Articles and Covenants, circa April 1830, Harry Brown Copy [D&C 20]
“Articles and Covenants,” [, Seneca Co., NY, ca. Apr. 1830, though parts may have been received as early as ca. summer 1829]. Version copied [ca. 1834]; handwriting of ; docket in unidentified handwriting; six pages; Emma Smith Woodruff, Collection, CHL.
Just and true; And we know also that sanctification Through the Grace of our lord and savior jesus Christ is Just and true to all those who love and serve him God with All their mights minds and strength, but there is a Possibility of mans falling from grace and departing From the living God— therefore let the church take Heed and pray alway lest they fall into temptation. yea and even he that is sanctified also; And we Know that these things are true and agreeable to the Revelation of john neither adding to nor diminishing From the prophecy of his book; Neither to the holy Scriptures; Neither to the revelations of God which shall Come after hereafter by the Gift and power of the holy Ghost. Neither by the voice of God; Neither by the Ministering of for the lord God hath spoken it And honor power and Glory be renderered to his holy Name both now and forever Amen; and Amen.
And again by way of commandment to the church concerning The manner of , Behold whosoever humbleth himSelf before God and desireth to be baptised and comes forth With a broken heart and a contrite spirit and witneseth Unto the church that they have truly repented of all Their sins; and are willing to take uponon them the name of Christ having a determination to serve him unto the end And truely manifest by their works that they have— Received the spirit of christ unto the remission of their sins Then shall they be received unto into the church Of Christ;—— The duty of the, Elders, priest, teachers Deacons, and members of the church of Christ; An Is an Elder, and it is his calling to baptise and to ordain other Elders, priests, teachers and deacons and to administer the Flesh and blood of christ according to the scriptures; And To teach, Expound, exhort, baptise and watch over the And to confirm the church by the laying on of the Hands; and the Giving of the holy ghost; and to take [p. ]