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Revelation, 12 January 1838–A

as is named in the 3rd Sec. 37 verse of the Book of Covenants, in Zion

A specific location in Missouri; also a literal or figurative gathering of believers in Jesus Christ, characterized by adherence to ideals of harmony, equality, and purity. In JS’s earliest revelations “the cause of Zion” was used to broadly describe the ...

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by 3 witnesses standing against each member of said presidency

The highest presiding body of the church. An 11 November 1831 revelation stated that the president of the high priesthood was to preside over the church. JS was ordained as president of the high priesthood on 25 January 1832. In March 1832, JS appointed two...

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and said witnesses shall be of long and faithful standing and such also as cannot be impeached by other witnesses, before said council

A governing body of twelve high priests. The first high council was organized in Kirtland, Ohio, on 17 February 1834 “for the purpose of settling important difficulties which might arise in the church, which could not be settled by the church, or the bishop...

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and when a desision is had by such an council in Zion it shall only be for Zion it shall not answer for her Stakes

Ecclesiastical organization of church members in a particular locale. Stakes were typically large local organizations of church members; stake leaders could include a presidency, a high council, and a bishopric. Some revelations referred to stakes “to” or...

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but if said desision be acknowleged by the Council of her Stakes then it shall answer for her Stakes But if it is not acknowleged by the Stakes then such stakes may have the privilege of hearing for themselves. or if said decision shall be acknowleged by a majority of her Stakes then it shall answer for all her Stakes. And again the presidency of said 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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may be tried by the voice of the whole body of the Church of Zion, and the voice of a majority of all her Stakes, And again except a majority is had by the voice of the Church of Zion, and the majority of her Stakes, the charges will be considered not sustained, and in order to sustain such charge or charges before said Church of Zion or her Stakes [p. [2]]
as is named in the 3rd Sec. 37 verse of  the Book of Covenants, in Zion

A specific location in Missouri; also a literal or figurative gathering of believers in Jesus Christ, characterized by adherence to ideals of harmony, equality, and purity. In JS’s earliest revelations “the cause of Zion” was used to broadly describe the ...

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by 3 witnesses  standing against each member of said  presidency

The highest presiding body of the church. An 11 November 1831 revelation stated that the president of the high priesthood was to preside over the church. JS was ordained as president of the high priesthood on 25 January 1832. In March 1832, JS appointed two...

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and said witnesses shall be of  long and faithful standing and such  also as cannot be impeached by other  witnesses, before said council

A governing body of twelve high priests. The first high council was organized in Kirtland, Ohio, on 17 February 1834 “for the purpose of settling important difficulties which might arise in the church, which could not be settled by the church, or the bishop...

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and when  a desision is had by such an council  in Zion it shall only be for Zion  it shall not answer for her Stakes

Ecclesiastical organization of church members in a particular locale. Stakes were typically large local organizations of church members; stake leaders could include a presidency, a high council, and a bishopric. Some revelations referred to stakes “to” or...

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 but if said desision be acknowleged  by the Council of her Stakes then it  shall answer for her Stakes <But if it is not acknowleged by the Stakes then such stakes may have the privilege of hearing for themselves.> or if said  decision shall be acknowleged by  a majority of her Stakes then it shall  <answer> for <all> her Stakes. And again the presidency  of said 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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may be tried by the  voice of the whole body of <the Church of> Zion, and the <voice>  <of a majority> of all her Stakes, And again except  a majority is had by the voice of the Church  of Zion, and the majority of her Stakes, the  charges will be considered not sustained, and  in order to sustain such charge or charges before  said Church <of Zion> or her Stakes [p. [2]]
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Revelation, Kirtland

Located ten miles south of Lake Erie. Settled by 1811. Organized by 1818. Population in 1830 about 55 Latter-day Saints and 1,000 others; in 1838 about 2,000 Saints and 1,200 others; in 1839 about 100 Saints and 1,500 others. Mormon missionaries visited township...

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, OH, 12 Jan. 1838; handwriting of George W. Robinson

14 May 1814–10 Feb. 1878. Clerk, postmaster, merchant, clothier, banker. Born at Pawlet, Rutland Co., Vermont. Baptized into LDS church and moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, by 1836. Clerk and recorder for Kirtland high council, beginning Jan. 1836. Married...

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; three pages; Revelations Collection, CHL. Includes endorsement.

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