Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

  • Source Note
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your voices as with the voice of a trump, declaring my word like unto angels of God: and ye shall go forth baptizing with water, saying Repent ye, repent ye, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
3 And from this place ye shall go forth into the regions westward, and inasmuch as ye shall find them that will receive you, ye shall build up my church in every region, until the time shall come when it shall be revealed unto you from on high, when the city of the shall be prepared, that ye may be gathered in one, that ye may be my people and I will be your God. And again, I say unto you that my servant shall stand in the office wherewith I have appointed him. And it shall come to pass that if he transgress, another shall be appointed in his stead; even so: Amen.
4 Again I say unto you, that it shall not be given to any one to go forth to preach my gospel, or to build up my church, except he be ordained by some one who hath authority, and it is known to the church that he has authority, and has been regularly ordained by the heads of the church.
5 And again, the elders, priests, and teachers of this church, shall teach the principles of my gospel which are in the Bible and the Book of Mormon, in the which is the fulness of the gospel; and they shall observe the covenants and church articles to do them, and these shall be their teachings, as they shall be directed by the Spirit: and the Spirit shall be given unto you by the prayer of faith, and if ye [p. 167]
your voices as with the voice of a trump, declaring my word like unto angels of God: and ye shall go forth baptizing with water, saying Repent ye, repent ye, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
3 And from this place ye shall go forth into the regions westward, and inasmuch as ye shall find them that will receive you, ye shall build up my church in every region, until the time shall come when it shall be revealed unto you from on high, when the city of the shall be prepared, that ye may be gathered in one, that ye may be my people and I will be your God. And again, I say unto you that my servant shall stand in the office wherewith I have appointed him. And it shall come to pass that if he transgress, another shall be appointed in his stead; even so: Amen.
4 Again I say unto you, that it shall not be given to any one to go forth to preach my gospel, or to build up my church, except he be ordained by some one who hath authority, and it is known to the church that he has authority, and has been regularly ordained by the heads of the church.
5 And again, the elders, priests, and teachers of this church, shall teach the principles of my gospel which are in the Bible and the Book of Mormon, in the which is the fulness of the gospel; and they shall observe the covenants and church articles to do them, and these shall be their teachings, as they shall be directed by the Spirit: and the Spirit shall be given unto you by the prayer of faith, and if ye [p. 167]
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