31772

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

die, they shall die unto me, and if they live they shall live unto me. Thou shalt live together in love, insomuch that thou shalt weep for the loss of them that die, and more especially for those that have not hope of a glorious resurrection. And it shall come to pass, that those that die in me, shall not taste of death, for it shall be sweet unto them, and they that die not in me, wo unto them, for their death is bitter!
13. And again, it shall come to pass, that he that has faith in me to be healed, and is not appointed unto death, shall be healed; he who has faith to see shall see; he who has faith to hear shall hear; the lame who hath faith to leap shall leap; and they who have not faith to do these things, but believe in me, have power to become my sons; and inasmuch as they break not my laws, thou shalt bear their infirmities.
14. Thou shalt stand in the place of thy stewardship

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...

View Glossary
: thou shalt not take thy brothers garment; thou shalt pay for that which thou shalt receive of thy brother; and if thou obtainest more than that which would be for thy support thou shalt give it into my storehouse

Both a literal and a figurative repository for goods and land donated to the church. The book of Malachi directed the house of Israel to bring “all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house.” In JS’s revision of the Old Testament...

View Glossary
, that all things may be done according to that which I have said.
15. Thou shalt ask, and my scriptures shall be given as I have appointed, and they shall be preserved in safety; and it is expedient that thou shouldst hold thy peace concerning them, and not teach them until ye have received them in full. And I give unto you a commandment

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...

View Glossary
, that then ye shall teach them unto all men; for they shall be taught unto all nations, kindreds tongues and people.
16. Thou shalt take the things which thou hast received which have been given unto thee in my scriptures for a law, to be my law, to govern my 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 he that doeth according to these things, shall be saved, and he that doeth them not shall be damned, if he continues.
17 If thou shalt ask thou shalt receive revelation upon revelation; knowledge upon knowledge, that thou mayest know the mysteries, and peaceable things; that which bringeth joy, that which bringeth life eternal. Thou shalt ask, and it shall be revealed unto you in mine own due time, where the New Jerusalem

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...

View Glossary
shall be built.
18. And behold, it shall come to pass, that my servants shall be sent forth to the east, and to the west, to the north, and to the south; and [p. 98]
die, they shall die unto me, and if they live they shall live unto me. Thou  shalt live together in love, insomuch that thou shalt weep for  them loss of them that die, and more especially for those that have  not hope of a glorious resurrection. And it shall come to  pass, that those that die in me, shall not taste of death, for it shall  be sweet unto them, and they that die not in me, wo unto them,  for their death is bitter!
13. And again, it shall come to pass, that he that has faith in me  to be healed, and is not appointed unto death, shall be healed;  he who has faith to see shall see; he who has faith to hear shall  hear; the lame who hath faith to leap shall leap; and they who  have not faith to do these things, but believe in me, have power to  become my sons; and inasmuch as they break not my laws,  thou shalt bear their infirmities.
14. Thou shalt stand in the place of thy stewardship

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...

View Glossary
: thou shalt  not take thy brothers garment; thou shalt pay for that which  thou shalt receive of thy brothers; even and if thou obtainest more than  that which would be for thy support thou shalt give it into my  storehouse

Both a literal and a figurative repository for goods and land donated to the church. The book of Malachi directed the house of Israel to bring “all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house.” In JS’s revision of the Old Testament...

View Glossary
, that all things may be done according to that which  I have said.
15. Thou shalt ask, and my scriptures shall be given as I have  appointed, and they shall be preserved in safety; and it is expedient  that thou shouldst hold thy peace concerning them, and not teach  them until ye have received them in full. And I give unto  you a commandment

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...

View Glossary
, that then ye shall teach them unto all  men; for they shall be taught unto all nations, kindreds tongues  and people.
16. Thou shalt take the things which thou hast received which have  been given unto thee in my scriptures for a law, to be my law, to  govern my 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 he that doeth according to these things,  shall be saved, and he that doeth them not shall be damned, if he  continues.
17 If thou shalt ask <thou shalt> receive revelation up on revelation; knowledge upon knowledge, that thou mayest know the mysteries, and peacea ble things; that which bringeth joy, that which bringeth life eternal.  Thou shalt ask, and it shall be revealed unto you in mine  own due time, where the New Jerusalem

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...

View Glossary
shall be built.
18. And behold, it shall come to pass, that my servants shall be sent  forth to the east, and to the west, to the north, and to the south; and [p. 98]
PreviousNext
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 ...

View Full Bio
, 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...

View Full Bio
, 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,...

View Full Bio
, 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...

View Full Bio
; 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.

Facts