A Book of Commandments - Chapter 23

A Commandment unto the church of Christ, which was established in these last days, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty; Given in Fayette, New-York, April, 1830, in consequence of some desiring to unite with the church without re- baptism, who had previously been baptized.

23:1 Behold I say unto you, that all old covenants have I caused to be done away in this thing, and this is a new and everlasting covenant; even that which was from the beginning.

23:2 Wherefore although a man should be baptized an hundred times, it availeth him nothing;

23:3 For you cannot enter in at the straight gate by the law of Moses, neither by your dead works;

23:4 For it is because of your dead works, that I have caused this last covenant, and this church to be built up unto me; even as in days of old.

23:5 Wherefore enter ye in at the gate, as I have commanded, and seek not to counsel your God.--Amen.