Doctrine and Covenants, 1835

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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have brought unto me into the kingdom of my Father, how  great will be your joy, if you should bring many souls unto me?  Behold you have my gospel before you, and my rock, and my  salvation: ask the Father in my name in faith believing that  you shall receive, and you shall have the Holy Ghost which  manifesteth all things, which is expedient unto the children of  men. And if you have not faith, hope and charity, you can  do nothing. Contend against no church, save it be the church  of the devil. Take upon you the name of Christ, and speak  the truth in soberness, and as many as repent, and are bapti zed in my name, which is Jesus Christ, and endure to the end,  the same shall be saved. Behold Jesus Christ is the name  which is given of the Father, and there is none other name  given whereby man can be saved: wherefore all men must  take upon them the name which is given of the Father, for in  that name shall they be called at the last day: wherefore if  they know not the name by which they are called, they cannot  have place in the kingdom of my Father.
5 And now behold, there are others who are called to de clare my gospel, both unto Gentile and unto Jew: yea, even  twelve: and the twelve shall be my disciples, and they  shall take upon them my name: and the twelve are they who  shall desire to take upon them my name, with full purpose of  heart: and if they desire to take upon them my name, with  full purpose of heart, they are called to go into all the world  to preach my gospel unto every creature: and they are they  who are ordained of me to baptize in my name, according to  that which is written; and you have that which is written be fore you: wherefore you must perform it according to the  words which are written. And now I speak unto the twelve:  Behold my grace is sufficient for you: you must walk uprightly  before me and sin not. And behold you are they who are or dained of me to ordain priests and teachers to declare my gos pel, according to the power of the Holy Ghost, which is in  you, and according to the callings and gifts of God unto men:  and I Jesus Christ, your Lord and your God, have spoken it.  These words are not of men, nor of man, but of me: where fore you shall testify they are of me, and not of man; for it is  my voice which speaketh them unto you: for they are given  by my Spirit unto you: and by my power you can read them  one to another; and save it were by my power, you could not  have them: wherefore you can testify that you have heard my  voice, and know my words.
6 And now behold I give unto you, , and also  unto , that you shall search out the twelve  who shall have the desires of which I have spoken; and by [p. 173]
have brought unto me into the kingdom of my Father, how great will be your joy, if you should bring many souls unto me? Behold you have my gospel before you, and my rock, and my salvation: ask the Father in my name in faith believing that you shall receive, and you shall have the Holy Ghost which manifesteth all things, which is expedient unto the children of men. And if you have not faith, hope and charity, you can do nothing. Contend against no church, save it be the church of the devil. Take upon you the name of Christ, and speak the truth in soberness, and as many as repent, and are baptized in my name, which is Jesus Christ, and endure to the end, the same shall be saved. Behold Jesus Christ is the name which is given of the Father, and there is none other name given whereby man can be saved: wherefore all men must take upon them the name which is given of the Father, for in that name shall they be called at the last day: wherefore if they know not the name by which they are called, they cannot have place in the kingdom of my Father.
5 And now behold, there are others who are called to declare my gospel, both unto Gentile and unto Jew: yea, even twelve: and the twelve shall be my disciples, and they shall take upon them my name: and the twelve are they who shall desire to take upon them my name, with full purpose of heart: and if they desire to take upon them my name, with full purpose of heart, they are called to go into all the world to preach my gospel unto every creature: and they are they who are ordained of me to baptize in my name, according to that which is written; and you have that which is written before you: wherefore you must perform it according to the words which are written. And now I speak unto the twelve: Behold my grace is sufficient for you: you must walk uprightly before me and sin not. And behold you are they who are ordained of me to ordain priests and teachers to declare my gospel, according to the power of the Holy Ghost, which is in you, and according to the callings and gifts of God unto men: and I Jesus Christ, your Lord and your God, have spoken it. These words are not of men, nor of man, but of me: wherefore you shall testify they are of me, and not of man; for it is my voice which speaketh them unto you: for they are given by my Spirit unto you: and by my power you can read them one to another; and save it were by my power, you could not have them: wherefore you can testify that you have heard my voice, and know my words.
6 And now behold I give unto you, , and also unto , that you shall search out the twelve who shall have the desires of which I have spoken; and by [p. 173]
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