History, 1838–1856, volume E-1 [1 July 1843–30 April 1844]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<​April 7.​> useful in the kingdom of God.
The mission of elder John Cairns, voted in the council of the twelve in , to go to Scotland, was then laid before the conference for their acceptance, and confirmed by a unanimous vote.
Elder George Simpson remarked, the Staffordshire Conference was varied in its condition, but much better than some time ago. The influence of evil reports had been much felt by them, but he rejoiced to say that the presidents of the various branches were much united.
Elder Blakey stated, that the Garway Conference had been much disorganized, but that it was now progressing— the Conference was very extensive, and that he frequently had to walk over eighty miles to obtain the Millennial Stars!
It was moved by elder Ward, and was seconded by elder Cairns, that Abergavenny, now attached to this Conference, be united to the Merthyr Tydvil Conference, under the presidency of elder Henshaw.
Elder Houston stated that the Glasgow Conference was in a good condition, and the officers were united.
It was then proposed by , and seconded by elder Thomas Ward that elder James Ure be appointed to preside over the Sheffield Conference, and that he be ordained to the office of high priest. Carried unanimously.
Elder William Speakman said, in the Bradford Conference, the Saints were much united, and that the prospects generally were very cheering, although some time ago they had been under the necessity of cutting many off.
Elder remarked on the practice of cutting off the members of the church; that in many cases it was done in much too summary a manner; that the elders should bear in mind that they were to be the saviors of men and not the destroyers. He would also admonish them against the establishment of by-laws, which in many cases had been the cause of much evil, and individuals had been separated from the body of Christ for the violation of laws which the kingdom of God never recognized. He exhorted the officers to diligence in their labors, to the practice of righteousness and holiness, that they might secure the esteem of the Saints, and that their counsel might be sought after and be adhered to.
Elder Thomas Ward remarked on the position of the people of God, who, from the darkness that beclouds the religious world, had been brought into the marvellous light of the fulness of the Gospel, wherein we rejoiced, and for which the gratitude of our hearts must ever be offered; and urged the elders to measure by this reflection as a standard, the dire consequences of being separated from the church of Christ.
Afternoon service. [p. 2005]
April 7. useful in the kingdom of God.
The mission of elder John Cairns, voted in the council of the twelve in , to go to Scotland, was then laid before the conference for their acceptance, and confirmed by a unanimous vote.
Elder George Simpson remarked, the Staffordshire Conference was varied in its condition, but much better than some time ago. The influence of evil reports had been much felt by them, but he rejoiced to say that the presidents of the various branches were much united.
Elder Blakey stated, that the Garway Conference had been much disorganized, but that it was now progressing— the Conference was very extensive, and that he frequently had to walk over eighty miles to obtain the Millennial Stars!
It was moved by elder Ward, and was seconded by elder Cairns, that Abergavenny, now attached to this Conference, be united to the Merthyr Tydvil Conference, under the presidency of elder Henshaw.
Elder Houston stated that the Glasgow Conference was in a good condition, and the officers were united.
It was then proposed by , and seconded by elder Thomas Ward that elder James Ure be appointed to preside over the Sheffield Conference, and that he be ordained to the office of high priest. Carried unanimously.
Elder William Speakman said, in the Bradford Conference, the Saints were much united, and that the prospects generally were very cheering, although some time ago they had been under the necessity of cutting many off.
Elder remarked on the practice of cutting off the members of the church; that in many cases it was done in much too summary a manner; that the elders should bear in mind that they were to be the saviors of men and not the destroyers. He would also admonish them against the establishment of by-laws, which in many cases had been the cause of much evil, and individuals had been separated from the body of Christ for the violation of laws which the kingdom of God never recognized. He exhorted the officers to diligence in their labors, to the practice of righteousness and holiness, that they might secure the esteem of the Saints, and that their counsel might be sought after and be adhered to.
Elder Thomas Ward remarked on the position of the people of God, who, from the darkness that beclouds the religious world, had been brought into the marvellous light of the fulness of the Gospel, wherein we rejoiced, and for which the gratitude of our hearts must ever be offered; and urged the elders to measure by this reflection as a standard, the dire consequences of being separated from the church of Christ.
Afternoon service. [p. 2005]
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