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Instruction on Priesthood, 5 October 1840

and that all things whatsoever that should be gathered together in one in those dispensations unto the same fulness and eternal glory should be in Christ Jesus; therefore he set the ordinances

A religious rite. JS taught that ordinances were covenants between man and God, in which believers could affirm faith, gain spiritual knowledge, and seek blessings. Some ordinances were considered requisite for salvation. The manner in which ordinances were...

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to be the same for Ever and ever and set Adam to watch over them to reveal them from heaven to man or to send Angels to reveal them Heb 1 Chap 16 [14] verse. [“]Are they not all ministring spirits sent forth to minister to those who shall be heirs of Salvation.” These angels are under the direction of Michael or Adam who acts under the direction of Christ
From the above quotation we learn that Paul perfectly understood the purpose of God in relation to his connexion with man, and that glorious and perfect order which he established in himself whereby he sent forth power revelations and glory. God will not acknowledge that which he has not called, ordained

The conferral of power and authority; to appoint, decree, or set apart. Church members, primarily adults, were ordained to ecclesiastical offices and other responsibilities by the laying on of hands by those with the proper authority. Ordinations to priesthood...

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and chosen.
In the beginning God called Adam by his own voice See Genesis 3 Chap 9 & 10 verses. [“]And the Lord called unto Adam and said unto him where art thou, and he said I heard thy voice in the garden and I was afraid because I was naked and hid myself.” Adam received 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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and instruction from God. This was the order from the beginning: that he received revelations, Commandments, and ordinances

A religious rite. JS taught that ordinances were covenants between man and God, in which believers could affirm faith, gain spiritual knowledge, and seek blessings. Some ordinances were considered requisite for salvation. The manner in which ordinances were...

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at the beginning is beyond the power of controversy, else, how did they begin to to offer Sacrifices to God in an acceptable manner? [p. 3]
and that all things whatsoever that should be gathered  together in one in those dispensations unto the same  fulness and eternal glory should be in Christ Jesus;  therefore he set the ordinances

A religious rite. JS taught that ordinances were covenants between man and God, in which believers could affirm faith, gain spiritual knowledge, and seek blessings. Some ordinances were considered requisite for salvation. The manner in which ordinances were...

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to be the same for  Ever and ever and set Adam to watch over them  to reveal them from heaven to man or to send  Angels to reveal them Heb 1 Chap 16 [14] verse. [“]Are they  not all ministring spirits sent forth to minister to those  who shall be heirs of Salvation.” These angels are under  the direction of Michael or Adam who acts under  the direction of Christ
From the above quotation we learn that Paul perfectly  understood the purpose of God in relation <to> his connexion  with man, and that glorious and perfect order which  he established in himself whereby he sent forth power  revelations and glory. God will not acknowledge that  which he has not called, ordained

The conferral of power and authority; to appoint, decree, or set apart. Church members, primarily adults, were ordained to ecclesiastical offices and other responsibilities by the laying on of hands by those with the proper authority. Ordinations to priesthood...

View Glossary
and chosen.
In the beginning God called Adam by his own voice  See Genesis 3 Chap 9 & 10 verses. [“]And the Lord called unto  Adam and said unto him where art thou, and he said  I heard thy voice in the garden and I was afraid because  I was naked and hid myself.[”] Adam received com mandments

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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and instruction from God. This was the  order from the beginning: that he received revelations,  Commandments, and ordinances

A religious rite. JS taught that ordinances were covenants between man and God, in which believers could affirm faith, gain spiritual knowledge, and seek blessings. Some ordinances were considered requisite for salvation. The manner in which ordinances were...

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at the beginning is beyond  the power of controversy, else, how did they begin to  to offer Sacrifices to God in an acceptable manner? [p. 3]
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JS, Instruction on Priesthood, Nauvoo

Principal gathering place for Saints following expulsion from Missouri. Beginning in 1839, LDS church purchased lands in earlier settlement of Commerce and planned settlement of Commerce City, as well as surrounding areas. Served as church headquarters, 1839...

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, IL, 5 Oct. 1840; handwriting of 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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; ten pages; JS Collection, CHL. Includes endorsements.

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