DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS
OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Kirtland, Ohio, May 6, 1833. HC 1: 343–346.
, All who are faithful shall see the Lord; 6–18
, John bore record that the Son of God went from grace to grace until he received a fulness of the glory of the Father; 19–20
, Faithful men, going from grace to grace, shall also receive of his fulness; 21–22
, Those who are begotten through Christ are the Church of the Firstborn; 23–28
, Christ received a fulness of all truth, and man by obedience may do likewise; 29–32
, Man was in the beginning with God; 33–35
, The elements are eternal, and man may receive a fulness of joy in the resurrection; 36–37
, The glory of God is intelligence; 38–40
, Children are innocent before God because of the redemption of Christ; 41–53
, The leading brethren are commanded to set their families in order.
thus saith the Lord: It shall come to pass that every soul who aforsaketh
and cometh unto me, and ccalleth
on my name, and dobeyeth
my voice, and keepeth my commandments, shall esee
that I am;
And that I am the true alight
that lighteth every man that cometh into the world;
And that I am ain
the Father, and the Father in me, and the Father and I are one—
The Father abecause
me of his fulness, and the Son because I was in the world and made cflesh
, and dwelt among the sons of men.
I was in the world and received of my Father, and the aworks
of him were plainly manifest.
saw and bore record of the fulness of my bglory
, and the fulness of cJohn
’s record is hereafter to be revealed.
And he bore record, saying: I saw his glory, that he was in the abeginning
, before the world was;
Therefore, in the beginning the aWord
was, for he was the Word, even the messenger of salvation—
and the Redeemer of the world; the Spirit of truth, who came into the world, because the world was made by him, and in him was the life of men and the light of men.
The worlds were amade
by him; men were made by him; all things were made by him, and through him, and of him.
And I, John, abear
record that I beheld his bglory
, as the glory of the Only Begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth, even the Spirit of truth, which came and dwelt in the flesh, and dwelt among us.
And I, John, saw that he received not of the afulness
at the first, but received bgrace
And he received not of the fulness at first, but continued from agrace
to grace, until he received a fulness;
And thus he was called the aSon
of God, because he received not of the fulness at the first.
And I, aJohn
, bear record, and lo, the heavens were opened, and the Holy Ghost descended upon him in the form of a dove, and sat upon him, and there came a voice out of heaven saying: This is my bbeloved
And I, John, bear record that he received a fulness of the glory of the Father;
And he received aall bpower
, both in heaven and on earth, and the glory of the Father was with him, for he dwelt in him.
And it shall come to pass, that if you are faithful you shall receive the afulness
of the record of John.
I give unto you these sayings that you may understand and know how to worship, and aknow
what you worship, that you may come unto the Father in my name, and in due time receive of his fulness.
For if you keep my acommandments
you shall receive of his bfulness
, and be cglorified
in me as I am in the Father; therefore, I say unto you, you shall receive dgrace
And now, verily I say unto you, I was in the abeginning
with the Father, and am the bFirstborn
And all those who are begotten through me are apartakers
of the bglory
of the same, and are the cchurch
of the Firstborn.
Ye were also in the beginning with the Father; that which is aSpirit
, even the Spirit of truth;
of things as they are, and as they were, and as they are to come;
And whatsoever is amore
or less than this is the spirit of that wicked one who was a bliar
from the beginning.
The Spirit of atruth
is of God. I am the Spirit of truth, and John bore record of me, saying: He breceived
a fulness of truth, yea, even of all truth;
And no man receiveth a afulness
unless he keepeth his commandments.
He that akeepeth
his commandments receiveth btruth
, until he is glorified in truth and dknoweth
All truth is independent in that asphere
in which God has placed it, to bact
for itself, as all intelligence also; otherwise there is no existence.
Behold, here is the aagency
of man, and here is the condemnation of man; because that which was from the beginning is bplainly
manifest unto them, and they receive not the light.
And every man whose spirit receiveth not the alight
is under condemnation.
For man is aspirit
. The elements are beternal
, and cspirit
and element, inseparably connected, receive a fulness of joy;
And when aseparated
, man cannot receive a fulness of joy.
are the btabernacle
of God; yea, man is the tabernacle of God, even ctemples
; and whatsoever temple is ddefiled
, God shall destroy that temple.
Light and truth forsake that aevil
But I have commanded you to bring up your achildren
But verily I say unto you, my servant Frederick G. Williams, you have continued under this condemnation;
You have not ataught
your children light and truth, according to the commandments; and that wicked one hath power, as yet, over you, and this is the cause of your baffliction
And now a commandment I give unto you—if you will be delivered you shall set in aorder
your own house, for there are many things that are not right in your house.
Verily, I say unto my servant Sidney Rigdon, that in some things he hath not kept the commandments concerning his children; therefore, first set in order thy house.
Verily, I say unto my servant Joseph Smith, Jun., or in other words, I will call you afriends
, for you are my friends, and ye shall have an inheritance with me—
I called you aservants
for the world’s sake, and ye are their servants for my sake—
And now, verily I say unto Joseph Smith, Jun.—You have not kept the commandments, and must needs stand arebuked
before the Lord;
must needs repent and forsake some things, and give more earnest heed unto your sayings, or be removed out of their place.
What I say unto one I say unto all; apray
always lest that wicked one have power in you, and remove you out of your place.
My servant Newel K. Whitney also, a bishop of my church, hath need to be achastened
, and set in border
his family, and see that they are more cdiligent
and concerned at home, and pray always, or they shall be removed out of their dplace
Now, I say unto you, my friends, let my servant Sidney Rigdon go on his journey, and make haste, and also proclaim the aacceptable
year of the Lord, and the bgospel
of salvation, as I shall give him utterance; and by your prayer of faith with one consent I will uphold him.
And let my servants Joseph Smith, Jun., and Frederick G. Williams make haste also, and it shall be given them even according to the prayer of faith; and inasmuch as you keep my sayings you shall not be confounded in this world, nor in the world to come.
And, verily I say unto you, that it is my will that you should ahasten
my scriptures, and to cobtain
of history, and of countries, and of kingdoms, of elaws
of God and man, and all this for the salvation of Zion. Amen.