History, 1838–1856, volume A-1 [23 December 1805–30 August 1834]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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concerning the of the properties of my , that  they cannot be taken from the church, agreeable to the ,  every [man] shall be made accountable unto me, a over  his own property, or that which he has received by consecra tion, inasmuch as is sufficient for himself and family.
10. And again, if there shall be properties in the hands of the church,  or any individuals of it, more than is necessary for their sup port, after this first consecration, which is a residue, to  be consecrated unto the , it shall be kept to administer  to those who have not, from time to time, that every man who  has need may be amply, supplied, and received according  to his wants. Therefore, the residue shall be kept in my , to administer to the poor and the needy, as shall be  appointed by the of the church, and the and for the purpose of purchasing lands for the  public benefit of the church, and building houses of worship,  and build up of the , which is hereafter to be revealed,  that my covenant people may be in one in that day  when I shall come to my . And this I do for the salvation  of my people.
11. And it shall come to pass, that he that sinneth and repenteth  not, shall be cast out of the church, and shall not receive again  that which he has consecrated unto the poor and the needy of my  church, or in other words, unto me, for inasmuch as ye do it  unto the least of these, ye do it unto me— for it shall come  to pass, that which I spake by the mouths of my prophets,  shall be fulfilled, for I will consecrate of the riches of  those who embrace my gospel among the , unto the poor  of my people who are of the house of Israel.
12. And again, thou shalt not be proud in thy heart; let <all> thy gar ments be plain, and their beauty the beauty of the work of thine  own hands; and let all things be done in cleanliness before me.—  Thou shalt not be idle; for he that is idle shall not eat the  bread, nor wear the garments of the laborer. And whosoever  among you are sick, and have not faith to be healed, but believe,  shall be nourished with all tenderness with herbs and mild food  and that not by the hand of an enemy. And the of the  church, two or more, shall be called, and shall pray for  and in my name, and if they [p. 97]
concerning the of the properties of my , that they cannot be taken from the church, agreeable to the , every [man] shall be made accountable unto me, a over his own property, or that which he has received by consecration, inasmuch as is sufficient for himself and family.
10. And again, if there shall be properties in the hands of the church, or any individuals of it, more than is necessary for their support, after this first consecration, which is a residue, to be consecrated unto the , it shall be kept to administer to those who have not, from time to time, that every man who has need may be amply, supplied, and receive according to his wants. Therefore, the residue shall be kept in my , to administer to the poor and the needy, as shall be appointed by the of the church, and the and for the purpose of purchasing lands for the public benefit of the church, and building houses of worship, and build up of the , which is hereafter to be revealed, that my covenant people may be in one in that day when I shall come to my . And this I do for the salvation of my people.
11. And it shall come to pass, that he that sinneth and repenteth not, shall be cast out of the church, and shall not receive again that which he has consecrated unto the poor and the needy of my church, or in other words, unto me, for inasmuch as ye do it unto the least of these, ye do it unto me— for it shall come to pass, that which I spake by the mouths of my prophets, shall be fulfilled, for I will consecrate of the riches of those who embrace my gospel among the , unto the poor of my people who are of the house of Israel.
12. And again, thou shalt not be proud in thy heart; let all thy garments be plain, and their beauty the beauty of the work of thine own hands; and let all things be done in cleanliness before me.— Thou shalt not be idle; for he that is idle shall not eat the bread, nor wear the garments of the laborer. And whosoever among you are sick, and have not faith to be healed, but believe, shall be nourished with all tenderness with herbs and mild food and that not by the hand of an enemy. And the of the church, two or more, shall be called, and shall pray for and in my name, and if they [p. 97]
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