Book of Commandments, 1833

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and take the lead of meetings; but none of these  offices is he to do when there is an elder present, but  in all cases is to assist the elder.
38 The teacher’s duty is to watch over the church  always, and be with them, and strengthen them,  and see that there is no iniquity in the church, nei ther hardness with each other, neither lying nor back biting, nor evil speaking;
39 And see that the church meet together often,  and also see that all members do their duty;
40 And he is to take the lead of meetings in the  abscence of the elder or priest, and is to be assisted  always, and in all his duties in the church by the  deacons;
41 But neither the teachers nor deacons have au thority to baptize nor administer the sacrament, but  are to warn, expound, exhort and teach, and invite  all to come unto Christ.
42 Every elder, priest, teacher or deacon, is to be  ordained according to the gifts and callings of God  unto him, by the power of the Holy Ghost which is  in the one who ordains him.
43 The several elders composing this church of  Christ, are to meet in conference once in three  months, or from time to time as they shall direct or  appoint, to do church business whatsoever is neces sary.
44 And each priest or teacher, who is ordained by  a priest, is to take a certificate from him at the time,  which when presented to an elder, he is to give him  a license, which shall authorize him to perform the  duty of his calling.
45 The duty of the members after they are receiv ed by baptism.
46 The elders or priests are to have a sufficient [p. 52]
and take the lead of meetings; but none of these offices is he to do when there is an elder present, but in all cases is to assist the elder.
38 The teacher’s duty is to watch over the church always, and be with them, and strengthen them, and see that there is no iniquity in the church, neither hardness with each other, neither lying nor backbiting, nor evil speaking;
39 And see that the church meet together often, and also see that all members do their duty;
40 And he is to take the lead of meetings in the abscence of the elder or priest, and is to be assisted always, and in all his duties in the church by the deacons;
41 But neither the teachers nor deacons have authority to baptize nor administer the sacrament, but are to warn, expound, exhort and teach, and invite all to come unto Christ.
42 Every elder, priest, teacher or deacon, is to be ordained according to the gifts and callings of God unto him, by the power of the Holy Ghost which is in the one who ordains him.
43 The several elders composing this church of Christ, are to meet in conference once in three months, or from time to time as they shall direct or appoint, to do church business whatsoever is necessary.
44 And each priest or teacher, who is ordained by a priest, is to take a certificate from him at the time, which when presented to an elder, he is to give him a license, which shall authorize him to perform the duty of his calling.
45 The duty of the members after they are received by baptism.
46 The elders or priests are to have a sufficient [p. 52]
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