DOCTRINE and COVENANTS

Sections 78, 80–83, 85, 92, 104

Hurricane Utah Adult Religion Class

D&C 78
• Newel K. Whitney (1795–1850). • Co-founder N.K. Whitney & Co. at Kirtland, Ohio (1827). • Founding partner of the united firm (a.k.a. the united order, or order of Enoch).
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Newel K. Whitney store (Kirtland)

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Newel K. Whitney store (Kirtland)

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D&C 78
• United order ≠ the law of consecration.
 One manner of putting consecration into practice.

• Precursor to Corporation of the First Presidency and Corporation of the Presiding Bishop.

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D&C 81
• Jesse Gause (1785–1836?). • Quaker > Shaker > Mormon (late 1831).

Revelation Book 2:10–11 » josephsmithpapers.org
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D&C 81
• Jesse Gause excommunicated 3 December 1832:

Joseph Smith, journal, 1832–34, p. 3 » josephsmithpapers.org

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D&C 81
• Frederick G. Williams called to replace Jesse Gause, March 1833. His name printed instead of Gause’s in all D&C editions:

1835 D&C 79 (= 1981 D&C 81) » josephsmithpapers.org
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D&C 81
• Development of the priesthood:
 25 October 1831: First ordinations of high priests.  11 November 1831: Joseph Smith called as ―the Presiding high Priest over the high Priesthood of the Church‖ (107:66).  8 March 1832: Jesse Gause and Sidney Rigdon called as ―councillers of the ministry of the presidency of th[e] high Pristhood.‖

• The beginnings of the First Presidency.
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D&C 82
• 24 March 1832: Joseph and Sidney Ridgon tarred and feathered by a mob in Hiram, Ohio. • 29 March 1832: Joseph and Emma’s adopted baby son dies. • 1 April 1832: Joseph and three brethren leave for Missouri. • 26 April 1832: General council of the Church in Jackson County, Missouri.
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D&C 82
• 82:1–3. Principles of obedience and repentence.
 Forgive to be forgiven.  All have sinned and depend on Christ’s atonment.  Our degree of guilt depends on the extent of what we know.

• 82:8–10. ―I, the Lord, am bound when ye do what I say….‖
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D&C 83
• Primary: Wives have claim on their husbands, and children have claim upon their parents for their maintenance (support). • Secondary: Widows, orphans, and the poor have claim upon the Church.

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The order of welfare services
―We teach self-reliance as a principle of life, that we ought to provide for ourselves and take care of our own needs. And so we encourage our people to have something, to plan ahead, keep…food on hand, to establish a savings account, if possible, against a rainy day. Catastrophes come to people sometimes when least expected—unemployment, sickness, things of that kind. The individual, as we teach, ought to do for himself all that he can. When he has exhausted his resources, he ought to turn to his family to assist him. When the family can’t do it, the Church takes over. And when the Church takes over, our great desire is to first take care of his immediate needs and then to help him for so long as he needs to be helped, but in that process to assist him in training, in securing employment, in finding some way of getting on his feet again. That’s the whole objective of this great welfare program.‖ — President Gordon B. Hinckley, October 1996
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D&C 85
• Extract of a letter written by Joseph Smith in Kirtland to W.W. Phelps in Zion, 27 November 1832.
 Canonized in 1876.  Rebuking Saints who agreed to consecrate but did not.

• 85:7–9. The Lord promised to send ―one mighty and strong‖ to set things in order in Zion.
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The “one mighty and strong”?

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First Presidency, November 1905

Deseret Evening News, 11 November 1095, p. 4

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D&C 85:7–9, a millennial prophecy
• Jesus Christ (Jehovah) is
 the ―mighty One of Israel‖ (Isaiah 1:24; 30:29; 1 Nephi 22:12; D&C 36:1).  the one ―strong and mighty‖ (Psalm 24:8).  a ―mighty and strong one‖ (Isaiah 28:2).  ―mighty in strength‖ (Job 9:4; 36:5).  the one ―mighty and powerful‖ (D&C 65:1).  the ―mighty God‖ (Genesis 49:24; Psalm 50:1; 132:2, 5; Isaiah 9:6; 10:21; Jeremiah 32:18; 2 Nephi 6:17).
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D&C 85:7–9, a millennial prophecy
• Likewise, it is Jesus
 who will ―hold the scepter‖ (D&C 106:6; Numbers 24:17; Hebrews 1:8).  whose ―mouth utters eternal words‖ (Matthew 13:35; John 6:68).  who is described as ―a fountain‖ (Jeremiah 2:13; 17:13; Zechariah 13:1; 1 Nephi 11:25; Ether 8:26).

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