Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Section 16 • Revelation, circa 8 March 1831–A [D&C 46]

SECTION XVI.
 
Revelation given March, 1831.
 
1 Hearken, O ye people of my church, for  verily I say unto you, that these things were  spoken unto you for your profit and learning;  but notwithstanding those things which are  written, it always has been given to the elders  of my church, from the beginning, and ever  shall be, to conduct all meetings as they are  directed and guided by the Holy Spirit: never theless ye are commanded never to cast any  one out from your public meetings, which are  held before the world: ye are also command ed not to cast any one, who belongeth to the  church, out of your sacrament meetings:  nevertheless, if any have trespassed, let him  not partake until he makes reconciliation.
2 And again I say unto you, ye shall not  cast any out of your sacrament meetings, who  is earnestly seeking the kingdom: I speak this  concerning those who are not of the church.
3 And again I say unto you, concerning  your confirmation meetings, that if there be  any that is not of the church, that is earnestly  seeking after the kingdom, ye shall not cast  them out; but ye are commanded in all things  to ask of God who giveth liberally, and that  which the Spirit testifies unto you, even so I  would that ye should do in all holiness of  heart, walking uprightly before me, consider ing the end of your salvation, doing all things  with prayer and thanksgiving, that ye may not  be seduced by evil spirits, or doctrines of [p. 187]
 

Section 16 • Revelation, circa 8 March 1831–A [D&C 46]

SECTION XVI.
 
Revelation given March, 1831.
 
1 Hearken, O ye people of my church, for verily I say unto you, that these things were spoken unto you for your profit and learning; but notwithstanding those things which are written, it always has been given to the elders of my church, from the beginning, and ever shall be, to conduct all meetings as they are directed and guided by the Holy Spirit: nevertheless ye are commanded never to cast any one out from your public meetings, which are held before the world: ye are also commanded not to cast any one, who belongeth to the church, out of your sacrament meetings: nevertheless, if any have trespassed, let him not partake until he makes reconciliation.
2 And again I say unto you, ye shall not cast any out of your sacrament meetings, who is earnestly seeking the kingdom: I speak this concerning those who are not of the church.
3 And again I say unto you, concerning your confirmation meetings, that if there be any that is not of the church, that is earnestly seeking after the kingdom, ye shall not cast them out; but ye are commanded in all things to ask of God who giveth liberally, and that which the Spirit testifies unto you, even so I would that ye should do in all holiness of heart, walking uprightly before me, considering the end of your salvation, doing all things with prayer and thanksgiving, that ye may not be seduced by evil spirits, or doctrines of [p. 187]
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