Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

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sengers, yea, chosen messengers, and say unto  them, Come ye, with all your gold, and your  silver, and your precious stones, and with all  your antiquities; and with all who have know ledge of antiquities, that will come may come,  and bring the box tree, and the fir tree, and  the pine tree, together with all the precious  trees of the earth; and with iron, with copper,  and with brass, and with zinc, and with all  your precious things of the earth, and build a  house to my name, for the Most High to dwell  therein; for there is not a place found on earth  that he may come and restore again that  which was lost unto you, or, which he hath ta ken away, even the fulness of the priesthood;  for a baptismal font there is not upon the  earth; that they, my saints, may be baptized  for those who are dead: for this ordinance  belongeth to my house, and cannot be accep table to me, only in the days of your poverty,  wherein ye are not able to build a house unto  me. But I command you, all ye my saints,  to build a unto me; and I grant unto  you a sufficient time to build a house unto me,  and during this time your baptisms shall be  acceptable unto me.
11 But, behold, at the end of this appoint ment, your baptisms for your dead shall not  be acceptable unto me; and if you do not  these things at the end of the appointment,  ye shall be rejected as a church with your  dead, saith the Lord your God. For, verily  I say unto you, that after you have had suf ficient time to build a to me, wherein  the ordinance of baptizing for the dead be [p. 398]
sengers, yea, chosen messengers, and say unto them, Come ye, with all your gold, and your silver, and your precious stones, and with all your antiquities; and with all who have knowledge of antiquities, that will come may come, and bring the box tree, and the fir tree, and the pine tree, together with all the precious trees of the earth; and with iron, with copper, and with brass, and with zinc, and with all your precious things of the earth, and build a house to my name, for the Most High to dwell therein; for there is not a place found on earth that he may come and restore again that which was lost unto you, or, which he hath taken away, even the fulness of the priesthood; for a baptismal font there is not upon the earth; that they, my saints, may be baptized for those who are dead: for this ordinance belongeth to my house, and cannot be acceptable to me, only in the days of your poverty, wherein ye are not able to build a house unto me. But I command you, all ye my saints, to build a unto me; and I grant unto you a sufficient time to build a house unto me, and during this time your baptisms shall be acceptable unto me.
11 But, behold, at the end of this appointment, your baptisms for your dead shall not be acceptable unto me; and if you do not these things at the end of the appointment, ye shall be rejected as a church with your dead, saith the Lord your God. For, verily I say unto you, that after you have had sufficient time to build a to me, wherein the ordinance of baptizing for the dead be [p. 398]
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