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Foundations of the Restoration Midterm
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(Chp 1) What are four foundational time periods of Church history we will cover in this class?
2 Church Centers (1831-1838)
Great Basin (1846-1896)
(Chp 1) What are five measures of evaluating an LDS historical source?
1. Primary Source
-Someone who was a participant or observer of the event
2. Contemporary account
-Recorded at or relatively near the time of the events in contrast to a later reminiscence recalled after a significant amount of time
3. Objective Perspective
4. relationship to other sources
- Compare and contrast the account with other primary sources dealing with the same events
5. supported by evidence
-Is it a factual inference or subjective opinion?
(Chp 1) What is "Doctrine"?
an authorized teaching of the church
(Chp 1) What are four types of doctrine?
1. Core Doctrine
-Unchanging truths of salvation
-Been taught in all dispensations
-"The Doctrine of Christ"
-Essential of salvation
2. Supportive Doctrine
-Elaborative, descriptive, timely teachings expanding on core doctrine
3. Policy Doctrine
-Timely statements related to applications of supportive and core doctrine
-Ex. not dating before you're 16, girls only having one piercing, word of wisdom... etc
4. Esoteric Doctrine
-Unknown or only partially revealed or yet to be revealed truths
-Ex. Heavenly Mother, temple endowments,
(Chp 1) What are four measures of evaluating an official LDS teaching?
1. Harmonized Scriptures
-Teachings that are found consistently in the canonized
2. United Voice of the 1st Presidency/12
-United statements under the signature/approval of the 1st pres/12
3.Repeated Teachings of GA's
-What is taught collectively
(Chp 2)Why are there different First Vision accounts (3 factors)?
2. Purpose (Context)
3. Memory (interpretation)
(Chp 2) What are the respective years, context, and audiences of the 4 primary First Vision accounts (pre-reading)?
(Chp 2) Who (the names) wrote the five secondary accounts (pre-reading)?
1. Orson Pratt
2. Orson Hyde
3. Levi Richards
4. David Nye White
5. Alexander Neibar
(Chp 2) What are some of the unique contributions of each primary account?
-It is the only account that is written in his own handwriting
-Joseph was searching for years before he got an answer, he started searching when he was 12
-"From the age of twelve years to fifteen I pondered many things"
-He was seeking forgiveness for his sins
-Perhaps only on being is mentioned
-For many days after the vision he was filled with love
-Description of adversarial attack, springing to feet; he heard footsteps
-Not a dual divine appearance, but one and then the other
-He also said he saw many angels
-Incorporated into the Pearl of Great Price
-It is the official account written for the history of the church
-New descriptive details of the day
-Only account that emphasizes the confusion that he was in
-God told him lots of things
-Post vision details and aftermath
-He had no strength; he was lying on his back
-Discussion with his mother: "learned for myself . that Presbyterianism is not true"
-Local contempt/mocking from ministers
-Joseph in Nauvoo responding to Chicago Democrat editor John Wentworth
-Transfigured or Paul-ish moment (in or out of the body); couldn't tell if he was in or out of the body
-Father and Son look the same
-Promise of the future truth
(Chp 2) What are two primary doctrinal messages from the First Vision?
Apostasy in doctrinal truth
An apostasy related to priesthood
(Chp 2) What is a creed?
A creed is a formal statement of faith and doctrine
(Chp 2) What are the basic Christian creeds?
The Apostles' Creed
Creed of Chalcedon
(Chp 3) When and how did Joseph Smith obtain a seer stone, and what did he use it for?
In a well when he was 16
(Chp 3) What were the two things Moroni told Joseph to overcome to obtain the plates in his 4 year probationary period?
He was having issues with money and fame
(Chp 3) Who are Samuel Lawrence and Willard Chase?
(Chp 3) How was the Book of Mormon translated?
Book of Mormon was translated by seer stones in a hat
(Chp 3) What were the instruments used in the translation of the Book of Mormon? What are their names and sources?
