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

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​1843 Sept 7​> it might still be short of the truth.
“Believing the Bible to say what it means, and mean what it says: and guided by revelation, according to the ancient order of the fathers, to whom came what little light we enjoy; and circumscribed only by the eternal limits of truth, this church must continue the even tenor<​” * * *​> <​Page 1716.​>
Addenda • 8 April 1844
<​1844 April 8.​> President called the conference to order at 25 minutes to 4 p. m., and spoke to the Assembly one hour and a half. He treated upon the subject of the Elders preaching abroad. He said it was a matter of consequence that the Elders of Israel should know what they were about when they go to preach the gospel— They should, like Paul, be ready to give a reason for the hope of their calling. When they are sent to preach the gospel, they should preach the gospel and nothing else, if they wish to stand approved themselves. The Elders are sent into the world to preach faith, repentance, baptism for the remission of sins, and the laying on of hands for the reception of the Holy Ghost, and they should let the mysteries alone. God has commanded you to preach repentance to this generation, and if this generation will not receive the first principles of the gospel and the Book of Mormon they will receive nothing greater— Just go and do as you are told and God will bless you. It is the power of God that is going to convert the world and nothing but the power of God. Every man who knows me knows that I have taught these principles from the beginning. It is the honest and pure in heart that will hearken to the Everlasting Covenant, they are those who are noble and good they will feed and clothe you and receive your testimony and we want the Elders to gather out the good seed to . The day will come when you will see the wicked free when no man pursueth— I want you to be wise as serpents and harmless as doves— preach principles that will stand the test of ages— teach them good precepts and save souls— go forth as men of God and you will find friends wherever you go— Drink deep of the spirit of truth and a great and mighty work shall be wrought in the world— Hundreds and tens of thousands shall flock to the standard and go up to Zion. Many other remarks were made by the speaker.
After which made a few remarks and concurred in what had said.
12 min to 6 adjourned to April 9th at 8 o’clock a. m.
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1843 Sept 7 it might still be short of the truth.
“Believing the Bible to say what it means, and mean what it says: and guided by revelation, according to the ancient order of the fathers, to whom came what little light we enjoy; and circumscribed only by the eternal limits of truth, this church must continue the even tenor” * * * Page 1716.
Addenda • 8 April 1844
1844 April 8. President called the conference to order at 25 minutes to 4 p. m., and spoke to the Assembly one hour and a half. He treated upon the subject of the Elders preaching abroad. He said it was a matter of consequence that the Elders of Israel should know what they were about when they go to preach the gospel— They should, like Paul, be ready to give a reason for the hope of their calling. When they are sent to preach the gospel, they should preach the gospel and nothing else, if they wish to stand approved themselves. The Elders are sent into the world to preach faith, repentance, baptism for the remission of sins, and the laying on of hands for the reception of the Holy Ghost, and they should let the mysteries alone. God has commanded you to preach repentance to this generation, and if this generation will not receive the first principles of the gospel and the Book of Mormon they will receive nothing greater— Just go and do as you are told and God will bless you. It is the power of God that is going to convert the world and nothing but the power of God. Every man who knows me knows that I have taught these principles from the beginning. It is the honest and pure in heart that will hearken to the Everlasting Covenant, they are those who are noble and good they will feed and clothe you and receive your testimony and we want the Elders to gather out the good seed to . The day will come when you will see the wicked free when no man pursueth— I want you to be wise as serpents and harmless as doves— preach principles that will stand the test of ages— teach them good precepts and save souls— go forth as men of God and you will find friends wherever you go— Drink deep of the spirit of truth and a great and mighty work shall be wrought in the world— Hundreds and tens of thousands shall flock to the standard and go up to Zion. Many other remarks were made by the speaker.
After which made a few remarks and concurred in what had said.
12 min to 6 adjourned to April 9th at 8 o’clock a. m.
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