Record of the Twelve, 14 February–28 August 1835

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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some things contrary to the faith of the church, such for instance, “The Jewish church was the Sun and the church was the Moon &c. When the Jewish church was scattered, the sun was darkened, and when the Gentile church is cut off, the moon will be turned to blood and also some things relative to the Apocalyptic Beast, with seven heads and ten horns— and such like. He was shown his error and willingly made an humble confession. The faithfulness of all the travelling Elders was found to be good. The church at was represented by Elders Geo. Babcock & James Burnham (the presideing Elder, being absent on a journey) and was fou[n]d to be in good standing and fellowship with the exception of a difficulty resting in the minds of some of the church relative to the validity of the baptism of brother , in asmuch as he was baptized by Eldr Noah Hubbard, a travelling Elder, without the church being called together to know if they would receive him to fellowship, after much explanation had been given by the council on the nature and principles of church government it was decided that, if there was fault, it was in the administrator and not in the candidate. The number of disciples in this branch was Seventy Five in good faith and fellowship. The branch at was represented by Elder Edmond Fisher -[one of the]- The number of disciples being Twenty in good standing but rather low in spirit in consequence of a neglect to keep the “word of Wisdom”.
After some farther instructions by the council on general principles, the conference adjourned until 8 o’clock A.M. Monday May 11. [p. 9]
some things contrary to the faith of the church, such for instance, “The Jewish church was the Sun and the church was the Moon &c. When the Jewish church was scattered, the sun was darkened, and when the Gentile church is cut off, the moon will be turned to blood and also some things relative to the Apocalyptic Beast, with seven heads and ten horns— and such like. He was shown his error and willingly made an humble confession. The faithfulness of all the travelling Elders was found to be good. The church at was represented by Elders Geo. Babcock & James Burnham (the presideing Elder, being absent on a journey) and was found to be in good standing and fellowship with the exception of a difficulty resting in the minds of some of the church relative to the validity of the baptism of brother , in asmuch as he was baptized by Eldr Noah Hubbard, a travelling Elder, without the church being called together to know if they would receive him to fellowship, after much explanation had been given by the council on the nature and principles of church government it was decided that, if there was fault, it was in the administrator and not in the candidate. The number of disciples in this branch was Seventy Five in good faith and fellowship. The branch at was represented by Elder Edmond Fisher -[]- The number of disciples being Twenty in good standing but rather low in spirit in consequence of a neglect to keep the “word of Wisdom”.
After some farther instructions by the council on general principles, the conference adjourned until 8 o’clock A.M. Monday May 11. [p. 9]
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