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Discourse, 2 July 1839, as Reported by Wilford Woodruff

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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& the Holy Ghost that they have power thus to speak. What art thou O man but dust & from whom dost thou received thy power & blessings but from God, then O ye 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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notice this [drawing of a key] 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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& be wise for Christ sake & your own souls sake. Ye are not sent out to be taught but to teach let every man be sober be vigilent & let all his words be seasoned with grace & keep in mind that it is a day of warning & not of many words. Act honest before God & 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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sophestry such as bowing & scraping unto men in wholm you have no confidence be honest open & frank in all your intercourse with mankind
O ye Twelve and all saints, profit by this important key [drawing of a key] that in all your trials troubles &, temptations, afflictions bonds imprisionment & death see to it that you do not betray heaven, that you do not betray Jesus Christ. that you do not betray your Brethren, & that you do not betray the revelations of God whether in the bible, Book of Mormon, or Doctrine & Covenants or any of the word of God. yea in all your kicking, & floundering see to it that you do not this thing lest innocent blood be found in your skirts & you go down to hell. We may ever know by this sign that there is danger of our being led to a fall & aposticy. when we give way to the devil so as to neglect the first known duty but whatever you do do not betray your Friend [p. [87]]
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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& the Holy Ghost that they have power thus to speak. What art thou O man but dust & from  whom dost thou received thy power & blessings but from God, then O ye 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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notice this [drawing of a key] 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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& be wise  for Christ sake & your own souls sake. Ye are not sent out to be taught but to teach let every man be sober  be vigilent & let all his words be seasoned with grace & keep in mind that it is a day of warning & not of many  words. Act honest before God & 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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sophestry such as bowing & scraping unto men in wholm  you have no confidence be honest open & frank in all your intercourse with mankind
O ye Twelve and all saints, profit by this important key [drawing of a key] that in all your trials troubles &,  temptations, afflictions bonds imprisionment & death see to it that you do not betray heaven, that  you do not betray Jesus Christ. that you do not betray your Brethren, & that you do not betray the revela tions of God whether in the bible, Book of Mormon, or Doctrine & Covenants or any of the word of God.  yea in all your kicking, & floundering see to it that you do not this thing lest innocent blood be found  in your skirts & you go down to hell. We may ever know by this sign that there is danger of our  being led to a fall & aposticy. when we give way to the devil so as to neglect the first known duty  but whatever you do do not betray your Friend [p. [87]]
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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; in Wilford Woodruff, Journal, 2 July 1839; handwriting of Wilford Woodruff

1 Mar. 1807–2 Sept. 1898. Farmer, miller. Born at Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut. Son of Aphek Woodruff and Beulah Thompson. Moved to Richland, Oswego Co., New York, 1832. Baptized into LDS church by Zera Pulsipher, 31 Dec. 1833, near Richland. Ordained...

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; Wilford Woodruff, journals and papers, CHL.

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