even now, let him that goeth to the east, teach them that shall be converted, to flee to the west; and this in consequence of that which is coming on the earth, and of secret combinations. Behold thou shalt observe all these things, and great shall be thy reward; for unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the
kingdom, but— unto the world it is not given to know them. Ye shall observe the laws which ye have received, and be faithful. And ye shall hereafter receive church covenants, such as shall be suffi cient to establish you, both here and in the . Therefore he that lacketh wisdom, let him ask of me, and I will give him liberally and upbraid him not. Lift up your hearts and rejoice, for unto you the kingdom, or in other words, the of the , have given been given: even so;
19. The and shall their even as the members and the , or , who are appointed to assist the as counsellors, in all things, are to have their families supported out of the property which is to the bishop, for the good of the poor, and for other purposes, as before mentioned: or they are to receive a just remuneration for all their services; either a stewardship or
otherwise, as may be thought best, or decided be decided by the coun sellors and bishop. And the bishop also shall receive his support, or a just renumeration for all his services in the church.
20. Behold verily I say unto you, that whatever persons among you having put away their companions for the cause of fornication, or in other words, if they shall testify before you in all lowliness of heart, that this is the case, ye shall not cast them out from among you; but if ye shall find that any persons have left their companions for the sake of adultery, and they them selves are the offenders, and their companions are living, they shall be cast out
from among you. And again I say unto you, that ye shall be watchful and careful, with all inquiry, that ye receive none such among you, if they are married, and if they are not married, they shall repent of all their sins, or ye shall not receive them. [p. 99]