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Revelation, 22–23 September 1832 [D&C 84]

A revelation given in 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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the 22d & 23d. day of Sept AD 1832
A revelation of Jesus Christ unto his servant Joseph and six Elders

A male leader in the church generally; an ecclesiastical and priesthood office or one holding that office; a proselytizing missionary. The Book of Mormon explained that elders ordained priests and teachers and administered “the flesh and blood of Christ unto...

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as they united there hearts in lifting there voice on high, yea the word of the Lord, concerning his 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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established in the last days. for the restoration of his people as he has spoken by the mouth of his prophets and for the gathering, of his saints to stand upon mount Zion which shall be called the city New Jerusalem

The Book of Mormon indicated that, in preparation for Jesus Christ’s second coming, a city should be built on the American continent and called the New Jerusalem. The Book of Mormon further explained that the remnant of the seed of Joseph (understood to be...

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, which city shall be built begining at the temple lot which is appointed by the finger of the Lord in the western boundaries of the State of Missouri

Area acquired by U.S. in Louisiana Purchase, 1803, and established as territory, 1812. Missouri Compromise, 1820, admitted Missouri as slave state, 1821. Population in 1830 about 140,000; in 1836 about 240,000; and in 1840 about 380,000. Mormon missionaries...

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and dedicated by the hand of Joseph and others with whom the Lord was will pleased, verily this is the word of the Lord, that the city New Jerusalem shall be built by the gathring

As directed by early revelations, church members “gathered” in communities. A revelation dated September 1830, for instance, instructed elders “to bring to pass the gathering of mine elect” who would “be gathered in unto one place, upon the face of this land...

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of the saints begining at this place, even the place of the Temple, which Temple shall be reared in this generation for verely this generation shall not all pass away untill an house shalt be built unto the Lord and a cloud shall rest upon it which cloud shall be even the glory of the Lord which shall fill the house, and the sons of Moses according to the holy Priesthood

The greater or higher of two orders of priesthood in the church. Also known as “the holy priesthood, after the order of the Son of God,” “the high priesthood,” and “the high and holy priesthood.” This priesthood held the “right of presidency,” the responsibility...

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which he received under the [hand of his] father in Law Jethro, and Jethro received it under the hand of Caleb. and Caleb received it under the hand of Elihu and Elihu under the hand of Jeremy and Jeremy under the hand of Gad and Gad under the hand of Esaius and Esaius received it under the hand of God, Esaius also lived in the days of Abraham and was blessed of him which Abraham received the Priesthood from Melchesedec who received it through the linage of his fathers even till Noah, and from Noah till Enoch, through the linage of thare fathers and from Enoch to abel who was slain by the conspiracy of his brother who received the Priesthood by the commandment of God by the hand of his father Adam who was the first man, which Priesthood continueth in the church of God in all generations and is without begining of days or end of years and the Lord confirmed a priesthood also upon Aaron

The lower, or lesser, of two divisions of the priesthood. Sometimes called the Levitical priesthood. It was named for Aaron, the brother of Moses, “because it was conferred upon Aaron and his seed” in antiquity. JS and other church leaders taught that the...

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and his seed throughout all the generations of the Jews. which priesthood also continueth and abideth for ever with the Priesthood which is after the holiest order of God, and this greater Priesthood adminestereth the gospel and holdeth the key

Authority or knowledge of God given to humankind. In the earliest records, the term keys primarily referred to JS’s authority to unlock the “mysteries of the kingdom.” Early revelations declared that both JS and Oliver Cowdery held the keys to bring forth...

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of the misteries of the kingdom, even the key of the knowledge of God therefore in the ordinences

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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thereof the power of Godliness is manifest and without the ordinences thereof, and the authority of the Priesthood, the power of Godliness is not manifest unto man in the flesh, for without this no man can see the face of God even the father and live, now this Moses plainly taught to the children of Israel in the wilderness, and saught diligently to sanctify his people that they might behold the face of God, but they hardened ther hearts and could not endure his presence therefore the Lord in his wrath (for his anger was kindled against them) swore that they should not enter into his rest, which rest is the fulness of his glory while in the wilderness, therefore he took Moses out of there midst and the holy Priesthood also, and the lesser Priesthood continued, which Priesthood holdeth the keys of the ministring of Angels and the preparitory gospel, which gospel is the gospel of repentence and of Baptism

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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, and the remission of sins, and the Law of carnal commandments— which the lord in his wrath caused to continue with the house of Aaron among the children of Israel until John whom God raised up being fillid with the holy ghost from his Mothers womb, for he was baptised while he was yet in the womb and was ordained

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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by the Angel of God at the time he was eight days old unto this power to overthrow the kingdom of the Jews and to make straight the way of the Lord [p. [1]]
A revelation given in 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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the 22d & 23d. day of Sept AD 1832
A revelation of Jesus Christ unto his saints servant Joseph and six Elders

A male leader in the church generally; an ecclesiastical and priesthood office or one holding that office; a proselytizing missionary. The Book of Mormon explained that elders ordained priests and teachers and administered “the flesh and blood of Christ unto...

