History, 1838–1856, volume B-1 [1 September 1834–2 November 1838]

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<​September 19. ​> proceeded to speak largely, and explain his design in teaching as he did, saying he beleived that God directed him by his spirits, and afterwards being rebuked by Presedents, , and , he called upon the Lord, and recived again a witness of the truth Spirit that he was right, and the Presidints were wrong. taught in his concluding remarks that God had shown him by laying his hand upon him in judgment and delivering him therefrom; that he was thus rebuked by heaven for his iniquity, and that he was made an example to the whole church, and God would curse them if they did not hold up the committee; for he was made an example in this thing.
<​​> arose and said that he attended the meeting, in which spoke, and was certain, and is certain that he did not have the spirit of wisdom to direct; and after he had sat down, and elder had occupied some half an hour, filled with the Spirit, he arose again and said, that if any man spoke against the Committee, god would curse him, and set the committee away up from the common brethren, and said that God would take care of the committee, and the brethren had nothing to do with them, for their [HC 2:277] station was appointed them of God, and not of man; therefore, God will curse any man or woman in the Church, who shall speak evil of the committee. That he told at the time, in private, that he did wrong; and in company with other of the presidents advised him, after he should fill a certain mission to the east, that he should make a confession to the Church, in order to satisfy many of the brethren, who were aggrieved with him,
<​.​> then arose and said that had truly related the matter as far as he had gone, but one thing more. commanded the brethren to pray for the Committee, and demanded it in the name of the Lord, with an authoritative voice and gesticulation, which are not according to the meekness of the Spirit of Jesus. President arose and said, I do not intend to occupy much time in speaking, for those who have spoken, have expressed pretty much my mind and feelings on the subject: that in the advice and talk which he and the other two presidents had given and had, with , they did have the Spirit of meekness, and only desired to do him good, and had no personal feelings, and did not express any, but to the contrary.
<​​> President concurred in the statements of the above and said that he did not beleive that God had made an example of , for he was not before the church as such, and God hath not so revealed it to the saints. And again, that should command the Saints to pray for the [p. 616]
September 19. proceeded to speak largely, and explain his design in teaching as he did, saying he beleived that God directed him by his spirits, and afterwards being rebuked by Presedents, , and , he called upon the Lord, and recived again a witness of the Spirit that he was right, and the Presidints were wrong. taught in his concluding remarks that God had shown him by laying his hand upon him in judgment and delivering him therefrom; that he was thus rebuked by heaven for his iniquity, and that he was made an example to the whole church, and God would curse them if they did not hold up the committee; for he was made an example in this thing.
arose and said that he attended the meeting, in which spoke, and was certain, and is certain that he did not have the spirit of wisdom to direct; and after he had sat down, and elder had occupied some half an hour, filled with the Spirit, he arose again and said, that if any man spoke against the Committee, god would curse him, and set the committee away up from the common brethren, and said that God would take care of the committee, and the brethren had nothing to do with them, for their [HC 2:277] station was appointed them of God, and not of man; therefore, God will curse any man or woman in the Church, who shall speak evil of the committee. That he told at the time, in private, that he did wrong; and in company with other of the presidents advised him, after he should fill a certain mission to the east, that he should make a confession to the Church, in order to satisfy many of the brethren, who were aggrieved with him,
. then arose and said that had truly related the matter as far as he had gone, but one thing more. commanded the brethren to pray for the Committee, and demanded it in the name of the Lord, with an authoritative voice and gesticulation, which are not according to the meekness of the Spirit of Jesus. President arose and said, I do not intend to occupy much time in speaking, for those who have spoken, have expressed pretty much my mind and feelings on the subject: that in the advice and talk which he and the other two presidents had given and had, with , they did have the Spirit of meekness, and only desired to do him good, and had no personal feelings, and did not express any, but to the contrary.
President concurred in the statements of the above and said that he did not beleive that God had made an example of , for he was not before the church as such, and God hath not so revealed it to the saints. And again, that should command the Saints to pray for the [p. 616]
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