History, circa 1841, draft [Draft 3]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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unanimously consented. I then laid my hands  upon and ordained him an elder  of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints  and immediately afterwards he ordained me  <also> an elder to the office of an elder of the same church.
We then took bread blessed and broke it with  them then took wine blessed and drank it with  them. We then laid our hands upon each mem ber of the church present for the reception of the Holy  Ghost and to confirm them members of the church  of Christ. The Holy Ghost was poured out upon  us to a very great degree insomuch that some prop hesied whilst all praised the Lord and rejo iced exceedingly. Before we disperced <separated> I  receivd the following commandment—
April 6th 1830
1 Behold there shall be a record kept among you  and in it thou shalt be called a seer a translator a  a prophet an apostle of Jesus Christ an elder of  the church through the will of God the Father  and the grace of your Lord Jesus Christ being in spired of the Holy Ghost to lay the foundation ther eof and to build it up unto the most holy faith which  church was organized and established in the year  of your Lord one thousand eight hundred eighteen  hundred and thirty in the fourth month and on  the sixth day of the month which is called April
2 Wherefore (meaning the church) thou shalt  give heed unto all his words and commandmen ts which he shall give unto you as he receiveth  them walking in all holiness before me for his  word ye shall receive as if from mine own mouth  in all patience and faith for by doing these things the  gates of hell shall not prevail against you: yea and [p. 66]
unanimously consented. I then laid my hands upon and ordained him an elder of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and immediately afterwards he ordained me to the office of an elder of the same church.
We then took bread blessed and broke it with them then took wine blessed and drank it with them. We then laid our hands upon each member of the church present for the reception of the Holy Ghost and to confirm them members of the church of Christ. The Holy Ghost was poured out upon us to a very great degree insomuch that some prophesied whilst all praised the Lord and rejoiced exceedingly. Before we separated I receivd the following commandment—
April 6th 1830
1 Behold there shall be a record kept among you and in it thou shalt be called a seer a translator a a prophet an apostle of Jesus Christ an elder of the church through the will of God the Father and the grace of your Lord Jesus Christ being inspired of the Holy Ghost to lay the foundation thereof and to build it up unto the most holy faith which church was organized and established in the year of your Lord eighteen hundred and thirty in the fourth month and on the sixth day of the month which is called April
2 Wherefore (meaning the church) thou shalt give heed unto all his words and commandments which he shall give unto you as he receiveth them walking in all holiness before me for his word ye shall receive as if from mine own mouth in all patience and faith for by doing these things the gates of hell shall not prevail against you: yea and [p. 66]
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