matter, go to law before the unjust and not before the saints? Do ye not know the saints shall judge the world? And if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matter?— Know ye not that we shall judge Angels? How much more things that pertain to this life? If, then, ye have judgment of things pertaining to this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church. I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to judge between his brethren. But brother goeth to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers. Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded? Nay, ye do wrong, and defraud, and that your brother. Know ye not that the un righteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived; neither fornica tors, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor ef feminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind. Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extor tioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.[”] 1 Cor. 6: 1–11. Who, observing these things, would go to law, distressing his brother; thereby giving rise to hardness, evil speaking, strifes and animosities amongst those who have covenanted to keep the commandments of God—who have taken upon them the name of saints, and if saints are to judge angels, and also to judge the world—why then are they not competent to judge in temporal mat ters, especially in trivial cases, taking the law of the Lord for their guide, brotherly kindness, charity, &c. as well as the law of the land. Brethren, these are evils which ought not to exist among us. We hope the time will speedily arrive when these things will be done away, and every one stand in the office of his calling, as a faithful servant of God—building each other up—bearing each other’s infirmities, and so fulfil the law of Christ.
LEWIS D[unbar] WILSON,
WM. HUNTINGTON, Sr.
|CHARLES C. RICH,)|
Attest—Hosea Stout, Clerk.
NOTICE TO THE ELDERS PREACH ING ABROAD.
We have received a great number of Letters from the travelling elders, which gives us great joy. We say, may the Lord bless you and your labors; and as it regards your coming to this place, if you will be humble, the Lord will guide you as you should go. We subscribe our selves your brethren and fellow laborers in the Kingdom of Patience.
The Regents of the University of the City of are hereby notified that there will be a meeting of the board im mediately after the evening session of the City Council, on the 2d Saturday of March proximo, at the office of Brev. Maj. Gen. . A general attendance is solicited.
February 15th, A. D. 1842
Head Quarters, Nauvoo Legion, City of , Ill. Jan. 25th, 1841 .
All the public arms will be required to be in the best possible condition at the general inspection, and parade, on the 7th of May, proximo, and no deficiency what ever will be countenanced, overlooked, or suffered to pass without fine, on that oc casion—all persons, therefore holding said arms will take notice, and govern themselves accordingly: and, in order that the general inspection may pass off in a truly military style, alike honorable to the legion, and creditable to the citizen- soldier, the brigadiers are required to at tend the battalion parades within their re spective commands, and inspect said arms in propria persona, prior to the general parade. [p. 700]