Doctrine and Covenants, 1835

  • Source Note
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found; provided he is called and set apart, and ordained unto  this power under the hands of the first presidency of the Mel chizedek priesthood. And a literal descendant of Aaron, al so, must be designated by this presidency, and found worthy,  and anointed, and ordained under the hands of this presidency,  otherwise they are not legally authorized to officiate in their  priesthood: but by virtue of the decree concerning their right  of the priesthood descending from father to son, they may  claim their annointing, if at any time they can prove their  lineage, or do ascertain it by revelation from the Lord under  the hands of the above named presidency.
3 And again, no bishop or high priest, who shall be set apart  for this ministry, shall be tried or condemned for any crime  save it be before the first presidency of the church; and inas much as he is found guilty before this presidency, by testimo ny that cannot be impeached, he shall be condemned, and if  he repents he shall be forgiven, according to the covenants  and commandments of the church.
4 And again, inasmuch as parents have children in Zion, or  in any of her stakes which are organized, that teach them not  to understand the doctrine of repentance; faith in Christ the  Son of the living God; and of baptism and the gift of the Ho ly Ghost by the laying on of the hands, when eight years old,  the sin be upon the head of the parents, for this shall be a law  unto the inhabitants of Zion, or in any of her stakes which  are organized: and their children shall be baptized for the re mission of their sins when eight years old, and receive the  laying on of the hands: and they shall also teach their children  to pray, and to walk uprightly before the Lord. And the in habitants of Zion shall also observe the Sabbath day to keep it  holy. And the inhabitants of Zion, also, shall remember their  labors, inasmuch as they are appointed to labor, in all faithful ness, for the idler shall be had in remembrance before the Lord.  Now I the Lord am not well pleased with the inhabitants of Zion,  for there are idlers among them; and their children are also  growing up in wickedness: They also seek not earnestly  the riches of eternity, but their eyes are full of greediness.  These things ought not to be, and must be done away from  among them: wherefore let my servant , carry  these sayings unto the land of Zion. And a commandment  I give unto them, that he that observeth not his prayers be fore the Lord in the season thereof, let him be had in re membrance before the judge of my people. These sayings  are true and faithful: wherefore transgress them not, neither  take therefrom. Behold I am Alpha and Omega, and I come  quickly: Amen. [p. 149]
found; provided he is called and set apart, and ordained unto this power under the hands of the first presidency of the Melchizedek priesthood. And a literal descendant of Aaron, also, must be designated by this presidency, and found worthy, and anointed, and ordained under the hands of this presidency, otherwise they are not legally authorized to officiate in their priesthood: but by virtue of the decree concerning their right of the priesthood descending from father to son, they may claim their annointing, if at any time they can prove their lineage, or do ascertain it by revelation from the Lord under the hands of the above named presidency.
3 And again, no bishop or high priest, who shall be set apart for this ministry, shall be tried or condemned for any crime save it be before the first presidency of the church; and inasmuch as he is found guilty before this presidency, by testimony that cannot be impeached, he shall be condemned, and if he repents he shall be forgiven, according to the covenants and commandments of the church.
4 And again, inasmuch as parents have children in Zion, or in any of her stakes which are organized, that teach them not to understand the doctrine of repentance; faith in Christ the Son of the living God; and of baptism and the gift of the Holy Ghost by the laying on of the hands, when eight years old, the sin be upon the head of the parents, for this shall be a law unto the inhabitants of Zion, or in any of her stakes which are organized: and their children shall be baptized for the remission of their sins when eight years old, and receive the laying on of the hands: and they shall also teach their children to pray, and to walk uprightly before the Lord. And the inhabitants of Zion shall also observe the Sabbath day to keep it holy. And the inhabitants of Zion, also, shall remember their labors, inasmuch as they are appointed to labor, in all faithfulness, for the idler shall be had in remembrance before the Lord. Now I the Lord am not well pleased with the inhabitants of Zion, for there are idlers among them; and their children are also growing up in wickedness: They also seek not earnestly the riches of eternity, but their eyes are full of greediness. These things ought not to be, and must be done away from among them: wherefore let my servant , carry these sayings unto the land of Zion. And a commandment I give unto them, that he that observeth not his prayers before the Lord in the season thereof, let him be had in remembrance before the judge of my people. These sayings are true and faithful: wherefore transgress them not, neither take therefrom. Behold I am Alpha and Omega, and I come quickly: Amen. [p. 149]
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