Revelations printed in Evening and Morning Star, January 1835–June 1836

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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ties of his calling—or he may receive  it from a .
No person is to be to any  office in this church, where there is a  regularly organized branch of the same,  without the vote of that church; but the  presiding , travelling ,  , , and e lders, may have the privilege of ordain ing, where there is no branch of the  church, that a vote may be called.
Every , (or presiding elder,) bishop, high  counsellor, and high priest, is to be or dained by the direction of a high coun sel, or general conference.
The duty of the members after they  are received by :
The elders or are to have a  sufficient time to expound all things  concerning the to their  understanding, previous to their parta king of the , and being by the  of the elders; so that all things may be  done in order. And the members shall  manifest before the church and also be fore the elders, by a godly walk and  conversation, that they are worthy of  it, that there may be works and faith  agreeable to the holy —walk ing in holiness before the Lord.
Every member of the church of  Christ having children, is to bring  them unto the elders before the church,  who are to lay their hands upon them in  the name of Jesus Christ, and bless  them in his name.
No one can be received into the  church of Christ unless he has arrived  unto the years of accountability before  God, and is capable of repentance.
Baptism is to be administered in the  following manner unto all those who re pent: The person who is called of God  and has authority from Jesus Christ to  baptize, shall go down into the water  with the person who has presented him,  or herself for baptism, and shall say,  calling him or her by name: Having  been commissioned of Jesus Christ, I  baptize you in the name of the Father,  and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.  Amen. Then shall he immerse him or  her in the water, and come forth again  out of the water.
It is expedient that the church meet  together often to partake of bread and  wine in remembrance of the Lord Je sus: and the elder or priests shall ad minister it: and after this manner shall  he administer it: he shall kneel with  the church and call upon the Father in  solemn prayer, saying, O God, the eter nal Father, we ask thee in the name of  thy Son Jesus Christ to bless and sanc tify this bread to the souls of all those  who partake of it, that they may eat in  remembrance of the body of thy Son,  and witness unto thee O God, the eter nal Father, that they are willing to take  upon them the name of thy Son, and al ways remember him and keep his which he has given them,  that they may always have his Spirit to  be with them. Amen.
The manner of administering the  wine: He shall take the cup also, and  say, O God, the eternal Father, we ask  thee in the name of thy Son Jesus  Christ, to bless and sanctify this wine  to the souls of all those who drink of  it, that they may do it in remembrance  of the blood of thy Son which was shed  for them, that they may witness unto  thee, O God, the eternal Father, that  they do always remember him, that  they may have his Spirit to be with  them. Amen.
Any member of the church of Christ  transgressing, or being overtaken in a  fault, shall be dealt with as the scrip tures direct.
It shall be the duty of the several  churches composing the church of  Christ, to send one or more of their   to attend the several confer ences, held by the elders of the church,  with a list of the names of the several  members uniting themselves with the  church since the last conference, or  send by the hand of some priest, so that  a regular list of all the names of the  whole church may be kept in a book,  by one of the elders, whoever the other  elders shall appoint from time to time:  and also, if any have been expelled  from the church; so that their names  may be blotted out of the general church  record of names.
All members removing from the  church where they reside, if going to a  church where they are not known, may  take a letter certifying that they are  regular members and in good standing;  which certificate may be signed by any  elder or priest, if the member receiving  the letter is personally acquainted with  the elder or priest, or it may be signed  by the teachers, or of the  church. [p. 4]
ties of his calling—or he may receive it from a .
No person is to be to any office in this church, where there is a regularly organized branch of the same, without the vote of that church; but the presiding , travelling , , , and elders, may have the privilege of ordaining, where there is no branch of the church, that a vote may be called.
Every , (or presiding elder,) bishop, high counsellor, and high priest, is to be ordained by the direction of a high counsel, or general conference.
The duty of the members after they are received by :
The elders or are to have a sufficient time to expound all things concerning the to their understanding, previous to their partaking of the , and being by the of the elders; so that all things may be done in order. And the members shall manifest before the church and also before the elders, by a godly walk and conversation, that they are worthy of it, that there may be works and faith agreeable to the holy —walking in holiness before the Lord.
Every member of the church of Christ having children, is to bring them unto the elders before the church, who are to lay their hands upon them in the name of Jesus Christ, and bless them in his name.
No one can be received into the church of Christ unless he has arrived unto the years of accountability before God, and is capable of repentance.
Baptism is to be administered in the following manner unto all those who repent: The person who is called of God and has authority from Jesus Christ to baptize, shall go down into the water with the person who has presented him, or herself for baptism, and shall say, calling him or her by name: Having been commissioned of Jesus Christ, I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. Then shall he immerse him or her in the water, and come forth again out of the water.
It is expedient that the church meet together often to partake of bread and wine in remembrance of the Lord Jesus: and the elder or priests shall administer it: and after this manner shall he administer it: he shall kneel with the church and call upon the Father in solemn prayer, saying, O God, the eternal Father, we ask thee in the name of thy Son Jesus Christ to bless and sanctify this bread to the souls of all those who partake of it, that they may eat in remembrance of the body of thy Son, and witness unto thee O God, the eternal Father, that they are willing to take upon them the name of thy Son, and always remember him and keep his which he has given them, that they may always have his Spirit to be with them. Amen.
The manner of administering the wine: He shall take the cup also, and say, O God, the eternal Father, we ask thee in the name of thy Son Jesus Christ, to bless and sanctify this wine to the souls of all those who drink of it, that they may do it in remembrance of the blood of thy Son which was shed for them, that they may witness unto thee, O God, the eternal Father, that they do always remember him, that they may have his Spirit to be with them. Amen.
Any member of the church of Christ transgressing, or being overtaken in a fault, shall be dealt with as the scriptures direct.
It shall be the duty of the several churches composing the church of Christ, to send one or more of their to attend the several conferences, held by the elders of the church, with a list of the names of the several members uniting themselves with the church since the last conference, or send by the hand of some priest, so that a regular list of all the names of the whole church may be kept in a book, by one of the elders, whoever the other elders shall appoint from time to time: and also, if any have been expelled from the church; so that their names may be blotted out of the general church record of names.
All members removing from the church where they reside, if going to a church where they are not known, may take a letter certifying that they are regular members and in good standing; which certificate may be signed by any elder or priest, if the member receiving the letter is personally acquainted with the elder or priest, or it may be signed by the teachers, or of the church. [p. 4]
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