presisted in, bring down the wrath and indig nation upon your heads. The
are directed to procceed on and finish the
, and the two may act their own Judgment,
whether to proceed or return.
Smith Jr. read to th[e]
, which was approved, and filled our hearts with Joy.
A letter from Elder
was presented— The council refer him to the
commandment which requires non[e] to leave or bring their families without
revelation, or de cision of the
— Were they to come, they would not be with him as much as
they will to tarry.
’ family is not
We discover an error in
’s letter— He says, “To the
able preaching of Elders
.” We conclude that if it had been the preaching of the
Lord, as it should have been, he would have had the honor, and not
To close, we add, that unless this epistle is
heeded, in all its parts, in its full forcce, those who rebell against
it shall be dealt with by the Lord accordingly, for we ask, being
agreed as touching this thing.
We wish you to understand,
that your duty requires you to seek first the kingdom of Heaven and its
righteousness, that is— attend to the first things first, and then all things will be added, and that
complaint about your families will be less frequent— Dont preach
yourselves crucified for your wives sake, but remembr that Christ was
crucified, and you are sent out to be spe cial witnesses of this thing. Men
do not wish to hear these little things, for
there is no salvation in them, but there is in the other.
Let the hands of the ten be strengthened, and let them go
forth in the name of the Lord, in the power of their mission, giving
diligent heed to the direction