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FoR Final 1-7

• What is “Doctrine”? Something that is taught or instructed. Teaching, the act of teaching, instruction. Not only eternal teachings, but any instruction authoritatively taught or recognized by the church
• What are four types of doctrine? Core (unchanging truth), Supportive (expand on core truths), Policy (application of core/supportive doctrine), Esoteric (unknown, or partially revealed truths)
• What are four measures of evaluating an official LDS teaching? Harmonized scriptures (found consistently in the scriptures), United voice of the presidency (united statements with the signature of the 1st presidency), Repeated teachings of GAs (taught collectively/consistently by current GAs), Church publications
• What are five measures of evaluating an LDS historical source? Primary source (written by direct participant/observer), Contemporary account (recorded near the time of event), Intent and Tone (fair, balanced, open), Relationship to other sources (consistent with other sources), Factual interference (based on facts)
• What are the respective years, context, and audiences of the 4 primary First Vision accounts (pre-reading)? 1832: written by Joseph, focus on his redemption. 1835: to Joshua the jewish minister. 1838: current used version, historical document with fact and detail. 1842: Wentworth letter in the Chicago paper
• What are two primary doctrinal messages from the First Vision? 1. There is an error in doctrinal truths in religious dominations. Doctrinal apostasy. 2. Apostasy from authorized covenants/ordinances. The everlasting covenant was broken.
• What were the two things Moroni told Joseph to overcome to obtain the plates in his 4 year probationary period? Desire for riches, and a Desire for his own glory
• How was the Book of Mormon translated? Putting the urim and thummim stones in a hat to block the light and then reading what was on the stone. Although, we don't exactly know how the translation happened, only Joseph does - that is was done by the power of God through the Urim and Thummim.
• What is the broader definition of Urim and Thummim? Urim and Thummim is an umbrella term. It means a divine tool - often a stone - that god has prepared for revelatory purposes. There are multiple Urim and Thummim.
• What keys did Peter, James, and John restore? Melchizedek priesthood
• What happened in the chamber of Father Whitmer related to priesthood restoration? Praying for more priesthood, and then ordaining each other to the office of elder
• What is the “High priesthood of Melchizedek” and how was it restored at the June 1831 conference? The power to seal people up to heaven. Early church members ordained to the high priesthood
• What are the original priesthood offices in the Church in April 1830? Deacon, Teacher, Priest, Elder
• What D&C section is the Church’s Constitution, or “Articles and Covenants”? D&C 20
• Why are written revelations altered? (1) Errors in transcription (2) Typographical errors (3) To communicate ideas more clearly (4) Additional revelation received that add further understanding
o What were the original “doctrine” and “covenants”? Book of Commandments. (lectures on faith, and covenants)
• Where do we get the Book of Moses, Abraham, and the Pearl of Great Price? (focus point) PGP: Apostle Franklin D. Richards in England compiles some of JSs teachings so the English saints can have access. Later called the pearl of great price. ABR: Buying of the scrolls MS: Revelation from the question of what had been removed from the bible
• What is the Joseph Smith “Translation” of the Bible (and what it is NOT)? It's revealed transmission rather than literal language to language translation. Adding to, taking away, clarifying, restoring original intent, rephrasing, and interpreting
• How is the JST finished but it is not (and what does that even mean)? Not every verse was translated
• What D&C section is known as “The Law” of the Church D&C 42
• What are its “more perfect” commandments (especially the non-10 commandment ones)? - Teach the gospel - Love thy wife - Not speak evil of thy neighbour, nor do him harm - Remember the poor and consecrate thy properties - Not be proud or idle - Live in love - Ask [for revelations] - Govern my church according to the law
• What are the differences between “All Things Common, the United Order (Firm), and the Law of Consecration” - ATC: give church all property and given back according to needs(stewardship of properties) - UO(F): Consecration-based business organization made up of church leaders. - LoC: Dedicate time, talents, and means to building up God's kingdom on earth
• What are the celestial principles of consecration? (Ownership) god owns all, we own nothing (Stewardship) given as a temporary overseer and responsible controller of something (Agency and accountability) an agent who represents someone (God), acting in his name, with free will to do so
• Where is the city of Zion is to be located? Jackson County, Missouri
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