Revelation Book 1

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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[to] assist the &c
The duty is to watch over the always  & be with them & strengthen them & see that there is no iniquity  in the Church nor no hardness with each other nor no  lying nor backbiteing nor no evil speaking & see that the  Church meets to gether often & also that evry member does  his duty & he is to take the lead of Meetings in the absence  of the Elder or & is to be assisted always & in all  his duties in the Church by the but neither the  Teachers nor the Deacons have authority to nor admin ister the nor But to are to warn expound exhort &  teach & invite all to come to Christ
Every elder Priest Teacher or Deacon is to be  according to the gifts & callings of God unto them by the  the Power of the Holy Ghost which is in the one who  ordains them
The several elders composing this Church of Christ  are to meet in conference once in three Month to [do]Church  business whatsoever is nessessary &c And each Priest or  Teacher who is ordained by any Priests is to take a cirtificate  from him at the time which when shewn to an Elder he is  to give him a which shall authorize him to perform  the duty of his calling
The Duty of the members after they are Received by  Baptism[.] the Elders or priest are to have a sufficient  time to expound all things concerning this Church of  Christ to their understanding previous to their partaking  of the sacrament & being by the laying on of  the hands of the Elders so that all things may be done in  order & the members shall manifest before the Church &  also before the Elders by a Godly walk & conversation that  they are worthy of it that there may be works & faith agree able to the Holy scriptures walking in holyness before the  Lord
Every member of this Church of Christ having children  are to bring them unto the Elders before the Church [p. 56]
[to] assist the &c
The duty is to watch over the always & be with them & strengthen them & see that there is no iniquity in the Church nor no hardness with each other nor no lying nor backbiteing nor no evil speaking & see that the Church meets to gether often & also that evry member does his duty & he is to take the lead of Meetings in the absence of the Elder or & is to be assisted always & in all his duties in the Church by the but neither the Teachers nor the Deacons have authority to nor administer the But are to warn expound exhort & teach & invite all to come to Christ
Every elder Priest Teacher or Deacon is to be according to the gifts & callings of God unto them by the Power of the Holy Ghost which is in the one who ordains them
The several elders composing this Church of Christ are to meet in conference once in three Month to [do]Church business whatsoever is nessessary &c And each Priest or Teacher who is ordained by any Priest is to take a cirtificate from him at the time which when shewn to an Elder he is to give him a which shall authorize him to perform the duty of his calling
The Duty of the members after they are Received by Baptism. the Elders or priest are to have a sufficient time to expound all things concerning this Church of Christ to their understanding previous to their partaking of the sacrament & being by the laying on of the hands of the Elders so that all things may be done in order & the members shall manifest before the Church & also before the Elders by a Godly walk & conversation that they are worthy of it that there may be works & faith agreeable to the Holy scriptures walking in holyness before the Lord
Every member of this Church of Christ having children are to bring them unto the Elders before the Church [p. 56]
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