Revelation Book 1

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Revelation, 4 December 1831–B [D&C 72:9–23]
The duty of the Bishop as made known at the same time The word of the Lord in adition to the law which has been given making known the duty of the Bishops which have <has> been ordained unto the Church in this Part of the vinyard which is verily this to keep the Lords store house to receive the funds of the Church in this part of the vineyard to take an account of the Elders as before has been commanded & to administer to their wants who shall pay for that which they receive in as much as they have wherewith to pay that this also may be consecrated to the good of the Church to the poor & needy & he who has not wherewith to pay an account shall be taken & handed over to the in Zion who shall pay the debt out of that which the Lord shall put into his hands & the labours of the faithful who labor in spiritual things in administering the Gospel & the things of the Kingdom unto the Church & unto the World shall answer the debt unto the in Zion thus it cometh out of the Church for according to the Law every man who cometh up to Zion must lay all things before the in Zion & now verily I say unto you that as every Elder in this part of the vineyard must give an account of his stewartship unto the in this part of the vineyard a certificate from the Judge or in this part of the vineyard unto the in Zion rendereth every man acceptable & answereth all for an inheritance & to be received as a wise stewart & as a faithful laborer otherwise shall not be acceptable of the in Zion And now verily I say unto you let every Elder who shall give an account unto the of the Church in this part of the vineyard be recomended by the Church or Churches in which he labours that he may render himself & his accounts approved in all things And again let my servants who are abroad appointed as stewarts over the literary concerns of my Church have claims for assistance upon the Bishop or Bishops in all things that the Revelations may be published & go forth unto the ends of the Earth that they also may obtain funds which shall benefit the Church in all things that they also may render themselves approved in all things & be accepted as wise stewarts And Behold this shall be an ensample for [p. 133]
Revelation, 4 December 1831–B [D&C 72:9–23]
The duty of the Bishop as made known at the same time The word of the Lord in adition to the law which has been given making known the duty of the Bishop which has been ordained unto the Church in this Part of the vinyard which is verily this to keep the Lords store house to receive the funds of the Church in this part of the vineyard to take an account of the Elders as before has been commanded & to administer to their wants who shall pay for that which they receive in as much as they have wherewith to pay that this also may be consecrated to the good of the Church to the poor & needy & he who has not wherewith to pay an account shall be taken & handed over to the in Zion who shall pay the debt out of that which the Lord shall put into his hands & the labours of the faithful who labor in spiritual things in administering the Gospel & the things of the Kingdom unto the Church & unto the World shall answer the debt unto the in Zion thus it cometh out of the Church for according to the Law every man who cometh up to Zion must lay all things before the in Zion & now verily I say unto you that as every Elder in this part of the vineyard must give an account of his stewartship unto the in this part of the vineyard a certificate from the Judge or in this part of the vineyard unto the in Zion rendereth every man acceptable & answereth all for an inheritance & to be received as a wise stewart & as a faithful laborer otherwise shall not be acceptable of the in Zion And now verily I say unto you let every Elder who shall give an account unto the of the Church in this part of the vineyard be recomended by the Church or Churches in which he labours that he may render himself & his accounts approved in all things And again let my servants who are appointed as stewarts over the literary concerns of my Church have claims for assistance upon the Bishop or Bishops in all things that the Revelations may be published & go forth unto the ends of the Earth that they also may obtain funds which shall benefit the Church in all things that they also may render themselves approved in all things & be accepted as wise stewarts And Behold this shall be an ensample for [p. 133]
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