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godly curseth Satan, he curseth his own soul.” Eccles. xxi. 27.

Answer.—He received his soul of the uncleanness of the woman, and where it is not taken away, it is sown again in the earth, to be purified till the first or final resurrection.

Wakefield, 29th of 5th month, 1835. " A CERTAIN lord had a house to build, and he had a steward, and he gave unto him the entire dimensions of the house to be built, the length and breadth of each distinct part, and he said unto him, Thou shalt cause this house to be built according to the plan and directions which I have given unto thee, and if thou completest it agreeable to my directions, I will then give it thee.

“The steward then engaged men to build the said house : viz: a bricklayer, carpenter, plasterer, &c. By and by the lord's enemy came to the steward, and viewed the plan of the house, and proposed certain amendments; for instance, he says, Here is the firestead, it is a trifle too narrow, to correspond with the size of the room, only add to the size the least trifle, (say one inch, and it will greatly improve its appearance, and give much additional beauty to the room, and will by no means be contrary to any part of the word, as it will answer its purpose just as well. The steward hearkening to the enemy, becomes of the same mind, and straightway adopts his improvement. By and by, the carpenter discovers another deficiency in the plan of the house, he says, Here is a beam which goes into the chimney, it may take fire, and be the cause of destroying the house, I propose that an additional row of bricks be added, to secure the beam from taking fire, and thereby the house may be saved; the carpenter makes a suggestion of the same to the enemy, who goes with it to the steward, who sees the necessity of the second improvement as well as the first.

“When the house was finished the lord came to view it, and immediately pointed out the alterations which his steward had permitted to be made upon his plan, and said, Bring out the written directions which I gave thee, how I would have this house built. The writings were brought out, and the parts referred to, concerning the places which were altered, and they were found to be contrary to the word. Then the lord said unto his steward, Did not I tell thee, that if thou followedst my directions, and finished the house according to my plan, that I would give it thee? but seeing thou hast let the enemy persuade thee out of it, and turn the word into another meaning thou hast caused me to break my promise to thee. And the lord gave the house unto the labourers.

“The enemy also rose up against the steward, and accused him by his lord's word, and claimed of the lord the breach of his promise."

Written from John Wroe's mouth by William Tillotson.

Wakefield, 31st of 5th month, 1835. “ A Law shall be past in both houses of parliament, that he who calleth himself Shiloh, or, the Son of God, shall be put to death. And many of those who call themselves prophets, will be put to death."

Written from John Wroe's mouth by William Tillotson.

Wakefield, 5th of 6th month, 1835. “If a corn fall from the ear upon the ground and sprout, will it make sound bread ? No. But though it be fallen from the ear and not sprouted, will it not make as good bread as the corn which remaineth in the ear? Yes. So it is with Israel. If ye have children under age, though they are joined with the world, when the gathering takes place ye shall claim them, for they shall be preserved: but if they are above age, ye shall not claim them, because they are

as the corn which has fallen out of the ear, and has taken root in the earth, and must grow till it come into the ear again, before it will make living bread; so they must come forth and sign for themselves, and seek for the evil to be taken away, and the graft to be put within them, without which they cannot be gathered as the true spiritual wheat."

Written from John Wroe's mouth by William Tillotson.

Wakefield, 10th of 7th month, 1835. “If a grain of corn be fallen out of the ear, and become dirty, when it is gathered up and washed, will it not make as good bread as that which has never fallen? Yes. Then if one is fallen from the visitation, and returns back to it, and obeys the laws and commands, will he not be made as fit for life to dwell in, as one who has never fallen? Yes. But if ears of corn be fallen, and take root and sprout, will they make good bread ? No, but if they be gathered up, and put among corn which has never sprouted, they will spoil the whole. So if one has fallen from the visitation, and taken root in the world, and has condemned the Spirit, and said it was from Satan, he can never be made fit for life to dwell in; and he that receiveth such an one, or feedeth him, receiveth and feedeth the enemy of God, and it shall spoil him, as the sprouted corn spoileth the good. If my own child, who once believed, fall, and say, the Spirit that gathers Israel is the devil, and I hear one speaking against him, I am in danger of taking his part, so is my wife and the rest of my children."

Written from John Wroe's mouth by William Tillotson.

Wakefield, 12th of 7th month, 1835. INQUIRIES of John Platt, of Ashton, late of Ireland, respecting the soul of man.-

“The body, soul and spirit are three distinct things, and death divides them asunder at the first or final resurrection. “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow.” Heb. iv. 12.

“When death comes, it separates the spirit from the soul and body, leaving that mortal body corruptible, and in the resurrection it separates the soul from that corruptible body, and maketh that soul an incorruptible body for his spirit to dwell in, making him as the angels. But those who seek for sin, which causes the body to die, to be taken away, and who continue to seek till the time of the end, their souls will not sleep, nor their bodies die, but their bodies shall put on immortality, in the image of mine own eternity. “As a tree, whose substance is in them; so the holy seed shall be the substance thereof." Isa. vi. 13. “And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Thess. v. 23.

“ Again, the soul is the seed of the body, which being sown in the womb, the blood of the womb nourisheth it, and it bringeth forth more souls; but the blood itself is not the soul, but the blossom; but if the seed of the fruit be crushed before it awakes into life, it is no more; so if the fruit of the soul, which is sown in the womb be damaged before it awakes into life, it is cast forth and is no more ; but if it has awoke into life, it then cannot die, whether its body die in the womb, or after it is taken from the womb and cast into the earth, that soul will live eternally, and will sleep till the time is come that it will awake to receive an incorruptible body.”

Question.--Had man a soul before he took of the tree, or had he a living soul when he was first made?

Answer.--He had not a living soul when he was first created. I created his body out of the dust of the ground, and breathed into bis nostrils the spirit

of life, which was the life of his body, blood not being his life; and I caused him to sleep, and I made a woman, with a heart of blood, and gave her a living soul, and I took a part of that spirit which I had breathed into the man, and it attracted her blood which became the life of her body, and it wrought the members of her body; and I brought her unto the man, that he might touch the tree and be inoculated with the same life, and have a soul and body like unto her, which he had after he had touched her, and that they might multiply and replenish the earth with their own image. (Gen. i. 28.) But then I had permitted the tree to have both life and death in itlife when not in its flowers, and death when in its flowers; and if Adam had eaten of it when it was good, he would have been inoculated with that good, and would have been as Jesus the woman's seed; for the woman's body was the garden, and the fruit of her womb was the seed of the tree of life ; and I said unto him, Thou mayst freely eat of all the trees of of her cleanness, but of the trees of her uncleanness, which is in the midst of the garden, thou shalt not touch lest thou die, for in the day thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die; but he ate of it, which caused death to be pronounced on him and his firstborn, and his posterity, the death of the body being the wages of the sin of breaking the first covenant, as well as filling him and his posterity with diseases during their mortal lives. “The field is the world ; the good seed are the children of the kingdom ; (who seek for that evil to be taken away with which they were inoculated by Adam their father ;) but the tares are the children of the wicked one,” Matt. xiii. 38, which are born of fornication, which death reigns over, causing their bodies to die. “For he who now letteth, will let till he be taken out of the way.” 2 Thess. ii. 7. And that evil should be removed from those who sought for the same, and they should be inoculated with that good part, which was guarded by the flaming sword, till the fulness of times, that

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