Doctrine and Covenants, 1835

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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the church, who have lost their husbands or fathers: women  have claim on their husbands for their maintainance until their  husbands are taken; and if they are not found transgressors  they shall have fellowship in the church, and if they are not  faithful, they shall not have fellowship in the church; yet they  may remain upon their inheritances according to the laws of  the land.
2 All children have claim upon their parents for their main tainance until they are of age; and after that, they have claim  upon the church; or, in other words upon the Lord’s store house, if their parents have not wherewith to give them inher itances. And the storehouse shall be kept by the consecra tions of the church, that widows and orphans shall be provided  for, as also the poor. Amen.
 

Section 89 • Revelation, 4 December 1831–A, B, C [D&C 72]

SECTION LXXXIX.
 
Revelation given December, 1831.
 
1 Hearken and listen to the voice of the Lord, O ye who have  assembled yourselves together, who are the high priests of my  church, to whom the kingdom and power has been given. For  verily thus saith the Lord, it is expedient in me, for a bishop  to be appointed unto you, or of you unto the church in this  part of the Lord’s vineyard: and verily in this thing ye have  done wisely, for it is required of the Lord, at the hand of ev ery steward, to render an account of his stewardship, both in  time and in eternity. For he who is faithful and wise in time,  is accounted worthy to inherit the mansions prepared for them  of my Father. Verily I say unto you, the elders of the church  in this part of my vineyard, shall render an account of their  stewardship, unto the bishop which shall be appointed of me,  in this part of my vineyard. These things shall be had on re cord to be handed over unto the bishop in Zion; and the duty  of the bishop shall be made known by the commandments  which have been given, and the voice of the conference.
2 And now, verily I say unto you, my servant is the man who shall be appointed, and ordained un to this power: this is the will of the Lord your God, your Re deemer; even so. Amen.
3 The word of the Lord, in addition to the law which has  been given, making known the duty of the bishop, which has  been ordained unto the church in this part of the vineyard;  which is verily this: to keep the Lord’s storehouse; to receive  the funds of the church in this part of the vineyard; to take  an account of the elders as before has been commanded, and [p. 223]
the church, who have lost their husbands or fathers: women have claim on their husbands for their maintainance until their husbands are taken; and if they are not found transgressors they shall have fellowship in the church, and if they are not faithful, they shall not have fellowship in the church; yet they may remain upon their inheritances according to the laws of the land.
2 All children have claim upon their parents for their maintainance until they are of age; and after that, they have claim upon the church; or, in other words upon the Lord’s storehouse, if their parents have not wherewith to give them inheritances. And the storehouse shall be kept by the consecrations of the church, that widows and orphans shall be provided for, as also the poor. Amen.
 

Section 89 • Revelation, 4 December 1831–A, B, C [D&C 72]

SECTION LXXXIX.
 
Revelation given December, 1831.
 
1 Hearken and listen to the voice of the Lord, O ye who have assembled yourselves together, who are the high priests of my church, to whom the kingdom and power has been given. For verily thus saith the Lord, it is expedient in me, for a bishop to be appointed unto you, or of you unto the church in this part of the Lord’s vineyard: and verily in this thing ye have done wisely, for it is required of the Lord, at the hand of every steward, to render an account of his stewardship, both in time and in eternity. For he who is faithful and wise in time, is accounted worthy to inherit the mansions prepared for them of my Father. Verily I say unto you, the elders of the church in this part of my vineyard, shall render an account of their stewardship, unto the bishop which shall be appointed of me, in this part of my vineyard. These things shall be had on record to be handed over unto the bishop in Zion; and the duty of the bishop shall be made known by the commandments which have been given, and the voice of the conference.
2 And now, verily I say unto you, my servant is the man who shall be appointed, and ordained unto this power: this is the will of the Lord your God, your Redeemer; even so. Amen.
3 The word of the Lord, in addition to the law which has been given, making known the duty of the bishop, which has been ordained unto the church in this part of the vineyard; which is verily this: to keep the Lord’s storehouse; to receive the funds of the church in this part of the vineyard; to take an account of the elders as before has been commanded, and [p. 223]
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