deed from the , the man that God has appointed in a legal way, agreeably to the law given to organize and regulate the and all the affairs of the same.)
, in the love of God, having the most implicit confi dence in you, as a man of God, having obtained this confidence by a vision of heaven, therefore, I will proceed to unfold to you some of the feelings of my heart, and to answer the questions. Firstly, (it
is the duty of the Lord’s clerk whom he has appointed to keep a history, and a general church record of all things that transpire in Zion, and of all those who properties and receive legally from the , and also there manner of life their faith and works; and also of all the apostates who apostatize after receiving there inhertances.
Secondly it is contrary to the will and of God that those who receive not their inheritance by con secration, agreebly to his law, which he has given, that he may his people to prepare them against the day of vengeance and burning, should have their names enroled with the people of God; neither is their geneology to be kept, or to be had where it may be found on any of the records or history of the church; their names shall
not be found, neither the names of the fathers, nor the names of the children, written in the book of the Law of God, saith the Lord of Hosts; yea, thus saith the still small voice, which whispereth through and pierceth all things, and often times it maketh my bones to quake while it maketh manifest, saying; And it shall come to pass that I the Lord God, will send one mighty and strong, holding the sceptre of power in his hand, clothed with light for a
covering, whose mouth Shall utter words, Eternal words; while his bowels shall be a fountain of truth, to set in order the house of God, and to arrange by lot the inheritance of the saints, whose names are found, and the names of their fathers, and of their children, enroled in the book of the Law of God: while that man, who was called of God and appointed, that putteth forth his hand to ste ady the ark of God, shall fall by the shaft of death, [p. 241]