-Peep stone/seer stone
(Chp 3) What is the broader definition of Urim and Thummim?
anything that he used to translate
(Chp 3) What are the primary, unique messages of the Book of Mormon that laid a new foundation for our faith?
-Worship of Christ directly through faith, repentance, baptism, Holy Ghost, grace
-Some American natives descended from Israel; they're the chosen people
-The building of Zion/The New Jerusalem will begin
-Christ speaks to many nations
(Chp 3) What is the foundational role of the Book of Mormon?
Key stone of our religion
(Chp 4) What are the different "types" of priesthood definitions and their meanings?
Priesthood: "the power and authority of God"
Priesthood Power: God's power attained through righteousness
Priesthood Authority: Authority that God gives to man to act in all things necessary for the salvation of God's children
Priesthood Offices: Divisions of priesthood authority to perform authorized ordinances and administer the Church
Priesthood Ordinances: Priesthood authority is required to perform the ordinances of the gospel. An ordinance is a sacred physical act with symbolic meaning... (which) opens the door to rich spiritual blessings
Priesthood Keys: Priesthood keys are the authority God has given to priesthood leaders to direct, control, and govern the use of His priesthood on earth
(Chp 4) When did Joseph Smith first receive "power from on high"?
Joseph first received power from God when he received the seer stone and Urim and Thummim
(Chp 4) Who restored the keys of the Aaronic priesthood and what are its 3 keys?
Peter, James, and John
-Ministering of angels
-The gospel of repentance
-Baptism by immersion
(Chp 4) What keys did Peter, James, and John restore?
Keys of apostleship
Keys to govern the church
and all of the keys of the Aaronic preisthood
(Chp 4) What happened in the chamber of Father Whitmer related to priesthood restoration?
The Lord authorized them to confirm the Holy Ghost and ordain elders
(Chp 4) What is the "High priesthood of Melchizedek" and how was it restored at the June 1831 conference?
It was "after the order of the Son of God"
(Chp 4) What are the original priesthood offices in the Church in April 1830 (and which developed later)?
(Chp 4) When and where was the Church organized?
April 6, 1830 in Fayette, New York
(Chp 4) What D&C section is known as the Church's Constitution, or "Articles and Covenants"?
(Chp 4) What are four foundational events of the Church listed in D&C 20?
1. First Vision
2. Angel Moroni came to Joseph
3. Joseph translated and brought forth the Book of Mormon
4. The 3 witnesses of the Book of Mormon
(Chp 4) What are six foundational doctrines of the Church listed in D&C 20?
1. There is a God
3. The Fall
5. 1st Principles: Baptism
6. Justification and sanctification by the grace of Christ
(Chp 5) The number of un-canonized revelations of Joseph Smith in revelation books 1 and 2 (focus point)
(Chp 5) What are five key principles to remember about what makes a D&C revelation (including why written revelations are altered)?
1. A revelation is malleable, changeable, additionable
2. Revelations are received and expressed in a prophet's language
3. Revelations come in various ways
4. Not all revelations are canonized
5. To become canonized a revelation must be approved by the 1sr Presidency and the 12 and presented to the Church for sustaining vote
(Chp 5) What is the Book of Commandments?
Original book of commandments was thwarted by the destruction of the press bu mobs in July of 1833
(Chp 5) What were the original "doctrine" and "covenants"?
Doctrine: was the lectures on faith
Covenants: Joseph's revelations
(Chp 5) When was the D&C first printed?
1833; it was never finished
(Chp 5) What is the role of Orson Pratt?
Orson Pratt added 26 new sections and changed the order of the sections chronologically and divided them into verses
(Chp 5) What is "Joseph's Promise"?
Search the scriptures -- and if you do it with an eye single to His glory he will answer you by the power of his Holy spirit
(Chp 5) What book of scripture is the foundation of the Church in the latter days?
