Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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any that shall come before you as revelations  or commandments: and this I give unto you,  that you may not be deceived, that you may  know they are not of me. For verily I say  unto you, that he that is ordained of me shall  come in at the gate and be ordained as I have  told you before, to teach those revelations  which you have received, and shall receive  through him whom I have appointed.
3 And now behold I give unto you a com mandment, that when ye are assembled to gether, ye shall instruct and edify each other,  that ye may know how to act and direct my  church, how to act upon the points of my law  and commandments, which I have given: and  thus ye shall become instructed in the law of  my church, and be sanctified by that which  ye have received, and ye shall bind yourselves  to act in all holiness before me, that inasmuch  as ye do this, glory shall be added to the king dom which ye have received. Inasmuch as  ye do it not, it shall be taken even that which  ye have received. Purge ye out the iniquity  which is among you: sanctify yourselves be fore me and if ye desire the glories of the  kingdom, appoint ye my servant Joseph Smith,  jr, and uphold him before me by the prayer of  faith. And again, I say unto you, that if ye  desire the mysteries of the kingdom, provide  for him food and raiment and whatsoever  thing he needeth to accomplish the work,  wherewith I have commanded him: and if ye  do it not, he shall remain unto them that have  received him, that I may reserve unto myself  a pure people before me. [p. 176]
any that shall come before you as revelations or commandments: and this I give unto you, that you may not be deceived, that you may know they are not of me. For verily I say unto you, that he that is ordained of me shall come in at the gate and be ordained as I have told you before, to teach those revelations which you have received, and shall receive through him whom I have appointed.
3 And now behold I give unto you a commandment, that when ye are assembled together, ye shall instruct and edify each other, that ye may know how to act and direct my church, how to act upon the points of my law and commandments, which I have given: and thus ye shall become instructed in the law of my church, and be sanctified by that which ye have received, and ye shall bind yourselves to act in all holiness before me, that inasmuch as ye do this, glory shall be added to the kingdom which ye have received. Inasmuch as ye do it not, it shall be taken even that which ye have received. Purge ye out the iniquity which is among you: sanctify yourselves before me and if ye desire the glories of the kingdom, appoint ye my servant Joseph Smith, jr, and uphold him before me by the prayer of faith. And again, I say unto you, that if ye desire the mysteries of the kingdom, provide for him food and raiment and whatsoever thing he needeth to accomplish the work, wherewith I have commanded him: and if ye do it not, he shall remain unto them that have received him, that I may reserve unto myself a pure people before me. [p. 176]
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