect or in the glory which he was created for the body is sowen in coruption and raised in Incoruption then we will be able to goe in the presents of god

Discourse, 12 May 1844, as Reported by George Laub, p. 22, The Joseph Smith Papers. To see this document on the Church History Library site, visit: Laub, George, 1814-1880, George Laub reminiscences and journal, p. 35, Church History Library, https://catalog.churchofjesuschrist.org/assets/bf25591b-611a-4d3c-a6d9-e320a4a1b538/0/34. It should be noted that Samuel W. Richards also created his own record of Joseph Smith’s discourse on May 12, 1844, but did not include a reference to God’s presence.

Blood Cannot Enter God’s Presence — Thomas Bullock (May 12, 1844)

God Almighty himself dwells in Eternal fire, flesh and blood cannot go there, all corruption is devoured by the fire— our God is a consuming fire— when our flesh is quickened by the Spirit, there will be no blood

Discourse, 12 May 1844, as Reported by Thomas Bullock, p. 2, The Joseph Smith Papers. It should be noted that Samuel W. Richards also created his own record of Joseph Smith’s discourse on May 12, 1844, but did not include a reference to God’s presence.

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