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Revelation, circa 7 March 1831 [D&C 45]

47 A prophecy March 7th. 1831
given to Joseph the seer at 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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geauga County Ohio
Saying hearken O ye people of my 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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to whom the Kingdom has been given hearken ye & give ere [ear] to him who laid the foundation of the Earth who made the Heavens & all the hosts thereof & by whom all things were made which live & move & have a being & again I say hearken unto my voice lest death shall overtake you in an hour when ye think not the Summer shall be past & the harvest ended & your souls not saved listen to him who is the advocate with the Father who is pleading your case before him saying Father behold the sufferings & death of him who did no sin in whom thou wast well pleased Behold the Blood of thy son which was shed the blood of him whom thou gavest that thyself might be glorified wherefore Father spare these my Brethren that Believe on my name that they may come unto me And have everlasting life Hearken O ye people of my Church & ye 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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listen together & hear my voice whilest it is called to day & harden not your hearts For verily I say unto you that I am Alpha & Omega the Begining & the end the light & the life of the world a light that shineth in darkness & the darkness comprehendeth it not I came unto my own & my own Received me not but unto as many as received me gave I power to do many Miricles & to become the Sons of God & even unto them that believed on my name gave I power to obtain eternal life & even so I have sent mine everlasting covenant unto the World to be a light to the world & to be a standerd for my people & for the gentiles

Those who were not members of the House of Israel. More specifically, members of the church identified gentiles as those whose lineage was not of the Jews or Lamanites (understood to be the American Indians in JS’s day). Certain prophecies indicated that ...

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to seek to it And to be a mesinger before my face to prepare the way before me [p. 71]
47 A prophecy March 7th. 1831
given to Joseph the seer at 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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geauga  County Ohio
Saying hearken O ye people of my 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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to whom  the Kingdom was has been given hearken ye & give ere [ear] to him  who laid the foundation of the Earth who made the Heavens  & all the hosts thereof & by whom all things were made  which live & move & have a being & again I say hearken  unto my voice lest death shall overtake you in an hour  when ye think not the Summer shall be past & the harvest  ended & your souls not saved listen to him who is the  advocate with the Father who is pleading your case before  him saying Father behold the sufferings & death of him  who did no sin in whom thou wast well pleased Behold  the Blood of thy son which was shed the blood of him whom  thou gavest that thyself might be glorified wherefore Father  spare these my Brethren that Believe on my name that they  may come unto me And have everlasting life Hearken  O ye people of my Church & ye 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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listen together & hear  my voice whilest it is called to day & harden not your hearts  For verily I say unto you that I am Alpha & Omega the  Begining & the end the light & the life of the world a light  that shineth in darkness & the darkness comprehendeth it not  I came unto my own & my own Received me not but unto  as many as received me gave I power to do many Miricles  & to become the Sons of God & even unto them that  believed on my name gave I power to obtain eternal  life & even so I have sent mine everlasting covenant unto the  World to be a light to the world & to be a standerd for  my people & for the gentiles

Those who were not members of the House of Israel. More specifically, members of the church identified gentiles as those whose lineage was not of the Jews or Lamanites (understood to be the American Indians in JS’s day). Certain prophecies indicated that ...

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to seek to it And to be a  mesinger before my face to prepare the way before me [p. 71]
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John Whitmer

27 Aug. 1802–11 July 1878. Farmer, stock raiser, newspaper editor. Born in Pennsylvania. Son of Peter Whitmer Sr. and Mary Musselman. Member of German Reformed Church, Fayette, Seneca Co., New York. Baptized by Oliver Cowdery, June 1829, most likely in Seneca...

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copied this text into Revelation Book 1, where it is designated “A Prophecy March 7th 1831,” sometime between March and June 1831. Edward Partridge

27 Aug. 1793–27 May 1840. Hatter. Born at Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. Son of William Partridge and Jemima Bidwell. Moved to Painesville, Geauga Co., Ohio. Married Lydia Clisbee, 22 Aug. 1819, at Painesville. Initially a Universal Restorationist...

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and William E. McLellin

18 Jan. 1806–14 Mar. 1883. Schoolteacher, physician, publisher. Born at Smith Co., Tennessee. Son of Charles McLellin and Sarah (a Cherokee Indian). Married first Cynthia Ann, 30 July 1829. Wife died, by summer 1831. Baptized into LDS church by Hyrum Smith...

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also made copies in 1831. The 1833 Book of Commandments dates this revelation to March 1831 at 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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, Ohio, while the 1835 Doctrine and Covenants gives the date as 7 March 1831 without giving a location.

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