History, 1838–1856, volume B-1 [1 September 1834–2 November 1838]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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a full explanation. Many will follow should he approve of the Country, &c  who will help the cause, because the Lord hath favored them with this  world’s goods.” We had an utterance during our meeting, which caused us  to sing for joy. The Lord was pleased with our Brother’s holy determination  to see you, and we understand that persecution had been great among  you, or would be; but we were commanded not to fear for he would be with  us Praise the Lord.” “The time is at hand when distance shall be no  barrier between us, but when, on the wings of love, Jehovah’s messages shall be  communicated by his saints. The Lord bless our brother and may he prove a  blessing to you. be not afraid of our enemies, they shall, unless they repent, be  cast down by the Lord of Hosts. The workers of iniquity have been used by the  Prince of darkness to play the counterfeit but discernment has been given to  us that they were immediately put to shame by being detected, so that the  flock never suffered as yet by them.” “Grace, mercy and peace be unto you  from God our Father and from the Spirit, Jesus Christ our Lord,— Amen.
“I am, Dear Sirs, Your brother in the Gospel.” (Signed) Thomas Shaw
Barnesly, April 21st 1835
One object, and only one, has induced us to lay the foregoing Letter from  England, before our readers, and that is, the good of the cause of God, It  might have remained in our possession perhaps for years in silence  had it not been for circumstances which we will briefly mention hereafter.  (see page 588)
Addenda, Note E • 28 September 1835
<Note E> An attempt was made in the foregoing council to criminate the  Twelve before the High Council for cutting off , at their  Bradford Conference; but the attempt totally failed. I decided  that the High Council had nothing to do with the Twelve, or  the decisions of the Twelve, but if the Twelve erred they  were accountable only to the General Council of the Author ities of the whole Church, according to the Revelation.  page 621.
Addenda, Note F • 29 September 1835
<Note F.> Elders and , preferred a charge  against Elder in consequence of ’s  saying “It is a pity that women, whose husbands cannot do  any thing for their comfort, should be obliged to bear children  every year.” page 622.
Addenda, Note G • 17 December 1835
<Note G.> I told , of the Temple Committee, that we must  sustain the Twelve and not let them go down, if we do not  they must go down, for the burden is on them, and is  coming on them heavy heavier and heavier. If the Twelve go  down we must go down and we must Sustain them  page 666 [p. 2 [addenda]]
a full explanation. Many will follow should he approve of the Country, &c who will help the cause, because the Lord hath favored them with this world’s goods.” We had an utterance during our meeting, which caused us to sing for joy. The Lord was pleased with our Brother’s holy determination to see you, and we understand that persecution had been great among you, or would be; but we were commanded not to fear for he would be with us Praise the Lord.” “The time is at hand when distance shall be no barrier between us, but when, on the wings of love, Jehovah’s messages shall be communicated by his saints. The Lord bless our brother and may he prove a blessing to you. be not afraid of our enemies, they shall, unless they repent, be cast down by the Lord of Hosts. The workers of iniquity have been used by the Prince of darkness to play the counterfeit but discernment has been given to us that they were immediately put to shame by being detected, so that the flock never suffered as yet by them.” “Grace, mercy and peace be unto you from God our Father and from the Spirit, Jesus Christ our Lord,— Amen.
“I am, Dear Sirs, Your brother in the Gospel.” (Signed) Thomas Shaw
Barnesly, April 21st 1835
One object, and only one, has induced us to lay the foregoing Letter from England, before our readers, and that is, the good of the cause of God, It might have remained in our possession perhaps for years in silence had it not been for circumstances which we will briefly mention hereafter. (see page 588)
Addenda, Note E • 28 September 1835
Note E An attempt was made in the foregoing council to criminate the Twelve before the High Council for cutting off , at their Bradford Conference; but the attempt totally failed. I decided that the High Council had nothing to do with the Twelve, or the decisions of the Twelve, but if the Twelve erred they were accountable only to the General Council of the Authorities of the whole Church, according to the Revelation. page 621.
Addenda, Note F • 29 September 1835
Note F. Elders and , preferred a charge against Elder in consequence of ’s saying “It is a pity that women, whose husbands cannot do any thing for their comfort, should be obliged to bear children every year.” page 622.
Addenda, Note G • 17 December 1835
Note G. I told , of the Temple Committee, that we must sustain the Twelve and not let them go down, if we do not they must go down, for the burden is on them, and is coming on them heavier and heavier. If the Twelve go down we must go down and we must Sustain them page 666 [p. 2 [addenda]]
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