Doctrine and Covenants, 1835

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needs flee unto Zion for safety. And there shall be gathered  unto it out of every nation under heaven: and it shall be the  only people that shall not be at war one with another. And  it shall be said among the wicked, Let us not go up to battle  against Zion, for the inhabitants of Zion are terrible. Where fore we cannot stand.
14 And it shall come to pass that the righteous shall be gath ered out from among all nations, and shall come to Zion sing ing, with songs of everlasting joy.
15 And now I say unto you, keep these things from going  abroad unto the world, until it is expedient in me, that ye may  accomplish this work in the eyes of the people, and in the  eyes of your enemies, that they may not know your works un til ye have accomplished the thing which I have commanded  you: that when they shall know it, that they may consider  these things, for when the Lord shall appear he shall be terri ble unto them, that fear may seize upon them, and they shall  stand afar off and tremble: and all nations shall be afraid because  of the terror of the Lord, and the power of his might; even so:  Amen.
 

Section 16 • Revelation, circa 8 March 1831–A [D&C 46]

SECTION XVI.
 
Revelation given March, 1831.
 
1 Hearken, O ye people of my church, for verily I say unto  you, that these things were spoken unto you for your profit  and learning; but notwithstanding those things which are  written, it always has been given to the elders of my church,  from the beginning, and ever shall be, to conduct all meetings  as they are directed and guided by the Holy Spirit: neverthe less ye are commanded never to cast any one out from your  public meetings, which are held before the world: ye are also  commanded not to cast any one, who belongeth to the church,  out of your sacrament meetings: nevertheless, if any have  trespassed, let him not partake until he makes reconciliation.
2 And again I say unto you, ye shall not cast any one out of  your sacrament meetings, who is earnestly seeking the king dom: I speak this concerning those who are not of the church.
3 And again I say unto you, concerning your confirmation  meetings, that if there be any that is not of the church, that  is earnestly seeking after the kingdom, ye shall not cast them  out; but ye are commanded in all things to ask of God who  giveth liberally, and that which the Sp[i]rit testifies unto you,  even so I would that ye should do in all holiness of heart,  walking uprightly before me, considering the end of your sal [p. 132]
needs flee unto Zion for safety. And there shall be gathered unto it out of every nation under heaven: and it shall be the only people that shall not be at war one with another. And it shall be said among the wicked, Let us not go up to battle against Zion, for the inhabitants of Zion are terrible. Wherefore we cannot stand.
14 And it shall come to pass that the righteous shall be gathered out from among all nations, and shall come to Zion singing, with songs of everlasting joy.
15 And now I say unto you, keep these things from going abroad unto the world, until it is expedient in me, that ye may accomplish this work in the eyes of the people, and in the eyes of your enemies, that they may not know your works until ye have accomplished the thing which I have commanded you: that when they shall know it, that they may consider these things, for when the Lord shall appear he shall be terrible unto them, that fear may seize upon them, and they shall stand afar off and tremble: and all nations shall be afraid because of the terror of the Lord, and the power of his might; even so: Amen.
 

Section 16 • Revelation, circa 8 March 1831–A [D&C 46]

SECTION XVI.
 
Revelation given March, 1831.
 
1 Hearken, O ye people of my church, for verily I say unto you, that these things were spoken unto you for your profit and learning; but notwithstanding those things which are written, it always has been given to the elders of my church, from the beginning, and ever shall be, to conduct all meetings as they are directed and guided by the Holy Spirit: nevertheless ye are commanded never to cast any one out from your public meetings, which are held before the world: ye are also commanded not to cast any one, who belongeth to the church, out of your sacrament meetings: nevertheless, if any have trespassed, let him not partake until he makes reconciliation.
2 And again I say unto you, ye shall not cast any one out of your sacrament meetings, who is earnestly seeking the kingdom: I speak this concerning those who are not of the church.
3 And again I say unto you, concerning your confirmation meetings, that if there be any that is not of the church, that is earnestly seeking after the kingdom, ye shall not cast them out; but ye are commanded in all things to ask of God who giveth liberally, and that which the Spirit testifies unto you, even so I would that ye should do in all holiness of heart, walking uprightly before me, considering the end of your sal [p. 132]
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