History, 1838–1856, volume A-1 [23 December 1805–30 August 1834]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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of the Lord. Each washed his own feet first, after  which I girded myself with a towel, and , wiping them with the towel, with  which I was girded. Among the number, my  presented himself, but before I washed his feet, I asked  of him a father’s blessing, which he granted by lay ing his hands upon my head, in the name of Jesus  Christ, and declaring that I should continue in the   until christ comes, &c. At the close  of the scene Brother , being moved  upon by the Holy Ghost, washed my feet in token  of his fixed determination to be with me in suffering  or in journeying, in life or in death, and to be  continually on my right hand; in which I ac cepted him in the name of the Lord.
I then said to the elders “As I have done so do  ye:” Wash ye, therefore, one another’s feet: and by the  power of the Holy Ghost I pronounced them all clean  from the blood of this generation; but if any of them  should sin wilfully after they were thus cleansed, and   up unto life eternal, they should be given  over unto the buffetings of Satan until the day  of redemption. Having continued all day in  fasting, and prayer, & , we closed by . I blessed the bread  and wine in the name of the Lord, when we all  ate and drank and were filled; then sung a  hymn and went out.
2 February 1833 • Saturday
I completed the translation and reviewing of the  New Testament, on the 2d of February 1833, and sealed it  up, no more to be opened till it arrived in Zion
6 February 1833 • Wednesday
of the to the  in , Geauga County, Ohio,
February 6th. 1833
Dear Brethren; We salute you, by this our  epistle, in the bonds of love, rejoicing in your steadfastness  in the faith which is in Christ Jesus our Lord; and we  desire your prosperity in the ways of truth, and righteousness  in the bowels of Jesus Christ, praying for you continually, [p. 271]
of the Lord. Each washed his own feet first, after which I girded myself with a towel, and , wiping them with the towel, with which I was girded. Among the number, my presented himself, but before I washed his feet, I asked of him a father’s blessing, which he granted by laying his hands upon my head, in the name of Jesus Christ, and declaring that I should continue in the until christ comes, &c. At the close of the scene Brother , being moved upon by the Holy Ghost, washed my feet in token of his fixed determination to be with me in suffering or in journeying, in life or in death, and to be continually on my right hand; in which I accepted him in the name of the Lord.
I then said to the elders “As I have done so do ye:” Wash ye, therefore, one another’s feet: and by the power of the Holy Ghost I pronounced them all clean from the blood of this generation; but if any of them should sin wilfully after they were thus cleansed, and up unto life eternal, they should be given over unto the buffetings of Satan until the day of redemption. Having continued all day in fasting, and prayer, & , we closed by . I blessed the bread and wine in the name of the Lord, when we all ate and drank and were filled; then sung a hymn and went out.
2 February 1833 • Saturday
I completed the translation and reviewing of the New Testament, on the 2d of February 1833, and sealed it up, no more to be opened till it arrived in Zion
6 February 1833 • Wednesday
of the to the in , Geauga County, Ohio,
February 6th. 1833
Dear Brethren; We salute you, by this our epistle, in the bonds of love, rejoicing in your steadfastness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus our Lord; and we desire your prosperity in the ways of truth, and righteousness in the bowels of Jesus Christ, praying for you continually, [p. 271]
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