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Discourse, 12 November 1835

great things that God is about to bring to pass; but there is one great deficiency or obstruction, in the way that deprives us of the greater blessings, and in order to make the foundation of this 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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complete and permanent, we must remove this obstruction, which is to attend to certain duties that we have not as yet attended to; I supposed I had established this church on a permanent foundation when I went to the Missourie

Area acquired by U.S. in Louisiana Purchase, 1803, and established as territory, 1812. Missouri Compromise, 1820, admitted Missouri as slave state, 1821. Population in 1830 about 140,000; in 1836 about 240,000; and in 1840 about 380,000. Mormon missionaries...

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and indeed I did so, for if I had been taken away it would have been enough, but I yet live, and therefore God requires more at my hands:— The item to which I wish the more particularly to call your attention to night is the ordinance

A religious rite. JS taught that ordinances were covenants between man and God, in which believers could affirm faith, gain spiritual knowledge, and seek blessings. Some ordinances were considered requisite for salvation. The manner in which ordinances were...

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of washing of feet

Ordinance symbolizing unity and cleanliness. Revelation directed that the “president, or presiding elder of the church” was to administer the ordinance “in the house of the Lord, in the school of the prophets,” in accordance with the pattern set by Jesus ...

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, this we have not done as yet but it is necessary now as much as it was in the days of the Saviour, and we must have a place prepared, that we may attend to this ordinance, aside from the world; we have not desired much from the hand of the Lord, with that faith and obediance that we ought, yet we have enjoyed great blessings, and we are not so sensible of this as we should be; When or wher has God suffered one of the witnesses or first Elders

In 1830, JS was designated by revelation as the “first elder” in the specific sense of his authority as the church’s presiding priesthood officer. During the period before the elaboration of church offices, he functioned in this role with Oliver Cowdery as...

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of this church to fall? never nor nowhere amidst all the calamities and judgments that have befallen the inhabitants of the earth his almighty arm has sustained us, men and Devils have raged and spent the malice in vain. [p. 32]
great things that God is about to bring to  pass; but there is on[e] great deficiency or  obstruction, in the way that deprives us of  the greater blessings, and in order to make  the foundation of this 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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complete and  permanent, we must remove this obstruct ion, which is to attend to certain duties that  we have not as yet attended to; I supposed  I had established this church on a perma nent foundation when I went to the Miss ourie

Area acquired by U.S. in Louisiana Purchase, 1803, and established as territory, 1812. Missouri Compromise, 1820, admitted Missouri as slave state, 1821. Population in 1830 about 140,000; in 1836 about 240,000; and in 1840 about 380,000. Mormon missionaries...

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and indeed I did so, for if I had  been taken away it would have been eno ugh, but I yet live, and therefore God  requires more at my hands:— The item  to which I wish the more particularly  to call your attention to night is the ord inance

A religious rite. JS taught that ordinances were covenants between man and God, in which believers could affirm faith, gain spiritual knowledge, and seek blessings. Some ordinances were considered requisite for salvation. The manner in which ordinances were...

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of washing of feet

Ordinance symbolizing unity and cleanliness. Revelation directed that the “president, or presiding elder of the church” was to administer the ordinance “in the house of the Lord, in the school of the prophets,” in accordance with the pattern set by Jesus ...

View Glossary
, this we have  not done as yet but it is necessary now  as much as it was in the days of the  Saviour, and we must have a place pre pared, that we may attend to this ordi nance, aside from the world; we have  not desired much from the hand of  the Lord, with that faith and obediance  that we ought, yet we have enjoyed great  blessings, and we are not so sensible of this  as we should be; When or wher has God  suffered one of the witnesses or first Elders

In 1830, JS was designated by revelation as the “first elder” in the specific sense of his authority as the church’s presiding priesthood officer. During the period before the elaboration of church offices, he functioned in this role with Oliver Cowdery as...

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 of this church <to> fall? never nor nowhere  amidst all the calamities and judgments  that have befallen the inhabitants of  the earth his almighty arm has sus tained us, men and Devils have raged  and spent the malice in vain. [p. 32]
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Located ten miles south of Lake Erie. Settled by 1811. Organized by 1818. Population in 1830 about 55 Latter-day Saints and 1,000 others; in 1838 about 2,000 Saints and 1,200 others; in 1839 about 100 Saints and 1,500 others. Mormon missionaries visited township...

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, OH, 12 Nov. 1835; in JS, Journal, Sept. 1835–Apr. 1836, pp. 30–35; handwriting of Warren Parrish

10 Jan. 1803–3 Jan. 1877. Clergyman, gardener. Born in New York. Son of John Parrish and Ruth Farr. Married first Elizabeth (Betsey) Patten of Westmoreland Co., New Hampshire, ca. 1822. Lived at Alexandria, Jefferson Co., New York, 1830. Purchased land at...

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