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DC122:17a - DC123:6

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Passage: DC 122:17a - DC 123:6

17a Yea, verily, thus saith the Lord, unto the elders of the church: continue in steadfastness and faith.

17b Let nothing separate you from each other and the work whereunto you have been called; and I will be with you by my Spirit and presence of power unto the end. Amen. JOSEPH SMITH

DC 123
Intro SECTION 123 This section is a report of the Joint Council held in compliance with the instruction of Doctrine and Covenants 122:13. It was included in the Doctrine and Covenants at the request of the Council of Twelve and concurred in by the General Conference of 1895. It is not a revelation. The Conference of 1970 ordered its removal to the Appendix. JOINT COUNCIL

1a In compliance with the requirement of paragraph thirteen of the revelation received during conference and by agreement between the quorums affected, the First Presidency, the Twelve, and the Bishopric met in joint council in the editor's room of the Herald Office at nine a.m., Friday, April 20, 1894.

1b There were present: Joseph Smith and W.W. Blair, of the First Presidency; Alexander H. Smith, E.C. Briggs, James Caffall, W.H. Kelley, J.H. Lake, J.R. Lambert, Heman C. Smith, Joseph Luff, and Gomer T. Griffiths, of the Twelve; E.L. Kelly, G.H. Hilliard, and E.A. Blakeslee, of the Bishopric.

2a President Joseph Smith was chosen to preside, and E.A. Blakeslee to act as secretary.

2b A. H. Smith offered prayer, after which the President made a few remarks bearing upon the object of the council, and advising forbearance and toleration in speech and feeling, regardless of the distance between those present in their judgment upon the matters under discussion.

3 A number of questions were named and noted for discussion, and considerable informal talk was indulged in, after which resolutions were presented, discussed, and adopted in the following order, all decisions being finally made unanimous, with the sole exception noted: LAMONI COLLEGE

4 Resolved that we look with favor upon the effort to build a college at Lamoni, to be controlled by the church.

5 Resolved, further, that we believe it should be a purely educational institution and free from sectarian influences or bias.

6 Resolved, further, that we give our hearty support to the present movement looking in the above direction. CHURCH HISTORY

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