Doctrine and Covenants, 1835

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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I say unto you, that ye have received a commandment for a  law unto my church, through him whom I have appointed un to you, to receive commandments and revelations from my  hand. And this ye shall know assuredly, that there is none  other appointed unto you to receive commandments and rev elations until he be taken, if he abide in me.
2 But verily, verily I say unto you, that none else shall be  appointed unto this gift except it be through him, for if it be  taken from him he shall not have power, except to appoint  another in his stead: and this shall be a law unto you, that ye  receive not the teachings of any that shall come before you  as revelations or commandments: and this I give unto you,  that you may not be deceived; that you may know they are  not of me. For verily I say unto you, that he that is ordain ed of me shall come in at the gate and be ordained as I have  told you before, to teach those revelations which you have  received, and shall receive through him whom I have appoint ed.
3 And now behold I give unto you a commandment, that  when ye are assembled together, ye shall instruct and edify  each other, that ye may know how to act and direct my  church how to act upon the points of my law and command ments, which I have given: and thus ye shall become instruc ted in the law of my church, and be sanctified by that which  ye have received, and ye shall bind yourselves to act in all ho liness before me, that inasmuch as ye do this, glory shall  be added to the kingdom which ye have received. Inasmuch  as ye do it not, it shall be taken even that which ye have re ceived. Purge ye out the iniquity which is among you: sanc tify yourselves before me and if ye desire the glories of the  kingdom, appoint ye my servant Joseph Smith, jr. and uphold  him before me by the prayer of faith. And again, I say unto  you, that if ye desire the mysteries of the kingdom, provide  for him food and raiment and whatsoever thing he needeth to  accomplish the work, wherewith I have commanded him: and  if ye do it not, he shall remain unto them that have received  him, that I may reserve unto myself a pure people before me.
4 Again I say, hearken ye elders of my church, whom I have  appointed: ye are not sent forth to be taught, but to teach  the children of men the things which I have put into your  hands by the power of my Spirit: and ye are to be taught  from on high. Sanctify yourselves and ye shall be endowed  with power, that ye may give even as I have spoken.
5 Hearken ye, for behold the great day of the Lord is nigh  at hand. For the day cometh that the Lord shall utter his  voice out of heaven; the heavens shall shake and the earth [p. 126]
I say unto you, that ye have received a commandment for a law unto my church, through him whom I have appointed unto you, to receive commandments and revelations from my hand. And this ye shall know assuredly, that there is none other appointed unto you to receive commandments and revelations until he be taken, if he abide in me.
2 But verily, verily I say unto you, that none else shall be appointed unto this gift except it be through him, for if it be taken from him he shall not have power, except to appoint another in his stead: and this shall be a law unto you, that ye receive not the teachings of any that shall come before you as revelations or commandments: and this I give unto you, that you may not be deceived; that you may know they are not of me. For verily I say unto you, that he that is ordained of me shall come in at the gate and be ordained as I have told you before, to teach those revelations which you have received, and shall receive through him whom I have appointed.
3 And now behold I give unto you a commandment, that when ye are assembled together, ye shall instruct and edify each other, that ye may know how to act and direct my church how to act upon the points of my law and commandments, which I have given: and thus ye shall become instructed in the law of my church, and be sanctified by that which ye have received, and ye shall bind yourselves to act in all holiness before me, that inasmuch as ye do this, glory shall be added to the kingdom which ye have received. Inasmuch as ye do it not, it shall be taken even that which ye have received. Purge ye out the iniquity which is among you: sanctify yourselves before me and if ye desire the glories of the kingdom, appoint ye my servant Joseph Smith, jr. and uphold him before me by the prayer of faith. And again, I say unto you, that if ye desire the mysteries of the kingdom, provide for him food and raiment and whatsoever thing he needeth to accomplish the work, wherewith I have commanded him: and if ye do it not, he shall remain unto them that have received him, that I may reserve unto myself a pure people before me.
4 Again I say, hearken ye elders of my church, whom I have appointed: ye are not sent forth to be taught, but to teach the children of men the things which I have put into your hands by the power of my Spirit: and ye are to be taught from on high. Sanctify yourselves and ye shall be endowed with power, that ye may give even as I have spoken.
5 Hearken ye, for behold the great day of the Lord is nigh at hand. For the day cometh that the Lord shall utter his voice out of heaven; the heavens shall shake and the earth [p. 126]
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