History of Mormonism: Or, A Faithful Account of that Singular Imposition and Delusion, with Sketches of the Characters of Its Propagators. To which are Added Inquiries Into the Probability that the Historical Part of the Golden Bible was Written by One Solomon Spalding, and by Him Intended to Have Been Published as a Romance

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Page 154 - And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man, 5 Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.
Page 173 - That all men have a natural and indefeasible right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their own consciences...
Page 94 - Jared, who came from the tower of which hath been spoken; and we also know that they have been translated by the gift and power of God, for his voice hath declared. it unto us; wherefore, we know of a surety that the work is true.
Page 48 - And the priests the sons of Levi shall come near; for them the LORD thy God hath chosen to minister unto him, and to bless in the name of the LORD; and by their word shall every controversy and every stroke be tried'.
Page 94 - And we also testify that we have seen the engravings which are upon the plates; and they have been shown unto us by the power of God, and not of man. And we declare with words of soberness, that an angel of God came down from heaven, and he brought and laid before our eyes, that we beheld and saw the plates, and the engravings thereon; and we know that it is by the grace of God the Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, that we beheld and bear record that these things are true...
Page 48 - And it is yet far more evident, for that after the similitude of Melchisedec there ariseth another priest, who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life.
Page 66 - The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it.
Page 279 - They afterwards had quarrels and contentions, and separated into two distinct nations, one of which he denominated Nephites and the other Lamanites. Cruel and bloody wars ensued, in which great multitudes were slain. They buried their dead in large heaps, which caused the mounds so common in this country. Their arts, sciences and civilization were brought into view, in order to account for all the curious antiquities, found in various parts of North and South America.
Page 90 - Behold, I am he who was prepared from the foundation of the world to redeem my people. Behold, I am Jesus Christ. I am the Father and the Son. In me shall all mankind have light, and that eternally, even they who shall believe on my name; and they shall become my sons and my daughters.
Page 94 - BE IT KNOWN unto all nations, kindreds, tongues, and people, unto whom this work shall come: That Joseph Smith, Jun., the translator of this work, has shown unto us the plates of which hath been spoken, which have the appearance of gold; and as many of the leaves as the said Smith has translated we did handle with our hands; and we also saw the engravings thereon, all of which has the appearance...

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