Appendix 2: Council of Fifty, Minutes, 27 February 1845

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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from that Council— if he goes & forms himself a Kingdom— it will be stript from him hereafter they will be stript of ehich [each?], and every thing else, I know it by the Sp[irit] of the H[oly] Ghost— there is no man or woman can be saved upon any o[the]r. principle— for what we dont save in this probation we must save them in an[othe]r. & Law. & & o[the]rs. will never get out of hell until J. Smith unlocks it for them, has severed himself from us, & whatever this Council seals, blesses, or curses on Earth will be sealed, blessed, or cursed in heaven— we are to become the Saviors of men as much as J[esus] C[hrist] was— sd. he wod. not bear the frowns of the Gentiles any longer, & our lives will be sacrificed for this people— either as worn out, or martyrs— chastised him at my house— we had a meet[in]g. at s & refused to submit to the Council— is the head on this Earth, he is not a hard master, I have been with him too long— if you dont abide Council you will go to hell, & after all you will have to get the 12 to help you out— we are like balls of clay now— & are on the Wheel in the hands of the Potters, who have to fashion us to suit the mansions in the skies— if there is enough of me, I shall be made fit for any use— These men can make vessels of you, & fit you for God— there are some who say that the 12 are hard task masters but the day will come when it will be found out— this Council does not justify or , all working against us— they are sealing women to one another & running into adultry— we can shew that most of ’s followers enter into the Spiritual Wife doctrine—
— I had an interview on monday with Br Smith—
Smith said all my statements are now carried out— I talked with & found the most stubborn disposition of any man in the world— I was disgusted with him— he was every thing— I was witness to Br. Joseph & others reproving him— it is all this secret inst[ruct]ion that is trying to cut our throats— I would just as soon he [p. 3]
from that Council— if he goes & forms himself a Kingdom— it will be stript from him hereafter they will be stript of ehich each, and every thing else, I know it by the Spirit of the Holy Ghost— there is no man or woman can be saved upon any other. principle— for what we dont save in this probation we must save them in another. & Law. & & others. will never get out of hell until J. Smith unlocks it for them, has severed himself from us, & whatever this Council seals, blesses, or curses on Earth will be sealed, blessed, or cursed in heaven— we are to become the Saviors of men as much as Jesus Christ was— sd. he wod. not bear the frowns of the Gentiles any longer, & our lives will be sacrificed for this people— either as worn out, or martyrs— chastised him at my house— we had a meeting. at s & refused to submit to the Council— is the head on this Earth, he is not a hard master, I have been with him too long— if you dont abide Council you will go to hell, & after all you will have to get the 12 to help you out— we are like balls of clay now— & are on the Wheel in the hands of the Potters, who have to fashion us to suit the mansions in the skies— if there is enough of me, I shall be made fit for any use— These men can make vessels of you, & fit you for God— there are some who say that the 12 are hard task masters but the day will come when it will be found out— this Council does not justify or , all working against us— they are sealing women to one another & running into adultry— we can shew that most of ’s followers enter into the Spiritual Wife doctrine—
— I had an interview on monday with Br Smith—
Smith said all my statements are now carried out— I talked with & found the most stubborn disposition of any man in the world— I was disgusted with him— he was every thing— I was witness to Br. Joseph & others reproving him— it is all this secret instruction that is trying to cut our throats— I would just as soon he [p. 3]
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