Revelation Book 2

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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or the Bishop’s council to the satisfaction of the parties. Joseph Smith Jur., and , were acknowledged Presidents by the voice of the council; and , , , , , , , , , and high priests, were chosen to be a standing council for the church by the unanimous voice of the council. The above named counsellors were then asked whether they accepted their appointments and whether they would act in that office according to the law of heaven, to which they all answered that they accepted their several appointme[n]ts, and would fill their offices according to the grace of God bestowed upon them. The number composeing the council who voted in the name and for the church in appointing the above named counsellors, were forty Three, as follows; Nine High Priests, Seventeen Elders, four priests, and thirteen members.—
Voted, that the high council cannot have power to act without seven of the above named counsellors or their regularly appointed successors, are present. These seven shall have power to appoint other high priests whom they may consider worthy and capable to act in the place of absent counsellors. Voted, that whenever any vacancy shall occur by the death, removal from office for transgression, or removal from the bounds of this church goverment of any one of the above named counsellors, it shall be filled by the nomination of the President or Presidents and sanctioned by the voice of a general council of High Priests convened to act in the name of the church. The president of the church who is also the president of the council, is appointed by the voice of the Savior and acknowledged in his ad [p. 112]
or the Bishop’s council to the satisfaction of the parties. Joseph Smith Jur., and , were acknowledged Presidents by the voice of the council; and , , , , , , , , , and high priests, were chosen to be a standing council for the church by the unanimous voice of the council. The above named counsellors were then asked whether they accepted their appointments and whether they would act in that office according to the law of heaven, to which they all answered that they accepted their several appointments, and would fill their offices according to the grace of God bestowed upon them. The number composeing the council who voted in the name and for the church in appointing the above named counsellors, were forty Three, as follows; Nine High Priests, Seventeen Elders, four priests, and thirteen members.—
Voted, that the high council cannot have power to act without seven of the above named counsellors or their regularly appointed successors, are present. These seven shall have power to appoint other high priests whom they may consider worthy and capable to act in the place of absent counsellors. Voted, that whenever any vacancy shall occur by the death, removal from office for transgression, or removal from the bounds of this church goverment of any one of the above named counsellors, it shall be filled by the nomination of the President or Presidents and sanctioned by the voice of a general council of High Priests convened to act in the name of the church. The president of the church who is also the president of the council, is appointed by the voice of the Savior and acknowledged in his ad [p. 112]
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