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“Articles of the Church of Christ,” June 1829

we ask thee in the name of thy Son Jesus Christ to bless & sanctify this bread to the souls of all those who partake of it that they may eat in remembrance of the body of thy Son & witness unto thee O God the Eternal Father that they are willing to take upon them the name of thy Son & always remember him & keep his commandments

Generally, a divine mandate that church members were expected to obey; more specifically, a text dictated by JS in the first-person voice of Deity that served to communicate knowledge and instruction to JS and his followers. Occasionally, other inspired texts...

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which he hath given them that they may always have his spirit to be with them Amen
And then shall ye take the cup & say O God the Eternal Father we ask thee in the name of thy Son Jesus Christ to bless & sanctify this wine to the souls of all those who drink of it that they may do in remembrance of the blood of thy Son which was shed for them that they may witness unto thee O God the Eternal Father that they do always remember him that they may have his spirit to be with them Amen
And now behold I give unto you a commandment that ye shall not suffer any one knowingly to partake of my flesh & blood

Primarily referred to the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper, or Communion, as opposed to other religious sacraments. The “Articles and Covenants” of the church directed “that the church meet together often to partake of bread and wine in remembrance of the Lord...

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unworthily when ye shall minister it for whoso eateth & drinketh my flesh & blood unworthily eateth & drinketh damnation to his soul Therefore if ye know that a man is unworthy to eat & drink of my flesh & blood ye shall forbid him nevertheless ye shall not cast him out from among you but ye shall minister unto him & shall pray for him unto the Father in my name & if it so be that he repenteth & is baptized

An ordinance in which an individual is immersed in water for the remission of sins. The Book of Mormon explained that those with necessary authority were to baptize individuals who had repented of their sins. Baptized individuals also received the gift of...

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in my name then shall ye receive him & shall minister unto him of my flesh & blood but if he repenteth not he shall not be numbered among my people that he may not destroy my people For behold I know my Sheep & they are numbered nevertheless ye shall not cast him out of your Synagogues or your places of worship for unto such shall ye continue to minister for ye know not but what they will return & repent & come unto me with full purpose of heart & I shall heal them & ye shall be the means of bringing Salvation unto them Therefore keep these sayings which I have commanded you that ye come not under condemnation for wo unto him whom the Father condemneth——
And the church

The Book of Mormon related that when Christ set up his church in the Americas, “they which were baptized in the name of Jesus, were called the church of Christ.” The first name used to denote the church JS organized on 6 April 1830 was “the Church of Christ...

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shall meet together oft for prayer & suplication casting out none from your places of worship but rather invite them to come And each member shall speak & tell the church of their progress in the way to Eternal life
And there shall be no pride nor envying nor strifes nor malice nor idoletry nor witchcrafts nor whoredoms nor fornications nor covetiousness nor lying nor deceits nor no manner of iniquity & if any one is guilty of any or the least of these & doth not repent & shew fruits meats for repentance they shall not be numbered among my people that they may not destroy my people [p. [2]]
we ask thee in the name of thy Son Jesus Christ to bless & sanctify this bread to  the souls of all those who partake of it that they may eat <eat> in remembrance of the body of  thy Son & witness unto thee O God the Eternal Father that they are willing to take  upon them the name of thy Son & always remember him & keep his commandments

Generally, a divine mandate that church members were expected to obey; more specifically, a text dictated by JS in the first-person voice of Deity that served to communicate knowledge and instruction to JS and his followers. Occasionally, other inspired texts...

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whi ch he hath given them that they may always have his spirit to be with them Amen
And then shall ye take the cup & say O God the Eternal Father we ask thee in the  name of thy Son Jesus Christ to bless & sanctify this wine to the souls of all those  who drink of it that they may do in remembrance of the blood of thy Son which was  shed for them that they may witness unto thee O God the Eternal Father that  they do always remember him that they may have his spirit to be with them Amen
And now behold I give unto you a commandment that ye shall not suffer any one kno wingly to partake of my flesh & blood

Primarily referred to the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper, or Communion, as opposed to other religious sacraments. The “Articles and Covenants” of the church directed “that the church meet together often to partake of bread and wine in remembrance of the Lord...

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unworthily when ye shall minister it for whoso  eateth & drinketh my flesh & blood unworthily eateth & drinketh damnation to his soul  Therefore if ye know that a man is unworthy to eat & drink of my flesh & blood ye shall  forbid him nevertheless ye shall not cast him out from among you but ye shall minis ter unto him & shall pray for him unto the Father in my name & if it so be that he  repenteth & is baptized

An ordinance in which an individual is immersed in water for the remission of sins. The Book of Mormon explained that those with necessary authority were to baptize individuals who had repented of their sins. Baptized individuals also received the gift of...

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in my name then shall ye receive him & shall minister unto  him of my flesh & blood but if he repenteth not he shall not be numbered among  my people that he may not destroy my people For behold I know my Sheep & they  are numbered nevertheless ye shall not cast him out of your Synagogues or your places  of worship for unto such shall ye continue to minister for ye know not but what  they will return & repent & come unto me with full purpose of heart & I shall  heal <heal> them & ye shall be the means of bringing Salvation unto them Therefore keep  these sayings which I have commanded you that ye come not under condemnation  for wo unto him whom the Father condemneth——
And the church

The Book of Mormon related that when Christ set up his church in the Americas, “they which were baptized in the name of Jesus, were called the church of Christ.” The first name used to denote the church JS organized on 6 April 1830 was “the Church of Christ...

View Glossary
shall meet together oft for prayer & suplication casting out none from  your places of worship but rather invite them to come And each member shall  speak & tell the church of their progress in the way to Eternal life
And there shall be no pride nor envying nor strifes nor malice nor idoletry nor  witchcrafts nor whoredoms nor fornications nor covetiousness nor lying nor de ceits nor no manner of iniquity & if any one is guilty of any or the least of these  & doth not repent & shew fruits meets <meats> for repentance they shall not be number ed among my people that they may not destroy my people [p. [2]]
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, NY], ca. June 1829; handwriting of Oliver Cowdery

3 Oct. 1806–3 Mar. 1850. Clerk, teacher, justice of the peace, lawyer, newspaper editor. Born at Wells, Rutland Co., Vermont. Son of William Cowdery and Rebecca Fuller. Raised Congregationalist. Moved to western New York and clerked at a store, ca. 1825–1828...

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; three pages; CHL.

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