Doctrine and Covenants, 1835

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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of you, excepting my servants Joseph Smith, jr. and . And I give unto them a commandment, that they  shall go forth for a little season, and it shall be given by the  power of my Spirit when they shall return: and ye shall go  forth in the power of my Spirit, preaching my gospel, two by  two, in my name, lifting up your voices as with the voice of a  trump, declaring my word like unto angels of God: and ye  shall go forth baptizing with water, saying, Repent ye, repent  ye, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
3 And from this place ye shall go forth into the regions  westward, and inasmuch as ye shall find them that will re ceive you, ye shall build up my church in every region, until  the time shall come when it shall be revealed unto you, from  on high, when the city of the New Jerusalem shall be prepar ed that ye may be gathered in one, that ye may be my people  and I will be your God. And again, I say unto you, that my  servant shall stand it the office wherewith I  have appointed him. And it shall come to pass that if he  transgress another shall be appointed in his stead; even so:  Amen.
4 Again I say unto you, that it shall not be given to any  one to go forth to preach my gospel, or to build up my church,  except he be ordained by some one who has authority, and it is  known to the church that he has authority, and has been reg ularly ordained by the heads of the church.
5 And again, the elders, priests and teachers of this church,  shall teach the principles of my gospel which are in the bible  and the book of Mormon, in the which is the fulness of the  gospel; and they shall observe the covenants and church ar ticles to do them, and these shall be their teachings, as they  shall be directed by the Spirit: and the Spirit shall be given  unto you by the prayer of faith, and if ye receive not the Spir it, ye shall not teach. And all this ye shall observe to do as  I have commanded, concerning your teaching, until the ful ness of my scriptures are given. And as ye shall lift up your  voices by the Comforter, ye shall speak and prophesy as seem eth me good; for behold, the Comforter knoweth all things,  and beareth record of the Father and of the Son.
6 And now, behold I speak unto the church: Thou shalt  not kill; and he that kills shall not have forgiveness, in this  world, nor in the world to come.
7 And again, I say, thou shalt not kill; but he that killeth  shall die. Thou shalt not steal; and he that stealeth and will  not repent, shall be cast out. Thou shalt not lie; he that  lieth and will not repent, shall be cast out. Thou shalt love  thy wife with all thy heart, and shall cleave unto her and none [p. 121]
of you, excepting my servants Joseph Smith, jr. and . And I give unto them a commandment, that they shall go forth for a little season, and it shall be given by the power of my Spirit when they shall return: and ye shall go forth in the power of my Spirit, preaching my gospel, two by two, in my name, lifting up your voices as with the voice of a trump, declaring my word like unto angels of God: and ye shall go forth baptizing with water, saying, Repent ye, repent ye, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
3 And from this place ye shall go forth into the regions westward, and inasmuch as ye shall find them that will receive you, ye shall build up my church in every region, until the time shall come when it shall be revealed unto you, from on high, when the city of the New Jerusalem shall be prepared that ye may be gathered in one, that ye may be my people and I will be your God. And again, I say unto you, that my servant shall stand it the office wherewith I have appointed him. And it shall come to pass that if he transgress another shall be appointed in his stead; even so: Amen.
4 Again I say unto you, that it shall not be given to any one to go forth to preach my gospel, or to build up my church, except he be ordained by some one who has authority, and it is known to the church that he has authority, and has been regularly ordained by the heads of the church.
5 And again, the elders, priests and teachers of this church, shall teach the principles of my gospel which are in the bible and the book of Mormon, in the which is the fulness of the gospel; and they shall observe the covenants and church articles to do them, and these shall be their teachings, as they shall be directed by the Spirit: and the Spirit shall be given unto you by the prayer of faith, and if ye receive not the Spirit, ye shall not teach. And all this ye shall observe to do as I have commanded, concerning your teaching, until the fulness of my scriptures are given. And as ye shall lift up your voices by the Comforter, ye shall speak and prophesy as seemeth me good; for behold, the Comforter knoweth all things, and beareth record of the Father and of the Son.
6 And now, behold I speak unto the church: Thou shalt not kill; and he that kills shall not have forgiveness, in this world, nor in the world to come.
7 And again, I say, thou shalt not kill; but he that killeth shall die. Thou shalt not steal; and he that stealeth and will not repent, shall be cast out. Thou shalt not lie; he that lieth and will not repent, shall be cast out. Thou shalt love thy wife with all thy heart, and shall cleave unto her and none [p. 121]
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