History, 1838–1856, volume E-1 [1 July 1843–30 April 1844]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​April 8​> ground. The whole of America is Zion itself, [HC 6:318] from North to South; and is described by the Prophets who declare that it is the Zion where the mountain of the Lord should be, and that it should be in the centre of the land; when Elders will take up and examine the old prophecies in the bible they will see it The declaration this morning is, that as soon as the and baptismal font are prepared, we calculate to give the Elders of Israel their washings and anointings, and attend to those last and more impressive ordinances; without which we cannot obtain celestial thrones; but there must be a holy place prepared for that purpose. There was a proclamation made during the time that the foundation of the was laid to that effect; and there are provisions made until the work is completed, so that men may receive their endowments, and be made kings and Priests unto the most High God, having nothing to do with temporal things, but their whole time will be taken up with things pertaining to the House of God. There must however be a place built expressly for that purpose, and for men to be baptized for their dead. It must be built in this the central place; for every man who wishes to save his Father, Mother, Brothers, Sisters and Friends, he must go through all the ordinances for each one of them separately, <​the​> same as for himself, from baptism to ordination, washings and anointings, [p. 1982]
April 8 ground. The whole of America is Zion itself, [HC 6:318] from North to South; and is described by the Prophets who declare that it is the Zion where the mountain of the Lord should be, and that it should be in the centre of the land; when Elders will take up and examine the old prophecies in the bible they will see it The declaration this morning is, that as soon as the and baptismal font are prepared, we calculate to give the Elders of Israel their washings and anointings, and attend to those last and more impressive ordinances; without which we cannot obtain celestial thrones; but there must be a holy place prepared for that purpose. There was a proclamation made during the time that the foundation of the was laid to that effect; and there are provisions made until the work is completed, so that men may receive their endowments, and be made kings and Priests unto the most High God, having nothing to do with temporal things, but their whole time will be taken up with things pertaining to the House of God. There must however be a place built expressly for that purpose, and for men to be baptized for their dead. It must be built in this the central place; for every man who wishes to save his Father, Mother, Brothers, Sisters and Friends, he must go through all the ordinances for each one of them separately, the same as for himself, from baptism to ordination, washings and anointings, [p. 1982]
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