Articles and Covenants, circa April 1830, as Recorded in Hyde and Smith, Notebook [D&C 20]

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have authority to nor administer the , but are to warn expound exhort & teach & invite all to come to Christ every or is to be according to the gifts & callings of God unto them by the power of the holy Ghost which is in the one who ordains them. The several Elders composeing this are to meet in once in 3 mos to do church business whatsoever is necessary & Each priest or teacher who is ordained by any priest is to take a certificate from him at the time, which when shown to an Elder he is to give him a licence which shall authorize him to perform the duty of his calling. The duty of the members after they are recd. by ba[p]tism The Elders or priests are to have a sufficient time to expound all things concerning this church of Christ to their understanding previous to their partaking of the sacrament & 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 [p. [8]]
have authority to nor administer the , but are to warn expound exhort & teach & invite all to come to Christ every or is to be according to the gifts & callings of God unto them by the power of the holy Ghost which is in the one who ordains them. The several Elders composeing this are to meet in once in 3 mos to do church business whatsoever is necessary & Each priest or teacher who is ordained by any priest is to take a certificate from him at the time, which when shown to an Elder he is to give him a licence which shall authorize him to perform the duty of his calling. The duty of the members after they are recd. by baptism The Elders or priests are to have a sufficient time to expound all things concerning this church of Christ to their understanding previous to their partaking of the sacrament & 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 [p. [8]]
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