DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS
OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
Revelation given through Joseph Smith, at Manchester, New York, March 1830. HC 1: 72–74. In his history the Prophet introduced it as “a commandment of God and not of man, to Martin Harris, given by him who is Eternal.”
, Christ has all power; 4–5
, All men must repent or suffer; 6–12
, Eternal punishment is God’s punishment; 13–20
, Christ suffered for all, that they might not suffer if they would repent; 21–28
, Preach the gospel of repentance; 29–41
, Declare glad tidings.
I am aAlpha
and Omega, bChrist
the Lord; yea, even I am he, the beginning and the end, the Redeemer of the cworld
I, having accomplished and afinished
the will of him whose I am, even the Father, concerning me—having done this that I might bsubdue
all things unto myself—
Retaining all apower
, even to the bdestroying
of Satan and his works at the cend
of the world, and the last great day of judgment, which I shall pass upon the inhabitants thereof, djudging
every man according to his eworks
and the deeds which he hath done.
Wherefore, I arevoke
not the judgments which I shall pass, but woes shall go forth, weeping, bwailing
and gnashing of teeth, yea, to those who are found on my cleft
Nevertheless, it is anot
written that there shall be no end to this torment, but it is written bendless ctorment.
Again, it is written aeternal damnation;
wherefore it is more express than other scriptures, that it might work upon the hearts of the children of men, altogether for my name’s glory.
Wherefore, I will explain unto you this amystery
, for it is meet unto you to know even as mine apostles.
I speak unto you that are chosen in this thing, even as one, that you may enter into my arest
For, behold, the amystery
of godliness, how great is it! For, behold, I am bendless
, and the punishment which is given from my hand is endless cpunishment
, for dEndless
is my name. Wherefore—
punishment is God’s punishment.
Endless punishment is God’s punishment.
Wherefore, I command you to repent, and keep the acommandments
which you have received by the hand of my servant Joseph Smith, Jun., in my name;
And it is by my almighty power that you have received them;
Therefore I command you to repent—repent, lest I asmite
you by the rod of my mouth, and by my wrath, and by my anger, and your bsufferings
be sore—how sore you know not, how exquisite you know not, yea, how hard to bear you know not.
For behold, I, God, have asuffered
these things for all, that they might not bsuffer
if they would crepent
But if they would not repent they must asuffer
even as I;
caused myself, even God, the greatest of all, to tremble because of pain, and to bleed at every pore, and to suffer both body and spirit—and would that I might bnot
drink the bitter cup, and shrink—
Nevertheless, glory be to the Father, and I partook and afinished
my preparations unto the children of men.
Wherefore, I command you again to repent, lest I ahumble
you with my almighty power; and that you bconfess
your sins, lest you suffer these cpunishments
of which I have spoken, of which in the smallest, yea, even in the least degree you have dtasted
at the time I withdrew my Spirit.
And I command you that you apreach
naught but repentance, and show bnot
these things unto the world until it is wisdom in me.
For they cannot abear
meat now, but bmilk
they must receive; wherefore, they must not know these things, lest they perish.
of me, and listen to my words; bwalk
in the cmeekness
of my Spirit, and you shall have dpeace
I am Jesus Christ; I acame
by the bwill
of the Father, and I do his will.
And again, I command thee that thou shalt not acovet
; nor seek thy neighbor’s life.
And again, I command thee that thou shalt not acovet
thine own property, but impart it freely to the printing of the Book of Mormon, which contains the btruth
and the word of God—
Which is my word to the aGentile
, that soon it may go to the bJew
, of whom the Lamanites are a cremnant
, that they may believe the gospel, and look not for a dMessiah
to come who has already come.
And again, I command thee that thou shalt apray bvocally
as well as in thy heart; yea, before the world as well as in secret, in public as well as in private.
And thou shalt adeclare
glad tidings, yea, bpublish
it upon the mountains, and upon every high place, and among every people that thou shalt be permitted to see.
And thou shalt do it with all humility, atrusting
in me, breviling
not against revilers.
And of atenets
thou shalt not talk, but thou shalt declare repentance and bfaith
on the Savior, and cremission
of sins by dbaptism
, and by efire
, yea, even the fHoly
Behold, this is a great and the last acommandment
which I shall give unto you concerning this matter; for this shall suffice for thy daily walk, even unto the end of thy life.
And misery thou shalt receive if thou wilt slight these acounsels
, yea, even the destruction of thyself and property.
a portion of thy property, yea, even part of thy lands, and all save the support of thy bfamily
thy house and home, except when thou shalt desire to see thy family;
freely to all; yea, preach, exhort, declare the btruth
, even with a loud voice, with a sound of rejoicing, crying—Hosanna, hosanna, blessed be the name of the Lord God!
always, and I will bpour
out my Spirit upon you, and great shall be your blessing—yea, even more than if you should obtain ctreasures
of earth and corruptibleness to the extent thereof.
Behold, canst thou read this without arejoicing
and lifting up thy heart for bgladness
Or canst thou run about longer as a ablind
Or canst thou be ahumble
and meek, and conduct thyself wisely before me? Yea, bcome
unto me thy Savior. Amen.