Doctrine and Covenants, 1835

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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from people to people, and from land to land, in the congrega tions of the wicked, in their synagogues, reasoning with and  expounding all scriptures unto them: and behold and lo, this  is an ensample unto all those who were ordained unto this  priesthood, whose mission is appointed unto them to go forth:  and this is the ensample unto them, that they shall speak as  they are moved upon by the Holy Ghost; and whatsoever they  shall speak when moved upon by the Holy Ghost, shall be  scripture; shall be the will of the Lord; shall be the mind of  the Lord; shall be the word of the Lord; shall be the voice of  the Lord, and the power of God unto salvation; behold this  is the promise of the Lord unto you, O ye my servants: where fore, be of good cheer, and do not fear, for I the Lord am with  you, and will stand by you; and ye shall bear record of me  even Jesus Christ, that I am the Son of the living God; that  I was; that I am; and that I am to come. This is the word of  the Lord unto you my servant, ; and also unto  my servant, , and unto my servant, , and unto my servant, ; and un to all the faithful elders of my church: Go ye out into all the  world; preach the gospel to every creature; acting in all au thority which I have given you; baptizing in the name of the  Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, and he that  believeth, and is baptized, shall be saved, and he that believeth  not shall be damned; and he that believeth shall be blessed  with signs following, even as it is written: and unto you it  shall be given to know the signs of the times, and the signs of  the coming of the Son of man; and of as many as the Father  shall bear record, to you it shall be given power to seal them  up unto eternal life: Amen.
2 And now concerning the items in addition to the covenants  and commandments, they are these: There remaineth hereafter  in the due time of the Lord, other bishops to be set apart un to the church to minister even according to the first: where fore they shall be high priests who are worthy, and they shall  be appointed by the first presidency of the Melchizedek priest hood, except they be literal descendants of Aaron, and if they  be literal descendants of Aaron, they have a legal right to the  bishopric, if they are the first born among the sons of Aaron:  for the first born holds the right of presidency over this priest hood, and the keys or authority of the same. No man has a  legal right to this office, to hold the keys of this priesthood,  except he be a literal descendant and the first born of Aaron:  but as a high priest of the Melchizedek priesthood, has author ity to officiate in all the lesser offices, he may officiate in the  office of bishop when no literal descendant of Aaron can be [p. 148]
from people to people, and from land to land, in the congregations of the wicked, in their synagogues, reasoning with and expounding all scriptures unto them: and behold and lo, this is an ensample unto all those who were ordained unto this priesthood, whose mission is appointed unto them to go forth: and this is the ensample unto them, that they shall speak as they are moved upon by the Holy Ghost; and whatsoever they shall speak when moved upon by the Holy Ghost, shall be scripture; shall be the will of the Lord; shall be the mind of the Lord; shall be the word of the Lord; shall be the voice of the Lord, and the power of God unto salvation; behold this is the promise of the Lord unto you, O ye my servants: wherefore, be of good cheer, and do not fear, for I the Lord am with you, and will stand by you; and ye shall bear record of me even Jesus Christ, that I am the Son of the living God; that I was; that I am; and that I am to come. This is the word of the Lord unto you my servant, ; and also unto my servant, , and unto my servant, , and unto my servant, ; and unto all the faithful elders of my church: Go ye out into all the world; preach the gospel to every creature; acting in all authority which I have given you; baptizing in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, and he that believeth, and is baptized, shall be saved, and he that believeth not shall be damned; and he that believeth shall be blessed with signs following, even as it is written: and unto you it shall be given to know the signs of the times, and the signs of the coming of the Son of man; and of as many as the Father shall bear record, to you it shall be given power to seal them up unto eternal life: Amen.
2 And now concerning the items in addition to the covenants and commandments, they are these: There remaineth hereafter in the due time of the Lord, other bishops to be set apart unto the church to minister even according to the first: wherefore they shall be high priests who are worthy, and they shall be appointed by the first presidency of the Melchizedek priesthood, except they be literal descendants of Aaron, and if they be literal descendants of Aaron, they have a legal right to the bishopric, if they are the first born among the sons of Aaron: for the first born holds the right of presidency over this priesthood, and the keys or authority of the same. No man has a legal right to this office, to hold the keys of this priesthood, except he be a literal descendant and the first born of Aaron: but as a high priest of the Melchizedek priesthood, has authority to officiate in all the lesser offices, he may officiate in the office of bishop when no literal descendant of Aaron can be [p. 148]
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