Вы находитесь на странице: 1из 4

sc scnttcvsn

attcrdal ni nt
squifilto

millennial
MILLE NNIAI s
S ar
SAB
T AR
i ua i
ne THAT TIATH ean
halli AN EAB
natii nin
ein LET HIM nn in
hin nem
HEM
HE snnit
annit SLITIC
srinit
M WHAT THE brinit SAITH
unzo
ukio
UKTO
UNTO lunches neu
unio THE citunches
tunCHES
ci rev
reu li 7
kev i

no38volxiv
no ab
3b vol niv
voi XIV saturday november 13 1853
1852 ryce
ryco
rice one renny
price
Iirico
irico penny
penu7

priest1166d
rriestiiood
men in tbeirambition
their ambition have ever sought lie will and when held byman
ile
lio
llo
ilo
iio by man under
for power to rule and to exercise a con his approbation is superior to every other
froling influence over their fellow men
trohng
troling ower and therefore cannot virtually
power virtu
virtuall
ali be
virtually
all
and generally but little regard has been ee
be called in question by any other thiss M
had to the way and means oy by which they right of government is so secured that
have come into possession of such power no man can take the honour or power
neither when obtained has it been always thereof unto himself for god calls whom
used with an eye single to the benefit or he
lie will and confers it upon him in his
salvation of mankind the desire we own appointed way hence no man can
admit is a very natural one from the obtain it without believing and confessing
fact that man is designed by god and that there is a medium of immediate com-
capacitated in his organization to bo
capacitated be a muni cation between him and his god
munication
ruler
ru r in a greater or less degree in the and all men who are called as was aaron
haying rule
many grades that exist from having by direct revelation and ordained unto
over his own passions propensities and 1i 01 y priesthood are ordained for
the holy
noly
ai
persontothat
person afmily
af mily tribe community
to that of afamily men iin things pertaining to god that
or society a state or nation
nation an empire or reconciliation
recon c ii i atlon maybe
may be brought to passbass
a kingdom and even his ambition may by ththis is we earn that the priesthood
learn
lre to rule the world or like god pc
ire
aspire
as perr
per administers in a perfect organization or
M enture
adventure
advent urc to sway the sceptre
ure
denture sceptry of unnum-
sccptro government because it is the governmentgovernment
overn
I1
ment
overnment
bered worlds ordained and upheld by a perfect peril
perie ct being
I1
all power is not immediately derived it is a holy and just authority because it
from the same source but all legitimate administers in things penta inin to a
pertainin
pertaining
perta godd
ht of government is in the priesthood
19

right
ri
hight and partakes of the virtue of all a I1 his at-
ali
ail
01
of god tyrants and usurpers usurp ers under tributes it is reasonable then for us to
the titles of emperors kings and pro conclude that god would require obedience
stloats have dominion upon tho the earth and respect to bo be paid to his government
which has been obtained and is main- wherever found and that those who hold
tained pyby the
tho sword and by blood ali
which is a usurpation of power gained
a il of
aall the priesthood
Priesthood
his messengers
bood should be recognized as

