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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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and the manifestations of my blessings upon his works.
3 For behold I will bless all those that <who> labour in my vineyard, with a mighty  blessing, and they shall believe on his words, which are given through me, by the  Comforter, which manifesteth that Jesus was crucified by sinful men for the sins  of the world; yea, for the remission of sins unto the contrite heart. Wherefore, it be hooveth me, that he should be by you, , mine ;  this being an unto you, that you are an under his hand, he being  the first unto you, that you might be an elder unto this , bearing  my name; and the first preacher of this Church, unto the Church, and before the  world; yea, before the : yea, and thus saith the Lord God, lo, lo, to the Jews  also. Amen.
We now proceeded to call out and ordain some others of the  brethren to different offices of the , according as the Spirit manifested unto us;  and after a happy time spent in witnessing and feeling for ourselves the mercies <powers  &> the blessings of the Holy Ghost, through the grace of God bestowed upon us, we  dismissed with the pleasing knowledge that we were now individually, members  of, and acknowledged of God, “The Church of Jesus Christ,” organized in accord ance with and revelations, given by him to ourselves, in these last days,  as well as according to the order of the Church as recorded of in the New Testament.

April 1830

Several persons who had attended the above meeting, and  got convinced of the truth, came forward shortly after, and were received into the  church, among the rest My own and were to my  great joy and consolation, and about the same time and a  [blank] <Orrin Porter> Rockwell.
Revelation to the Church of Christ, which was established  in these last days, in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and thirty: Given  <at> New York, April 1830, in consequence of some desiring to unite with the Church  without re-baptism, who had previously been baptized.
1 Behold I say unto you, that all old covenants have I caused to be done away in this  thing, and this is a new and an everlasting covenant; even that which was from the  beginning.— Wherefore, although a man should be baptized an hundred times,  it availeth not him nothing; for you cannot enter in at the strait gate by the law of  Moses, neither by your dead works; for it is because of your dead works, that I have  caused this last covenant, and this church to be built up unto me; even as in days  of old. Wherefore enter ye in at the gate, as I have commanded, and seek not to  counsel your God. Amen.
The following persons being anxious to know  of the Lord what might be their respective duties, in relation to this work, I enquired  of the Lord and received for them the following——
Revelation to , , , [p. 38]
and the manifestations of my blessings upon his works.
3 For behold I will bless all those who labour in my vineyard, with a mighty blessing, and they shall believe on his words, which are given through me, by the Comforter, which manifesteth that Jesus was crucified by sinful men for the sins of the world; yea, for the remission of sins unto the contrite heart. Wherefore, it behooveth me, that he should be by you, , mine ; this being an unto you, that you are an under his hand, he being the first unto you, that you might be an elder unto this , bearing my name; and the first preacher of this Church, unto the Church, and before the world; yea, before the : yea, and thus saith the Lord God, lo, lo, to the Jews also. Amen.
We now proceeded to call out and ordain some others of the brethren to different offices of the , according as the Spirit manifested unto us; and after a happy time spent in witnessing and feeling for ourselves the powers & the blessings of the Holy Ghost, through the grace of God bestowed upon us, we dismissed with the pleasing knowledge that we were now individually, members of, and acknowledged of God, “The Church of Jesus Christ,” organized in accordance with and revelations, given by him to ourselves, in these last days, as well as according to the order of the Church as recorded in the New Testament.

April 1830

Several persons who had attended the above meeting, and got convinced of the truth, came forward shortly after, and were received into the church, among the rest My own and were to my great joy and consolation, and about the same time and a [blank] Orrin Porter Rockwell.
Revelation to the Church of Christ, which was established in these last days, in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and thirty: Given at New York, April 1830, in consequence of some desiring to unite with the Church without re-baptism, who had previously been baptized.
1 Behold I say unto you, that all old covenants have I caused to be done away in this thing, and this is a new and an everlasting covenant; even that which was from the beginning.— Wherefore, although a man should be baptized an hundred times, it availeth him nothing; for you cannot enter in at the strait gate by the law of Moses, neither by your dead works; for it is because of your dead works, that I have caused this last covenant, and this church to be built up unto me; even as in days of old. Wherefore enter ye in at the gate, as I have commanded, and seek not to counsel your God. Amen.
The following persons being anxious to know of the Lord what might be their respective duties, in relation to this work, I enquired of the Lord and received for them the following——
Revelation to , , , [p. 38]
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