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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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it by revelation from the Lord, under the hands of the  .
3 And again, no or , who shall be set  apart for this ministry, shall be tried or condemned for  any crime, save it be before the first presidency of the ;  and inasmuch as he is found guilty before this presidency,  by testimony that cannot be impeached, he shall be con demned, and if he repent he shall be forgiven, according  to the covenants and of the church.
4 And again, inasmuch as parents have children  in , or any of her which are organized, that  teach them not to understand the doctrine of repentance;  faith in Christ the Son of the living God; and of   and the gift of the Holy Ghost by the , when eight years old, the sin be upon  the head of the parents, for this shall be a law unto the  inhabitants of Zion, or in any of her stakes which are  organizd: and their children shall be baptized for  the remission of their sins when eight years old,  and receive the laying on of the hands: and they shall  also teach their children to pray, and to walk uprightly  before the Lord. And the inhabitants of Zion shall  also observe the Sabbath day to keep it holy. And  the inhabitants of Zion, also, shall remember their labors,  inasmuch as they are appointed to labor, in all faith fulness, for the idler shall be had in remembrance  before the Lord. Now I the Lord am not well pleased  with the inhabitants of Zion, for there are idlers among  them; and their children are also growing up in wick edness: They also seek not earnestly the riches of eternity,  but their eyes are full of greediness. These things ought  not to be, and must be done away from among them;  wherefore let my servant , carry these  sayings unto the land of Zion. And a commandment  I give unto them, that he that observeth not his  prayers before the Lord in the season thereof, let him  be had in remembrance before the Judge of my people.  These sayings are true and faithful: wherefore  transgress them not neither take therefrom. Behold I [p. 165]
it by revelation from the Lord, under the hands of the .
3 And again, no or , who shall be set apart for this ministry, shall be tried or condemned for any crime, save it be before the first presidency of the ; and inasmuch as he is found guilty before this presidency, by testimony that cannot be impeached, he shall be condemned, and if he repent he shall be forgiven, according to the covenants and of the church.
4 And again, inasmuch as parents have children in , or any of her which are organized, that teach them not to understand the doctrine of repentance; faith in Christ the Son of the living God; and of and the gift of the Holy Ghost by the , when eight years old, the sin be upon the head of the parents, for this shall be a law unto the inhabitants of Zion, or in any of her stakes which are organizd: and their children shall be baptized for the remission of their sins when eight years old, and receive the laying on of the hands: and they shall also teach their children to pray, and to walk uprightly before the Lord. And the inhabitants of Zion shall also observe the Sabbath day to keep it holy. And the inhabitants of Zion, also, shall remember their labors, inasmuch as they are appointed to labor, in all faithfulness, for the idler shall be had in remembrance before the Lord. Now I the Lord am not well pleased with the inhabitants of Zion, for there are idlers among them; and their children are also growing up in wickedness: They also seek not earnestly the riches of eternity, but their eyes are full of greediness. These things ought not to be, and must be done away from among them; wherefore let my servant , carry these sayings unto the land of Zion. And a commandment I give unto them, that he that observeth not his prayers before the Lord in the season thereof, let him be had in remembrance before the Judge of my people. These sayings are true and faithful: wherefore transgress them not neither take therefrom. Behold I [p. 165]
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