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

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be works and faith agreeable to the walking in holiness before the Lord, every member of of Christ this haveing children is to bring them unto the before the church who are to lay there hands on them in the name of the Lord & bless them in the name of the Christ. There cannot any one be recd. into this church of Christ who has not arrived to the before God & is not capable of repentance & is to be administered in the following manner unto all those who repent whosoever being called of God & haveing authority given them of Jesus Christ shall go down into the water with them & shall say calling them by nam[e] having authority given me of Jesus Christ I Baptize you in the name of the Father & of the Son & of the holy Ghost Amen. then shall ye immerse them in the water & come forth again out of the water & it is expedient that the Church meet together oft to partake of bread & wine in rememberance of the Lord Jesus & the Elders or shall minister it in the following & after this manner shall he do, he shall kneel with the church & call upon the Father in mighty prayer saying [p. [9]]
be works and faith agreeable to the walking in holiness before the Lord, every member of this haveing children is to bring them unto the before the church who are to lay there hands on them in the name of the Lord & bless them in the name of the Christ. There cannot any one be recd. into this church of Christ who has not arrived to the before God & is not capable of repentance & is to be administered in the following manner unto all those who repent whosoever being called of God & haveing authority given them of Jesus Christ shall go down into the water with them & shall say calling them by name having authority given me of Jesus Christ I Baptize you in the name of the Father & of the Son & of the holy Ghost Amen. then shall ye immerse them in the water & come forth again out of the water & it is expedient that the Church meet together oft to partake of bread & wine in rememberance of the Lord Jesus & the Elders or shall minister it & after this manner shall he do, he shall kneel with the church & call upon the Father in mighty prayer saying [p. [9]]
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