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Revelation, October 1830–B [D&C 33]

Open thy mouth & it shall be filled saying Repent repent & prepare ye the way of the Lord & make his path strait for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand yea Repent & be 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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evry one of you for the remission of sins yea be baptized even by water & then cometh the Baptism of fire & the Holy Ghost Behold Verily Verily I say unto you this is my Gospel & Remember they shall have faith in me or they can in no wise be saved & upon this Rock I will build 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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yea upon this Rock ye are built & the gaits of Hell shall not prevail against you & ye shall remember the Church Articles & Covenants to keep them & whoso haveing faith ye shall confirm

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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in my Church by the laying on of the hands & I will bestow the gift of the Holy Ghost upon them & the Book of Mormon & the Bible are given of me for thine instruction & the power of my spirit quickeneth all things Wherefore be faithful praying always having your lamps trimmed & burning & oil with you that ye may be Ready at the coming of the Bride groom for Behold Verily Verily I say unto you that I come quickly even so amen [p. 45]
Open thy mouth & it shall be filled saying Repent repent &  prepare ye the way of the Lord & make his paths strait for  the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand yea Repent & be 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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 evry one of you for the remission of sins yea be baptized  even by water & then cometh the Baptism of fire & the Holy  Ghost Behold Verily Verily I say unto you this is my Gospel  & Remember they shall have faith in me or they can in no  wise be saved & upon this Rock I will build 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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yea  upon this Rock ye are built & the gaits of Hell shall not preva il against you & ye shall remember the Church Articles & Coven ants to keep them & whoso haveing faith ye shall confirm

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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 in my Church by the laying on of the hands & I will  bestow the gift of the Holy Ghost upon them & the Book  of Mormon & the Bible is are given of me for thine instructio[n]  & the power of my spirit quickeneth all things Wherefore be  faithful praying always having your lamps trimmed &  burning & oil with you that ye may be Ready at the coming  of the Bride groom for Behold Verily Verily I say unto you  that I come quickly even so amen [p. 45]
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Ezra Thayer

Ca. 1792–6 Sept. 1862. Farmer, gardener, builder. Born in New York. Married Elizabeth Frank. Lived at Bloomfield, Ontario Co., New York, 1820. Lived at Farmington, Ontario Co., 1830. Baptized into LDS church by Parley P. Pratt and confirmed by JS, fall 1830...

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and Northrop Sweet

19 Feb. 1802–23 Feb. 1881. Farmer. Born in New York. Married first Elethan Harris, before 1828. Moved to Palmyra, Wayne Co., New York, by June 1830. Baptized into LDS church by Parley P. Pratt, by Oct. 1830, in Palmyra. Appointed to serve mission, Oct. 1830...

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, to whom this October 1830 revelation was directed, had been members of the church for less than a month at the time. The revelation appointed them to the ministry and provided instruction regarding their preaching. It touched on several themes that pervade the early revelations—the corrupt state of Christendom, the imminence of Jesus’s return, the gathering

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 elect, and the restoration of Christ’s church.
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 “35th Commandment AD 1830,” 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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made a copy of this revelation at the end of 1830 or early in 1831, but only a portion is extant. The 1833 Book of Commandments dates this revelation to October 1830 at 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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, New York. The 1835 Doctrine and Covenants gives the same date but no location.

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