Revelation Book 2

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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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, &  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 improveing 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 moneys, by hundreds, or by fifties, or by twenties, or  by tens, or by fives, or in otherwords, 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 likewise;  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 be used or taken out of the treasury only  by the voice and 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 council 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 treasured treasurer shall not withhold; but in [p. 106]
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, & 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 improveing 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 moneys, by hundreds, or by fifties, or by twenties, or by tens, or by fives, or in otherwords, 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 likewise; 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 be used or taken out of the treasury only by the voice and 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 council 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 [p. 106]
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