The following sermon was given by Joseph Smith Jr. Saturday April 8, 1843 as recorded by William Clayton. Due to the teachings found within, members of the Church of Jesus Christ in Christian Fellowship are asked to read and pray on it to see if it should include it in the final version of our Doctrine and Covenants.
The letter and revelation by Joseph Smith Jr. to James Strang. Emma Smith verified that Joseph Smith Jr. write the letter. And, The handwriting was verified by the firm,Tyrell and Doud, who stated: “A brief observation of these four documents indicates that the education and word usage was consistent with the theory that all four documents were authored by one individual” (Shepard, William 1977; James J. Strang: Teachings of a Mormon Prophet. Burlington, WI).
The following teachings are attributed to Joseph Smith Jr. were shortened and altered before they were included in the Church of Jesus Chrsit of Latter-day Saints’ Doctrine and Covenants. After praying on this section, it was decided that the actual journal entries William Clayton that this section was taken from would be used.
The following vision was received by Joseph Smith Jr. January 21, 1836 in Kirtland, OH. It was recorded in his September 1835–April 1836 journal on pages 135-139 in the handwriting of Warren Parrish. It was shortened and altered before being included in the Church of Jesus Chrsit of Latter-day Saints’ Doctrine and Covenants.
A Revelation given to Joseph Smith Jr. in Kirtland Ohio, January 12, 1838 upon an inquiry being made of the Lord, whither any branch of the Church of Christ of Latter Day Saints can be considered a stake of Zion until they have acknowledged the authority of the First Presidency by a vote of such Church. Recorded as Doctrine of the Saints Section 72,