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THE

ELDERS JOURNAL

OF THE

Southern States Mission

OF THE

CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER

DAY SAINTS.

VOL IV.

“Behold, they that have been sent to preach my Gospel among the congregations of the wicked: wherefore I give unto them a commandment thus : "Thou shalt not idle away thy time.'”—(Doctrine and Covenants, section 60, verse 13.)

"Oye Elders of Israel, hearken to my voice, and when you are sent into the world to preach, tell those things ye are sent to tell; preach and cry aloud : 'Repent ye, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand; repent and believe the Gospel. Declare the first principles and let the mysteries alone, lest ye be overthrown. Nerer meddle with the visions of beasts and subjects you do not understand, but preach those things the Lord has told you to preach about-repentance and baptisin for the remission of sins.”—PROPHET JOSEPH SMITII.

PUBLISHED BY

SOUTHERN STATES MISSION

CHATTANOOGA, TENN.

1907

Ti HARVARD, COLLEGE LIBRARY

JUL 1914

CHARLES ELLIOTT PERKINS

MEMORIAL COLLECTION

CORRECTIONS.,

The paging in the issue of October, 1906, begins with page 17 and ends with 32. It should have begun with 25 and ended with 40.

The paging in the issue of June 1 begins with page 333 and ends with 368. It should have begun with 401 and ended with 432.

Articles appearing in these two issues are indexed according to the pages they actually appear on.

PREFACE.

The ELDERS' JOURNAL, as a distinct publication, closes its career with this volume. Hereafter it will be published in conjunction with the Liahona, at Independence, Mo., under the title "Liahona, the Elders' Journal.By the terms of consolidation the new paper will be the logical successor of the ELDERS' JOURNAL; it will begin with volume five and in addition to being the official organ of all the American missions it will continue to be a scrap book of “Mormon” literature.

The matter for volume four of the ELDERS' JOURNAL has been selected with the utmost care. It has been our aim to publish the best thoughts on the Gospel of Christ, and the strongest and most convincing arguments in support of its principles. Many of the articles are from the pens of the great pioneer missionaries of the Church, who wrote and spoke as they were moved upon by the Holy Spirit. It has been our policy to give as much space as possible to these rare writings, first because of their great merit, and second, because the publications in which they were first printed are so scarce that only a few people have access to them. We believe that incalculable good has been accomplished by the reproduction of these priceless gems of Church literature. Pursuant to numerous requests which have come to us we are having a limited number of volumes bound, which can be had by sending your orders to us.

SOUTHERN States Mission. Chattanooga, Tenn.

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