View Glossary
as they united  there hearts in lifting there voice on high, yea the word of the Lord, concerning his chu rch

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
established in the last days. for the restoration of his people as he has spoken by  the mouth of his prophets and for the gathering, of his saints to stand upon mount Zion  which shall be called the city New Jerusalem

The Book of Mormon indicated that, in preparation for Jesus Christ’s second coming, a city should be built on the American continent and called the New Jerusalem. The Book of Mormon further explained that the remnant of the seed of Joseph (understood to be...

View Glossary
, which city shall be built begining at the  temple lot which is appointed by the finger of God the Lord in the western boundaries of the State of Missou[ri]

Area acquired by U.S. in Louisiana Purchase, 1803, and established as territory, 1812. Missouri Compromise, 1820, admitted Missouri as slave state, 1821. Population in 1830 about 140,000; in 1836 about 240,000; and in 1840 about 380,000. Mormon missionaries...

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 and dedicated by the hand of Joseph and others with whom the Lord was will pleased, verily this is the  word of the Lord, that the city New Jerusalem shall be built by the gathring

As directed by early revelations, church members “gathered” in communities. A revelation dated September 1830, for instance, instructed elders “to bring to pass the gathering of mine elect” who would “be gathered in unto one place, upon the face of this land...

View Glossary
of the saints begining  at this place, even the place of the Temple, which Temple shall be built <reared> in this generation  for verely this generation shall not all pass away untill an house shalt be built unto  the Lord and a cloud shall rest upon it which cloud shall be even the glory of  the Lord which shall fill the house, and the sons of Moses according to the holy Priest hood

The greater or higher of two orders of priesthood in the church. Also known as “the holy priesthood, after the order of the Son of God,” “the high priesthood,” and “the high and holy priesthood.” This priesthood held the “right of presidency,” the responsibility...

View Glossary
which he received under the [hand of his] father in Law Jethro, and Jethro received it u[n]der  the ha[n]d of Caleb. and Caleb received it under the hand of Elihu and Elihu under  the hand of Jeremy and Jeremy under the hand of Gad and Gad under the hand  of Esaius and Esaius received it under the hand of God, Esaius lived also lived in  the days of Abraham and was blessed of him which Abraham received the Priesthood  from Melchesedec who received it through the linage of his fathers even till  Noah, and from Noah till Enoch, through the linage of thare fathers and from  Enoch to abel who was slain by the conspiracy of his brother who received the  Priesthood by the commandment of God by the hand of his father Adam who  was the first man, which Priesthood continueth in the church of God in all gen erations and is without begining of days or end of years and the Lord confir med a priesthood also upon Aaron

The lower, or lesser, of two divisions of the priesthood. Sometimes called the Levitical priesthood. It was named for Aaron, the brother of Moses, “because it was conferred upon Aaron and his seed” in antiquity. JS and other church leaders taught that the...

View Glossary
and his seed throughout all the generations  of the Jews. which priesthood also continueth and abideth for ever with the Priesthood which  is after the holiest order of God, and this greater Priesthood adminestereth the gospel  and holdeth the key

Authority or knowledge of God given to humankind. In the earliest records, the term keys primarily referred to JS’s authority to unlock the “mysteries of the kingdom.” Early revelations declared that both JS and Oliver Cowdery held the keys to bring forth...

View Glossary
of the misteries of the kingdom, even the key of the knowledge of  God therefore in the ordinences

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...

View Glossary
thereof the power of Godliness is manifest and without  the ordinences thereof, and the authority of the Priesthood, the power of Godliness is  not manifest unto man in the flesh, for without this no man can see the face of  God even the father and live, now this Moses plainly taught to the children of Israel  in the wilderness, and saught diligently to sanctify his people that they might  behold the face of God, but they hardened ther hearts and could not endure  his presence therefore the Lord in his wrath (for his anger was kindled against them)  swore that they should not enter into his rest, which rest is the fulness of his glory  while in the wilderness, therefore he took Moses out of there midst and the holy Priesthood  also, and the lesser Priesthood continued, which Priesthood holdeth the keys of the minis tring of Angels and the preparitory gospel, which gospel is the gospel of repentence  and of Baptism

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...

View Glossary
, and the remission of sins, and the Law of carnal commandments—  which the lord in his wrath caused to continue with the house of Aaron among the  children of Israel until John whom God raised up being fillid with the holy ghost from  his Mothers womb, for he was baptised while he was yet in his the mothers womb and was  ordained

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...

View Glossary
by the Angel of God at the time he was eight days old unto this power  to overthrow the kingdom of the Jews and to make straight the way of the Lord [p. [1]]
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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, 22–23 Sept. 1832; handwriting of Frederick G. Williams

28 Oct. 1787–10 Oct. 1842. Ship’s pilot, teacher, physician, justice of the peace. Born at Suffield, Hartford Co., Connecticut. Son of William Wheeler Williams and Ruth Granger. Moved to Newburg, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, 1799. Practiced Thomsonian botanical system...

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; six pages; Newel K. Whitney, Papers, BYU. Includes Newel K. Whitney

3/5 Feb. 1795–23 Sept. 1850. Trader, merchant. Born at Marlborough, Windham Co., Vermont. Son of Samuel Whitney and Susanna Kimball. Moved to Fairfield, Herkimer Co., New York, 1803. Merchant at Plattsburg, Clinton Co., New York, 1814. Mercantile clerk for...

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