Articles and Covenants, circa April 1830, as Recorded in Coltrin, Diary [D&C 20]

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Strengthen them & see that there is no iniquity in the church nor hardness with each other nor lying nor back biteing nor evil Speaking & see that the Church meets together often & also that every member does his duty & he is to take the lead of Meetings in the absence of or & is to be assisted always & in all his duties in the Church by the but neither the nor the Deacons have authority to nor administer the but are to warn expound exhort & teach & invite all to come to Christ——
Every Elder Priest Teacher or Deacon is to be according to the gifts & callings of God unto him by the Power of the holy Ghost which is in the one who ordains him——
The Several Elders composing this are to meet in one in three month to church Church business whatsoever is nessessary &c & each Priest or Teacher who is ordained by any Priest is to take a cirtificate from him at the time which when shewn to an Elder he is to give him a licence which shall authorize him to perform the duty of his calling—— [p. [7]]
Strengthen them & see that there is no iniquity in the church nor hardness with each other nor lying nor back biteing nor evil Speaking & see that the Church meets together often & also that every member does his duty & he is to take the lead of Meetings in the absence of or & is to be assisted always & in all his duties in the Church by the but neither the nor the Deacons have authority to nor administer the but are to warn expound exhort & teach & invite all to come to Christ——
Every Elder Priest Teacher or Deacon is to be according to the gifts & callings of God unto him by the Power of the holy Ghost which is in the one who ordains him——
The Several Elders composing this are to meet in one in three month to Church business whatsoever is nessessary &c & each Priest or Teacher who is ordained by any Priest is to take a cirtificate from him at the time which when shewn to an Elder he is to give him a licence which shall authorize him to perform the duty of his calling—— [p. [7]]
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