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Begotten ; that ye might he sanctified |
CHAPTER VII. from all sin; and enjoy the words of Prophecy of Enoch, his preaching-The eternal life in this world, and eternal hearens werp-Rest promised the parthlife in the world to come; even im Zimm is fled-Covenant continued in Me mortal glory.
thuselah, 63 For, by the water ye keep the AND it came to pass, that Enoch commandment; by the Spirit ye are A continued his speech, saying, justified; and by the blood ye are · Behold, our father Adam taught 83nctified.
these things, and many have he64 Therefore it is given to abide in lieved, and become the sons of God: you, the record of heaven, the Com- and many have believed not, and forter, the peaceable things of immor- have perished in their sins, and are tal glory, the truth of all things, that looking forth with fear, in torment, which quickeneth all things, which for the fiery indignatiou of the wrath maketh alive all things, that which of God to be poured out upon them. knoweth all things, and hath all 2 And from that time forth, Enoch power according to wisdom, mercy, | began to prophesy, saying unto the truth, justice and judgment.
people, that, as I was journeving, and 65 And now, bebold, I say unto you, stood in the place Mahujah, and This is the plan of salvation unto all cried unto the Lord, there came a men, through the blood of mine Only voice out of heaven, saying, Turn ye Begotten, who shall come in the me- and get ye upon the mount Simeon. ridian of time.
3 And it came to pass, that I turned 66 And, behold, all things have their and went up on the mount; and as I likeness; and all things are created stood upon the mount, I beheld the
to bear record of me; both heavens open, and I was clothed things which are temporal, and things upon with glory. which are spiritual; things which are 4 And I saw the Lord, and he stood in the heavens above, and things before my face, and he talked with which are on the earth, and things me, even as a man talketh one with which are in the earth, and things another, face to face; and he said which are under the earth, both above unto me, Look, and I will show unto and beneath, all things bear record | thee the world for the space of many of me.
generations. 67 And it came to pass, when the 5 And it came to pass, that I beLord had spoken with Adam our held in the valley of Shum, and, lo! father, that Adam cried unto the a great people which dwelt in tents, Lord, and he was caught away by which were the people of Shum. the Spirit of the Lord, and was car- 6 And again the Lord said unto ried down into the water, and was me, Look, and I looked towards the laid under the water, and was brought north, and I beheld the people of forth out of the water; and thus he Cainan, which dwelt in tents. was baptized.
7 And the Lord said unto me, Pro68 And the Spirit of God descended phesy; and I prophesied, saying, upon him, and thus he was born of 8 Behold, the people of Cainan the Spirit, and became quickened in which are numerous, shall go forth the inner man.
in battle array against the people of 69 And be heard a voice out of hea- | Shum, and shall slay them, that they ven, saying, Thou art baptized with shall be utterly destroyed. fire and with the Holy Ghost; this is 9 And the people of Cainan shall the record of the Father and the Son, divide themselves in the land, and frorn henceforth and for ever;
the land shall be barren and unfruitAnd thou art after the order of ful, and none other people shall dwell him who was without beginning of there, but the people of Cainan; for, days or end of years, froia all eter- | behold, the Lord shall curse the land nity to all eternity.
with much heat, and the barrendersi 71 Behold, thou art one in me, a thereof shall go forth for ever. son of God; and thus may all become 10 And there was a blackness came my sons. Amen.
| upon all the children of Cainan, that
they were despised among all peo- glory of the Lord which was upon ple.
his people. u And it came to pass, that the 22'And the Lord blessed the land, Lord said unto me, Look, and I and they were blessed upon the mouncooked, and I beheld the land of tains, and upon the high places, and Sharon, and the land of Enoch, and did flourish. the land of Omner, and the land of 23 And the Lord called his people, Heni, and the land of Shem, and the Zion; because they were of one heart land of Haner, and the land of and one mind, and dwelt in rightHanannihah, and all the inhabitants i eousness; and there was no poor thereof.
among them. 12 And the Lord said unto me, Go 24 And Enoch continued his preachforth to this people, and say uuto ing in righteousness unto the people them, Repent; lest I come out and of God. smite them with a curse, and they | 25 And it came to pass in his days. die.
that he built a city that was called 13 And he gave unto me a com- the city of Holiness, even Zion. mandment, that I should baptize in 26 And it came to pass, that Enoch the name of the Father, and of the talked with the Lord, and he said Son, who is full of grace and truth, unto the Lord, Surely, Zion sball and the Holy Ghost which beareth dwell in safety for ever. But the record of the Father and the Son. Lord said unto Enoch, Zion have I
14 And it came to pass, tbat Enoch blessed, but the residue of the people continued to call upon all the people, have I cursed. eave it were the people of Cainan, to! 27 And it came to pass, that the repent.
