Category Archives: Doctrine and Covenants

A Look into the Construction of Scriptural Texts

Textual composition – how we “get” Scriptural Texts For Latter-day Saints, one of the best examples of an complex and merged scriptural text that corresponds with the fundamental notion of the Documentary Hypothesis is Doctrine and Covenants 132. In the … Continue reading

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Inspiration and Incarnation

Scripture is both human and divine First, that in the Bible the divine and human are blended. We must not regard the Bible as an absolutely perfect book in which God is Himself the author using human hands and brains … Continue reading

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Joseph Smith and the Apocrypha

Historical Background – D&C 91 “On 8 March 1833, Joseph Smith received a revelation (D&C 90) concerning the First Presidency of the Church and its role in taking the gospel to the world.  In that revelation, it was also indicated … Continue reading

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Righteous Dominion

I had the opportunity to read about the Savior’s teaching in Luke on wealth recently. In Luke 12 we read: Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he … Continue reading

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Prophets have Melchizedek Priesthood

All Priesthood is Melchizedek Answer to the question: Was the priesthood of Melchizedek taken away when Moses died? All priesthood is Melchizedek, but there are different portions or degrees of it. That portion which brought Moses to speak with God … Continue reading

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The Messiness of Scripture

On this page (see below) I will add content that illustrates how scripture is both human and divine. I am working on content to show that although scripture isn’t perfect, it has divinity throughout. I believe that the Spirit of … Continue reading

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D&C 110 – Moses and the keys of gathering of Israel

Keys for the Gathering of Israel Restored The gathering of Israel commenced in the following manner. In May of 1829, Peter, James and John restored the Melchizedek Priesthood to Joseph Smith including the keys of the kingdom. Joseph Smith restored … Continue reading

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Signs of the Times

Signs of the Times “Our loving Heavenly Father and His Son, Jehovah, with a knowledge of the end from the beginning, opened the heavens and a new dispensation to offset the calamities that They knew would come. The Apostle Paul … Continue reading

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The Father and the Son appear to members of The School of the Prophets

The Father and the Son appear to members of The School of the Prophets Kirtland, Ohio 1833 Zebedee Coltrin, a member of the School of the Prophets records: At one of these meetings after the organization of the school, (the … Continue reading

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Literal Descendants of Aaron and Bishops

D&C 68:14-20 14 There remain hereafter, in the due time of the Lord, other bishops to be set apart unto the church, to minister even according to the first; 15 Wherefore they shall be high priests who are worthy, and … Continue reading

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