3. The word of the Lord, in addition to the , making known the duty of the , which which has been unto the in this part of the vineyard; which is verily this; to keep the Lord’s ; to receive the funds of the church in this part of the vineyard; to take an account of the as before has been , and to administer to their wants, who shall pay for that which they receive, inasmuch as they have where with
to pay, that this also may be to the good of the church, to the poor and needy; and he who hath not wherewith to pay, an account shall be taken and handed over to the in of Zion, who shall pay the debt out of that which the Lord shall put into his hands; and the labors of the faithful who labor in spiritual things, in administer ing the gospel and the things of the kingdom, unto the church, and unto the world, shall answer the debt unto the in Zion: Thus it
cometh out of the church, for according to the law every man that cometh up to Zion, must lay all things before the in Zion.
4. And now verily I say unto you, that as every Elder in this part of the vineyard, must give an account of his unto the in this part of the vine yard, a certificate from the Judge or in this part of the vineyard, unto the in Zion, render eth every man acceptable, and answereth all things, for an , and to be received as a wise steward, and as a faithful laborer; otherwise he shall not be accepted of the in Zion. And now,
virily I say unto you, let every elder who shall give an account unto the of the church, in this part of the vineyard, be remembered <recomme nded> by the church or churches, in which he labors, that he may render himself and his accounts approved in all things. And again let my ser vants who are appointed as stewards over the lit erary concerns of my church, have claim for assi stance upon the bishop or bishops, in all things, that [p. 177]