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

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

the Revelations may be published, and go forth  unto the ends of the earth, that they also may  obtain funds which shall benefit the church,  in all things; that they also may render them selves approved in all things and be accounted  as wise stewards. And now, behold this shall  be an ensample for all the extensive branches  of my church, in whatsoever land they shall  be established. And now I make an end of  my sayings. Amen.
5. A few words in addition to the laws of  the kingdom, respecting the members of the church;  they that are appointed by the Holy Spirit to go  up unto Zion; and they who are privileged to  go up unto Zion: Let them carry up unto  the bishop a certificate from three elders of  the church, or a certificate from the bishop,  otherwise he who shall go up unto the land of  Zion, shall not be accounted as a wise steward.  This is also an ensample. Amen.

December 1831–January 1832

<See Note A. page 179.> Upon the reception of the foregoing  word of the Lord, I re-commenced the translation  of the scriptures, and labored diligently till  Just <about the first> before the Conference, which was to com mence on the 25th of January. During this  period I also received the following as
An Explanation of the epistle to the  first Corinthians, 7th. Chapter, 14th verse.
1 For the unbelieving husband is sanctified  by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanc tified by the husband, else were your children  unclean, but now are they holy.
2 Now in the days of the Apostles  the law of circumcision was had among all the  Jews, who believed not the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  And it came to pass that there arose a great  contention among the people concerning the  law of circumcision, for the unbelieving hus band was desirous that his children should [p. 178]
JS, History, 1838–1856, vol. A-1, created 11 June 1839–24 Aug. 1843; handwriting of James Mulholland, Robert B. Thompson, William W. Phelps, and Willard Richards; 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.