Minutes, 19 September 1835

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proceeded to speak pretty largely & explain his design in teaching as he did, saying he believed that God directed him by his spirit. & afterwards being rebuked by the , , & , he called upon the Lord & received again a Witness of the Spirit that he was right & the Presidents were wrong. taught in his concluding remarks, that God had shown him by laying his hand upon him in Judgement & delivering him therefrom, that he was thus rebuked by Heaven for his iniquity, and that he was made an example to the whole . and God would curse them if they did not hold up the Committee: for he was made an example in this thing. arose and said, that he attended the meeting in which Spoke, and was certain and is certain that he did not have the spirit of wisdom to direct, and after he sat down and Elder had occupied some half an hour, filled with the spirit, he arose again and said, that if any man spoke against the Committe, God would curse him, and set the Committee away up from the common brethren, and said that God would take care of the Committee & God had the brethren had nothing to do with them, for their station was appointed them of God and not of man, therefore, God will curse any man or woman in the church, who shall speak evil of the Com. That he told at the time in private that he did wrong, and in Co. with other of the Presidents advised him, after he should fill a certain mission to the West East, that he should make a confession to the Church, in order to satisfy many of the brethren, who were agrieved with him. [p. 114]
proceeded to speak pretty largely & explain his design in teaching as he did, saying he believed that God directed him by his spirit. & afterwards being rebuked by the , , & , he called upon the Lord & received again a Witness of the Spirit that he was right & the Presidents were wrong. taught in his concluding remarks, that God had shown him by laying his hand upon him in Judgement & delivering him therefrom, that he was thus rebuked by Heaven for his iniquity, and that he was made an example to the whole . and God would curse them if they did not hold up the Committee: for he was made an example in this thing. arose and said, that he attended the meeting in which Spoke, and was certain and is certain that he did not have the spirit of wisdom to direct, and after he sat down and Elder had occupied some half an hour, filled with the spirit, he arose again and said, that if any man spoke against the Committe, God would curse him, and set the Committee away up from the common brethren, and said that God would take care of the Committee & the brethren had nothing to do with them, for their station was appointed them of God and not of man, therefore, God will curse any man or woman in the church, who shall speak evil of the Com. That he told at the time in private that he did wrong, and in Co. with other of the Presidents advised him, after he should fill a certain mission to the East, that he should make a confession to the Church, in order to satisfy many of the brethren, who were agrieved with him. [p. 114]
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