Minutes, 19 September 1835

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proceeded to speak pretty largely & ex plain 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 Com mittee: for he was made an example in this  thing. arose and said, that he attend ed 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 Presi dents 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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