ASAEL SMITH'S LETTER, Page 5
The text of the letter located in the right column was taken from Richard Lloyd Anderson, Joseph Smith's New England Heritage, 124-129.
|viz., that "there
is one God and one mediator between God and man, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself a
ransom for all, to be testified in due time." And when you believe this you
will enter into his rest, and when you enter into his rest you will know what that rest
is, and not before. And having gotten this evidence that God is true, be still
adding to your evidence and enjoy your present assurance. Do all to God as to your
father, for his love is ten thousand times greater towards you than ever any earthly
father's could [be] to his offspring.
In the next place strive for these graces most which concern your places and conditions, and strive most against those failings which most threaten you. But above everything avoid a melancholy disposition. That is a humor that admits of any temptation and is capable of any
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