Devil

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  • Page 157

    Part of Journal (December 29, 1833 – January 3, 1838)

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    9 Priests, 11 Teachers & 5 Deacons this with some other business composed the business of the day. meeting closed & we retired to our places of abode in peace I accompanied several of my brethren to Elder Stodards whare we spent the night distance of the day 8 miles June 11, 1837 ~ Sunday June 11th I was called upon to address the conference in the forepart of the Day it was with peculiar feelings that I arose to address a large congregation of saints raised up in another nation under ...
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    June 11, 1837
  • Page 52

    Part of Leaves From My Journal

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    LEAVES FROM MY JOURNAL. I had ample evidence of the fact that lying spirits had gone out into the world, for three persons whom I had baptized had been visited by Mr. Douglass, who told them that I denied the Bible and could not be depended upon; and they yielded to his insinuations until the devil took possession of them, and they were in a disaffected condition, and sent for me. When I met them they were in great affliction, but when I ...
    Dates:
    February 15, 1838
  • Page 54

    Part of Leaves From My Journal

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    LEAVES FROM MY JOURNAL. of despair, believing that he had committed the unpardonable sin. However, I told him what the unpardonable sin was, and that he had not committed it; but that it was a trick of the devil to make him think so, in order to torment him. He then acknowledged that he went down to the wharf a few evenings before, with the intention of drowning himself, but when he looked into the cold, dark water he desisted and returned home, and had ...
    Dates:
    March 1, 1838 March 5, 1838
  • Page 60

    Part of Leaves From My Journal

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    LEAVES FROM MY JOURNAL. roamed in my boyhood with my father, stepmother, brothers and half-sister. On my arrival at my father's home I had the happy privilege of once more taking my parents and sister by the hand, also my uncle, Ozem Woodruff, who was among the number I had baptized the year before. After spending an hour in conversation, we sat down around our father's table and supped together and were refreshed. Then we bowed upon our knees ...
    Dates:
    July 1, 1838
  • Page 63

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    RECEIVE NEWS FROM FAR WEST. I arrived in Scarboro on the 6th, and on the 14th my first child—a daughter—was born, at Father Carter's house. We named her Sarah Emma. On the 30th of July, I left my wife and child at Father Carter’s and started once more to visit Fox Islands. While holding meeting with the Saints at North Vinal Haven on the 9th of August, I received ...
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    July 6, 1838 July 14, 1838 July 30, 1838 August 9, 1838 March 26, 1839
  • Page 78

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    LEAVES FROM MY JOURNAL. CHAPTER XX. PREPARING FOR OUR JOURNEY AND MISSION—THE BLES- SING OF THE PROPHET JOSEPH UPON OUR HEADS, AND HIS PROMISES UNTO US—THE POWER OF THE DEVIL MANIFESTED TO HINDER US IN THE PERFORMANCE OF OUR JOURNEY. ON the first of July, 1839, Joseph Smith and his counsel- ors, Sidney Rigdon and Hyrum Smith, crossed the river to Montrose, Lee County, Iowa|Montrose, to spend the day with the Twelve, and set them apart ...
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    July 1, 1839
  • Page 80

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    LEAVES FROM MY JOURNAL. "We may ever know by this sign that there is danger of our being led to a fall and apostasy when we give way to the devil, so as to neglect the first known duty; but whatever you do, do not betray your friend." The foregoing are some of the instructions given to the Twelve by the Prophet Joseph, before they started upon their missions. Inasmuch as the devil had been in a measure thwarted by the Twelve ...
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    July 25, 1839 August 7, 1839
  • Page 88

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    LEAVES FROM MY JOURNAL. Elder Willard Richards had been called to be one of the quorum of the Twelve Apostles, but had not yet received his ordination. On the day following I parted with Elders Taylor and Field- ing, who went to Liverpool, and with Elder Richards, who tarried in Preston. Elder Turley and I went to Man- chester. It was the first time I ever visited that ...
  • Page 95

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    CLOSING TESTIMONY. CHAPTER XXV. CLOSING TESTIMONY—GOOD AND EVIL SPIRITS. BEFORE closing this little book, as a reader for our chil- dren, I wish to bear my testimony upon several principles, to the Latter-day Saints, especially to the rising generation, the young men of Israel. First, I wish to speak of the spirits of good and evil. The Lord says, whatever leads to good is of God, and whatever leads to do evil is of the devil. This is a very important sub- ject for us to ...
  • Page 97

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    ADVICE TO THE YOUNG. Lord has given His angels charge concerning us, and they do all they can for our salvation. But yet we all have our agency, to choose the good and refuse the evil, or choose the evil and refuse the good. The Lord forces no man to heaven; neither does the Lord tempt any man to do evil. When a man is tempted to do evil, it is by the power of the devil, who is an enemy to all righteous- ness. I feel very anxious ...