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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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that one teach you again which be the first principles of  <September 1.  Letter to the Elders,  from Joseph Smith> the oracles of God; and are become such as have nead of milk  and not of strong meat. For every one that useth milk, is  unskilful in the word of righteousness; for he is a babe. But  strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even  those, who by reason of use, have their senses exercised, to  discern both good and evil.” Heb 5: 12, 13, 14.—
<Heb 6: 1; 2, &c> “Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ,  let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foun dation of repentance from dead works, and of faith  towards God, of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying  on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of  eternal judgment. And this will we do, if God permit.  For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and  have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers  of the Holy Ghost, and have tasted the good word of God,  and the powers of the world to come, if they shall fall away,  to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to  themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open  shame. Heb 6:th 1, 2, 3, <to> 4, 5, 6.
These quotations are so plain, in proving the doctrine of  repentance and baptism for remission of sins, I deem  it unnecessary to enlarge this letter with comments upon  theron,— but I shall continue the subject in my next.
In the bonds of the New and Everlasting covenant.
Joseph Smith Jnr.
2–8 September 1835 • Wednesday–Tuesday
<2.  ,  Conference.> I went to on the 2d. in company with <and >  to attend a conference; and returned on the 5 8th.. I was engaged  in various spiritual and temporal matters for several days.
14 September 1835 • Monday
<14.  Council of  the Presidency> In a meeting of a high council of the presidency held  in September 14th 1835; It was decided that, as the  laborer is worthy of his hire, whenever President is called upon to pronounce Patriarchal  <The Patriarch  to be paid> Blessings, upon the church, he be paid for his services  at the rate of ten dollars per week and his expences  found. It was further decided that president be appointed, and here after serve as scribe  <The Scribe  to be paid.> to attend blessing meetings, and that he receive for his  services, at the same ratio, having his expences borne  <  appointed Recorder.> also. It was further decided that President  be appointed, and that he act hereafter as Recorder for the  church. It was further decided that Sister proceed  < to  select hymns &   to re<vise>.> to make a selection of sacred hymns, according to the Revelation,  and that President be appointed to revise and  arrange them for printing.
16 September 1835 • Wednesday
<16.   &.  Agents for Literary Firm.> September 16th. the presidency of the church assembled and   appointed and , a committee  and general agents, to act in the name of, and for the Literary  Firm.” [p. 612]
that one teach you again which be the first principles of September 1. Letter to the Elders, from Joseph Smith the oracles of God; and are become such as have nead of milk and not of strong meat. For every one that useth milk, is unskilful in the word of righteousness; for he is a babe. But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those, who by reason of use, have their senses exercised, to discern both good and evil.” Heb 5: 12, 13, 14.—
Heb 6: 1; 2, &c “Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith towards God, of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. And this will we do, if God permit. For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, and have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, if they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame. Heb 6:th 1, to , 6.
These quotations are so plain, in proving the doctrine of repentance and baptism for remission of sins, I deem it unnecessary to enlarge this letter with comments upon theron,— but I shall continue the subject in my next.
In the bonds of the New and Everlasting covenant.
Joseph Smith Jnr.
2–8 September 1835 • Wednesday–Tuesday
2. , Conference. I went to on the 2d. in company with and to attend a conference; and returned on the 8th.. I was engaged in various spiritual and temporal matters for several days.
14 September 1835 • Monday
14. Council of the Presidency In a meeting of a high council of the presidency held in September 14th 1835; It was decided that, as the laborer is worthy of his hire, whenever President is called upon to pronounce Patriarchal The Patriarch to be paid Blessings, upon the church, he be paid for his services at the rate of ten dollars per week and his expences found. It was further decided that president be appointed, and here after serve as scribe The Scribe to be paid. to attend blessing meetings, and that he receive for his services, at the same ratio, having his expences borne appointed Recorder. also. It was further decided that President be appointed, and that he act hereafter as Recorder for the church. It was further decided that Sister proceed to select hymns & to revise. to make a selection of sacred hymns, according to the Revelation, and that President be appointed to revise and arrange them for printing.
16 September 1835 • Wednesday
16. &. Agents for Literary Firm. September 16th. the presidency of the church assembled and appointed and , a committee and general agents, to act in the name of, and for the Literary Firm.” [p. 612]
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