Slide 115

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Probabilities: Smith 68%;  Rigdon 18%; Cowdery – 9%

1826 – Rigdon addressed the Regular Baptist Mahoning Association at annual meeting in Canfield. Other speakers include Alexander Campbell, Thomas Campbell, and Walter Scott. Rigdon uses John 16 for his text.  P. 42 Van Wagoner. Phrases from John 16 that appear in Helaman 13: “the time cometh that” (John 16:2; Hel 13:31), “in that day ye” (John 16:23; Hel 13:33), “come unto the world” (John 16:28; 3 Nephi 11:8). Both Hel 13 and 3 Ne 11 are attributed to Rigdon.

Hel 13:17-20:

“And behold, acurse shall come upon the land, saith the Lord of Hosts, because of the peoples’ sake who are upon the land, yea, because of their wickedness and their abominations. And it shall come to pass, saith the Lord of Hosts, yea, our great and true God, that whoso shall hide up treasures in the earth shall find them again no more, because of the great curse of the land, save he be a righteous man and shall hide it up unto the Lord. For I will, saith the Lord, that they shall hide up their treasures unto me; and cursed be they who hide not up their treasures unto me; for none hideth up their treasures unto me save it be the righteous; and he that hideth not up his treasures unto me, cursed is he, and also the treasure, and none shall redeem it because of the curse of the land. And the day shall come that they shall hide up their treasures, because they have set their hearts upon riches; and because they have set their hearts upon their riches, and will hide up their treasures when they shall flee before their enemies; because they will not hide them up unto me, cursed be they and also their treasures; and in that day shall they be smitten, saith the Lord.”