Revelation Book 1

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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of these sacred things, for the purpose of printing these sacred  things, according as I have said; and the avails of these sacred  things shall be had in the treasury, and a seal shall be upon it,  and it shall not be used or taken out of the treasury by any one  neither shall the seal be loosed which shall be placed upon it,  only by the voice of the firm, or by commandment— And thus  shall ye preserve all the avails of these sacred things in the treas ury, for sacred and holy purposes, and this shall be called the  Sacred treasury of the Lord and a seal shall be kept upon it,  that it may be kept holy and consecrated unto the Lord.
And again, there shall be another treasury prepared  and a treasurer appointed to keep the treasury and a seal shall be  placed upon it, and all moneys that you receive in your stewardsh ips by improving upon the properties which I have appointed unto  you, in houses are or in lands, or in cattle or and in all things, save it  be the Holy and sacred writings, which I have reserved unto myself  for holy and sacred purposes, shall be cast into the treasury as fast  as you receive moneys monies, by hundreds, or by fifties, or by  tw[e]nties, or by tens, or by fives, or in other words, if any man among  you, obtain five dollars, let him cast it into the treasury, or if he obtain  ten, or twenty, or fifty or a hundred, let him do like wise; and let  not any man among you, say that it is his own; for it shall not  be called his, nor any part of it, and there shall not any part of it  used, or taken out of the treasury only by the voice of <&> common con sent of the firm. And this shall be the voice and common con sent of the Firm:— that any man among you, say unto the treasury  treasurer, I have need of this to help me in my stewardship if it  be five dollars, or if it be ten dollars, or twenty, or fifty, or a hundred.  The treasurer shall give unto him the sum which he requires, to  help him in his stewardship, until he be found a transgressor, and  it is manifest before the counsel of the Firm, plainly that he is an  unfaithful and an unwise steward; but so long as he is in full  fellowship and is faithful and wise in his stewardship, this shall  be his token unto the treasurer, that the treasurer shall not withhold  but in case of transgression the treasurer shall be subject unto  the counsel and voice of the Firm, and in case the treasurer is  found an unfaithful and <an> unwise steward, he shall be subject to [p. 197]
of these sacred things, for the purpose of printing these sacred things, according as I have said; and the avails of these sacred things shall be had in the treasury, and a seal shall be upon it, and it shall not be used or taken out of the treasury by any one neither shall the seal be loosed which shall be placed upon it, only by the voice of the firm, or by commandment— And thus shall ye preserve all the avails of these sacred things in the treasury, for sacred and holy purposes, and this shall be called the Sacred treasury of the Lord and a seal shall be kept upon it, that it may be holy and consecrated unto the Lord.
And again, there shall be another treasury prepared and a treasurer appointed to keep the treasury and a seal shall be placed upon it, and all moneys that you receive in your stewardships by improving upon the properties which I have appointed unto you, in houses or in lands, or in cattle and in all things, save it be the Holy and sacred writings, which I have reserved unto myself for holy and sacred purposes, shall be cast into the treasury as fast as you receive monies, by hundreds, or by fifties, or by twenties, or by tens, or by fives, or in other words, if any man among you, obtain five dollars, let him cast it into the treasury, or if he obtain ten, or twenty, or fifty or a hundred, let him do like wise; and let not any man among you, say that it is his own; for it shall not be called his, nor any part of it, and there shall not any part of it used, or taken out of the treasury only by the voice & common consent of the firm. And this shall be the voice and common consent of the Firm:— that any man among you, say unto the treasurer, I have need of this to help me in my stewardship if it be five dollars, or if it be ten dollars, or twenty, or fifty, or a hundred. The treasurer shall give unto him the sum which he requires, to help him in his stewardship, until he be found a transgressor, and it is manifest before the counsel of the Firm, plainly that he is an unfaithful and an unwise steward; but so long as he is in full fellowship and is faithful and wise in his stewardship, this shall be his token unto the treasurer, that the treasurer shall not withhold but in case of transgression the treasurer shall be subject unto the counsel and voice of the Firm, and in case the treasurer is found an unfaithful and an unwise steward, he shall be subject to [p. 197]
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