Okay, so now we're at a semi-infamous section that references Hiram Page's unapproved seer stone prophecies. If this section were an episode of Scrubs, it would be called My Revelatory Rival. If it were an episode of Friends, it would be titled The One Where Joseph Lays the Smack Down on Hiram for Challenging his Authority.
But, behold, verily, verily, I say unto thee, no one shall be appointed to receive commandments and revelations in this church excepting my servant Joseph Smith, Jun., for he receiveth them even as Moses.And thou shalt be obedient unto the things which I shall give unto him, even as Aaron, to declare faithfully the commandments and the revelations, with power and authority unto the church.
And now, behold, I say unto you that you shall go unto the Lamanites and preach my gospel unto them; and inasmuch as they receive thy teachings thou shalt cause my church to be established among them; and thou shalt have revelations, but write them not by way of commandment.
The Church’s first major mission, in 1830, was to groups considered to be Lamanites.
And again, thou shalt take thy brother, Hiram Page, between him and thee alone, and tell him that those things which he hath written from that stone are not of me and that Satan deceiveth him;For, behold, these things have not been appointed unto him, neither shall anything be appointed unto any of this church contrary to the church covenants.For all things must be done in order, and by common consent in the church, by the prayer of faith.