Footnote Expansion - "With One Accord", by Sis. Reyna I. Aburto

July 28, 2018

What follows is a detailed inlining of all passages of scripture referenced in footnotes 12 and 13 of Reyna I. Aburto’s April 2018 General Conference Address, “With One Accord”.

Footnote 12

Some of the things that the early Saints did:

In Jerusalem:

A. Chose a new Apostle and “seven men of honest report” and supported them (see Acts 1:26; Acts 6:3–5)

1:26 And they gave forth their lots; and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.

6:3 Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.

6:4 But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.

6:5 ¶ And the saying pleased the whole multitude: and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas a proselyte of Antioch:

B. Gathered together on the day of Pentecost (see Acts 2:1)

2:1 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.

C. Testified of Jesus Christ (see Acts 2:22–36; 3:13-26; 4:10, 33; 5:42)

Acts 2:22-36

2:22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:

2:23 Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:

2:24 Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.

2:25 For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved:

2:26 Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope:

2:27 Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

2:28 Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance.

2:29 Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day.

2:30 Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne;

2:31 He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.

2:32 This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.

2:33 Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.

2:34 For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,

2:35 Until I make thy foes thy footstool.

2:36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.

3:13 The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus; whom ye delivered up, and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let him go.

3:14 But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you;

3:15 And killed the Prince of life, whom God hath raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses.

3:16 And his name through faith in his name hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.

3:17 And now, brethren, I wot that through ignorance ye did it, as did also your rulers.

3:18 But those things, which God before had shewed by the mouth of all his prophets, that Christ should suffer, he hath so fulfilled.

3:19 ¶ Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;

3:20 And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you:

3:21 Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.

3:22 For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you.

3:23 And it shall come to pass, that every soul, which will not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people.

3:24 Yea, and all the prophets from Samuel and those that follow after, as many as have spoken, have likewise foretold of these days.

3:25 Ye are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying unto Abraham, And in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed.

3:26 Unto you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities.

4:10 Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole.

4:33 And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.

5:42 And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.

D. Called people to repentance and baptized them (see Acts 2:38–41)

38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.

40 And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation.

41 ¶ Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.

E. Continued in fellowship and breaking of bread, and in prayer (see Acts 2:42)

42 And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.

F. Were together and had everything in common (see Acts 2:44–46; 4:34–35)

2:44 And all that believed were together, and had all things common;

2:45 And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.

4:34 Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold,

4:35 And laid them down at the apostles’ feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need.

G. Attended the temple (see Acts 2:46)

H. Ate “their meat with gladness and singleness of heart” (Acts 2:46)

46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,

I. Praised God and found favor with all people (see Acts 2:47)

47 Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.

J. Were obedient to the faith (see Acts 6:7)

7 And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith.

K. Gave themselves continually to prayer and “the ministry of the word” (Acts 6:4)

4 But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.

On the American continent:

L. Preached the gospel of Christ (see 3 Nephi 28:23)

23 And it came to pass that thus they did go forth among all the people of Nephi, and did preach the gospel of Christ unto all people upon the face of the land; and they were converted unto the Lord, and were united unto the church of Christ, and thus the people of that generation were blessed, according to the word of Jesus.

M. Formed a church of Christ (see 4 Nephi 1:1)

N. Baptized people (see 4 Nephi 1:1)

1 And it came to pass that the thirty and fourth year passed away, and also the thirty and fifth, and behold the disciples of Jesus had formed a church of Christ in all the lands round about. And as many as did come unto them, and did truly repent of their sins, were baptized in the name of Jesus; and they did also receive the Holy Ghost.

O. Everyone dealt justly one with another (see 4 Nephi 1:2)

2 And it came to pass in the thirty and sixth year, the people were all converted unto the Lord, upon all the face of the land, both Nephites and Lamanites, and there were no contentions and disputations among them, and every man did deal justly one with another.

P. Had all things in common among them (see 4 Nephi 1:3)

3 And they had all things common among them; therefore there were not rich and poor, bond and free, but they were all made free, and partakers of the heavenly gift.

Q. Rebuilt cities (see 4 Nephi 1:7-9)

7 And the Lord did prosper them exceedingly in the land; yea, insomuch that they did build cities again where there had been cities burned.

8 Yea, even that great city Zarahemla did they cause to be built again.

9 But there were many cities which had been sunk, and waters came up in the stead thereof; therefore these cities could not be renewed.

R. Were married (see 4 Nephi 1:11)

11 And they were married, and given in marriage, and were blessed according to the multitude of the promises which the Lord had made unto them.

S. Walked after the commandments that they received from the Lord (see 4 Nephi 1:12)

T. Continued in fasting and prayer (see 4 Nephi 1:12)

U. Met together often to pray and hear the word of the Lord (see 4 Nephi 1:12)

12 And they did not walk any more after the performances and ordinances of the law of Moses; but they did walk after the commandments which they had received from their Lord and their God, continuing in fasting and prayer, and in meeting together oft both to pray and to hear the word of the Lord.


Footnote 13

Some of the blessings that the Saints received:

In Jerusalem:

V. They were filled with the Holy Ghost (see Acts 2:4; 4:31)

2:4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

4:31 ¶ And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.

W. They received the gift of tongues and prophecy and spoke “the wonderful works of God” (see Acts 2:4–18)

4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

5 And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven.

6 Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language.

