The Improvement Era Volume 23

The Improvement Era Volume 23

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: the translation of the Book of Mormon, which is the sacred history of the Nephites, the Lamanites, and the J aredites. We thank thee that the plates containing the Book of Mormon were perserved so that they could be translated, and that thy words to the Prophet Joseph Smith might be fulfilled; namely, "That the Lamanites might come to the knowledge of their fathers, and that they might know the promises of the Lord, and that they may believe the gospel and rely upon the merits of Jesus Christ, and be glorified through faith in his name, and that through their repentance they might be saved." We thank thee, that thousands and tens of thousands of the descendants of Lehi, in this favored land, have come to a knowledge of the gospel, many of whom have endured faithfully to the end of their lives. We thank thee, our Father and our God, that those who are living and who have embraced the gospel are now to have the privilege of entering into this holy house, and laboring for the salvation of the souls of their ancestors. We thank thee that on this occasion the widow of thy beloved servant, George Cannon, even thine handmaiden, Sister Sarah Jenne Cannon, is present with us today, and is permitted to participate in these dedicatory services. We thank thee, O Father in Heaven, for our families, our friends, our relatives, and for all the many blessings which thou hast bestowed upon us. We thank thee for all of the temples that have been erected in this last dispensation, and we pray thy choice blessings to be and abide with all those who minister therein. We pray that that same sweet spirit which is present in all of the temples, may abide with those who shall labor in this holy house. We thank thee, O Father, this day, that the...
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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 435g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236802829
  • 9781236802828