The Doctrine and Covenants
(Chp 5) What is a four step process to studying the D&C?
1. Learn the background/historical context
2. Study for original intent (what did it mean to the recipients)
3. Search for statements of truth (Doctrine)
4. Make application personally
(Chp 5) Which section is an important revelation to Emma Smith, and for women of the Church in general?
(Chp 5) Who is Hyrum Page and what happened at the September 1830 conference because of him?
He's getting false revelation from a seer stone
(Chp 5) What are two revelation "tests" and their meanings?
The Stewardship test: You will not receive revelation commanding or directing someone outside your defined realm of responsibility
The Brethren Test:You will not receive direction from the spirit to act in rebellion against the united voice of the current 1st Presidency and twelve
(Chp 6) Where do we get the Book of Moses, Abraham, and the Pearl of Great Price? (focus point)
Franklin D Richards
(Chp 6) What is the Joseph Smith "Translation" of the Bible (and what it is NOT)?
NOT done through seer stones
(Chp 6) How much of the JST do we have and use in our scriptures?
(Chp 6) What is the timeline of the JST (when/where did he start and finish it)?
Summer 1830-Summer 1833
(Chp 6) How does the JST contributed to the restoration of truth and schooling of Joseph?
The JST was a teaching method by the Lord to continue to tutor Joseph Smith-- a launching pad for new revelation
(Chp 6) How is the JST finished but it is not (and what does that even mean)?
The translation is endless, there is no such thing as a perfect translation
(Chp 6) What does it mean that Abraham desired the "blessings of the fathers"?
The blessings of the fathers are Priesthood
(Chp 6) What is the Abrahamic Covenant?
(Chp 6) What is the object lesson of Abraham 3 about?
God and His prophets/ the dispensations
(Chp 6) Who does the planet Kolob symbolize?
(Chp 6) What are the facsimiles and what do they represent?
Sacrifice (1st one)= deliverance
Circle one = Eternal Knowledge
King = Judgement/Exaltation
(Chp 6) What themes progress through the Book of Abraham, and where else do we see that today?
Being made a Priest
Being taught and instructed
Being brought into the presence of God
Being promised the blessings of exaltation
(Chp 7) What is the "Lamanite mission" and its major effect on the Church?
1. It demonstrated the Church's commitment to preach to the descendants of the Lamanites of the Book of Mormon
2. It helped establish a stronghold for the church in Kirtland where missionaries found numerous unexpected converts
3. It led to identifying Jackson County as the site for the New Jerusalem
(Chp 7) What D&C section is known as "The Law" of the Church
(Chp 7) What are its "more perfect" commandments (especially the non-10 commandment ones)?
1. Ye elders shall go forth and preach the gospel
2. Thou shalt love thy [spouse] with all thy heart
3. Thou shalt not speak evil of thy neighbor, nor do him harm
4. Thou wilt remember the poor and consecrate thy properties
5. Thou shalt not be proud in thy heart
6. Thou shalt not be idle
7. Thou shalt live together in love (attending to sick, blessings)
8. Thou shalt stand in they place of thy stewardship
9. Thou shalt not take thy brother's garment/thou shalt pay
10. Thou shalt give [your excess] into my storehouse
11. Thou shalt ask [for revelations]
12. Thou shalt govern my church according to the law
(Chp 7) When has the Church attempted to practice the law of consecration?
The Church still practices it today
(Chp 7) What are the differences between "All Things Common, the United Order (Firm), and the Law of Consecration"
All Things Common: giving order to the church (Bishop) all your propertics and being deeded back a portion according to your wants and needs
United Order (Firm): was a consecration-based business organization of Church leaders in Kirtland and Missouri who, by covenant, dedicating their proceeds to the work of the Lord and caring for the poor
The Law of Consecration: As God's agent, you dedicate your time, talents, and means to build up God's kingdom on earth as he directs you
(Chp 7) What are the celestial principles of consecration?
3. Agency & Accountability
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