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Letter to the Church and Edward Partridge, 20 March 1839

by his holy spirit yea by the unspeakable gift of the holy-Ghost that has not been revealed since the world was untill now which our fathers have wated with anxious expectation to be revealed in the last times which their minds were pointed to by the Angels as held in reserve for the fullness of their glory a time to come in the which nothing shall be with held whither there be one god or many god’s they shall be manifest all thrones and dominions principalities and powers shall be revealed and set forth upon all who have indured valiently for the gospel of Jesus Christ and also if there be bounds set to the heavens or to the seas or to the dry land or to the sun moon or starrs all the times of their revolutions all their appointed days month and years and all the Days of their days, months and years, and all their glories laws and set times shall be reveald in the days of the dispensation of the fullness of times

A period of God’s work on earth, such as the “dispensation of the gospel of Abraham.” The biblical phrase “dispensation of the fulness of times” appears often in the writing of early Latter-day Saints; they typically used it to describe the final dispensation...

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according to that which was ordaind

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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in the midst of the councyl of the eternal God of all other Gods before this world was that should be reserved unto the finishing and the end thereoff when evry man shall enter into his eternal presants and into his imortal rest but I beg leave to say unto you Brethren that ignorance superstition and bigotry placing itself where it ought not is often times in the way of the prosperity of this 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...

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by his holy spirit yea by the unspeakable gift of  the holy-Ghost that has not been revealed since the  world was untill now which our fathers have wated with  anxious expectation to be revealed in the last times which  their minds were pointed to by the Angels as held in rese rve for the fullness of their glory a time to come in the  which nothing shall be with held whither there be  one god or many god’s they shall be manifest  all thrones and dominions principalities and pow ers shall be revealed and set forth upon all who have  indured valiently for the gospel of Jesus Christ and  also if there be bounds set to the heavens or  to the seas or to the dry land or to the sun moon  or starrs all the times of their revolutions all their  appointed days month and years and all the  Days of their days, months and years, and all  their glories laws and set times shall be reveald  in the days of the dispensation of the fullness  of times

A period of God’s work on earth, such as the “dispensation of the gospel of Abraham.” The biblical phrase “dispensation of the fulness of times” appears often in the writing of early Latter-day Saints; they typically used it to describe the final dispensation...

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according to that which was ordaind

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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 in the midst of the councyl of the eternal  God of all other Gods before this world was  that should be reserved unto the finishing and  the end thereoff where <when> evry man shall  enter into his eternal presants and into  his imortal rest but I beg leave to say unto  you Brethren that ignorance supe[r]stition and  bigotry placing itself where it ought not is often  times in the way of the prosperity of this 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...

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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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