DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS
OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
Revelation and prophecy on war, given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, December 25, 1832. HC 1: 301–302. This section was received at a time when the brethren were reflecting and reasoning upon African slavery on the American continent and the slavery of the children of men throughout the world.
, War foretold between the Northern States and the Southern States; 5–8
, Great calamities shall fall upon all the inhabitants of the earth.
thus saith the Lord concerning the awars
that will bshortly
come to pass, beginning at the rebellion of cSouth
Carolina, which will eventually terminate in the death and misery of many souls;
And the atime
will come that bwar
will be poured out upon all nations, beginning at this place.
For behold, the Southern States shall be divided against the Northern States, and the Southern States will call on other nations, even the nation of Great Britain, as it is called, and they shall also call upon other nations, in order to defend themselves against other nations; and then awar
shall be poured out upon all nations.
And it shall come to pass, after many days, aslaves
shall rise up against their masters, who shall be marshaled and disciplined for war.
And it shall come to pass also that the aremnants
who are left of the land will marshal themselves, and shall become exceedingly angry, and shall vex the Gentiles with a sore vexation.
And thus, with the asword
and by bloodshed the inhabitants of the earth shall bmourn
; and with cfamine
, and plague, and earthquake, and the thunder of heaven, and the fierce and vivid lightning also, shall the inhabitants of the earth be made to feel the wrath, and indignation, and dchastening ehand
of an Almighty God, until the consumption decreed hath made a full fend
of all gnations
That the cry of the saints, and of the ablood
of the saints, shall cease to come up into the ears of the Lord of bSabaoth
, from the earth, to be avenged of their enemies.
ye in holy places, and be not moved, until the day of the Lord come; for behold, it cometh bquickly
, saith the Lord. Amen.