History, 1838–1856, volume C-1 [2 November 1838–31 July 1842]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<January 19> And it shall be for a house for boarding, a house that strangers may come from  afar to lodge therein: therefore, let it be a good house, worthy of all acceptation,  that the weary traveller may find health and safety while he shall contemplate  the word of the Lord, and the corner stone have I appointed for . This  shall be a healthy habitation, if it be built unto my name, and if the governor,  which shall be appointed unto it shall not suffer any pollution to come  upon it. It shall be holy, or the Lord your God will not dwell therein.  10 And again, verily I say unto you, let all my Saints from afar: and  send ye swift messengers, yea chosen messengers, and say unto them,  Come ye, with all your gold, and your silver, and your precious stones,  and with all your antiquities; and with all who have knowledge of  antiquities, that will come may come, and bring the box tree, and the  fir tree, and the pine tree, together with all the precious trees of the Earth;  and with iron, with copper, and with brass, and with zinc, and with  all your precious things of the earth, and build a to my name,  for the Most High to dwell therein; for there is not a place found on  earth that he may come and restore again that which was lost unto  you, or, which he hath taken away, even the fulness of the Priesthood;  for a baptismal font there is not upon the earth; that they, my saints,  may be baptized for those who are dead: for this ordinance belongeth to  my house, and cannot be acceptable to me, only in the days of your  poverty, wherein ye are not able to build a house unto me. But I  command you, all ye my saints, to build a house unto me; and I grant  unto you a sufficient time to build a house unto me, and during this time  your baptisms shall be acceptable unto me. 11 But, behold, at the  end of this appointment, your baptisms for your dead shall not be acceptable  unto me; and if you do not these things at the end of the appointment, ye  shall be rejected as a Church with your dead, saith the Lord your God. For,  verily I say unto you, that after you have had sufficient time to build a   to me, wherein the ordinance of baptizing for the dead belongeth, and  for which the same was instituted from before the foundation of the world,  your baptisms for your dead cannot be acceptable unto me; for therein are  the keys of the holy priesthood, ordained, that you may receive honor and glory.  And after this time, your baptisms for the dead, by those who are scattered  abroad, are not acceptable unto me, saith the Lord; for it is ordained that  in Zion and in her stakes, and in Jerusalem, those places which I have  appointed for refuge, shall be the places for your baptisms for your dead.  12 And again, verily I say unto you, how shall your washings be acceptable  unto me, except ye perform them in a house which you have built to my  name? For, for this cause I commanded Moses that he should build a tabernacle,  that they should bear it with them in the wilderness, and to build a house in  the land of promise, that those ordinances might be revealed, which had been  hid from before the world was; therefore, verily I say unto you, that your anointings  and your washings, and your baptisms for the dead, and your solemn assemblies [p. 1151]
January 19 And it shall be for a house for boarding, a house that strangers may come from afar to lodge therein: therefore, let it be a good house, worthy of all acceptation, that the weary traveller may find health and safety while he shall contemplate the word of the Lord, and the corner stone have I appointed for . This shall be a healthy habitation, if it be built unto my name, and if the governor, which shall be appointed unto it shall not suffer any pollution to come upon it. It shall be holy, or the Lord your God will not dwell therein. 10 And again, verily I say unto you, let all my Saints from afar: and send ye swift messengers, yea chosen messengers, and say unto them, Come ye, with all your gold, and your silver, and your precious stones, and with all your antiquities; and with all who have knowledge of antiquities, that will come may come, and bring the box tree, and the fir tree, and the pine tree, together with all the precious trees of the Earth; and with iron, with copper, and with brass, and with zinc, and with all your precious things of the earth, and build a to my name, for the Most High to dwell therein; for there is not a place found on earth that he may come and restore again that which was lost unto you, or, which he hath taken away, even the fulness of the Priesthood; for a baptismal font there is not upon the earth; that they, my saints, may be baptized for those who are dead: for this ordinance belongeth to my house, and cannot be acceptable to me, only in the days of your poverty, wherein ye are not able to build a house unto me. But I command you, all ye my saints, to build a house unto me; and I grant unto you a sufficient time to build a house unto me, and during this time your baptisms shall be acceptable unto me. 11 But, behold, at the end of this appointment, your baptisms for your dead shall not be acceptable unto me; and if you do not these things at the end of the appointment, ye shall be rejected as a Church with your dead, saith the Lord your God. For, verily I say unto you, that after you have had sufficient time to build a to me, wherein the ordinance of baptizing for the dead belongeth, and for which the same was instituted from before the foundation of the world, your baptisms for your dead cannot be acceptable unto me; for therein are the keys of the holy priesthood, ordained, that you may receive honor and glory. And after this time, your baptisms for the dead, by those who are scattered abroad, are not acceptable unto me, saith the Lord; for it is ordained that in Zion and in her stakes, and in Jerusalem, those places which I have appointed for refuge, shall be the places for your baptisms for your dead. 12 And again, verily I say unto you, how shall your washings be acceptable unto me, except ye perform them in a house which you have built to my name? For, for this cause I commanded Moses that he should build a tabernacle, that they should bear it with them in the wilderness, and to build a house in the land of promise, that those ordinances might be revealed, which had been hid from before the world was; therefore, verily I say unto you, that your anointings and your washings, and your baptisms for the dead, and your solemn assemblies [p. 1151]
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