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Letter to the Church and Edward Partridge, 20 March 1839

is left to stand by the wall cursed are all those that shall lift up the heal against mine anointed saith the Lord and cry they have sined when they have not sined before me saith the Lord but have done that which was meat in mine eyes and which I commanded

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them but those who cry transgresion do it becaus they are the servants of sin and are the children of disobediance themselvs and those who swear false against my servants that they might bring them unto bondage and death. Wo unto them because they have offended my little ones they shall be severed from the ordinances

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of mine house their basket shall not be full their houses and their barnes shall famish and they themselvs shall be dispised by those that flattered them they shall not have right to the priesthood

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nor their posterity after them from generation to generation it had been better for them that a millstone had been hanged about their necks and they drownd in the depth of the see wo unto all those that discomfort my people and drive and murder and testify against them saith the Lord of host a generation of viper shall not escape the damnation of hell behold mine eye seeth and knoweth all their works and I have in reserve a swift judgement in the season thereoff for them all for there is a time appointed to evry man [p. 9]
is left to stand by the wall cursed are all those  that shall lift up the heal against mine anointed  saith the Lord and cry they have sined when  they have not sined before me saith the Lord  but have done that which was meat in mine  eyes and which I commanded

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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them but those  who cry transgresion do it becaus they are  the servants of sin and are the children of disobedi ance themselvs and those who swear false  against my servants that they might bring  them unto bondage and death. Wo unto  them because they have offended my little ones  they shall be severed from 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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of mine  house their basket shall not be full their houses  and their barnes shall famish and they themselvs  shall be dispised by those that flattered them  they shall not have right to the priesthood

Power or authority of God. The priesthood was conferred through the laying on of hands upon adult male members of the church in good standing; no specialized training was required. Priesthood officers held responsibility for administering the sacrament of...

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nor their  posterity after them from generation to generation  it had been better for them that a millstone had  been hanged about their necks and they having drownd  in the depth of the see wo unto all those that  discomfort my people and drive and mur der and testify against them saith the Lord of  host a generation of viper shall not escape the  damnation of hell behold mine eyes seeth and  knoweth all their works and I have in reserve a  swift judgement in the season thereoff for them  all for there is a time appointed for <to> evry man [p. 9]
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, IL, 20 Mar. 1839; handwriting of Alexander McRae and Caleb Baldwin with corrections by JS and signatures of JS, Hyrum Smith, Lyman Wight, Caleb Baldwin, and Alexander McRae; 26 pages; Revelations Collection, CHL. Includes endorsements.

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