DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS
OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet to Edward Partridge, near Fayette, New York, December 1830. HC 1: 131. See heading to Section 35
. The Prophet said that Edward Partridge “was a pattern of piety, and one of the Lord’s great men.”
, The Lord lays his hand upon Edward Partridge by the hand of Sidney Rigdon; 4–8
, Every man who receives the gospel and the priesthood to be called to go forth and preach.
saith the Lord God, the aMighty
One of Israel: Behold, I say unto you, my servant bEdward
, that you are blessed, and your sins are forgiven you, and you are called to preach my gospel as with the voice of a trump;
And I will lay my ahand
upon you by the hand of my servant Sidney Rigdon, and you shall receive my Spirit, the Holy Ghost, even the bComforter
, which shall cteach
you the peaceable things of the kingdom;
And you shall declare it with a loud voice, saying: Hosanna, ablessed
be the name of the most high God.
And now this calling and commandment give I unto you concerning all men—
That as many as shall come before my servants Sidney Rigdon and Joseph Smith, Jun., embracing this calling and commandment, shall be aordained
and sent forth to bpreach
the everlasting gospel among the nations—
Crying repentance, saying: aSave
yourselves from this untoward generation, and come forth out of the fire, hating even the bgarments
spotted with the flesh.
And this commandment shall be given unto the elders of my church, that every man which will aembrace
it with bsingleness
of heart may be ordained and sent forth, even as I have spoken.
I am Jesus Christ, the Son of God; wherefore, gird up your loins and I will asuddenly bcome
to my ctemple
. Even so. Amen.