LAW OF MOSES (Teachings of Joseph Smith)

All Priesthood Ordinances Restored in Last Days — Robert B. Thompson (October 5, 1840)

And God said unto Noah the end of all flesh is before me, for the earth is filled with violence through them, and behold I will destroy them with the earth,” thus we behold the keys of this priesthood consisted in obtaining the voice of Jehovah that he talked with him in a familiare and friendly manner, that he continued to him the keys, the covenants, the power and the glory with which he blessed Adam at the beginning and the offring of sacrifice which also shall be continued at the last time. for all the ordinances and duties that ever have been required by the priesthood under the directions and commandments of the Almighty in any of the dispensations, shall all be had in the last dispensations— Therefore all things had under the Authority of the Priesthood At any former period shall be had again— bringing to pass the restoration spoken of by the mouth of all the Holy prophets

Instruction on Priesthood, circa 5 October 1840, p. 8, The Joseph Smith Papers.

Ordinance of Sacrifice Continued in Last Days as Part of the Restoration — Robert B. Thompson (October 5, 1840)

It will be necessary here to make a few observations on the doctrine, set forth in the above quotation, As it is generally supposed that sacrifice was entirely done away, when the great sacrifice was offered up— and that there will be no necessity for the ordinance of sacrifice in future; but those who assert this, are certainly not aquainted with the duties, privileges and authority of the priesthood. or with the prophets The offering of sacrifice has ever been connected, and forms a part of the duties of the priesthood. It began with the priesthood and will be continued untill after the coming of christ from generation to generation——

Instruction on Priesthood, circa 5 October 1840, p. 9, The Joseph Smith Papers.

Elijah Sent in the Last Days to Restore Sacrifice, Ordinances & Priesthood Authority — Robert B. Thompson (October 5, 1840)

We frequently have mention made of the offering of Sacrifice by the servants of the most high in antient days prior to the law of moses, See which ordinances will be continued when the priesthood is restored with all its Authority power and blessings. Elijah was the last Prophet that held the keys of this priesthood, and who will, before the last dispensation, restore the Authority and deliver the keys of this priesthood in order that all the ordinances may be attended to in righteousness. It is true that the Savior had authority and power to bestow this blessing but the sons of Levi were too predjudiced

And I will send Elijah the prophet before the great and terrible day of the Lord &c &c.

Why send Elijah because he holds the keys of the Authority to administer in all the ordinances of the priesthood and without the Authority is given the ordinances could not be administered in righteousness.

Instruction on Priesthood, circa 5 October 1840, p. 9, The Joseph Smith Papers.

Priests Offered Part of Sacrifice to the Lord — Robert B. Thompson (October 5, 1840)

It is a very prevalent opinion that the sacrifices which were offered were entirely consumed, this was not the case if you read Leviticus Chap Verses you will observe that the priests took a part as a memorial and offered it up before the Lord, while the remainder was kept for the maintenance of the priests— So that the offerings and sacrifices are not all consumed upon the Alter, but the blood is sprinkled and the fat and certain other portions are consumed

Instruction on Priesthood, circa 5 October 1840, p. 10, The Joseph Smith Papers.

All Sacrifices & Ordinances Fully Restored after Temples Built and Sons of Levi Purified — Robert B. Thompson (October 5, 1840)

These sacrifices as well as every ordinance belonging to the priesthood will when the temple of the Lord shall be built and the sons of Levi be purified be fully restored and attended to . all their powers raniffications [ramifications], and blessings

Instruction on Priesthood, circa 5 October 1840, p. 10, The Joseph Smith Papers.

No Indication of Law of Moses Restored in the Last Days, but Sacrifices Prior to Law of Moses Will Be Restored — Robert B. Thompson (October 5, 1840)

. . . this ever did and will exist when the powers of the Melchisadc Priesthood are sufficiently manifest. else how can the restitution of all things spoken of by all the Holy prophets be brought to pass, It is not to be understood that, the law of Moses will be established again with all its rights and variety of ceremonies this has never been spoken off by the prophets but those things which existed prior to Mose’s day viz sacrifice, will be continued— It may be asked by some what necesssity for Sacrifice since the great Sacrifice was offered? In answer to which if Repentance Baptism and faith existed prior to the days of christ what necessity for them since that time

Instruction on Priesthood, circa 5 October 1840, p. 10, The Joseph Smith Papers.
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