Lord showed unto Enoch all the in15 And so great was the faith of habitants of the earth, and he beheld, Enoch, that he led the people of God, and lo! Zion in process of time was and their enemies came to battle taken up into heaven. against them, and he spake the word 28 And the Lord said unto Enoch, of the Lord, and the earth trembled, Behold mine abode for ever. and the mountains fled, even accord - 29 And Enoch also beheld the reing to his command.
sidue of the people which were the 16 And the rivers of water were sons of Adam, and they were a mixturned out of their course, and the ture of all the seed of Adam, save roar of the lions was heard out of the it were the seed of Cain ; for the wilderness.
seed of Cain were black, and had not 17 And all nations feared greatly, I place among them. so powerful was the word of Enoch, 30 And after that Zion was taken and so great was the power of the up into heaven, Enoch bebeld, and language which God bad given him. lo, all the nations of the earth were
18 There also came up a land out before him; and there came generaof the depths of the sea; and 80 tion upon generation. great was the fear of the enemies of 31 And Epoch was high and lifted the people of God, that they fled and up, even in the bosom of the Father, stood afar off, and went upon the (and the Son of Man ;) and, behold, land which came up out of the depths the powers of Satan were upon all of the sea.
the face of the earth; and he saw 19 And the giants of the land also angels descending out of heaven, stood afar off; and there went forth a and he heard a loud voice, saying, curse upon all the people which fought Woe! woe! be unto the inhabitants
of the earth! 20 And from that time forth, there 32 And he beheld Satan, and he had were wars and bloodshed among a great chain in his band, and it them; but the Lord came and dwelt veiled the whole face of the earth with his people, and they dwelt in with darkness; and he looked up righteousness.
and laughed, and his angels rejoiced. 21 And the fear of the Lord was 33 And Enoch bebeld angels de. upon all nations, so great was the scending out of heaven, bearing testi
wony of the Father, and of the of my hands there has not been so Son.
great wickedness as among thy bre34 And the Holy Ghost fell on thren; but, behold, their sins shall many, and they were caught up by be upon the heads of their fathers; the power of heaven into Zion. Satan shall be their father, and mi
35 And it came to pass, that the sery shall be their doom; and the God of heaven looked upon the re-whole heavens shall weep over them, sidue of the people, and wept; and even all the workmanship of my Enoch bore record of it, saying, How bands. is it that the heavens weep, and shed 44 Wherefore should not the heaforth their tears as the rain upon the vens weep, seeing these sball suffer? mountains? And Enoch said unto But, behold, these which thine eyes the Lord, How is it that thou canst are upon shall perish in the floods; weep, seeing thou art holy, and from and, behold, I will shut them up; a all eternity to all eternity?
prison bave I prepared for them, and 36 And were it possible that man that which I have chosen has plead could number the particles of the before my face ;
like this, it would not be a beginning sins, inasmuch as they will repent, to the number of thy creations; in the day that my chosen shall re
37 And thy curtains are stretched turn unto me; and until that day out still, and thou art there, and thy they shall be in torment. bosom is there; and also, thou art 46 Wherefore for this shall the heajust, thou art merciful and kind for vens weep, yea, and all the workever:
manship of my hands. 38 Thou hast taken Zion to thine 47 And it came to pass, that the own bosom, from all thy creations, Lord spake unto Enoch, and told from all eteraity to all eternity; and Enoch all the doings of the children Daught but peace, justice, and truth of men. is the habitation of thy throne; and 48 Wherefore Enoch knew and Inercy shall go before thy face and looked upon their wickedness, and bave no end. How is it that thou their misery; and wept, and stretch. eanst weep?
