Book of Commandments, 1833

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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2 It being regularly organized and established  agreeable to the laws of our , by the will and  commandments of God in the fourth month and on  the sixth day of the month, which is called April:
3 Which commandments were given to Joseph,  who was called of God and ordained an apostle of  Jesus Christ, an elder of this church;
4 And also to , who was called of God  an apostle of Jesus Christ, an elder of this church,  and ordained under his hand:
5 And this according to the grace of our Lord and  Savior Jesus Christ, to whom be all glory both now  and forever. Amen.
6 For, after that it truly was manifested unto this  first elder, that he had received a remission of his  sins, he was entangled again in the vanities of the  world;
7 But after truly repenting, God ministered unto  him by an holy angel, whose countenance was as  lightning, and whose garments were pure and white  above all whiteness, and gave unto him command ments which inspired him from on high, and gave  unto him power, by the means which were before  prepared, that he should translate a book;
8 Which book contained a record of a fallen peo ple, and also the fulness of the gospel of Jesus  Christ to the Gentiles;
9 And also to the Jews, proving unto them, that  the holy scriptures are true;
10 And also, that God doth inspire men and call  them to his holy work, in these last days as well as  in days of old, that he might be the same God for ever. Amen.
11 Which book was given by inspiration, and is  called the book of Mormon, and is confirmed to [p. 48]
2 It being regularly organized and established agreeable to the laws of our , by the will and commandments of God in the fourth month and on the sixth day of the month, which is called April:
3 Which commandments were given to Joseph, who was called of God and ordained an apostle of Jesus Christ, an elder of this church;
4 And also to , who was called of God an apostle of Jesus Christ, an elder of this church, and ordained under his hand:
5 And this according to the grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, to whom be all glory both now and forever. Amen.
6 For, after that it truly was manifested unto this first elder, that he had received a remission of his sins, he was entangled again in the vanities of the world;
7 But after truly repenting, God ministered unto him by an holy angel, whose countenance was as lightning, and whose garments were pure and white above all whiteness, and gave unto him commandments which inspired him from on high, and gave unto him power, by the means which were before prepared, that he should translate a book;
8 Which book contained a record of a fallen people, and also the fulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles;
9 And also to the Jews, proving unto them, that the holy scriptures are true;
10 And also, that God doth inspire men and call them to his holy work, in these last days as well as in days of old, that he might be the same God forever. Amen.
11 Which book was given by inspiration, and is called the book of Mormon, and is confirmed to [p. 48]
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