Franklin D. Richards records Joseph teaching on the power of Elijah, "calling and election sure," and which sins break the promise.

Mar 10, 1844
Speech / Court Transcript
Joseph Smith, Jr.
Scribed Verbatim

Joseph Smith, Discourse, March 10, 1844, [33], [34], The Joseph Smith Papers website, accessed August 3, 2021

Franklin D. Richards
David, Elijah, Elias, Peter, Joseph Smith, Jr., Franklin D. Richards
Latter-day Saints

The spirit of Elijah is that degree of power which holds the sealing power of the Kingdom to seal the hearts of the fathers to the children & of the children their fathers not only on earth but in Heaven both the living & the Dead to each other for they (the dead) cannot be made perfect without us Heb 11— 40

This power of Elijah is to that of Elias what in the architecture of the Temple of God those who seal or cement the stone to their places are to those who cut or hew the stones the one preparing the way for the other to accomplish the work By this we are sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise ie Elijah

To obtain this sealing is to make our calling and election sure which we ought to give all diligence to accomplish

there are two sins agains which this power does not secure or prevail they are “The sin against the Holy Ghost” And “shedding of innocent Blood” which is equivelant to “crucifying the son of God afresh & putting him to an open shame”

Those who do these it is impossible to renew unto repentance for they are delivered to the buffettings of satan untill the day of redemptions

illustrated the case of David said he could not obtain celestial Glory and the reason why he had any hope or obtained a Promise that of his seed one should be raised up to reign over Israel forever was because that he had not spoken against the spirit & because he had not done this he was renewed unto repentance and obtained prom[i]se that God would not leave his soul in Hell

Also spoke of the rulers of the Jews & Peter preaching I wot (wish) that through ignorance ye did it as did those over whom we ye ruled Acts 3–17 Peter did not preach repentance & Baptism but repent & be converted that your sins may be blotted out when the times of redemptions shall come from the presence of God Promised to treat upon the Spir[i]t of messiah some future time

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