Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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longeth, and for which the same was instituted  from before the foundation of the world, your  baptisms for your dead cannot be acceptable  unto me; for therein are the keys of the holy  priesthood, ordained, that you may receive  honor and glory. And after this time, your  baptisms for the dead, by those who are scat tered abroad, are not acceptable unto me, saith  the Lord; for it is ordained that in Zion and  in her stakes, and in Jerusalem, those places  which I have appointed for refuge, shall be  the places for your baptisms for your dead.
12 And again, verily I say unto you, how  shall your washings be acceptable unto me,  except ye perform them in a house which you  have built to my name? For, for this cause  I commanded Moses that he should build a  tabernacle, that they should bear it with them  in the wilderness, and to build a house in the  land of promise, that those ordinances might  be revealed, which had been hid from before  the world was; therefore, verily I say unto  you, that your anointings and your washings,  and your baptisms for the dead, and your sol emn assemblies, and your memorials for your  sacrifices, by the sons of Levi, and for your  oracles in your most holy places, wherein you  receive conversations, and your statutes and  judgments, for the beginning of the revelations  and foundation of Zion, and for the glory,  honor and endowment of all her municipals,  are ordained by the ordinance of my holy  house which my people are always command ed to build unto my holy name.
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longeth, and for which the same was instituted from before the foundation of the world, your baptisms for your dead cannot be acceptable unto me; for therein are the keys of the holy priesthood, ordained, that you may receive honor and glory. And after this time, your baptisms for the dead, by those who are scattered abroad, are not acceptable unto me, saith the Lord; for it is ordained that in Zion and in her stakes, and in Jerusalem, those places which I have appointed for refuge, shall be the places for your baptisms for your dead.
12 And again, verily I say unto you, how shall your washings be acceptable unto me, except ye perform them in a house which you have built to my name? For, for this cause I commanded Moses that he should build a tabernacle, that they should bear it with them in the wilderness, and to build a house in the land of promise, that those ordinances might be revealed, which had been hid from before the world was; therefore, verily I say unto you, that your anointings and your washings, and your baptisms for the dead, and your solemn assemblies, and your memorials for your sacrifices, by the sons of Levi, and for your oracles in your most holy places, wherein you receive conversations, and your statutes and judgments, for the beginning of the revelations and foundation of Zion, and for the glory, honor and endowment of all her municipals, are ordained by the ordinance of my holy house which my people are always commanded to build unto my holy name.
13 And verily I say unto you, let this [p. 399]
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