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Discourse, 2 July 1839, as Reported by Unknown Scribe

When the Twelve

Members of a governing body in the church, with special administrative and proselytizing responsibilities. A June 1829 revelation commanded Oliver Cowdery and David Whitmer to call twelve disciples, similar to the twelve apostles in the New Testament and ...

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or any other witness of Jesus Christ stands before the congregation of the earth, and they preach in the power and demonstration of the Holy Ghost, and the people are astonished and confounded at the doctrine and say that that man has preached a powerful discourse, a great sermon, then let that man or these men take care that they do not ascribe the glory unto themselves, but be careful that they are humble, ascribe the praise and glory to God and the Lamb, for it is by the power of the Holy Priesthood

Power or authority of God. The priesthood was conferred through the laying on of hands upon adult male members of the church in good standing; no specialized training was required. Priesthood officers held responsibility for administering the sacrament of...

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and the Holy Ghost that they have power thus to speak. What art thou, O man, but dust, and from whom hast thou receive thy power and blessings, but from God? Then, O ye Twelve, notice this key

Authority or knowledge of God given to humankind. In the earliest records, the term keys primarily referred to JS’s authority to unlock the “mysteries of the kingdom.” Early revelations declared that both JS and Oliver Cowdery held the keys to bring forth...

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and be wise for Christ’s sake and your own soul’s sake. Ye are not sent out to be taught, but to teach. Let every man be sober, be vigilant, and let all his words be seasoned with grace, and keep in mind that it is a day of warning and not of many words. Act honest before God and man. Beware of Gentile

Those who were not members of the House of Israel. More specifically, members of the church identified gentiles as those whose lineage was not of the Jews or Lamanites (understood to be the American Indians in JS’s day). Certain prophecies indicated that ...

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sophistry, such as bowing and scraping unto men in whom you have no confidence. Be honest, open, and frank in all your intercourse with mankind.
O ye Twelve, and all Saints, profit by this important key, that in all your trials, troubles, and temptations, afflictions, bonds, imprisonment, and death, see to it that you do not betray heaven, that you do not betray Jesus Christ, that you do not betray your brethren, [p. [2]]
When the Twelve

Members of a governing body in the church, with special administrative and proselytizing responsibilities. A June 1829 revelation commanded Oliver Cowdery and David Whitmer to call twelve disciples, similar to the twelve apostles in the New Testament and ...

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or any other witness of Jesus Christ  stands before the congregation of the earth, and they preach in  the power and demonstration of the Holy Ghost, and the  people are astonished and confounded at the doctrine and  say that that man has preached a powerful discourse, a  great sermon, then for <let> that man or these men take care  that they do not ascribe the glory unto themselves, but be  careful that they are humble, ascribe the praise and  glory to God and the Lamb, for it is by the power of the  Holy Priesthood

Power or authority of God. The priesthood was conferred through the laying on of hands upon adult male members of the church in good standing; no specialized training was required. Priesthood officers held responsibility for administering the sacrament of...

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and the Holy Ghost that they have power  thus to speak. What art thou, O man, but dust,  and from whom dust <hast> thou receive thy power and  blessings, but from God? Then, O ye Twelve, notice  this key

Authority or knowledge of God given to humankind. In the earliest records, the term keys primarily referred to JS’s authority to unlock the “mysteries of the kingdom.” Early revelations declared that both JS and Oliver Cowdery held the keys to bring forth...

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and be wise for Christ’s sake and your own  sake soul’s sake. Ye are not sent out to be taught,  but to teach. Let every man be sober, be vigilant, and  let all his words be seasoned with grace, and keep in  mind that it is a day of warning and not of many  words. Act honest before God and man. Beware of  Gentile

Those who were not members of the House of Israel. More specifically, members of the church identified gentiles as those whose lineage was not of the Jews or Lamanites (understood to be the American Indians in JS’s day). Certain prophecies indicated that ...

View Glossary
sophistry, such as bowing and scraping unto  men in whom you have no confidence. Be honest,  open, and frank in all your intercourse with man kind.
O ye Twelve, and all Saints, profit by this important  key, that in all your trials, troubles, and temptations,  afflictions, bonds, imprisonment, and death, see to it  that you do not betray heaven, that you do not betray  Jesus Christ, that you do not betray your brethren, [p. [2]]
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JS, Discourse, Montrose

Located in southern part of county on western shore of Mississippi River. Area settled by Captain James White, 1832, following Black Hawk War. Federal government purchased land from White to create Fort Des Moines, 1834. Fort abandoned; remaining settlement...

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, IA, 2 July 1839; unidentified handwriting; three pages; JS Collection, CHL.

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