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History, 1838–1856, volume A-1 [23 December 1805–30 August 1834]

tempests; and by the voice of earthquakes; and great hail-storms; and by the voice of famines, and pestilence of every kind; and by the great sound of a trump; and by the voice of Judgment; and by the voice mercy all the day long; and by the voice of glory, and honor, and the riches of eternal life; and would have saved you with an everlasting salvation, but ye would not! Behold the day has come when the cup of the wrath of mine indignation, is full.
7. Behold, verily I say unto you, that these are the words of the Lord your God; wherefore, labor ye, labor ye, in my vineyard for the last time; for the last time call upon the inhabitants of the earth, for in mine own due time will I come upon the earth in Judgment: and my people shall be redeemed, and shall reign with me on earth; for the great Millennial, which I have spoken by the mouth of servants shall come; for Satan shall be bound; and when he is loosed again, he shall only reign for a little season, and then cometh the end of the earth; and he that liveth in righteousness, shall be changed in the twinkling of an eye; and the earth shall pass away so as by fire; and the wicked shall go away into unquenchable fire; and their end no man knoweth on earth, nor ever shall know, until they come before me in judgment.
8. Hearken ye to these words; behold I am Jesus Christ the Savior of the world. Treasure these things up in your hearts, and let the solemnities of eternity rest upon your minds. Be sober. Keep all my commandments

Generally, a divine mandate that church members were expected to obey; more specifically, a text dictated by JS in the first-person voice of Deity that served to communicate knowledge and instruction to JS and his followers. Occasionally, other inspired texts...

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; even so: Amen.
The latter part of February I received the following revelation which caused the 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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to appoint a conference

A meeting where ecclesiastical officers and other church members could conduct church business. The “Articles and Covenants” of the church directed the elders to hold conferences to perform “Church business.” The first of these conferences was held on 9 June...

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to be held on the 6th. of June ensuing. It was given at Kirtland

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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, February, 1831, to Joseph Smith Jr. and Sidney Rigdon

19 Feb. 1793–14 July 1876. Tanner, farmer, minister. Born at St. Clair, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. Son of William Rigdon and Nancy Gallaher. Joined United Baptists, ca. 1818. Preached at Warren, Trumbull Co., Ohio, and vicinity, 1819–1821. Married Phebe...

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1. Behold thus saith the Lord unto you, my servants, it is expedient in me, that the elders

A male leader in the church generally; an ecclesiastical and priesthood office or one holding that office; a proselytizing missionary. The Book of Mormon explained that elders ordained priests and teachers and administered “the flesh and blood of Christ unto...

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of my church should be called together from the east, and from the west, and from the north, and from the south, by letter or some other way.
2. And it shall come to pass, that inasmuch as they are faithful, and exercise faith in me, I will pour out my Spirit upon them in the day that they assemble themselves together. And it shall come to pass, that they shall go forth into the regions round about, and preach repentance unto the people; and many shall be converted, insomuch that ye shall obtain power to organize your [p. 103]
tempests; and by the voice of earthquakes; and great hail-storms; and  by the voice of famines, and pestilence of every kind; and by the great  sound of a trump; by and by the voice of Judgment; and by the voice  mercy all the day long; and by the voice of glory, and honor, and the  riches of eternal life; and would have saved you with an everlasting  salvation, but ye would not! Behold the day has come when the  cup of the wrath of mine indignation, is full.
7. Behold, verily I say unto you, that these <are the> words of the Lord your  God; wherefore, labor ye, labor ye, in my vineyard for the last  time; for the last time call upon the inhabitants of the earth, for  in mine own due time will I come upon the earth in Judgment:  and my people shall be redeemed, and shall reign with me on  earth; for the great Millennial, which I have spoken by the  mouth of servants shall come; for Satan shall be bound; and  when he is loosed again, he shall only reign for a little sea son, and then cometh the end of the earth; and he that liveth  in righteousness, shall be changed in the twinkling of an eye;  and the earth shall pass away so as by fire; and the wicked  shall go away into unquenchable fire; and their end no  man knoweth on earth, nor ever shall know, until they come  before me in judgment.
8. Hearken ye to these words; behold I am Jesus Christ the  Savior of the world. Treasure these things up in your hearts,  and let the solemnities of eternity rest upon your minds.  Be sober. Keep all my commandments

Generally, a divine mandate that church members were expected to obey; more specifically, a text dictated by JS in the first-person voice of Deity that served to communicate knowledge and instruction to JS and his followers. Occasionally, other inspired texts...

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; even so: Amen.
The latter part of February I received the following revela tion which caused the 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...

View Glossary
to appoint a conference

A meeting where ecclesiastical officers and other church members could conduct church business. The “Articles and Covenants” of the church directed the elders to hold conferences to perform “Church business.” The first of these conferences was held on 9 June...

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 to be held on the 6th. of June ensuing. It was given at  Kirtland

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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, February, 1831, to me <Joseph Smith Jr.> and Sidney Rigdon

19 Feb. 1793–14 July 1876. Tanner, farmer, minister. Born at St. Clair, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. Son of William Rigdon and Nancy Gallaher. Joined United Baptists, ca. 1818. Preached at Warren, Trumbull Co., Ohio, and vicinity, 1819–1821. Married Phebe...

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1. Behold thus saith the Lord unto you, my servants, it is  expedient in me, that the elders

A male leader in the church generally; an ecclesiastical and priesthood office or one holding that office; a proselytizing missionary. The Book of Mormon explained that elders ordained priests and teachers and administered “the flesh and blood of Christ unto...

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of my church should be called together  the from the east, and from the west, and from the north, and from  the south, by letter or some other way.
2. And it shall come to pass, that inasmuch as they are faithful,  and exercise faith in me, I will pour out my Spirit upon them  in the day that they assemble themselves together. And it shall  come to pass, that they shall go forth into the regions round about,  and preach repentance unto the people; and many shall be con verted, insomuch that ye shall obtain power to organize your [p. 103]
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JS, History, 1838–1856, vol. A-1, created 11 June 1839–24 Aug. 1843; handwriting of James Mulholland

1804–3 Nov. 1839. Born in Ireland. Baptized into LDS church. Married Sarah Scott, 8 Feb. 1838, at Far West, Caldwell Co., Missouri. Engaged in clerical work for JS, 1838, at Far West. Ordained a seventy, 28 Dec. 1838. After expulsion from Missouri, lived ...

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, Robert B. Thompson

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, William W. Phelps

17 Feb. 1792–7 Mar. 1872. Writer, teacher, printer, newspaper editor, publisher, postmaster, lawyer. Born at Hanover, Morris Co., New Jersey. Son of Enon Phelps and Mehitabel Goldsmith. Moved to Homer, Cortland Co., New York, 1800. Married Sally Waterman,...

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; 553 pages, plus 16 pages of addenda; CHL. This is the first volume of a six-volume manuscript history of the church. This first volume covers the period from 23 December 1805 to 30 August 1834; the remaining five volumes, labeled B-1 through F-1, continue through 8 August 1844.

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