ed forth his arms, and his heart 39 The Lord said unto Enoch, Be swelled wide as eternity, and his bold, these thy brethren, they are bowels yearned, and all eternity the workmanship of mine own hands, shook. and I gave unto them their knowledge 49 And Enoch saw Noah also, and in the day that I created them. his family, that the posterity of all
40 And in the garden of Eden gave the sons of Noah should be saved I unto man his agency; and unto with a temporal salvation. thy brethren have I said, and also 50 Wherefore Enoch saw that Noah gave commandment, that they should built an ark, and the Lord smiled love one another; and that they upon it, and held it in his own hand; bould choose me their Father. but upon the residue of the wicked 41 Bat, behold, they are without came the floods and swallowed them affection, and they hate their own up. blood; and the fire of mine indigna- 51 And as Enoch saw thus, he had tion is kindled against them; and in bitterness of soul, and wept over his my hot displeasure will I send in the brethren, and said unto the heavens, foods upon them; for my fierce I will refuse to be comforted. anger is kindled against tbem.
52 But the Lord said unto Enoch, 42 Behold, I am God; Man of Holi- | Lift up your heart and be glad, and Dess is my name; Man of Council look. And it came to pass, that ig iny name; and Endless and Eter- | Enoch looked, and from Noah he benal is my name also. Wherefore I held all the families of the earth; can stretch forth my hands and hold and he cried unto the Lord, saying, all the creations which I have made, / When shall the day of the Lord and mine eye can pierce them also. come? When shall the blood of the 43 And among all the workmanship righteous be shed, that all they that
mourn may be sanctified, and have come forth with songs of everlasting eternal life?
joy. 53 And the Lord said, It shall be in 61 And it came to pass, that Enoch the meridian of time; in the days of cried unto the Lord, saying, When wickedness and vengeance.
the Son of Mao cometh in the Desh 54 And, behold, Enoch saw the day shall the earth rest? I pray thee of the coming of the Son of Man, show me these things.. even in the flesh; and his soul re- 62 And the Lord said unto Enoch, joiced, saying, The righteous is lifted | Look; and he looked, and beheld the up; and the Lamb is slain from the Sor of Man lifted up on the cross, foundation of the world; and through after the manner of men. faith I am in the bosom of the 63 And he heard a loud voice, and Father; and behold, Zion is with the heavens were veiled; and all the me!
creations of God mourned, and the 55 And it came to pass, that Enoch earth groaned ; and the rocks were looked upon the earth, and he heard rent; and the saints arose, and were a voice from the bowels thereof, say-crowned at the right hand of the Son ing, Woe! woe! is me, the inother of Man, with crowns of glory. of men! I am pained, I am weary, 64. And as many of the spirits as because of the wickedness of my were in prison came forth and stood children! When shall I rest, and on the right hand of God. And the be cleansed from the filthiness which remainder were reserved in chains of has gone forth out of me? When darkness until the judgment of the will my Creator sanctifyine, that I great day. i may rest, and righteousness for a 65 And again Enoch wept, and season abide upon my face.
cried unto the Lord, saying, When 56 And when Enoch heard the earth shall the earth rest? , mourn, he wept, and cried unto the 66 And Enoch beheld the Son of Lord, saying, O Lord, wilt thou not Man ascend up unto the Father; and have compassion upon the carth? | he called unto the Lord, sayir Wilt wilt thou not bless the children of thou not come again upon the earth?
for inasinuch as thou art God, and I · 57 And it came to pass, that Enoch know thee, and thou hast sworn unto continued his cry unto the Lord, say- me, and cominanded me that I should ing, I ask thee, O Lord, in the name ask in the name of thine Only Begotof thine Only Begotten, even Jesus ten; thou hast made me, and given Christ, that thou wilt have mercy me a right to thy throne, and not of upon Noah, and his seed, that the inyself, but through thine own grace; earth might never more be covered wherefore I ask thee if thou wilt not by the foods. I'm
come again on the earth ? 58 And the Lord could not with-| 67 And the Lord said unto Enoch, hold; and he covenanted with Enoch, As I live, even so will I come in the and sware unto him with an oath, last days, in the days of wickedness that he would stay the floods; that and vengeance, to fulfil the oath he would call upon the children of which I made unto you concerning Noah; and he sent forth an unalter the children of Noah. able decree, that a remnant of his 68 And the day shall come that the seed should always be found among earth shall rest. But before that day all nations, while, the earth should the heavens shall be darkened, and a stand.
