Minute Book 2

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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24 April 1837 • Monday

April 24. 1837. A High Council held in the Town of  . Presided & .
Case Charge prefered against for teaching erronious doctrine  by Counsellors as follows
No 1 N 2
34
56
7 8
9 10
11Edmund Fisher 12
Council opened by prayer by
Case most difficult
Witnesses
testifies that
said that we the Church were under a telestial  law, because God does not whip in a Celestial, or under a Celestial  law; therefore he took us the Church out doors to whip us— as a parent  takes his children out of doors to whip chastise them. And that the  Book of Covenants and doctrine was a telestial law and the  book of Commandments. (a part of the Revelations which  were printed in ,) were a Celestial  law.
George P. Dykes witnesses to the same, and George Johnson  testifies the same also—
The above is only a sketch of the erroneous doctrine taught, as proven by the above witnesses—
Descided by the presidency that
has taught erroneous doctrine  and that he make acknowledgement to the council and also that  he go and acknowledge to the churches where he preached such  abominable doctrine. The above was unanimously sanctioned  by the Counsellors. Council closed by singing:  “This earth was once a garden place &c.” and benediction by  .
(Signed)
Nathan West. Clerk. [p. 74]

24 April 1837 • Monday

April 24. 1837. A High Council held in the Town of . Presided & .
Case Charge prefered against for teaching erronious doctrine by Counsellors as follows
No 1 N 2
34
56
7 8
9 10
11Edmund Fisher 12
Council opened by prayer by
Case most difficult
Witnesses
testifies that
said that we the Church were under a telestial law, because God does not whip in a Celestial, or under a Celestial law; therefore he took us the Church out doors to whip us— as a parent takes his children out of doors to chastise them. And that the Book of Covenants and doctrine was a telestial law and the book of Commandments. (a part of the Revelations which were printed in ,) were a Celestial law.
George P. Dykes witnesses to the same, and George Johnson testifies the same also—
The above is only a sketch of the erroneous doctrine taught, as proven by the above witnesses—
Descided by the presidency that
has taught erroneous doctrine and that he make acknowledgement to the council and also that he go and acknowledge to the churches where he preached such abominable doctrine. The above was unanimously sanctioned by the Counsellors. Council closed by singing: “This earth was once a garden place &c.” and benediction by .
(Signed)
Nathan West. Clerk. [p. 74]
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