by might and not b y right g bt the very upon a point so self evident we have no
sound of tho shod to every
ries&od
the word priesthood need to reason further to authorize us to
man who has a correct idea of the govern- remark that in the administration of a
ment of god imparts a sensation that perfect law there must be perfect obedi-
either elevates his soul with joy or if he be ence to that law on the part of the sub-
seals its influence is not within his reach
toels
soals jects who are governed bby iit lt otherwise
it abandons him to despair it implies there is a violation of we the law which
a divine right to govern and control ex- must be atoned for by the transgressor
god and imparted to whom
ercised by gody if it were not so the honour of the law hw
591
594
5011
59 priesthood
would not be maintained but the law of wbieh they seem adapted and after-
for which
god being perfect not only provides for wards they are suffered to disho nour that
dis honour
disbo
the salvation of all through mercy but it priesthood by using the influence which
is also armed with justice that its su- they have gained to lead others astray
premacy may be maintained by meting and thereby dis honour and reproach have
dishonour
out a just recompense to the transgressor at times been brought upon those who
this priesthood i is now among men considered it a duty to listen to their
upon the earth ana intuccetsful
and is insucces&ful
insuccessful opera- a coung
boung
counsel el by being enabled thus to ac-
tion for their salvation the king him- com plish their covetous lustful and un-
complish
self who holds all power in this priest- lawful ends they have brought disgrace disgrace
hood was upon the earth more than and suffering upon others incurre incurred the
incurred
eighteen hundred years ago and desired wrath ok or god and the disapprobation of
to reign by virtue of it but mankind his people upon themselves and the
would not suffer him he
lie was holy but
ile power of the priesthood has altogether
men were so wicked they could not ap-
man departed from them for its virtue will
preci ate his good
preciate nees nor his power
goodness not abide with those who violate its laws
therefore they destroyed him and would because of these facts and the apparent
not suffer him to live upon the earth foottono or
impotootlona
impo of men
inel
incl
inch ul uti WHOIII
oil
oti ooi
001
w110111 olod
and what was the result that same confers authority the question is some-
holy power and saving influence which times asked to what extent is obedience
be possessed he
he be conferred upon men to those who hold boid the priesthood required
hoid
bold
who were not so perfect as himself and this is a very important question and one
ordained them to be the medium of his which should be understood by all saints
power that peradventure their labours laboure in attempting to answer this question
and ministrations might be more adapted we would repeat in short what we have
gro velling and degraded con-
to the low grovelling already written that willing obedience to
dition of those who were to receive them the laws of god administered by the
and because of it bo be better appreciated priesthood is indispensable to salvation
his labours
than hislaboursand
laboure and motives were but we would further add that a proper
the minds of men generally are not conservative to this power exists for the
rye
lye the ministi
lre thei
receive
capacitated to recel miniati ations of
ministrations
actions bcneft6f all and none are zrequired
benehtof equiredi& to
perfect helice each grade of intel-
beings hence
herice tamely and blindly submit to a man be-
re
ig eltcs is administered unto by the next
ligences
ligen ces
cos cause he be has a portion of the priesthood
above in capacity power and glory like we have heardbeard men who hold hoid the priest-
bold
unto the way of life toato a saint which is from
ton they would do any thing
hood remark that theywould
grace to grace and from faith to faith they were told to do by those who pre-
living by that which is in part until that sided over them if they knew it was
trey
ifjihey
f
which is perfect shall come when the such owdfence
wrong but sucllobdi ence as this is worse
government of god is thoroughly estab- than folly adustdus it is slavery in the ex-
lished upon the earth through the imme- treme and the man who would thus wil-
diate agency of men and angels arigels under lingly degrade himself should not claim
gods own supervision and has so far a rank among intelligent beings untilhe until he
gained the su macy over contending
supremacy
teremacy turns from his folly A man of god who
powers that tire
tEre
thec kings person can be seeks for the red m tion of his fellows
redemption
safe among men and be duly honour honoured ed would despise the idt ide
idea of seeing another
hem then will he again come to reign
bYy them become his slave who had bad an equal right r

