The Political Kingdom of God
"Where God and the people hold the power to conduct the affairs of men in righteousness"
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The Council of Fifty is to consist of as many as 53 members
The purpose of the council of the Fifty is to govern the dominions in the Kingdom of God in all areas of life allowing the individual maximum use of his agency.
The number 53 is a composite of the number: 49, 3, and 1. the number 49 is created out of seven sevens signifiying perfection. The Council of Forthy-nine is composed of seven smaller councils which preside over seven different areas of human endevour which include, but are not limited to, (1) politics and defence, (2) philosophy, (3) education, (4) the arts, (5) science (6) religion, and (7) finance and business.
The "three" may or may not be positions ? The Presidency of the Political Kingdom.
The one is a position held by he who holds the Keys of the priesthood or the key to the knowledge of God.(see foot note 1)
(1)The Council of Fifty was to consist of as many as 53 members, and
membership in the Church was not a qualification for being called into the
Council. Joseph Smith had several non-members in it.
(2)The one is a position held by he who holds the keys of the priesthood or
the key to the knowledge of God. This person may or may not be president
of the Church. When the Kingdom is fully established, he generally will
not be; however, Joseph Smith, through necessity, temporarily held both
positions. This person would guide (not dictate to) the whole Kingdom and
set in order the lower councils; yet he, himself, could be reproved by the
councils for every man is subject to error as well as checks and balances.