Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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And behold you are they who are ordained of  me to ordain priests and teachers to declare my  gospel, according to the power of the Holy  Ghost which is in you, and according to the  callings and gifts of God unto men: and I Je sus Christ, your Lord and your God, have  spoken it. These words are not of men, nor  of man, but of me: wherefore you shall testi fy they are of me, and not of man; for it is  my voice which speaketh them unto you: for  they are given by my Spirit unto you: and by  my power you can read them one to another;  and save it were by my power, you could not  have them: wherefore you can testify that you  have heard my voice, and know my words.
6 And now behold I give unto you, , and also unto , that  you shall search out the twelve who shall have  the desires of which I have spoken; and by  their desires and their works, you shall know  them: and when you have found them you shall  show these things unto them. And you shall  fall down and worship the Father in my name;  and you must preach unto the world, saying,  you must repent and be baptized in the name  of Jesus Christ: for all men must repent  and be baptized; and not only men, but wo men, and children who have arriven to the  years of accountability.
7 And now, after that you have received  this, you must keep my commandments in all  things: and by your hands I will work a mar velous work among the children of men, unto  the convincing of many of their sins, that they  may come unto repentance, and that they [p. 259]
And behold you are they who are ordained of me to ordain priests and teachers to declare my gospel, according to the power of the Holy Ghost which is in you, and according to the callings and gifts of God unto men: and I Jesus Christ, your Lord and your God, have spoken it. These words are not of men, nor of man, but of me: wherefore you shall testify they are of me, and not of man; for it is my voice which speaketh them unto you: for they are given by my Spirit unto you: and by my power you can read them one to another; and save it were by my power, you could not have them: wherefore you can testify that you have heard my voice, and know my words.
6 And now behold I give unto you, , and also unto , that you shall search out the twelve who shall have the desires of which I have spoken; and by their desires and their works, you shall know them: and when you have found them you shall show these things unto them. And you shall fall down and worship the Father in my name; and you must preach unto the world, saying, you must repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ: for all men must repent and be baptized; and not only men, but women, and children who have arriven to the years of accountability.
7 And now, after that you have received this, you must keep my commandments in all things: and by your hands I will work a marvelous work among the children of men, unto the convincing of many of their sins, that they may come unto repentance, and that they [p. 259]
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