Minute Book 1

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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1 March 1835 • Sunday
March 1st 1835
The council met this morning (Sabbath) to proceed with the ordination of the 70, There being several who had been recently baptized present, and being expedient that they should be confirmed, and also that the sacrament should be administered to the Church, the business of ordination was suspended for a short time. President Joseph Smith Junr addressed the Church & the council and the church upon the propriety upon the propriety of attending to this ordinance with pure hearts, and pure desirles. He touched upon the propriety of this institution in the church & urged the vast importance of doing it with acceptance to the Lord, He asked how long do you suppose a man may partake of this ordinance unworthily and the Lord not withdraw his spirit from him? How long will he thus trifle with sacred things and the Lord not give him over to the buffetings of Satan until the day of Redemption? The church should know if they are unworthy, from time to time, to partake, The servants of the Lord will be forbidden to administer it. Therefore our heart ought ought to humble themselves, and we to repent of our sins, and put away evil from among us, some further remarks were made and the sacrament was then administered. The council then proceeded to business and the following names were called. (Viz.) , Salmon Warner, and .
A prayer was put up that he might be strong in his mission to the Gentiles, that the Lord would open to him the mysteries of the Kingdom, the he be supported [p. 172]
1 March 1835 • Sunday
March 1st 1835
The council met this morning (Sabbath) to proceed with the ordination of the 70, There being several who had been recently baptized present, and being expedient that they should be confirmed, and also that the sacrament should be administered to the Church, the business of ordination was suspended for a short time. President Joseph Smith Junr addressed the Church & the council and the church upon the propriety upon the propriety of attending to this ordinance with pure hearts, and pure desirles. He touched upon the propriety of this institution in the church & urged the vast importance of doing it with acceptance to the Lord, He asked how long do you suppose a man may partake of this ordinance unworthily and the Lord not withdraw his spirit from him? How long will he thus trifle with sacred things and the Lord not give him over to the buffetings of Satan until the day of Redemption? The church should know if they are unworthy, from time to time, to partake, The servants of the Lord will be forbidden to administer it. Therefore our heart ought to humble themselves, and we to repent of our sins, and put away evil from among us, some further remarks were made and the sacrament was then administered. The council then proceeded to business and the following names were called. (Viz.) , Salmon Warner, and .
A prayer was put up that he might be strong in his mission to the Gentiles, that the Lord would open to him the mysteries of the Kingdom, the he be supported [p. 172]
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