Book of Commandments, 1833

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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as the Lord will, suiting his mercies according to  the conditions of the children of men.
16 And again it is given by the Holy Ghost to  some to know the diversities of operations, whether  it be of God, that the manifestations of the Spir it may be given to every man to profit withal.
17 And again, verily I say unto you, to some it  is given, by the Spirit of God, the word of wisdom;  to another it is given, the word of knowledge, that  all may be taught to be wise and to have knowl edge.
18 And again, to some it is given to have faith to  be healed, and to others it is given to have faith to  heal.
19 And again, to some it is given the working of  miracles;
20 And to others it is given to prophesy, and to  others the discerning of spirits.
21 And again, it is given to some to speak with  tongues, and to another it is given the interpreta tion of tongues:
22 And all these gifts cometh from God, for the  benefit of the children of God.
23 And unto the bishop of the church, and unto  such as God shall appoint and ordain to watch over  the church, and to be elders unto the church, are to  have it given unto them to discern all those gifts,  lest there shall be any among you professing and yet  be not of God.
24 And it shall come to pass that he that asketh  in spirit shall receive in spirit; that unto some it  may be given to have all those gifts, that there may  be a head, in order that every member may be prof ited thereby:
25 He that asketh in the spirit, asketh according [p. 113]
as the Lord will, suiting his mercies according to the conditions of the children of men.
16 And again it is given by the Holy Ghost to some to know the diversities of operations, whether it be of God, that the manifestations of the Spirit may be given to every man to profit withal.
17 And again, verily I say unto you, to some it is given, by the Spirit of God, the word of wisdom; to another it is given, the word of knowledge, that all may be taught to be wise and to have knowledge.
18 And again, to some it is given to have faith to be healed, and to others it is given to have faith to heal.
19 And again, to some it is given the working of miracles;
20 And to others it is given to prophesy, and to others the discerning of spirits.
21 And again, it is given to some to speak with tongues, and to another it is given the interpretation of tongues:
22 And all these gifts cometh from God, for the benefit of the children of God.
23 And unto the bishop of the church, and unto such as God shall appoint and ordain to watch over the church, and to be elders unto the church, are to have it given unto them to discern all those gifts, lest there shall be any among you professing and yet be not of God.
24 And it shall come to pass that he that asketh in spirit shall receive in spirit; that unto some it may be given to have all those gifts, that there may be a head, in order that every member may be profited thereby:
25 He that asketh in the spirit, asketh according [p. 113]
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