Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Chiasmus In The Book Of Mormon

This last Sunday I used a slide showing Alma 36 as a Chiasm.  The slide was taken from an article by John W. Welch found in BYU Studies 1969, vol. 10 number 1 on page 83, entitled "Chiasmus In The Book Of Mormon."  I have a link to the individual article (click here).  The Alma 36 example is found on page 14 in this particular article.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Teachings of The Prophet Joseph Smith - Adam

1.  What did Adam do three years before his death?  pages 38-40

2.  What was Adam's pre-earth name and title?  What is his title as he presides at Adam-ondi-Ahman?  pages 38-39

3.  What is Tower Hill and Spring Hill?  page 122  (Just for interest Spring Hill in Hebrew is Tel Aviv)

4.  When did Adam receive the priesthood?  page 157

5.  What is the grand council that Adam will preside over.  This is mentioned on pages 157 - 158?

6.  What is the stewardship that must be accounted for at this meeting?  page 158

7.  Who is the high priest next to Christ in authority over the earth?  page 158

8.  Why did Adam take his children into the valley of Adam-ondi-Ahman and bless them?  page 159

9.  To whom was Christ first revealed and through whom does the revelation of Christ come?  page 167-168

10.  Who directs the angels?  Who taught Paul?  pages 168-170

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Teachings of The Prophet Joseph Smith - Revelation

For the next several months each week there will be an assignment from the book Teachings of The Prophet Joseph Smith by Joseph Fielding Smith, Deseret Book Company.

Some in my Gospel Doctrine Class have asked for assignments so that they can learn additional material.  I felt that assignments from the above book would be helpful for not only understanding the Book of Mormon but also next years course in The Doctrine and Covenants.  The Prophet Joseph Smith taught us so much that is helpful in our scripture study.  Understanding what he taught will be helpful in building our scriptural understanding.

Teachings about Revelation from:   Teachings of The Prophet Joseph Smith

Questions to ponder and answer:

1.  How much is the Lord willing to reveal?  pages 12-13  See also D&C 76:5-10, 114-118.

2.  What is the order of revelation? pages 21  What should be known before one sees a special revelation from God?  page 22

3.  What may the least Saint know and when?  page 149  Describe the spirit of revelation.  page 151

4.  Explain why revelation is necessary.  page 160  What is the best way to obtain truth and wisdom?  page 191

5.  What does it take to understand God or the devil?  page 205 - 206

6.  What is one great privilege of the priesthood?  pages 111 - 112

7.  What are the oracles of God?  page 272

8.  How is salvation acquired?  pages 324-326

9.  If you have the Holy Ghost you also have this!  page 328

10. To what part of our make up does revelation come  page 355