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

the holy city

The Book of Mormon indicated that, in preparation for Jesus Christ’s second coming, a city should be built on the American continent and called the New Jerusalem. The Book of Mormon further explained that the remnant of the seed of Joseph (understood to be...

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, and he that liveth when the Lord shall come, and shall have kept the faith, blessed is he; nevertheless it is appointed to him to die at the age of man; wherefore children shall grow up until they become old, old men shall die, but they shall not sleep in the dust, but shall be changed in the twinkling of an eye: wherefore, for this cause preached the apostles unto the world, the resurrection of the dead: these things are things that ye must look for, and speaking after of the Lord, they are now nigh at hand: and in a time to come, even in the day of the coming of the Son of man, and until that hour, there will be foolish virgins among the wise, and at hour an entire separation of the righteous and the wicked; and in that day will I send mine angels to pluck out the wicked, and cast them into unquenchable fire.
14 And now behold, verily I say unto you, I the Lord am not pleased with my servant 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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; he exalted himself in his heart, and received not counsel, but grieved the Spirit: wherefore his writing is not acceptable unto the Lord, and he shall make another; and if the Lord receive it not, behold he standeth no longer in the office to which I have appointed him.
15 And again, verily I say unto you, those who desire in their hearts, in meekness, to warn sinners to repentance, let them be ordained

The conferral of power and authority; to appoint, decree, or set apart. Church members, primarily adults, were ordained to ecclesiastical offices and other responsibilities by the laying on of hands by those with the proper authority. Ordinations to priesthood...

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unto this power; for this is a day of warning, and not a day of many words. Behold I am from above, and my power lieth beneath,— I am over all, and in all, and through all, and searchest all things; and the day cometh that all things shall be subject unto me. Behold I am Alpha and Omega, even Jesus Christ. Wherefore let all men beware how they take my name in their lips; for behold, verily I say, that many there be who are under this condemnation; who useth the name of the Lord, and useth it in vain, having not authority: Wherefore let 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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repent of their sins, and I the Lord will own them, otherwise they shall be cut off.
16 Remember that that which cometh from above, is sacred, and must be spoken with care, and by constraint of the spirit, and in this there is no condemnation; and ye receive the spirit through prayer; wherefore without this there remaineth condemnation: Let my servant 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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, seek them a home as they are taught through prayer, by the Spirit. These things remain to overcome, through patience, that such may receive a [p. 150]
the holy city

The Book of Mormon indicated that, in preparation for Jesus Christ’s second coming, a city should be built on the American continent and called the New Jerusalem. The Book of Mormon further explained that the remnant of the seed of Joseph (understood to be...

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, and he that liveth when the Lord shall come, and shall  have kept the faith, blessed is he; nevertheless it is appointed to him to  die at the age of man; wherefore children shall grow up until they  become old, old men shall die, but they shall not sleep in the dust, but  shall be changed in the twinkling of an eye: wherefore, for this cause  preached the apostles unto the world, the resurrection of the dead:  these things are things that ye must look for, and speaking after  of the Lord, they are now nigh at hand: and in a time to  come, even in the day of the coming of the Son of man, and until  that hour, there will be foolish virgins among the wise, and at  hour an entire separation of the righteous and the wicked; and in  that day will I send mine angels to pluck out the wicked, and  cast them into unquenchable fire.
14 And now behold, verily I say unto you, I the Lord am not pleas ed with my servant 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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; he exalted himself in his heart,  and received not counsel, but grieved the Spirit: wherefore his  writing is not acceptable unto the Lord, and he shall make an other; and if the Lord receive it not, behold he standeth no  longer in the office to which I have appointed him.
15 And again, verily I say unto you, those who desire in their  hearts, in meekness, to warn sinners to repentance, let them be ordained

The conferral of power and authority; to appoint, decree, or set apart. Church members, primarily adults, were ordained to ecclesiastical offices and other responsibilities by the laying on of hands by those with the proper authority. Ordinations to priesthood...

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 unto this power; for this is a day of warning, and not a day of  many words. Behold I am from above, and my power lieth  beneath,— I am over all, and in all, and through all, and  sea[r]chest all things; and the day cometh that all things shall  be subject unto me. Behold I am Alpha and Omega, even Jesus  Christ. Wherefore let all men beware how they take my name  in their lips; for behold, verily I say, that many there be who  are under this condemnation; who useth the name of the Lord,  and useth it in vain, having not authority: Wherefore let 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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repent of their sins, and I the Lord will own them, oth erwise they shall be cut off.
16 Remember that that which cometh from above, is sacred, and  must be spoken with care, and by constraint of the spirit, and in  this there is no condemnation; and ye receive the spirit through  prayer; wherefore without this there remaineth condemnation: Let  my servant 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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, seek them a  home as they are taught through prayer, by the Spirit. These things  remain to overcome, through patience, that such may receive a [p. 150]
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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

1 Oct. 1811–27 Aug. 1841. Clerk, editor. Born in Great Driffield, Yorkshire, England. Member of Methodist church. Immigrated to Upper Canada, 1834. Baptized into LDS church by Parley P. Pratt, May 1836, in Upper Canada. Ordained an elder by John Taylor, 22...

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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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, and Willard Richards

24 June 1804–11 Mar. 1854. Teacher, lecturer, doctor, clerk, printer, editor, postmaster. Born at Hopkinton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. Son of Joseph Richards and Rhoda Howe. Moved to Richmond, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts, 1813. Moved to Chatham, Columbia...

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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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