Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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the duties of his calling—or he may receive it  from a conference.
16 No person is to be ordained to any office  in this church, where there is a regularly or ganized branch of the same, without the vote  of that church; but the presiding elders, trav elling bishops, high counsellors, high priests,  and elders, may have the privilege of ordain ing, where there is no branch of the church,  that a vote may be called.
17 Every president of the high priesthood,  (or presiding elder,) bishop, high counsellor,  and high priest, is to be ordained by the direc tion of a high council, or general conference.
18 The duty of the members after they are   received by baptism:
The elders or priests are to have a suffi cient time to expound all things concerning  the church of Christ to their understanding,  previous to their partaking of the sacrament,  and being confirmed by the laying on of the  hands of the elders; so that all things may be  done in order. And the members shall mani fest before the church and also before the el ders, by a godly walk and conversation, that  they are worthy of it, that there may be works  and faith agreeable to the holy scriptures— walking in holiness before the Lord.
19 Every member of the church of Christ  having children, is to bring them unto the el ders before the church, who are to lay their  hands upon them in the name of Jesus Christ,  and bless them in his name. [p. 97]
the duties of his calling—or he may receive it from a conference.
16 No person is to be ordained to any office in this church, where there is a regularly organized branch of the same, without the vote of that church; but the presiding elders, travelling bishops, high counsellors, high priests, and elders, may have the privilege of ordaining, where there is no branch of the church, that a vote may be called.
17 Every president of the high priesthood, (or presiding elder,) bishop, high counsellor, and high priest, is to be ordained by the direction of a high council, or general conference.
18 The duty of the members after they are received by baptism:
The elders or priests are to have a sufficient time to expound all things concerning the church of Christ to their understanding, previous to their partaking of the sacrament, and being confirmed by the laying on of the hands of the elders; so that all things may be done in order. And the members shall manifest before the church and also before the elders, by a godly walk and conversation, that they are worthy of it, that there may be works and faith agreeable to the holy scriptures—walking in holiness before the Lord.
19 Every member of the church of Christ having children, is to bring them unto the elders before the church, who are to lay their hands upon them in the name of Jesus Christ, and bless them in his name. [p. 97]
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