Joseph discusses Second Comforter and More Sure Word of Prophecy in a May 1843 discourse.

May 21, 1843
Speech / Court Transcript
Joseph Smith, Jr.
Scribed Verbatim

Joseph Smith, Discourse, Nauvoo, Hancock Co., IL, 21 May 1843; in Martha Jane Knowlton Coray, Notebook, pp. [36]–[46], The Joseph Smith Papers website, accessed September 10, 2021

Howard Coray
Howard Coray, Joseph Smith, Jr.
Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

There are are Some things in my own bosom that must remain there. If Paul could say I knew a man who ascended to the third heaven & saw things unlawful for man to utter, I more. There are only certain things that can be done by the Spirits and that which is done by us that is not done with a view to eternity is not binding in eternity. Oh Peter if they who were of like precious faith with thee were injoined to make their Calling & Election sure, how much more all we, There are two Keys, one Key knowledge, the other, make your Calling & election sure, for if you do these things you shall never fall for so an entrance shall be adminestere unto you abundently unto the everlasting Kingdom of our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ, we made known unto you the power & coming of our Lord & S. J. Christ were Eye witnesses of his majesty he received from God the Father honor & Glory when there came such a voice to him from the iccellent glory this is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased. this voice which came from heaven we heard when we were with him in the holy Mount. we have also a more sure word of Prophecy whereunto give heed until the day Star arise in your hearts this is It is one thing to receive knowledge by the voice of God, (this is my beloved Son &c), & another to Know that you yourself will be Saved. to have a positive promise of your own Salvation is making your calling & election Sure, Viz the voice of Jesus Saying my beloved thou shalt have eternal life. Brethren never cease strugling until you get this evidence, &Take heed both before and after obtaining the more sure word of Prop[h]ecy

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