Revelation, June 1829–B [D&C 18]

in the flesh: wherefore he suffered the pain of all  men, that all men might repent and come unto him.9

See Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 160–161 [Mosiah 3:5–13].
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The Book of Mormon: An Account Written by the Hand of Mormon, upon Plates Taken from the Plates of Nephi. Palmyra, NY: E. B. Grandin, 1830.

14 And he hath risen again from the dead, that he  might bring all men unto him on conditions of re pentance.
15 And how great is his joy in the soul that re penteth.
16 Wherefore you are called to cry repentance  unto this people.
17 And if it so be that you should labor in all  your days, in crying repentance unto this people,  and bring save it be one soul only unto me, how  great shall be your joy with him in the kingdom of  my Father?
18 And now if your joy will be great with one  soul, that you have brought unto me into the king dom of my Father, how great will be your joy, if  you should bring many souls unto me?
19 Behold you have my gospel before you, and my  rock, and my salvation:
20 Ask the Father in my name in faith believing  that you shall receive, and you shall have the Holy  Ghost

A right or privilege bestowed through the confirmation ordinance. Individuals were confirmed members of the church and received the gift of the Holy Ghost through the laying on of hands. The Book of Mormon explained that remission of sins requires not only...

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which manifesteth all things,10 which is expe dient unto the children of men.
21 And if you have not faith, hope and charity,  you can do nothing.
22 Contend against no church, save it be the  church of the devil.11

Compare with the phrase “kingdom of the Devil” in Book of Mormon verses translated in June 1829. (See Book of Mormon, 1830 ed., 33, 58 [1 Nephi 14:10; 22:22–23].)
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The Book of Mormon: An Account Written by the Hand of Mormon, upon Plates Taken from the Plates of Nephi. Palmyra, NY: E. B. Grandin, 1830.

23 Take upon you the name of Christ, and speak  the truth in soberness, and as many as repent, and  are 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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in my name, which is Jesus Christ,  and endure to the end, the same shall be saved.
24 Behold Jesus Christ is the name which is giv en of the Father, and there is none other name giv en whereby man can be saved:12

See Acts 4:12.  

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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, to Oliver Cowdery

3 Oct. 1806–3 Mar. 1850. Clerk, teacher, justice of the peace, lawyer, newspaper editor. Born at Wells, Rutland Co., Vermont. Son of William Cowdery and Rebecca Fuller. Raised Congregationalist. Moved to western New York and clerked at a store, ca. 1825–1828...

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, David Whitmer

7 Jan. 1805–25 Jan. 1888. Farmer, livery keeper. Born near Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania. Son of Peter Whitmer Sr. and Mary Musselman. Raised Presbyterian. Moved to Ontario Co., New York, shortly after birth. Attended German Reformed Church. Arranged...

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, and the future twelve disciples, June 1829. Featured version, titled “Chapter XV,” typeset [ca. early 1833] for Book of Commandments, 34–39. 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 revelation [ca. Mar. 1831] into Revelation Book 1, but the pages on which it was copied were removed at some point from that volume and are no longer extant.1

See Revelation Book 1, p. [207].
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Revelation Book 1 / “A Book of Commandments and Revelations of the Lord Given to Joseph the Seer and Others by the Inspiration of God and Gift and Power of the Holy Ghost Which Beareth Re[c]ord of the Father and Son and Holy Ghost Which Is One God Infinite and Eternal World without End Amen,” 1831–1835. CHL.

The version found in the Book of Commandments and featured below is the earliest extant version. For more information, see the source note for the Book of Commandments.