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Joe Smith: Angels Can Have Sex - 1843

 

Doctrine and Covenants Section 129

Date: February 9, 1843

Place: Nauvoo, Illinois

 

1 THERE are two kinds of beings in heaven, namely: Angels, who are resurrected personages, having bodies of flesh and bones--


2 For instance, Jesus said: Handle me and see, for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.


3 Secondly: the spirits of just men made perfect, they who are not resurrected, but inherit the same glory.


4 When a messenger comes saying he has a message from God, offer him your hand and request him to shake hands with you.


5 If he be an angel he will do so, and you will feel his hand.


6 If he be the spirit of a just man made perfect he will come in his glory; for that is the only way he can appear--


7 Ask him to shake hands with you, but he will not move, because it is contrary to the order of heaven for a just man to deceive; but he will still deliver his message.


8 If it be the devil as an angel of light, when you ask him to shake hands he will offer you his hand, and you will not feel anything; you may therefore detect him.


9 These are three grand keys whereby you may know whether any administration is from God.


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