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Revelation, April 1830–A [D&C 23:1–2]

18th. Commandment AD 1830
A Revelation to Oliver [Cowdery] given at Manchester Ontario Co  State of New York Soon after his calling to the Minstery
Behold I say unto you Oliver a few words Behold thou  art Blessed & art under no condemnation but beware of pride  lest thou shouldest enter into temptation make known thy  Calling unto the Church & also before the World & thy heart shall  be opened to Preach the truth from henceforth & for ever amen [p. 29]
A series of five revelations were directed to members of JS’s family or close associates at the time the Church of Christ was organized in April 1830. Each recipient was reportedly anxious to know his respective duties now that the church was formally organized. In this instance, Oliver Cowdery is addressed.
All five revelations were recorded in Revelation Book 1 and bear the date “AD 1830.” This particular text had “April” inserted above the “1830” by Cowdery; the other four do not. For the 1833 Book of Commandments, in each case the date in the chapter headings is “April 6, 1830.” The 1835 Doctrine and Covenants dropped this more specific date and combined all five texts into a single document that again carried the more generic designation “April 1830.”

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