Minutes, 16 June 1836

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if she would come to this place, he would settle down and not remove again, & therefore he could not help us as we wished in building up . Whe[n] he P. Smith had closed his remarks. The arose and spoke for himself. says he has a considerable property in his hand has helped the poor some, got his property by hard work, Some that are liberal with others property, do not labor to get much to give to the poor themselves: he may have failed in some things, but has done as he felt before God.
The case was then submitted.
P. arose and said the case before us is an important one. The poor, Zion to be built and we have not means to do it unless the rich assist. & because the rich have not assisted, the heads of the church have to suffer and are now suffering under severe embarrassments and are much in debt. In regard to the charge preferred against brother by P. J. S. Junr. it is my opinion they are fully sustained to the satisfaction of the .
arose and said many things concerning the law of God upon the subject of property, showing clearly that it is the duty of the saints to offer their all to the will of God for the building up of the Kingdom & for the sustenance of the poor, of property, life & all that he possesses, & he that is not willing to make this sacrifice cannot be considered a saint of the most High God & unworthy of the fellowship of the Saints, Christ suffered the loss of all things, that he might save all, We must follow him and be made perfect through sufferings also, or lose all. As to the charges preferred against it is the decision of this council that they are fully sustained and that the hand of fellowship is with [p. 214]
if she would come to this place, he would settle down and not remove again, & therefore he could not help us as we wished in building up . When he P. Smith had closed his remarks. The arose and spoke for himself. says he has a considerable property in his hand has helped the poor some, got his property by hard work, Some that are liberal with others property, do not labor to get much to give to the poor themselves: he may have failed in some things, but has done as he felt before God.
The case was then submitted.
P. arose and said the case before us is an important one. The poor, Zion to be built and we have not means to do it unless the rich assist. & because the rich have not assisted, the heads of the church have to suffer and are now suffering under severe embarrassments and are much in debt. In regard to the charge preferred against brother by P. J. S. Junr. it is my opinion they are fully sustained to the satisfaction of the .
arose and said many things concerning the law of God upon the subject of property, showing clearly that it is the duty of the saints to offer their all to the will of God for the building up of the Kingdom & for the sustenance of the poor, of property, life & all that he possesses, & he that is not willing to make this sacrifice cannot be considered a saint of the most High God & unworthy of the fellowship of the Saints, Christ suffered the loss of all things, that he might save all, We must follow him and be made perfect through sufferings also, or lose all. As to the charges preferred against it is the decision of this council that they are fully sustained and that the hand of fellowship is with [p. 214]
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