History, circa 1841, fair copy

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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We then took bread blessed and broke it with them, then took wine blessed and drank it with them. We then laid our hands on each member of the church present for the reception of 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 received 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 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 the Lord God will disperse the powers of darkness from before you and cause the heavens to shake for your good and his [p. 66]
We then took bread blessed and broke it with them, then took wine blessed and drank it with them. We then laid our hands on each member of the church present for the reception of 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 received 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 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 the Lord God will disperse the powers of darkness from before you and cause the heavens to shake for your good and his [p. 66]
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