Book of Commandments, 1833

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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time to expound all things concerning this church of  Christ to their understanding, previous to their par taking of the sacrament, and being confirmed by the  laying on of the hands of the elders;
47 So that all things may be done in order.
48 And the members shall manifest before the  church, and also before the elders, by a godly walk  and conversation, that they are worthy of it, that  there may be works and faith agreeable to the holy  scriptures, walking in holiness before the Lord.
49 Every member of this church of Christ having  children, is to bring them unto the elders before the  church, who are to lay their hands upon them in  the name of the Lord, and bless them in the name  of Christ.
50 There can not any one be received into this  church of Christ, who has not arrived to the years  of accountability before God, and is not capable of  repentance.
51 And baptism is to be administered in the fol lowing manner unto all those who repent:
52 Whosoever being called of God and having  authority given them of Jesus Christ, shall go down  into the water with them, and shall say, calling  them by name:
53 Having authority given me of Jesus Christ, I  baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the  Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.
54 Then shall he immerse them in the water, and  come forth again out of the water.
55 And it is expedient that the church meet to gether oft to partake of bread and wine, in remem brance of the Lord Jesus;
56 And the elder or the priest shall administer it, and  after this manner shall he do, he shall kneel with [p. 53]
time to expound all things concerning this church of Christ to their understanding, previous to their partaking of the sacrament, and being confirmed by the laying on of the hands of the elders;
47 So that all things may be done in order.
48 And the members shall manifest before the church, and also before the elders, by a godly walk and conversation, that they are worthy of it, that there may be works and faith agreeable to the holy scriptures, walking in holiness before the Lord.
49 Every member of this church of Christ having children, is to bring them unto the elders before the church, who are to lay their hands upon them in the name of the Lord, and bless them in the name of Christ.
50 There can not any one be received into this church of Christ, who has not arrived to the years of accountability before God, and is not capable of repentance.
51 And baptism is to be administered in the following manner unto all those who repent:
52 Whosoever being called of God and having authority given them of Jesus Christ, shall go down into the water with them, and shall say, calling them by name:
53 Having authority given me of Jesus Christ, I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.
54 Then shall he immerse them in the water, and come forth again out of the water.
55 And it is expedient that the church meet together oft to partake of bread and wine, in remembrance of the Lord Jesus;
56 And the elder or the priest shall administer it, and after this manner shall he do, he shall kneel with [p. 53]
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