Minute Book 1

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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thus, and again verely I say unto thy my brethren   and their sins are forgiven  them also and they are accounted equal in  holding the keys of this <last> kingdom, and again  I give unto you a commandment that you  continue in this ministry and presidency  and when you have finished the translating  of the prophets you shall from thenceforth  preside over the affairs of the Church and  the School from time to time as shall be  manifest by the comfo[r]ter receive revelation  to unfold the mysteries of the Kingdom and  set in order the Church, Acordingly Bro  Joseph proceded to and ordained them  by the Laying on of the hands to be equal  with him in holding the Keys of the Kingdom  and also to the Presidency of the high Priest hood. After which several exertations  were given to faithfulness and obedience  to the commandments of God and much  useful instruction given for the benefit  of the saints with a promise that the pure  in heart that were present should see a  heavenly vision, and after remaining for  a short time in secret prayer the promise  was verified to many present having the  eyes of their understandings opened so as  to behold many things after which the  bread and wine were distributed by Bro  Joseph after which many of the brethren  saw a heavenly vision of the saviour  and concourses of angels and many other  things of which each one has a record  of what they saw &c
Ck PT. [p. 17]
thus, and again verely I say unto my brethren and their sins are forgiven them also and they are accounted equal in holding the keys of this last kingdom, and again I give unto you a commandment that you continue in this ministry and presidency and when you have finished the translating of the prophets you shall from thenceforth preside over the affairs of the Church and the School from time to time as shall be manifest by the comforter receive revelation to unfold the mysteries of the Kingdom and set in order the Church, Acordingly Bro Joseph proceded to and ordained them by the Laying on of the hands to be equal with him in holding the Keys of the Kingdom and also to the Presidency of the high Priesthood. After which several exertations were given to faithfulness and obedience to the commandments of God and much useful instruction given for the benefit of the saints with a promise that the pure in heart that were present should see a heavenly vision, and after remaining for a short time in secret prayer the promise was verified to many present having the eyes of their understandings opened so as to behold many things after which the bread and wine were distributed by Bro Joseph after which many of the brethren saw a heavenly vision of the saviour and concourses of angels and many other things of which each one has a record of what they saw &c
Ck PT. [p. 17]
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