Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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am to come. This is the word of the Lord  unto you my servant, ; and also  unto my servant, , and unto my  servant, , and unto my servant,  ; and unto all the faith ful elders of my church: Go ye into all the  world; preach the gospel to every creature;  acting in the authority which I have given  you; baptizing in the name of the Father, and  of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, and he  that believeth, and is baptized, shall be saved,  and he that believeth not shall be damned; and  he that believeth shall be blessed with signs  following, even as it is written: and unto you  it shall be given to know the signs of the times,  and the signs of the coming of the Son of man;  and of as many as the Father shall bear rec ord, to you it shall be given power to seal  them up unto eternal life. Amen.
2 And now concerning the items in addi tion to the covenants and commandments,  they are these: There remaineth hereafter in  the due time of the Lord, other bishops to be  set apart unto the church to minister even ac cording to the first: wherefore they shall be  high priests who are worthy, and they shall  be appointed by the first presidency of the  Melchisedek priesthood, except they be lite ral decendants of Aaron, and if they be lite ral decendants of Aaron, they have a legal  right to the bishopric, if they are the first born  among the sons of Aaron: for the first born  holds the right of the presidency over this  priesthood, and the keys or authority of the  same. No man has a legal right to this of [p. 215]
am to come. This is the word of the Lord unto you my servant, ; and also unto my servant, , and unto my servant, , and unto my servant, ; and unto all the faithful elders of my church: Go ye into all the world; preach the gospel to every creature; acting in the authority which I have given you; baptizing in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, and he that believeth, and is baptized, shall be saved, and he that believeth not shall be damned; and he that believeth shall be blessed with signs following, even as it is written: and unto you it shall be given to know the signs of the times, and the signs of the coming of the Son of man; and of as many as the Father shall bear record, to you it shall be given power to seal them up unto eternal life. Amen.
2 And now concerning the items in addition to the covenants and commandments, they are these: There remaineth hereafter in the due time of the Lord, other bishops to be set apart unto the church to minister even according to the first: wherefore they shall be high priests who are worthy, and they shall be appointed by the first presidency of the Melchisedek priesthood, except they be literal decendants of Aaron, and if they be literal decendants of Aaron, they have a legal right to the bishopric, if they are the first born among the sons of Aaron: for the first born holds the right of the presidency over this priesthood, and the keys or authority of the same. No man has a legal right to this of [p. 215]
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