Revelation Book 1

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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It shall be the duty of the several Churches composing  this to send one or more of their  to attend the several held by the of this  Church with a list of the names of the several members  uniting themselves to the Church since the last conference  or send by the hand of some so that they there can be  kept a regular list of all the names of the members of  the whole Church in a book kept by one of the Elders  whomesoever the other Elders s[h]all appoint from time  to time & also if any have been expelled from the Church  so that their names may be blotted out of the general  Church Record of names
Any member removeing from the Church where he  belongs if going to a Church where he is not known  may take a letter certifying that he is a regular member  & in good standing which cirtificate may be signed by  any Elder or Priest if the the member receiving the  letter is personally acquainted with the Elder or Priest  & or may be signed by the Teacher or Deacons of the Church

Revelation, 5 January 1831 [D&C 39]

42nd Commandment Recd Jan. 5th. 1831
there was a man by the name of who covenanted with  the Lord that he would obey any commandment that the  Lord would give through his servent Joseph & <accordingly> he enquird  of the Lord & he received these words as follows
given at Seneca County state New York
Saying hearken ye & listen to the voice of him who is from  all eternity to all eternity the great I am even Jesus Christ th[e]  light & the life of the world a light which shineth in  darkness & the darkness comprehendeth it not the same which  came in the maridian of time unto my own & my own  Received me not but to as many as received me gave I  power to become my Sons & even so will I give unto as  many as Receive me power to become my Sons. & Verily Verily  I say unto you he that receiveth my Gospel Receiveth me &  this is my Gospel Repentance & & then [p. 58]
It shall be the duty of the several Churches composing this to send one or more of their to attend the several held by the of this Church with a list of the names of the several members uniting themselves to the Church since the last conference or send by the hand of some so that there can be kept a regular list of all the names of the members of the whole Church in a book kept by one of the Elders whomesoever the other Elders shall appoint from time to time & also if any have been expelled from the Church so that their names may be blotted out of the general Church Record of names
Any member removeing from the Church where he belongs if going to a Church where he is not known may take a letter certifying that he is a regular member & in good standing which cirtificate may be signed by any Elder or Priest if the member receiving the letter is personally acquainted with the Elder or Priest or may be signed by the Teacher or Deacons of the Church

Revelation, 5 January 1831 [D&C 39]

42nd Commandment Recd Jan. 5th. 1831
there was a man by the name of who covenanted with the Lord that he would obey any commandment that the Lord would give through his servent Joseph & accordingly he enquird of the Lord & he received these words as follows
given at Seneca County state New York
Saying hearken ye & listen to the voice of him who is from all eternity to all eternity the great I am even Jesus Christ the light & the life of the world a light which shineth in darkness & the darkness comprehendeth it not the same which came in the maridian of time unto my own & my own Received me not but to as many as received me gave I power to become my Sons & even so will I give unto as many as Receive me power to become my Sons. & Verily Verily I say unto you he that receiveth my Gospel Receiveth me & this is my Gospel Repentance & & then [p. 58]
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