Doctrine and Covenants, 1835

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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21 Therefore let every man stand in his own office, and labor in his own calling: and let not the head say unto the feet, it hath no need of the feet, for without the feet how shall the body be able to stand? also the body hath need of every member, that all may be edified together, that the system may be kept perfect.
22 And behold, the high priests should travel, and also the elders, and also the lesser priests; but the deacons and teachers should be appointed to watch over the church, to be standing ministers unto the church.
23 And the bishop, , also, should travel round about and among all the churches, searching after the poor, to administer to their wants by humbling the rich and the proud: he should also, employ an agent to take charge and to do his secular business, as he shall direct; nevertheless, let the bishop go up unto the city of , and also to the city of , and also to the city of , and warn the people of those cities with the sound of the gospel, with a loud voice, of the desolation and utter abolishment which awaits them if they do reject these things; for if they do reject these things the hour of their judgment is nigh: and their house shall be left unto them desolate. Let him trust in me and he shall not be confounded; and an hair of his head shall not fall to the ground unnoticed.
24 And verily, I say unto you, the rest of my servants, go ye forth as your circumstances shall permit, in your several callings, unto the great and notable cities and villages, reproving the world in righteousness of all their unrighteous and ungodly deeds, setting forth clearly and understandingly the desolation of abomination in the last days; for with you, saith the Lord Almighty, I will rend their kingdoms: I will not only shake the earth, but the starry heavens shall tremble: for I the Lord have put forth my hand to exert the powers of heaven: ye cannot see it now, yet a little while and ye shall see it, and know that I am, and that I will come and reign with my people. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end: Amen.
 
Section 5 • Revised Minutes, 17 February 1834 [D&C 102]
SECTION V.
 
Minutes of the organization of the High Council of the church of Christ of Latter Day Saints, , February 17, 1834.
1 This day a general council of twenty four high priests assembled at the house of Joseph Smith, jr. by revelation, and proceeded to organize the high council of the church of Christ, which was to consist of twelve high priests, and one or three [p. 95]
21 Therefore let every man stand in his own office, and labor in his own calling: and let not the head say unto the feet, it hath no need of the feet, for without the feet how shall the body be able to stand? also the body hath need of every member, that all may be edified together, that the system may be kept perfect.
22 And behold, the high priests should travel, and also the elders, and also the lesser priests; but the deacons and teachers should be appointed to watch over the church, to be standing ministers unto the church.
23 And the bishop, , also, should travel round about and among all the churches, searching after the poor, to administer to their wants by humbling the rich and the proud: he should also, employ an agent to take charge and to do his secular business, as he shall direct; nevertheless, let the bishop go up unto the city of , and also to the city of , and also to the city of , and warn the people of those cities with the sound of the gospel, with a loud voice, of the desolation and utter abolishment which awaits them if they do reject these things; for if they do reject these things the hour of their judgment is nigh: and their house shall be left unto them desolate. Let him trust in me and he shall not be confounded; and an hair of his head shall not fall to the ground unnoticed.
24 And verily, I say unto you, the rest of my servants, go ye forth as your circumstances shall permit, in your several callings, unto the great and notable cities and villages, reproving the world in righteousness of all their unrighteous and ungodly deeds, setting forth clearly and understandingly the desolation of abomination in the last days; for with you, saith the Lord Almighty, I will rend their kingdoms: I will not only shake the earth, but the starry heavens shall tremble: for I the Lord have put forth my hand to exert the powers of heaven: ye cannot see it now, yet a little while and ye shall see it, and know that I am, and that I will come and reign with my people. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end: Amen.
 
Section 5 • Revised Minutes, 17 February 1834 [D&C 102]
SECTION V.
 
Minutes of the organization of the High Council of the church of Christ of Latter Day Saints, , February 17, 1834.
1 This day a general council of twenty four high priests assembled at the house of Joseph Smith, jr. by revelation, and proceeded to organize the high council of the church of Christ, which was to consist of twelve high priests, and one or three [p. 95]
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