Minutes, 19 September 1835

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hard as his words. Father said that was exalted and did receive the admonition of the , & in consequence lost the true spirit & so has erred since the time of his discourse, and needs admonishing.
Counsellor agreed with the above. , That had a small degree of the Spirit in his discourse & a greater degree in his remarks afterwards, but was awkward in expressing his views, not having much of the spirit, and that the feelings of his heart were not as expressed by his words,
An appeal was made to the Court whether this counsellor was correct in appealing to the feelings of mens hearts, and not to the words and actions, as they appeared. The Court decided that the must be confined to facts, words and actions and not go into feelings & designs which were not expressed.
The other counsellors concurred in the above.
Counsellor . That had been blessed of God & by the prayer of faith the sick had been healed under his administration, yet he doth not always have the Gift of God and wisdom to direct. so in the case before the court. Pride had engendered in his heart a desire to excell, and the spirit of meekness was withdrawn and he left to err, as has been shown by the testimony, because he is not yet perfect. But he erred in understanding and his words were wrong, yet the spirit of his heart or the integrity of the same might be good in the main. then arose and said that he was willing to acknowledge his faults, and that he lacked wisdom. He went on to explain how he had erred and why, being seized with the Cholera, while at the East after leaving , he called upon God for deliverance, & finally received the spirit of God which healed him. & he then [p. 116]
hard as his words. Father said that was exalted and did receive the admonition of the , & in consequence lost the true spirit & so has erred since the time of his discourse, and needs admonishing.
Counsellor agreed with the above. , That had a small degree of the Spirit in his discourse & a greater degree in his remarks afterwards, but was awkward in expressing his views, not having much of the spirit, and that the feelings of his heart were not as expressed by his words,
An appeal was made to the Court whether this counsellor was correct in appealing to the feelings of mens hearts, and not to the words and actions, as they appeared. The Court decided that the must be confined to facts, words and actions and not go into feelings & designs which were not expressed.
The other counsellors concurred in the above.
Counsellor . That had been blessed of God & by the prayer of faith the sick had been healed under his administration, yet he doth not always have the Gift of God and wisdom to direct. so in the case before the court. Pride had engendered in his heart a desire to excell, and the spirit of meekness was withdrawn and he left to err, as has been shown by the testimony, because he is not yet perfect. But he erred in understanding and his words were wrong, yet the spirit of his heart or the integrity of the same might be good in the main. then arose and said that he was willing to acknowledge his faults, and that he lacked wisdom. He went on to explain how he had erred and why, being seized with the Cholera, while at the East after leaving , he called upon God for deliverance, & finally received the spirit of God which healed him. & he then [p. 116]
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