veil of darkness shall cover the earth; 59 And the Lord said, Blessed is he and the heavens shall shake, and also through whose seed Messiah shall | the earth. come ; for he saith, I am Messiab, 69 And great tribulations shall be the King of Zion. the Rock of among the children of men, but my heaven, which is broad as eternity ; people will I preserve; and rightand whoso cometh in at the gate, and eousness will I send down out of climbeth up by me shall never fall. heaven, and truth will I send forth
Wherefore blessed are they of l out of the earth, to bear testimony of whom I have spoken, for they sball i mine Only Begotten; his resurrection
fruir: the dead; yea, and also the ! with Enoch, that Noah should be of resurrection of all men.
the fruit of his loins. 70 And righteousness and truth will 80 And it came to pass, that I cause to sweep the earth as with a Methuselah prophesied that from his food, to gather out mine own elect loins should spring all the kingdoms from tbe four quarters of the earth, of the earth; (through Noah,) and he unto a place which I shall prepare; | took glory unto himself. i an holy city, that my people may gird 81 And there came forth a great up their loins, and be looking forth famine into the land, and the Lord for the time of my coming ; for there cursed the earth with a sore curse, shall be my tabernacle, and it shall and many of the inhabitants thereof be called Zion; a New Jerusalem. I died.
71 And the Lord said unto Enoch, 82 And it came to pass, that Then shalt thou and all thy city meet | Methuselah lived one hundred and then there; and we will receive them eighty-seven years, and begat Lainto our bosom; and they shall see mech; and Methuselab lived after he us, and we will fall upon their necks, begat Lamech, seven hundred and and they sball fall upon our necks, I eighty-two years, and begat sons and and we will kiss each other;
daughters. And all the days of 72 And there shall be mine abode, Methusclab were nine hundred and and it shall be Zion, which shall come sixty-nine years, and he died. forth out of all the creations which I 83 And Lamech lived one hundred bare made; and for the space of a and eighty-two years, and begat a thousand years ehall the earth rest. | son, and he called his name Noah,
73 And it came to pass, that Enoch / saying, This son shall comfort us saw the day of the coming of the Son | concerning our work, and toil of our of Man, in the last days, to dwell on hands, because of the ground which the eartb, in righteousness, for the the Lord bath cursed. space of a thousand years. , 84 And Lamech lived after he begat
74 But before that day, he saw great Noah, five hundred and ninety-five tribulation among the wicked ; and
years, and hegat sons and daughters. be also saw the sea, that it was And all the days of Lamech were troubled, and men's hearts failing seven hundred and seventy-seven them, looking forth with fear for the years; and he died. judgment of the Almighty God, whicb85 And Noah was four hundred and should come upon the wicked. fifty years old, and begat Japheth,
75 And the Lord showed Enoch all and forty-two years afterwards, he things, eren unto the end of the begat Shem, of her who was the world. And he saw the day of the mother of Japheth, and when he was righteous, the hour of their re five hundred years old, he begat Ham. demption, and received a fulness of
CHAPTER VIII. joy.
The sons of God Iransgress by taking wires 7& And all the days of Zion, in the of the daughters of min-Noth declares days of Enoch, were three hundred
the gospel- The earth filled with rirlenri
The fond foretold-The ark made-Comand sixty-five years.
mandment of Noah - Two by two, the 77 And Enoch and all his people
male and his female saved-The ark rests, walked with God, and he dwelt in the the waters abate. midst of Zion.
AND Noah and his sons hearkened 78 And it came to pass, that Zion A unto the Lord, and gave beed; was not, for God received it up into and they were called the sons of God. his own bosom; and from thence 2 And when these men began to went forth the saying, Zion is fled. | multiply on the face of the earth, And all the days of Enoch were four and daughters were born unto them, hundred and thirty years.
the sons of men saw that their daugh79 And it came to pass, that ters were fair, and they took them Methuselah, the son of Enoch, was wives even as they chose. not taken, that the covenants of the 3 And the Lord said unto Noah, Lord might be fulfilled whicb he made The daughters of thy sons have sold to Enoch; for be truly covenanted themselves, for behold, mine anger is