if presisted in, bring down the wrath and indig nation upon your heads. The
are directed to procceed on and finish the , and the two may act their own Judgment, whether
to proceed or return.
J. Smith Jr. read to th[e]
a letter from
, which was approved, and filled our hearts
A letter from Elder was presented— The
council refer him to the commandment which requires
non[e] to leave or bring their
families without revelation, or de cision of the — Were they to come, they would
not be with him as much as they will to tarry. ’ family is not coming.
We discover an error in
’s letter— He says, “To the
able preaching of Elders
.” We conclude that if it had been the preaching of the
Lord, as it should have been, he would have had the honor, and not
To close, we add, that unless this epistle is
heeded, in all its parts, in its full forcce, those who rebell against
it shall be dealt with by the Lord accordingly, for we ask, being
agreed as touching this thing.
We wish you to understand, that your duty requires you to seek first the
kingdom of Heaven and its righteousness, that is— attend to the
first things first, and then all things
will be added, and that
complaint about your families will be less frequent— Dont preach yourselves
crucified for your wives sake, but remembr that Christ was
crucified, and you are sent out to be spe cial witnesses of this
thing. Men do not wish to hear these little things, for there is no salvation in them, but there
is in the other.
Let the hands of the ten be strengthened, and let them go forth in the name of
the Lord, in the power of their mission, giving diligent heed to
the direction [p. 92]