30 October 2014

His Word Does Not Return Void

39 For it shall come to pass, that which I spake by the mouths of my prophets shall be fulfilled; for I will consecrate of the riches of those who embrace my gospel among the Gentiles unto the poor of my people who are of the house of Israel. (D&C 42)
What true prophets have spoken and written, before this passage was given in 1831, WILL be fulfilled. No one now, regardless of the claims they make, can contradict what God has declared in scripture.

We can also know by this passage that those who contradict, wrest, or transform the Holy Word of God, no matter how kind-hearted, well-intentioned, earnestly lovable, or seemingly harmless, are by God's own statement not true prophets.

Any questions?


  1. Hi Annalea,

    I'm wondering about the context of this scripture. Is that important to the understanding?
    Love you!!

  2. Hi SS,

    I've been studying D&C 42, and wracking my brains, but I can't see how context alters the nature of God's statement that what He has spoken WILL happen.

    The teaching of the immutability of God's word is all throughout scripture . . . even the oft-quoted D&C 1:38 teaches it, when you take that verse in full context.

    Can you help me out a little, here, and let me know if there's something you're seeing that I'm not? I'd rather gain correct understanding than be unchallenged. :-)

    Love you, too!


I welcome questions and concerns--they are most often what spur us closer to the truth. I only ask that we all give everyone the most generous benefit of the doubt, assigning the best motives possible. A soft answer truly does turn away wrath, and an atmosphere of Jesus's love is the best for learning, no matter which side of a discussion you're on.

Thanks so much, and God bless you!