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Revelation, 16 April 1830 [D&C 22]

1

Immediately preceding this text in the Painesville Telegraph is the text of Articles and Covenants, ca. Apr. 1830 [D&C 20].  


A commandment

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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unto the church of Christ

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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which was established in these last days A. D. 1830, on the 4th month and the 6th day of the month, which is called April:—2

This opening may have been added to the revelation text at some point after its initial dictation.  


Behold I say unto you that all old covenants

A binding agreement between two parties, particularly between God and man. The term covenant was often associated with “commandments,” referring to revelation texts. The gospel as preached by JS—including the need for faith, repentance, baptism, and reception...

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have I caused to be done away in this thing, and this is a new and everlasting covenant

Generally referred to the “fulness of the gospel”—the sum total of the church’s message, geared toward establishing God’s covenant people on the earth; also used to describe individual elements of the gospel, including marriage. According to JS, the everlasting...

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;3

The text in Revelation Book 1 includes here the phrase “even the same which was from the begining.” Other early versions of the revelation match Revelation Book 1. (Revelation Book 1, p. 32; McLellin, Copies of Revelations, 7; Gilbert, Notebook, [12] [D&C 22:1].)  


wherefore, although a man should be baptized

An ordinance in which an individual is immersed in water for the remission of sins. The Book of Mormon explained that those with necessary authority were to baptize individuals who had repented of their sins. Baptized individuals also received the gift of...

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a hundred times it availeth him nothing, for ye cannot enter in at the straight gait by the law of Moses, neither by your dead works, for it is because of your dead works that I have caused this last covenant and this church to be built up unto me;4

Revelation Book 1 includes here the phrase “even as in days of old,” as does Sidney Gilbert’s early copy of the revelation. (Revelation Book 1, p. 32; Gilbert, Notebook, [12] [D&C 22:3].)  


wherefore enter ye in at the gate as I have commanded, and seek not to counsel your God.5

Immediately following this text in the Painesville Telegraph is the text of Revelation, ca. Aug. 1830 [D&C 27], as though it were part of the same text.  


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1

Immediately preceding this text in the Painesville Telegraph is the text of Articles and Covenants, ca. Apr. 1830 [D&C 20].  


A  commandment

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...

View Glossary
unto the church of Christ

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...

View Glossary
 which was established in these last days  A. D. 1830, on the 4th month and the  6th day of the month, which is called A pril:—2

This opening may have been added to the revelation text at some point after its initial dictation.  


Behold I say unto you that all old  covenants

A binding agreement between two parties, particularly between God and man. The term covenant was often associated with “commandments,” referring to revelation texts. The gospel as preached by JS—including the need for faith, repentance, baptism, and reception...

View Glossary
have I caused to be done away  in this thing, and this is a new and ever lasting covenant

Generally referred to the “fulness of the gospel”—the sum total of the church’s message, geared toward establishing God’s covenant people on the earth; also used to describe individual elements of the gospel, including marriage. According to JS, the everlasting...

View Glossary
;3

The text in Revelation Book 1 includes here the phrase “even the same which was from the begining.” Other early versions of the revelation match Revelation Book 1. (Revelation Book 1, p. 32; McLellin, Copies of Revelations, 7; Gilbert, Notebook, [12] [D&C 22:1].)  


wherefore, although a  man should be baptized

An ordinance in which an individual is immersed in water for the remission of sins. The Book of Mormon explained that those with necessary authority were to baptize individuals who had repented of their sins. Baptized individuals also received the gift of...

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a hundred times  it availeth him nothing, for ye cannot enter  in at the straight gait by the law of Moses,  neither by your dead works, for it is  because of your dead works that I  have caused this last covenant and this  church to be built up unto me;4

Revelation Book 1 includes here the phrase “even as in days of old,” as does Sidney Gilbert’s early copy of the revelation. (Revelation Book 1, p. 32; Gilbert, Notebook, [12] [D&C 22:3].)  


wherefore  enter ye in at the gate as I have com manded, and seek not to counsel your  God.5

Immediately following this text in the Painesville Telegraph is the text of Revelation, ca. Aug. 1830 [D&C 27], as though it were part of the same text.  


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Revelation, [Fayette Township

Located in northern part of county between Seneca and Cayuga lakes. Area settled, by 1790. Officially organized as Washington Township, 14 Mar. 1800. Name changed to Fayette, 6 Apr. 1808. Population in 1830 about 3,200. Population in 1840 about 3,700. Significant...

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, Seneca Co., NY, 16 Apr. 1830]. Featured version part of “The Mormon Creed,” in Painesville (OH) Telegraph, 19 Apr. 1831, vol. 2, no. 44 (second series), p. [4]. The microfilm copy of the text transcribed herein was filmed by the Microfilm Corporation of Cleveland, OH, 1947, copy at CHL.
Both the Painesville Telegraph version and the one found in Revelation Book 1 appear to have been created about the same time, but differences between the two versions indicate that the former was based on an earlier copy; therefore, the Telegraph version is featured here.

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