Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

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tism and the gift of the Holy Ghost by the  laying on of the hands, when eight years old,  the sin be upon the head of the parents, for  this shall be a law unto the inhabitants of Zi on, or in any of their stakes which are organ ized: and their children shall be baptized for  the remission of their sins when eight years  old, and receive the laying on of the hands:  and they shall also teach their children to pray,  and to walk uprightly before the Lord. And  the inhabitants of Zion shall also observe the  Sabbath day to keep it holy. And the inhabi tants of Zion, also, shall remember their la bors, inasmuch as they are appointed to labor,  in all faithfulness, for the idler shall be had in  remembrance before the Lord. Now I the  Lord am not well pleased with the inhabitants  of Zion, for there are idlers among them; and  their children are also growing up in wicked ness: They also seek not earnestly the riches  of eternity, but their eyes are full of greedi ness. These things ought not to be, and must  be done away from among them: wherefore  let my servant , carry these  sayings unto the land of Zion. And a com mandment I give unto them, that he that ob serveth not his prayers before the Lord in the  season thereof, let him be had in remembrance  before the judge of my people. These sayings  are true and faithful: wherefore transgress  them not, neither take therefrom. Behold I  am Alpha and Omega, and I come quickly:—  Amen. [p. 217]
tism and the gift of the Holy Ghost by the laying on of the hands, when eight years old, the sin be upon the head of the parents, for this shall be a law unto the inhabitants of Zion, or in any of their stakes which are organized: and their children shall be baptized for the remission of their sins when eight years old, and receive the laying on of the hands: and they shall also teach their children to pray, and to walk uprightly before the Lord. And the inhabitants of Zion shall also observe the Sabbath day to keep it holy. And the inhabitants of Zion, also, shall remember their labors, inasmuch as they are appointed to labor, in all faithfulness, for the idler shall be had in remembrance before the Lord. Now I the Lord am not well pleased with the inhabitants of Zion, for there are idlers among them; and their children are also growing up in wickedness: They also seek not earnestly the riches of eternity, but their eyes are full of greediness. These things ought not to be, and must be done away from among them: wherefore let my servant , carry these sayings unto the land of Zion. And a commandment I give unto them, that he that observeth not his prayers before the Lord in the season thereof, let him be had in remembrance before the judge of my people. These sayings are true and faithful: wherefore transgress them not, neither take therefrom. Behold I am Alpha and Omega, and I come quickly:— Amen. [p. 217]
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