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

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  • Historical Introduction
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shall entitle him to a , which  shall authorize him to perform the du 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 el ders, may have the privilege of or daining, where there is no of  the church, that a vote may be called.
Every president of the , (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 priests are to have a  sufficient time to expouud 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 mem bers 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 scrip ture—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 be fore 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 pre sented 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 priest 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  eternal Father, we ask thee in the name  of thy Son Jesus Christ to bless and  sanctifiy this bread to the souls of all  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 commandments 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 remem brance of the blood of thy Son which  was shed for them, that they may wit ness unto thee, O God, the eternal Fa ther, 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 direct.
It shall be the duty of the several  churches composing the church of  Christ, to send one or more of their  teachers to attend the several confer ences, held by the elders of the church,  wiih 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 oth er elders shall appoint from time to  time: and also, if any have been ex pelled from the church; so that their  names may be blotted out of the gen eral 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 & in good stand ing; which certificate may be signed by  any elder or priest, if the member re ceiving the letter is personally acquaint ed with the elder or priest, or it may [p. 195]
shall entitle him to a , which shall authorize him to perform the duties 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 of the church, that a vote may be called.
Every president of the , (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 priests are to have a sufficient time to expouud 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 scripture—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 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 priest 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 sanctifiy this bread to the souls of all 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 commandments 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 direct.
It shall be the duty of the several churches composing the church of Christ, to send one or more of their teachers to attend the several conferences, held by the elders of the church, wiih 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 & 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 [p. 195]
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