Book of Commandments, 1833

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needs be necessary to assist the in obtaining places for the brethren from , that theymay be together as much as can be, and as they are directed by the Holy Spirit; and every family shall have a place, that they may live by themselves.— And every church shall be organized in as close bodies as they can be; and this for a wise purpose:— even so. Amen.
 
Chapter 45 • Revelation, February 1831–A [D&C 43]
CHAPTER XLV.
 
A Revelation to the elders of the church, assembled in , Ohio, givenFebruary, 1831.
O HEARKEN, ye elders of my church, and give ear to the words which I shall speak unto you:
2 For behold, verily, verily I say unto you, that ye have received a commandment for a law unto my church, through him whom I have appointed unto you, to receive commandments and revelations from my hand.
3 And this ye shall know assuredly, that there is none other appointed unto you to receive commandments and revelations until he be taken, if he abide in me.
4 But verily, verily I say unto you, that none else shall be appointed unto this gift except it be through him, for if it be taken from him he shall not have power, except to appoint another in his stead:
5 And this shall be a law unto you, that ye receive not the teachings of any that shall come before you as revelations or commandments:
6 And this I give unto you, that you may not be
needs be necessary to assist the in obtaining places for the brethren from , that theymay be together as much as can be, and as they are directed by the Holy Spirit; and every family shall have a place, that they may live by themselves.— And every church shall be organized in as close bodies as they can be; and this for a wise purpose:— even so. Amen.
 
Chapter 45 • Revelation, February 1831–A [D&C 43]
CHAPTER XLV.
 
A Revelation to the elders of the church, assembled in , Ohio, givenFebruary, 1831.
O HEARKEN, ye elders of my church, and give ear to the words which I shall speak unto you:
2 For behold, verily, verily I say unto you, that ye have received a commandment for a law unto my church, through him whom I have appointed unto you, to receive commandments and revelations from my hand.
3 And this ye shall know assuredly, that there is none other appointed unto you to receive commandments and revelations until he be taken, if he abide in me.
4 But verily, verily I say unto you, that none else shall be appointed unto this gift except it be through him, for if it be taken from him he shall not have power, except to appoint another in his stead:
5 And this shall be a law unto you, that ye receive not the teachings of any that shall come before you as revelations or commandments:
6 And this I give unto you, that you may not be
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