and bring in that abic whichh is perfect then


wbic with himself to the favour of god ho he
shall auniversal day of peace and righteous- would rather seo see him stand by his side a
nessbe
neasbe
ness be enjoyed by those who inherit the sworn enemy to wrong so long as there
earth for the king has decreed that all was place found for it among men
who cannot abide and honour the perfect others in abe tbe extreme exercise of their
the
administration of his laws in that day almighty 1
iut
hut hority have taught that
authority
shall be destroyed from oot orf the earth
oft
off such obedience was necessary and that
According
accordingtb kamples which are re-
tb examples no matter what the saints were told to dor dot
doi
corded in sd gred
sacred
dred writ and which have by their presidents they should do it
actually been witnessedd b y many of the without
vii hout
vit houi ashirig
asklrig any questions
gar
gan
far f
saints of thal
the present dlipensatlori
thil
that dlipetisraldli men when the elders eiders
hoders of israel will s eigan
h1ders qifar
lifar
Qi
are called to rec 6iv6 64 vriosthobt
receive pritfetnootl and
hn d indulge
in 16 e in these extreme notio notionsiofppb
botio nstofrobta
in yirttw onty
onti perfonrr
virtueofit perfor5i tat c6thih
cferttiin work diance as to teach
dience
dlence tcachthemto the p9004
theal to thepcopleyiti
priesthood 595
is generally because they have it in their who governs and the person by whose
hearts to do wrong themselves and wish permission or under whose approbation
agrobationj
to pave the way to accomplish that wrong he governs
ho should a person be0 required
or else because they have done wrong and violate
to vio presl dents
lateaa known law by his president
Presi denti
wish to use the cloak of their authority to or if he is not satisfied with the counse
couns6
counsel
cover it with lest it should bo ha discovered which llelie
ile be should not openly rebel
he gives he
by their superiors who would require an against that president but if they ey cannot
atonement at their hands see eye to eye he should appeal privately to
we would ask F
wo foror what is the priest- the next higher power or president and andr
hood given unto men it is that they wbero three are thus brought together
abero
whero
may have a right to administer the law of irit to do right riglitmill
who have a spharmon
pirit right
eight will
hight
god have they then a right to make revall and harmony be maintained
prevail
void that 1Ilaw aw vernly no
verily
veril
venil when tho the while such is the clacterclacher
character of godsi
ghodsi
gods11
law of go orth from his own
godd has gone forth government that its genius and policy are
mouth an andd been declared by the mouths to the end that iniquity may be swept
of his prophets and apostles saying from off the earth persons need not think
11
thou shalt not lie whoyou pan say by the
can stay to excuse themselves for performing .a11
tirtle of his priesthood
tirtue
vhtue may lie and
ma known unlawful act simply because they thes
be approved the lord and ifis afis
llis pro- were told to do it by another if such an
phets hwo have declared it as a law unto his
havo excuse as this would justify none would
people 11 thou shalt not commit adultery como under condemnation
ever need to come
then who can say thou ra mayest
65 est commit for men would be sure to find some one
ad ulten and it will be no sin it is writ-
adultery on whom to lay the burden of their sins
ten as a law unto the saints 11 thou shalt shait
shall the day has come when every one onor may
oner
rrot
npot
otot kill
not then we ask again who can expect to answer for their own sins with-
hill and be forgiven
kill and in like man out attempting to cloak them with an
itmghb bo
nen itmight
ren be asked of all the laws of others priesthood
god who has tho right
lit to make them
the ridight
hight great is the responsibility of that man
void none parcan ravoli
car
ean rovokcpe the 4pfce
kovok 4pcrcc but hut whojs
whos
who ja ini
j3 called to give counsel which in- i

