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

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The Duty of the members after they are received by the or are to have a sufficient time to expound all things concerning this to their understanding previous to their partaking of the & being by the of the Elders so that all things may be done in order & the members shall manifest before the Church & also before the Elders by a Godly walk & conversation that they are worthy of it that there may be works & faith agreeable to the walking in holyness before the Lord
Every member of this Church of Christ having children is to bring them unto the Elders before the Church who is to lay their hands on them in the name of Christ the Lord & bless them in the name of Christ——
There cannot any one be received into this church of Christ who has not ariven to the before God & is not capable of repentance
And Baptism is to be administered in the following manner unto all those who repent whosoever being [p. [8]]
The Duty of the members after they are received by the or are to have a sufficient time to expound all things concerning this to their understanding previous to their partaking of the & being by the of the Elders so that all things may be done in order & the members shall manifest before the Church & also before the Elders by a Godly walk & conversation that they are worthy of it that there may be works & faith agreeable to the walking in holyness before the Lord—
Every member of this Church of Christ having children is to bring them unto the Elders before the Church who is to lay their hands on them in the name of the Lord & bless them in the name of Christ——
There cannot any one be received into this church of Christ who has not ariven to the before God & is not capable of repentance
And Baptism is to be administered in the following manner unto all those who repent whosoever being [p. [8]]
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