Doctrine and Covenants, 1835

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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ling bishops, high counsellors, high priests, and elders, may  have the privilege of ordaining, where there is no branch of  the church, that a vote may be called.
17 Every president of the high priesthood (or presiding el der,) bishop, high counsellor, and high priest, is to be ordained  by the direction of a high counsel, or general conference.
18 The duty of the members after they are received by baptism:
19 The elders or priests are to have a sufficient time to ex pound all things concerning the church of Christ to their un derstanding, previous to their partaking of the sacrament, and  being confirmed by the laying on of the hands of the elders:  so that all things may be done in order. And the members  shall manifest before the church and also before the elders, by  a godly walk and conversation, that they are worthy of it,  that there may be works and faith agreeable to the holy scrip tures—walking in holiness before the Lord.
20 Every member of the church of Christ having children, is  to bring them unto the elders before the church, who are to  lay their hands upon them in the name of Jesus Christ, and  bless them in his name.
21 No one can be received into the church of Christ unless he  has arrived unto the years of [a]ccountability before God, and is  capable of repentance.
22 Baptism is to be administered in the following manner  unto all those who repent: The person who is called of God  and has authority from Jesus Christ to baptize, shall go down  into the water with the person who has presented him or herself  for baptism, and shall say, calling him or her by name: Having  been commissioned of Jesus Christ, I baptize you in the name  of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, Amen.  Then shall he immerse him or her in the water, and come forth  again out of the water.
23 It is expedient that the church meet together often to par take of bread and wine in remembrance of the Lord Jesus: and  the elder or priest shall administer it: and after this manner  shall he administer it: he shall kneel with the church and call  upon the Father in solemn prayer, saying, O God, the eternal  Father, we ask thee in the name of thy Son Jesus Christ to  bless and sanctify this bread to the souls of all those who par take of it, that they may eat in remembrance of the body of  thy Son, and witness unto thee O God, the eternal Father,  that they are willing to take upon them the name of thy Son,  and always remember him and keep his commandments which  he has given them, that they may always have his Spirit to be  with them. Amen. [p. 81]
ling bishops, high counsellors, high priests, and elders, may have the privilege of ordaining, where there is no branch of the church, that a vote may be called.
17 Every president of the high priesthood (or presiding elder,) bishop, high counsellor, and high priest, is to be ordained by the direction of a high counsel, or general conference.
18 The duty of the members after they are received by baptism:
19 The elders or priests are to have a sufficient time to expound all things concerning the church of Christ to their understanding, previous to their partaking of the sacrament, and being confirmed by the laying on of the hands of the elders: so that all things may be done in order. And the members shall manifest before the church and also before the elders, by a godly walk and conversation, that they are worthy of it, that there may be works and faith agreeable to the holy scriptures—walking in holiness before the Lord.
20 Every member of the church of Christ having children, is to bring them unto the elders before the church, who are to lay their hands upon them in the name of Jesus Christ, and bless them in his name.
21 No one can be received into the church of Christ unless he has arrived unto the years of [a]ccountability before God, and is capable of repentance.
22 Baptism is to be administered in the following manner unto all those who repent: The person who is called of God and has authority from Jesus Christ to baptize, shall go down into the water with the person who has presented him or herself for baptism, and shall say, calling him or her by name: Having been commissioned of Jesus Christ, I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, Amen. Then shall he immerse him or her in the water, and come forth again out of the water.
23 It is expedient that the church meet together often to partake of bread and wine in remembrance of the Lord Jesus: and the elder or priest shall administer it: and after this manner shall he administer it: he shall kneel with the church and call upon the Father in solemn prayer, saying, O God, the eternal Father, we ask thee in the name of thy Son Jesus Christ to bless and sanctify this bread to the souls of all those who partake of it, that they may eat in remembrance of the body of thy Son, and witness unto thee O God, the eternal Father, that they are willing to take upon them the name of thy Son, and always remember him and keep his commandments which he has given them, that they may always have his Spirit to be with them. Amen. [p. 81]
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