Section 17

    A commandment given at Fayette, New York, 4 November 1830, through Joseph Smith Jr. to Orson Pratt: his call to the ministry, etc.

  1. My son, Orson, hearken and hear and behold what I the Lord God shall say unto you, even Jesus Christ your Redeemer, the Light and the Life of the world, a light which shines in darkness and the darkness comprehends it not, who so loved the world that he gave his own life, that as many as would believe might become the sons of God. Wherefore, you are my son, and Blessed are you because you have believed, and more Blessed are you because you are called of me to preach my gospel, to lift up your voice as with the sound of a trump both long and loud, and cry repentance unto a crooked and perverse generation, preparing the way of the Lord for his second coming.
  2. For behold, verily, verily I say unto you, The time is soon at hand that I shall come in a Cloud with Power and Great Glory. And it shall be a great day at the time of my coming, for all nations shall tremble. But before that great day shall come, the Sun shall be darkened, and the Moon be turned to blood, and the stars shall refuse their shining, and some shall fall, and great destructions await the wicked.
  3. Wherefore, lift up your voice and spare not, for the Lord God has spoken. Therefore, prophesy, and it shall be given by the Power of the Holy Ghost, and if you are faithful, behold, I am with you until I come. And verily, verily I say unto you, I come quickly, I am your Lord and your Redeemer. Even so, Amen.

Locate A Fellowship

Find a fellowship or group in your area in which to share common beliefs in our Lord Jesus Christ and His doctrine as restored through the prophet Joseph Smith.

Learn more »

Get Baptized

Would you like to learn more about the gospel of Jesus Christ? Would you like to be baptized and receive the Holy Ghost?

Learn more »

Record Your Baptism

Once you have been baptized according to the pattern that our Lord has established in our day, He has required that we keep a record here on earth of all those who have entered into the waters of baptism.

Learn more »