7 And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilæans?

8 And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?

9 Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judæa, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia,

10 Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes,

11 Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.

12 And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this?

13 Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine.

14 ¶ But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judæa, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words:

15 For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day.

16 But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;

17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:

18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:

X. Many wonders and signs were done by the Apostles (see Acts 2:43)

43 And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.

Y. Miracles happened (see Acts 3:1–10; 5:18–19; 6:8, 6:15)

4:1 Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour.

4:2 And a certain man lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple;

4:3 Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms.

4:4 And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us.

4:5 And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them.

4:6 Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.

4:7 And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.

4:8 And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God.

4:9 And all the people saw him walking and praising God:

4:10 And they knew that it was he which sat for alms at the Beautiful gate of the temple: and they were filled with wonder and amazement at that which had happened unto him.

5:18 And laid their hands on the apostles, and put them in the common prison.

5:19 But the angel of the Lord by night opened the prison doors, and brought them forth, and said,

6:8 And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people.

6:15 And all that sat in the council, looking steadfastly on him, saw his face as it had been the face of an angel.

Z. More people joined the Church (see Acts 2:47; 5:14)

2:47 Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.

5:14 And believers were the more added to the Lord, multitudes both of men and women.)

On the American continent:

AA. People were converted unto the Lord (see 3 Nephi 28:23; 4 Nephi 1:2)

3:23 And it came to pass that thus they did go forth among all the people of Nephi, and did preach the gospel of Christ unto all people upon the face of the land; and they were converted unto the Lord, and were united unto the church of Christ, and thus the people of that generation were blessed, according to the word of Jesus.

1:2 And it came to pass in the thirty and sixth year, the people were all converted unto the Lord, upon all the face of the land, both Nephites and Lamanites, and there were no contentions and disputations among them, and every man did deal justly one with another.

BB. A generation was blessed (see 3 Nephi 28:23)

23 And it came to pass that thus they did go forth among all the people of Nephi, and did preach the gospel of Christ unto all people upon the face of the land; and they were converted unto the Lord, and were united unto the church of Christ, and thus the people of that generation were blessed, according to the word of Jesus.

CC. There were no contentions and disputations among them (see 4 Nephi 1:2, 4 Nephi 1:13, 4 Nephi 1:15, 4 Nephi 1:18)

DD. There were no rich and poor (see 4 Nephi 1:3)

EE. “They were all made free, and partakers of the heavenly gift” (4 Nephi 1:3)

3 And they had all things common among them; therefore there were not rich and poor, bond and free, but they were all made free, and partakers of the heavenly gift.

FF. There was peace in the land (see 4 Nephi 1:4)

4 And it came to pass that the thirty and seventh year passed away also, and there still continued to be peace in the land.

GG. Mighty miracles happened (see 4 Nephi 1:5, 4 Nephi 1:13)

1:5 And there were great and marvelous works wrought by the disciples of Jesus, insomuch that they did heal the sick, and raise the dead, and cause the lame to walk, and the blind to receive their sight, and the deaf to hear; and all manner of miracles did they work among the children of men; and in nothing did they work miracles save it were in the name of Jesus.

1:13 And it came to pass that there was no contention among all the people, in all the land; but there were mighty miracles wrought among the disciples of Jesus.

HH. The Lord did prosper them exceedingly (see 4 Nephi 1:7, 4 Nephi 1:18)

7 And the Lord did prosper them exceedingly in the land; yea, insomuch that they did build cities again where there had been cities burned.

18 And how blessed were they! For the Lord did bless them in all their doings; yea, even they were blessed and prospered until an hundred and ten years had passed away; and the first generation from Christ had passed away, and there was no contention in all the land.

II. They did wax strong, did multiply exceedingly fast, and became exceedingly fair and delightsome (see 4 Nephi 1:10)

10 And now, behold, it came to pass that the people of Nephi did wax strong, and did multiply exceedingly fast, and became an exceedingly fair and delightsome people.

JJ. They were blessed according to the multitude of promises made to them by the Lord (see 4 Nephi 1:11)

11 And they were married, and given in marriage, and were blessed according to the multitude of the promises which the Lord had made unto them.

KK. “There was no contention in the land, because of the love of God which did dwell in the hearts of the people” (4 Nephi 1:15)

15 And it came to pass that there was no contention in the land, because of the love of God which did dwell in the hearts of the people.

LL. “There were no envyings, nor strifes, nor tumults, nor whoredoms, nor lyings, nor murders, nor any manner of lasciviousness; and surely there could not be a happier people among all the people who had been created by the hand of God” (4 Nephi 1:16)

16 And there were no envyings, nor strifes, nor tumults, nor whoredoms, nor lyings, nor murders, nor any manner of lasciviousness; and surely there could not be a happier people among all the people who had been created by the hand of God.

MM. “There were no robbers, nor murderers, neither were there Lamanites, nor any manner of -ites; but they were in one, the children of Christ, and heirs to the kingdom of God” (4 Nephi 1:17)

17 There were no robbers, nor murderers, neither were there Lamanites, nor any manner of -ites; but they were in one, the children of Christ, and heirs to the kingdom of God.

NN. The Lord blessed them in all their doings (see 4 Nephi 1:18)

18 And how blessed were they! For the Lord did bless them in all their doings; yea, even they were blessed and prospered until an hundred and ten years had passed away; and the first generation from Christ had passed away, and there was no contention in all the land.