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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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3. The word of the Lord, in addition to the , making known the duty of the , which  which has been unto the in this part of the  vineyard; which is verily this; to keep the Lord’s ; to  receive the funds of the church in this part of the vineyard;  to take an account of the as before has been , and to administer to their wants, who shall  pay for that which they receive, inasmuch as they have  where with to pay, that this also may be to  the good of the church, to the poor and needy; and  he who hath not wherewith to pay, an account shall  be taken and handed over to the in of Zion,  who shall pay the debt out of that which the Lord  shall put into his hands; and the labors of the  faithful who labor in spiritual things, in administer ing the gospel and the things of the kingdom, unto  the church, and unto the world, shall answer the  debt unto the in Zion: Thus it cometh  out of the church, for according to the law every  man that cometh up to Zion, must lay all things  before the in Zion.
4. And now verily I say unto you, that as every  Elder in this part of the vineyard, must give an account  of his unto the in this part of the vine yard, a certificate from the Judge or in this  part of the vineyard, unto the in Zion, render eth every man acceptable, and answereth all things,  for an , and to be received as a wise  steward, and as a faithful laborer; otherwise he  shall not be accepted of the in Zion.  And now, virily I say unto you, let every elder  who shall give an account unto the of the  church, in this part of the vineyard, be remembered <recomme nded> by the church or churches, in which he  labors, that he may render himself and his accounts  approved in all things. And again let my ser vants who are appointed as stewards over the lit erary concerns of my church, have claim for assi stance upon the bishop or bishops, in all things, that [p. 177]
3. The word of the Lord, in addition to the , making known the duty of the , which which has been unto the in this part of the vineyard; which is verily this; to keep the Lord’s ; to receive the funds of the church in this part of the vineyard; to take an account of the as before has been , and to administer to their wants, who shall pay for that which they receive, inasmuch as they have where with to pay, that this also may be to the good of the church, to the poor and needy; and he who hath not wherewith to pay, an account shall be taken and handed over to the of Zion, who shall pay the debt out of that which the Lord shall put into his hands; and the labors of the faithful who labor in spiritual things, in administering the gospel and the things of the kingdom, unto the church, and unto the world, shall answer the debt unto the in Zion: Thus it cometh out of the church, for according to the law every man that cometh up to Zion, must lay all things before the in Zion.
4. And now verily I say unto you, that as every Elder in this part of the vineyard, must give an account of his unto the in this part of the vineyard, a certificate from the Judge or in this part of the vineyard, unto the in Zion, rendereth every man acceptable, and answereth all things, for an , and to be received as a wise steward, and as a faithful laborer; otherwise he shall not be accepted of the in Zion. And now, virily I say unto you, let every elder who shall give an account unto the of the church, in this part of the vineyard, be recommended by the church or churches, in which he labors, that he may render himself and his accounts approved in all things. And again let my servants who are appointed as stewards over the literary concerns of my church, have claim for assistance upon the bishop or bishops, in all things, that [p. 177]
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