Revelation Book 1

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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God therefore let the take heed & pray always  lest ye fall into temptation yea & even he that is sanc tified also & we know that these things are true & agreeable  to the Revelations of John neither ad[d]ing nor diminishing to  the Holy Scriptures Prophecy of his Book neither to the Holy  Scriptures neither to the Revelations of God which shall come  hereafter by the gift & power of the Holy Ghost neither by the  voice of God neither by the ministering of the Holy Ghost Ang els & the Lord God hath spoken it & honour Power & glory  be rendered to his holy name both now & ever amen
And again by the way of to the Church
Concerning the manner of Behold whosoever  humbleth himself before God & desireth to be Baptized &  comes forth with a broken heart & a contrite spirit & witness eth to the Church that they have truly Repented of all  their sins & are willing to take upon them the name of  Christ having a determination to serve him unto the end  & truly manifest by their works that they have received the  spirit of Christ unto the remision of their sins then shall they  be received unto Baptism into the Church of Christ.
The duty of the & Members  of the Church of Christ[.] an is an Elder & it is his  calling to Baptize & to other Elders Priests Teachers &  Deacons & to accord ing to the scriptures & to teach expound exhort & to Baptize  & to watch over the Church & to confirm the Church by  the laying on of the hands & the  & to take the lead of all Meetings &c
The Elders are to conduct the Meetings according as  they are led by the Holy Ghost
The Priests duty is to preach teach expound exhort  & baptize & administer the Sacrement & visit the House of each  member & exhort them to pray vocally & in seecret & also to  attend all familiy duties & ordain other Priests Teachers & Deacons  & take the lead in meetings but none of these offices is he  to do when there is an Elder present but in all cases are [p. 55]
God therefore let the take heed & pray always lest ye fall into temptation yea & even he that is sanctified also & we know that these things are true & agreeable to the Revelations of John neither adding nor diminishing to the Prophecy of his Book neither to the Holy Scriptures neither to the Revelations of God which shall come hereafter by the gift & power of the Holy Ghost neither by the voice of God neither by the ministering of Angels & the Lord God hath spoken it & honour Power & glory be rendered to his holy name both now & ever amen
And again by the way of to the Church
Concerning the manner of Behold whosoever humbleth himself before God & desireth to be Baptized & comes forth with a broken heart & a contrite spirit & witnesseth to the Church that they have truly Repented of all their sins & are willing to take upon them the name of Christ having a determination to serve him unto the end & truly manifest by their works that they have received the spirit of Christ unto the remision of their sins then shall they be received unto Baptism into the Church of Christ.
The duty of the & Members of the Church of Christ. an is an Elder & it is his calling to Baptize & to other Elders Priests Teachers & Deacons & to according to the scriptures & to teach expound exhort & to Baptize & to watch over the Church & to confirm the Church by the laying on of the hands & the & to take the lead of all Meetings &c
The Elders are to conduct the Meetings according as they are led by the Holy Ghost
The Priests duty is to preach teach expound exhort & baptize & administer the Sacrement & visit the House of each member & exhort them to pray vocally & in seecret & also to attend all familiy duties & ordain other Priests Teachers & Deacons & take the lead in meetings but none of these offices is he to do when there is an Elder present but in all cases are [p. 55]
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