"He said he was but a man and they must not expect him to be perfect," an associate recorded. "Section 3 of the Doctrine and Covenants stands as one of the great evidences of the Prophet Joseph's divine calling. 6 And aJohn saw and bore record of the fulness of my bglory, and the fulness of cJohn’s record is hereafter to be revealed. But Joseph kept his feelings from his wife, fearing that if she became acquainted with them it might agitate her too much. ("For a Wise Purpose," Ensign, Jan. 1996, 13-14), God doesn't walk in crooked paths. Priesthood and Salvation : Is D&C 84 a Revelation for Women Too? If by means of these divine instrumentalities the Prophet was seeing ancient words rendered in English and then dictating, he was not necessarily and constantly scrutinizing the characters on the plates-the usual translation process of going back and forth between pondering an ancient text and providing a modern rendering. He was deprived, however, from ever again acting as scribe in the translation of this sacred record of the Nephites. Accordingly, when Tuesday afternoon arrived, Mrs. Harris made her appearance and as soon as she was well seated she began to importune my son relative to the truth of what he had said concerning the Record, declaring that if he really had any plates, she would see them, and that she was determined to help him publish them. 3:5 (4–5). Upon which Mr. Harris pressed his hands upon his temples, and cried out in a tone of deep anguish, "Oh, I have lost my soul! "No"; said Martin, "it is all in vain; for I have ripped open beds and pillows; and I know it is not there. The stranger said he was under the necessity of leading Joseph the last four miles by the arm; for nature was too much exhausted to support him any longer, and he would fall asleep as he was walking along, every few minutes, towards the last of this distance. 4 The Father abecause he bgave me of his fulness, and the Son because I was in the world and made cflesh my dtabernacle, and dwelt among the sons of men. (History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1: 21 - 22.). Doctrine and Covenants 3. 1929. TG God, Access to; God, Knowledge about. But this he received from on high, and it shows that the Giver understood mankind and understood how fickle their minds often are. 5:12-15) (New Witnesses for God, 3 vols. Moreover, he was wicked in that he violated a most sacred and solemn covenant and trust which he made with the Lord through the Prophet Joseph Smith. I should have been satisfied with the first answer which I received from the Lord; for he told me that it was not safe to let the writing go out of my possession." 16 And I, John, bear record that he received a fulness of the glory of the Father; 17 And he received aall bpower, both in heaven and on earth, and the glory of the Father was with him, for he dwelt in him. (Conference Report, April 1900, Afternoon Session 22 - 23.). 4:4 (3–4); Mosiah 27:9 (8–9); Alma 12:10 (9–11); D&C 50:7; 84:50 (49–53). John 1:32 (15–32). 9:14; Jacob 4:10; Alma 37:37. However, Joseph was more distressed than the rest, as he better understood the consequences of disobedience. TG God, Presence of; Jesus Christ, Appearances, Postmortal. Her situation was such for two weeks, that Joseph slept not an hour in undisturbed quiet. Matt. Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, at Kirtland, Ohio, May 6, 1833. [Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1946-1949], 1: 27.). I call your attention to this revelation given almost two years before the organization of the Church, before the Prophet had had any experience in Church government, and in the various ways in which men's minds act. 3:13 (11–13); D&C 68:25 (25–31); Moses 6:58. (Roy W. Doxey, comp., Latter-day Prophets and the Doctrine and Covenants [Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1978], 1: 35 - 36.). Of what rebuke am I not worthy from the angel of the Most High?". D&C 138:17. Is the way smoothed and straightened? (quotes D&C 3:18-20. Why he thought that an examination of the manuscript would be a means of convincing them, especially his wife, in the frame of mind in which she possessed, is not clear.