Doctrine and Covenants, 1835

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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ed by you, , mine apostle; this being an or dinance unto you, that you are an elder under his hand, he  being the first unto you, that you might be an elder unto this  church of Christ, bearing my name; and the first preacher of  this church, unto the church, and before the world; yea, be fore the Gentiles: yea, and thus saith the Lord God, lo, lo, to  the Jews, also. Amen.
 

Section 47 • Revelation, 16 April 1830 [D&C 22]

SECTION XLVII.
 
Revelation to the church of Christ, which was established in these  last days, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred  and thirty: Given April, 1830, in consequence of some desi ring to unite with the church without re-baptism, who had pre viously been baptized.
 
1 Behold I say unto you, that all old covenants have I caused  to be done away in this thing, and this is a new and an ever lasting covenant; even that which was from the beginning.—  Wherefore, although a man should be baptized an hundred  times, it availeth him nothing; for you cannot enter in at the  straight gate by the law of Moses, neither by your dead works;  for it is because of your dead works, that I have caused this  last covenant, and this church to be built up unto me; even as  in days of old. Wherefore enter ye in at the gate, as I have  commanded, and seek not to counsel your God. Amen.
 

Section 48 • Revelation, July 1830–C [D&C 25]

SECTION XLVIII.
 
Revelation given July, 1830.
 
1 Hearken unto the voice of the Lord your God, while I  speak unto you, , my daughter, for verily I say  unto you, all those who receive my gospel are sons and daugh ters in my kingdom. A revelation I give unto you concerning  my will, and if thou art faithful and walk in the paths of vir tue before me, I will preserve thy life, and thou shalt receive  an inheritance in Zion. Behold thy sins are forgiven thee,  and thou art an elect lady, whom I have called. Murmur not  because of the things which thou hast not seen, for they are  withheld from thee, and from the world, which is wisdom in  me in a time to come.
2 And the office of thy calling shall be for a comfort unto my  servant Joseph Smith, jr. thy husband, in his afflictions with  consoling words, in the spirit of meekness. And thou shalt go  with him at the time of his going, and be unto him for a scribe, [p. 178]
ed by you, , mine apostle; this being an ordinance unto you, that you are an elder under his hand, he being the first unto you, that you might be an elder unto this church of Christ, bearing my name; and the first preacher of this church, unto the church, and before the world; yea, before the Gentiles: yea, and thus saith the Lord God, lo, lo, to the Jews, also. Amen.
 

Section 47 • Revelation, 16 April 1830 [D&C 22]

SECTION XLVII.
 
Revelation to the church of Christ, which was established in these last days, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty: Given April, 1830, in consequence of some desiring to unite with the church without re-baptism, who had previously been baptized.
 
1 Behold I say unto you, that all old covenants have I caused to be done away in this thing, and this is a new and an everlasting covenant; even that which was from the beginning.— Wherefore, although a man should be baptized an hundred times, it availeth him nothing; for you cannot enter in at the straight gate by the law of Moses, neither by your dead works; for it is because of your dead works, that I have caused this last covenant, and this church to be built up unto me; even as in days of old. Wherefore enter ye in at the gate, as I have commanded, and seek not to counsel your God. Amen.
 

Section 48 • Revelation, July 1830–C [D&C 25]

SECTION XLVIII.
 
Revelation given July, 1830.
 
1 Hearken unto the voice of the Lord your God, while I speak unto you, , my daughter, for verily I say unto you, all those who receive my gospel are sons and daughters in my kingdom. A revelation I give unto you concerning my will, and if thou art faithful and walk in the paths of virtue before me, I will preserve thy life, and thou shalt receive an inheritance in Zion. Behold thy sins are forgiven thee, and thou art an elect lady, whom I have called. Murmur not because of the things which thou hast not seen, for they are withheld from thee, and from the world, which is wisdom in me in a time to come.
2 And the office of thy calling shall be for a comfort unto my servant Joseph Smith, jr. thy husband, in his afflictions with consoling words, in the spirit of meekness. And thou shalt go with him at the time of his going, and be unto him for a scribe, [p. 178]
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