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Discourse, [21 March] 1841, as Reported by Martha Jane Knowlton Coray

and us to receive the word of the Lord at the hands of the Levites therefore Jhon being Lawful heir to the Levitical Priesthood the people were bound to receive his testimony. Hence the saying the Kingdom of heaven suffereth violence and the violent take it by force after Jhon had been testifying of Jesus for some time Jesus came unto him for baptism Jhon felt that the honor of baptizing his master was too great a thing grater than he could claim and said I have need to be baptized of thee and comest thou to me Jesus replied thus it behooveth us to fulfill all righteousness thus signifying to Jhon the claim of the Aronic priesthood [p. [24]]
and us to receive the word  of the Lord at the hands of  the Levites therefore Jhon being  Lawful heir to the Levitical  Priesthood the people were bound  to receive his testimony. Hence  the saying the Kingdom of heaven  suffereth violence and the violent  take it by force after Jhon  had been testifying of Jesus for  some time Jesus came unto him  for baptism Jhon felt that the  honor of baptizing his master  was too great a thing grater than  he could claim and said I have  need to be baptized of thee and comest  thou to me Jesus repl[i]ed thus it  behooveth us to fulfill all righteousness  thus signifying to Jhon the  claim of the Aronic priesthood [p. [24]]
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Principal gathering place for Saints following expulsion from Missouri. Beginning in 1839, LDS church purchased lands in earlier settlement of Commerce and planned settlement of Commerce City, as well as surrounding areas. Served as church headquarters, 1839...

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, IL, [21 Mar.] 1841; in Martha Jane Knowlton Coray, Notebook, pp. [23]–[29], handwriting of Martha Jane Knowlton Coray; CHL.

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