History, 1838–1856, volume C-1 Addenda

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Addenda • 28 April 1842
<1842  april 28 > Instructions delivered by Prest. Joseph Smith, before the Female  Relief Society. April 28th. 1842 reported by Miss
<Read to the  council  apr lst. 1855> Prest Joseph Smith arose and called the attention of the  meeting to the 12th. chapter 1st Corinthians. “Now concerning Spiritual  gifts I would not have you Ignorant” Said that the  <Page 1326> passage in the 3rd verse <which> reads “No man can Say that Jesus is the  Lord but by the holy Ghost” Should be translated “no man can  know that Jesus is the Lord but by the holy Ghost” He continued  to read the chapter, and give instructions respecting the different  offices, and the necessity of every individual acting in the  Sphere allotted him or her, and filling the Several offices  to which they were appointed.— Spoke of the disposition of many  men to consider the lower offices in the church dishonorable and to  look with jealous eyes upon the Standing of others who are called  to preside over them, That it was the folly & nonsense of the  human heart for a Person to be aspiring to other Stations  than those to which they <are> appointed of God for them to occupy  that it was better for Individuals to magnify their respec tive callings and wait patiently till God Shall Say to them  “come up higher” He Said the reason of these remarks being  made was, that Some little foolish things were circulating in  the Society, against Some Sisters Not doing right in laying hands  on the Sick. Said if the People had common Sympathies they would  rejoice that the Sick could be healed; That the time had not been before  that these things could be in their Proper order; that the church is  not fully organized, in its Proper order, and cannot be, untill  the is completed, where places will be provided for the Ad ministration of the ordinances of the Priesthood.
President Smith continued the Subject, by quoting the commis sion given to to the ancient apostles in Mark 16th chapter 15, 16,  17, 18, verses, “Go ye into all the world and Preach the gospel to every  creature. He that Believeth & is baptized Shall be Saved; but  he that believeth not Shall be damned. And these Signs  Shall follow them that believe: In my my name Shall  they cast out devils; they Shall Speak with new tongues;  They Shall take up Serpants; and if they Shall Drink any deadly thing,  it Shall not hurt them they [s]hall Lay hands on the Sick & they  Shall recover.” No matter who believeth, these Signs [p. 26]
Addenda • 28 April 1842
1842 april 28
Read to the council apr lst. 1855 Prest Joseph Smith arose and called the attention of the meeting to the 12th. chapter 1st Corinthians. “Now concerning Spiritual gifts I would not have you Ignorant” Said that the Page 1326 passage in the 3rd verse which reads “No man can Say that Jesus is the Lord but by the holy Ghost” Should be translated “no man can know that Jesus is the Lord but by the holy Ghost” He continued to read the chapter, and give instructions respecting the different offices, and the necessity of every individual acting in the Sphere allotted him or her, and filling the Several offices to which they were appointed.— Spoke of the disposition of many men to consider the lower offices in the church dishonorable and to look with jealous eyes upon the Standing of others who are called to preside over them, That it was the folly & nonsense of the human heart for a Person to be aspiring to other Stations than those to which they are appointed of God for them to occupy that it was better for Individuals to magnify their respective callings and wait patiently till God Shall Say to them “come up higher” He Said the reason of these remarks being made was, that Some little foolish things were circulating in the Society, against Some Sisters Not doing right in laying hands on the Sick. Said if the People had common Sympathies they would rejoice that the Sick could be healed; That the time had not been before that these things could be in their Proper order; that the church is not fully organized, in its Proper order, and cannot be, untill the is completed, where places will be provided for the Administration of the ordinances of the Priesthood.
President Smith continued the Subject, by quoting the commission given to the ancient apostles in Mark 16th chapter 15, 16, 17, 18, verses, “Go ye into all the world and Preach the gospel to every creature. He that Believeth & is baptized Shall be Saved; but he that believeth not Shall be damned. And these Signs Shall follow them that believe: In my name Shall they cast out devils; they Shall Speak with new tongues; They Shall take up Serpants; and if they Drink any deadly thing, it Shall not hurt them they [s]hall Lay hands on the Sick & they Shall recover.” No matter who believeth, these Signs [p. 26]
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