Minute Book 1

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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We ordain you to be an Elder & one of the 70 and because you have been willing to suffer & die for your brethren. You are chosen to go forth and bear good tidings to the nations, even those who are afar off, and although your mission will frequently lead you among rude nations, Yet if you are faithful in all things you shall be blessed among them. They will not seek your life, for you shall be a saviour to them, and bring them rejoicing to Zion in peace. Amen.
You are a child. Your mind is yet tender, therefore, you are not of mature age to go forth, but we secure unto you the holy ministry. You shall yet, if faithful be ordained. You will live in a day of great howling and mourning among the nations. You shall [have?] power to be a comforter of many, and teach them the way of life, and tell them of a land of safety, and will hear you and you shall push many people to Zion. And if you desire it with all your heart you shall stand upon the earth when the Saviour comes and reign with him in glory after he comes, but if you desire it you shall be taken as Enoch Elijah, Even so, Amen.
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We ordain you to be an Elder in the Church of God to go forth and preach the Gospel. May the past history of your life serve as an everlasting lesson to you. For you must go to distant nations and from this hour you must begin to prepare your business, for in temporal labors you shall not be prospered. Therefore, go forth and preach the gospel and you shall live of the gospel. You shall be among the [p. 183]
We ordain you to be an Elder & one of the 70 and because you have been willing to suffer & die for your brethren. You are chosen to go forth and bear good tidings to the nations, even those who are afar off, and although your mission will frequently lead you among rude nations, Yet if you are faithful in all things you shall be blessed among them. They will not seek your life, for you shall be a saviour to them, and bring them rejoicing to Zion in peace. Amen.
You are a child. Your mind is yet tender, therefore, you are not of mature age to go forth, but we secure unto you the holy ministry. You shall yet, if faithful be ordained. You will live in a day of great howling and mourning among the nations. You shall [have] power to be a comforter of many, and teach them the way of life, and tell them of a land of safety, and will hear you and you shall push many people to Zion. And if you desire it with all your heart you shall stand upon the earth when the Saviour comes and reign with him in glory after he comes, but if you desire it you shall be taken as Enoch Elijah, Even so, Amen.
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We ordain you to be an Elder in the Church of God to go forth and preach the Gospel. May the past history of your life serve as an everlasting lesson to you. For you must go to distant nations and from this hour you must begin to prepare your business, for in temporal labors you shall not be prospered. Therefore, go forth and preach the gospel and you shall live of the gospel. You shall be among the [p. 183]
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