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

office and standing in 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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, and shall be delivered over to the buffetings of satan until the day of redemption. Behold this is the preperation wherewith I prepare you, and the foundation, and the ensample, which I give unto you whereby you may accomplish the 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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which are given you, that through my providence, notwithstanding the tribulation which shall descend upon you, that the church may stand independent above all other creatures beneath the celestial world

Highest kingdom of glory in the afterlife; symbolically represented by the sun. According to a vision dated 16 February 1832, inheritors of the celestial kingdom “are they who received the testimony of Jesus, & believed on his name, & were baptized,” “receive...

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, that you may come up unto the crown prepared for you, and be made rulers over many kingdoms, saith the Lord God, the Holy One of Zion, who hath established the foundations of Adam,-ondi-ahman

The term Adam-ondi-Ahman was introduced into Latter-day Saint vocabulary by a revelation that stated that God had “established the foundations of Adam-ondi-Ahman.” A revelation of ca. April 1835 explicitly applied the term to a place, “the valley of Adam-...

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; who hath appointed Michael, your prince, and established his feet, and set him upon high; and given unto him the keys of salvation, under the council and direction of the Holy One, who is without beginning of days or end of life
4. Verily, verily I say unto you, ye are little children, and ye have not as yet understood how great blessings the Father has in his own hands, and prepared for you; and ye cannot bear all things now, nevertheless be of good cheer, for I will lead you along: the kingdom is yours and the blessings thereof are yours: and the riches of eternity are yours; and he who receiveth all things, with thankfulness, shall be made glorious, and the things of this earth shall be added unto him, even an hundred fold, yea, more; wherefore do the things which I have commanded you, saith your Redeemer, even the Son Ahman, who prepareth all things before he taketh you; for ye are the church of the first born, and he will take you up in the cloud, and appoint every man his portion. And he that is a faithful and wise steward

One who managed property and goods under the law of consecration; also someone given a specific ecclesiastical responsibility. According to the “Laws of the Church of Christ,” members of the church were to make donations to the bishop, who would record the...

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shall inherit all things. Amen. [p. 197]
office and standing in 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
, and shall be  delivered over to the buffetings of satan until the day  of redemption. Behold this is the preperation wherewith  I prepare you, and the foundation, and the en sample, which I give unto you whereby you may  accomplish the 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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which are given  you, that through my providence, notwithstanding  the tribulation which shall descend upon you, that  the church may stand independent above all other  creatures beneath the celestial world

Highest kingdom of glory in the afterlife; symbolically represented by the sun. According to a vision dated 16 February 1832, inheritors of the celestial kingdom “are they who received the testimony of Jesus, & believed on his name, & were baptized,” “receive...

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, that you may  come up unto the crown prepared for you, and  be made rulers over many kingdoms, saith the  Lord God, the Holy One of Zion, who hath estab lished the foundations of Adam,-ondi-ahman

The term Adam-ondi-Ahman was introduced into Latter-day Saint vocabulary by a revelation that stated that God had “established the foundations of Adam-ondi-Ahman.” A revelation of ca. April 1835 explicitly applied the term to a place, “the valley of Adam-...

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;  who hath appointed Michael, your prince, and  established his feet, and set him upon high;  and given unto him the keys of salvation,  under the counsel council and direction of the Holy  One, who is without beginning of days or end  of life
4. Verily, verily I say unto you, ye are  little children, and ye have not as yet under stood how great blessings the Father has in his  own hands, and prepared for you; and ye can not bear all things now, nevertheless be of good  cheer, for I will lead you along: the kingdom  is yours and the blessings thereof are yours: and  the riches of eternity are yours; and he who  receiveth all things, with thankfulness, shall  be made glorious, and the things of this earth  shall be added unto him, even an hundred  fold, yea, more; wherefore do the things which  I have commanded you, saith your Redeemer,  even the Son Ahman, who prepareth all things  before he taketh you; for ye are the church  of the first born, and he will take you  up in the cloud, and appoint every man his  portion. And he that is a faithful and wise  steward

One who managed property and goods under the law of consecration; also someone given a specific ecclesiastical responsibility. According to the “Laws of the Church of Christ,” members of the church were to make donations to the bishop, who would record the...

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shall inherit all things. Amen. [p. 197]
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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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