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Revelation, circa 8 March 1831–A [D&C 46]

which are held before the world ye are also commanded

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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never to cast any one out who belongeth to the 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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out of your sacrament

Primarily referred to the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper, or Communion, as opposed to other religious sacraments. The articles and covenants of the church directed “that the church meet together often to partake of bread and wine in remembrance of the Lord...

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meetings nevertheless if any have trespassed let him not partake untill he makes reconciliation And again I say unto you ye shall not cast any out of your sacrement meetings who is earnestly seeking the Kingdom I speak this concerning those who are not of the Church And again I say unto you concerning your confirmation

After baptism, new converts were confirmed members of the church “by the laying on of the hands, & the giving of the Holy Ghost.” According to JS’s history, the first confirmations were given at the organization of the church on 6 April 1830. By March 1831...

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meetings that if there be any that is not of the Church that is earnestly seeking after the Kingdom ye Shall not cast them out but ye are commanded in all things to ask of God who giveth liberally & that which the spirit testifies unto you even so I would that ye should do in all Holyness of heart walking uprightly before me considering the end of your salvation doing all things with prayer & thanksgiving that ye may not be seduced by evil spirits or doctrines of Devils or the commandments of men for some are of men & others of Devils Wherefore beware lest ye are deceived & that ye may not be deceived seek ye earnestly the best gifts always remembering for what they are given for verily I say unto you they are given for the benefit of those who love me & keep all my commandments & him that seeketh so to do that all may be benefitted that seeketh or that asketh of me that asketh & not for a sign that he may consume it upon his lusts And again Verily I say unto you I would that ye should always remember & always retain in your minds what these gifts are that are given unto the Church for all have not every gift given unto them for there are many gifts & to evry man is given a gift by the spirit of God to some is given one & to some is given another that all may be profited thereby to some is given by the Holy Ghost to know that Jesus Christ is the son of God & that he was crusified for the sins of the World to others it is given to believe on their words that they also might have eternal life if they continue faithful And again to some it is given by the Holy Ghost to know the [p. 77]
which are held before the world ye are also commanded

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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 never to cast any one out who belongeth to the 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...

View Glossary
out  of your sacrament

Primarily referred to the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper, or Communion, as opposed to other religious sacraments. The articles and covenants of the church directed “that the church meet together often to partake of bread and wine in remembrance of the Lord...

View Glossary
meetings nevertheless if any have trespas sed let him not partake untill he makes reconciliation  And again I say unto you ye shall not cast any out of  your sacrement meetings who is earnestly seeking the  Kingdom I speak this concerning this those who are not of the  Church And again I say unto you concerning your conf irmation

After baptism, new converts were confirmed members of the church “by the laying on of the hands, & the giving of the Holy Ghost.” According to JS’s history, the first confirmations were given at the organization of the church on 6 April 1830. By March 1831...

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meetings that if there be any that is not of the  Church that is earnestly seeking after the Kingdom ye Shall  not cast them out but ye are commanded in all things  to ask of God who giveth liberally & that which the spirit  testifies unto you even so I would that ye should do in all  Holyness of heart walking uprightly before me consider ing the end of your salvation doing all things with prayer  & thanksgiving that ye may not be seduced by evil spirits  or doctrines of Devils or the commandments of men for some  are of men & others of Devils Wherefore beware lest ye are  deceived & that ye may not be deceived seek ye earnestly  the best gifts always remembering for what they were  are given for verily I say unto you they are given for the  benefit of those who love me & keep all my commandments  & him that seeketh so to do that all may be benefitted that  seeketh or that asketh of me that asketh & not for a sign  that he may consume it upon his lusts And again  Verily I say unto you I would that ye should always remember  & always retain in your minds what these gifts are that are  given unto the Church for all have not every gift given  unto them for there are many gifts & to evry man is given  a gift by the spirit of God to some is given one & to some  is given another that all may be profited thereby to some  is given by the Holy Ghost to know that Jesus Christ is  the son of God & that he was crusified for the sins of the  World to others it is given to believe on their words that they  also may might have eternal life if they continue faithful And  again to some it is given by the Holy Ghost to know the [p. 77]
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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, ca. 8 Mar. 1831; handwriting of John Whitmer

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; in Revelation Book 1, pp. 76–78; CHL.

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