him by whom it was given new


ilimbywboinitwas
nim nem
neitheri er can volves the salvation of another and when
the laws of god be trampled upon with such counsel is given it should be of that
impunity
im revolted by a lesser power
nity or revoked
anity pure character that the powers above him
puro
thiu
thau
than that by which thoy they were framed it earth with angels and god cam
upon the oarth caw
cah
is written of god that he cannot lie uo
ilo then approve ile
lie
lio will then have no occasion
llo
ilo
done need suppose that ile
rone
none lie will approve of
he
lle to destroy his own influence and power
it through his authority which is on the by telling others that it will be no sin
earth neither is lie lle the son of man that
ile for them to commit adultery to lie
ile should repent therefore ile
he
lle
lie ho
lio will main- or steal ac
&c ac &c if they are told to do
tain the law by which his kingdom is it by the priesthood and thereby per-
governed should any think that tiley they vert the right ways of the lord and bring
can gly glyee counsel to gratify their lutts
give lust or
lusts reproach upon the tho honour of his cause
answer avaricious ends and sy say
sky no onoone the lord asks for no such confidence
seeth us while they indulge therein and in his priesthood as this neither do good
light in sin as a sweet morsel tirey
delight
de they willvill men who are under its influence the
learn wh sorrow that an eye which never
eyewhieh
eyo priesthood never demands a wrong at
sheps has been upon their path and ho
sleeps ile
lio bands of another though men who
the hands
that seeth in secret shall mako manifest hold the priesthood may make such a dew de-w
and reward openly every man accord according
accordipg pg
ipg mand as hasbas the caso and
haa sometimes been tbocase
tho case
to his deeds whether good or evil i for which they have had to suffer
if a man could have as much authority where the authority off god lsi is there
isi
asa the almighty it would not authorize should the confidence of all men be re-
him to do wrong nor coursel another to posed sufficiently to obey its law but not
lawsbutnot nod
do wrong and the man that will ad- to violate them for we have not yet
minister with partiality for the sake of learned that it has power enough tb sav
tbsave
screening iniquity will find his ills steward the transgressor in his sins some men
slin will
sb
slim
srim
ab taken fvmhlm
wili be feiken
ftiken from him wiso as to think the little
have been so wise
tn
in MM inhterinj th6govm
administering jqnujfbqd
the govenontofgd authority they had was sufficient for them
there are three parties coneorriea az
c60de viz to set aside law and revelation and melg
the subject waill
ele
elc
VIC whct
w1ill is governed the tho person out justice and judgment upon their wn
iheii6own
596 HISTORY or
OF JOSEPH SMITH
responsibility but in the end they have are under the greatest restrictions the
found that responsibility to be greater law of their sphere is greater than that of
than they could bear those who are less in power and the re-
these sentiments are not advanced with strict ions and penalty of that law are pro-
strictions
the idea of defining the limits of divine portion ably great therefore they are
portionably
authority nor that any one can find lan- under the greater obligation to maintain
age to portray the extent of the rights
guage the virtue of the law and the institutions
9andd powers of the priesthood for to
ana
rehend it would be to compro
m prehend
fully comprehend comero
of god otherwise confidence could not
be reposed in them but distrust and evil
bend G
hend cou
cox
god but they are offered with the surm isings would be the result disaffec-
surmisings
consideration that saints may be led to tion would be found lurking in every
sje
asje 7tbe skill and wisdom mani
seethe fesA in its
manifested avenue of society and by thus severing
organization how safely it is guarded the cords of union it would prove tho the
from the impositions of men and the im- destruction of any people
buit of sin prevailing where it is
yus s bult
possibility A voice from the heavens bag has again
bas
duly iil
ly aiii
lii
ail
nd wisely administered and that been heard
beard breaking the silence of ages
none need be imposed upon if they under- with a purpose and determination to
stand the rights and privi i I
aich it establish the kiii8doin of god and lntkaz
1
eges which
privileges
ages thu lilngiloiii intrust
guarantees to them then if they donot jiot
do biot duce a celestial government upon the
avail themselves of those rightnight they are earth and if mankind will respect and
left without excuse extreme exercise of obey those laws when revealed to them
power in cases of such importance and thei shall be saved and inherit a celestial
they
upon matters of such infinite moment glory therefore had we a voice like tho the
should be studiously avoided when we sound of the trump of the archangel
consider that every one must render a that could be heardbeard by all living or had
faithful account of his stewardship we the power of a god to penetrate and
some have supposed that the more au- make every heart to feel and realize the
thority men have in the kingdom of god truth we would proclaim it abroad in the
cars of all living repent ye repent yei
I
1 V

the frea ter is their liberty to disregard


greater ears yc
yel
HissTaws
his haws
laws and that their greatness con- for the hour of gods judgment has come
sists in thbir mosto unlimited privi-
almost
their Al 1I
and
an d thei
ther transgressor shall pcrishfromoft
shali verishfromibt
shail
leges which leave them without re- the earth while the meek shall be re-
ions but this is a mistaken idea
strictions
strict deemed to inherit it for over
those who are the greatest in authority

HISTORY OF JOSEPH Ssmit41r MINIMI

from page 585.


continuedfrom
continuedfrontpage
Continued 585
again judge ryland wrote amos nected necked with this unhappy affair it will be
reese esq circuit the persons injured
circitit attorney of the same necessary for you to see tho
follows
counsel as follo vvs and be informed of their desires and intends
tions
eions the military force will repair to
lexington nov 24 jackson county to aid the execution of any
211833
1833
order I1 make on this subject be particular
dear sir I1 have been requested by in your information to me I1 am willing to
the governor to inform him about the go any time to jackson county for the pur
outrageous acts of unparalleled violence holding a court of inquiry and binding
pose of ofholding
that have lately happened in jackson county over to keep the peace such persons as 1I shall
and have also been requested to examine in- think ought to be restrained
b berestrained
to these outrages and take steps to punish it is a disgrace to the state for such acts
act
the guilty and screen the innocent to happen within its limits and the disgrac6
disgrace
1I cannot proceed unless some person shall will attach to our official characters if we wo
be willing to make the proper information neglect to take proper means to ensure tho
before me 1I now request you to inform me punishment due
duo such offenders P
cormons are willing to take
whether the mormons 1I wish to know whether joshua L lewis
lewis
lewla
ewia
legal steps against the
tho citizens of jackson and hiram page handed the writ to the thi
tho
county whether they wish to return there sheriff of jackson county that 1I made and
or not and let me know all the matters con
op issued on their affidavit against some of tho the