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A Voice of Warning

An introduction to the faith and doctrine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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Author: Parley P. Pratt
Published: 1874
Language: English
Wordcount: 57,046 / 164 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 59.1
LoC Category: BX
Downloads: 661
Added to site: 2011.09.18
mnybks.net#: 30771
Genre: Religion
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to His fallen creatures, than to have revealed a book which would leave them in doubt and uncertainty, to contend with one another, from age to age, respecting the meaning of its contents. That such uncertainty and contention have existed for ages, none will deny. The wise and learned have differed, and do still widely differ, from each other, in the understanding of prophecy. Whence then this difference? Either Revelation itself is deficient, or else the fault is in mankind. But to say Revelation is deficient, would be to charge God foolishly; God forbid: the fault must be in man. There are two great causes for this blindness, which I will now show:

First, mankind have supposed that direct inspiration by the Holy Ghost was not intended for all ages of the Church, but was confined to primitive times; the "Canon of Scripture being full," and all things necessary being revealed; the Spirit which guides into all truth was no longer for the people: therefore they sought to understand, by their own wisdom,

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