Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

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and its counsellors shall have power to decide  upon testimony according to the laws of the  church. And after this decision it shall be  had in remembrance no more before the Lord;  for this is the highest council of  the church of God, and a final decision upon controversies,  in spiritual matters.
36 There is not any person belonging to  the church, who is exempt from this council of  the church.
37 And inasmuch as a president of the high  priesthood shall transgress, he shall be had in  remembrance before the common council of  the church, who shall be assisted by twelve  councillors of the high priesthood; and their  decision upon his head shall be an end of con troversy concerning him. Thus, none shall be  exempted from the justice and the laws of  God; that all things may be done in order and  solemnity, before him, according to truth and  righteousness.
38 And again, verily I say unto you, the  duty of a president over the office of a deacon,  is to preside over twelve deacons, to sit in  council with them, and to teach them their  duty—edifying one another as it is given ac cording to the covenants.
39 And also the duty of the president over  the office of the teachers, is to preside over  twenty-four of the teachers, and to sit in  council with them—teaching them the duties  of their office, as given in the covenants.
40 Also the duty of the president over the  priesthood of Aaron, is to preside over forty- [p. 109]
and its counsellors shall have power to decide upon testimony according to the laws of the church. And after this decision it shall be had in remembrance no more before the Lord; for this is the highest council of the church of God, and a final decision upon controversies, in spiritual matters.
36 There is not any person belonging to the church, who is exempt from this council of the church.
37 And inasmuch as a president of the high priesthood shall transgress, he shall be had in remembrance before the common council of the church, who shall be assisted by twelve councillors of the high priesthood; and their decision upon his head shall be an end of controversy concerning him. Thus, none shall be exempted from the justice and the laws of God; that all things may be done in order and solemnity, before him, according to truth and righteousness.
38 And again, verily I say unto you, the duty of a president over the office of a deacon, is to preside over twelve deacons, to sit in council with them, and to teach them their duty—edifying one another as it is given according to the covenants.
39 And also the duty of the president over the office of the teachers, is to preside over twenty-four of the teachers, and to sit in council with them—teaching them the duties of their office, as given in the covenants.
40 Also the duty of the president over the priesthood of Aaron, is to preside over forty- [p. 109]
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