This week the blog is being written by the Prophet of the church Matthew Philip Gill, so over to the Prophet for this weeks subject....
As the Prophet of the church I am always asked questions by outsiders on doctrine and also which of the scriptures we embrace in The latter Day Church of Jesus Christ. Firstly we only use those scriptures authorised by the Lord and also of Joseph Smith Jr, because we are Mormons and he was our founding Prophet and to use anything else would be a server lack of judgement. However over the last couple of weeks we have been asked exactly which scriptures we use so here it is for all those who want to know, and i will explain one of the reason we do this. We use the 1830 Book of Mormon, the 1835 Doctrine and Covenants the Inspired version of the Bible and of course the new scriptures that we have been given through revelation they are the book of Jeraneck and the book of Prophesy and Revelation.
Now to explain one of the reasons why we us 1835 Doctrine and Covenants. Well this can be explained in few ways but I will us the following. Firstly the 1835 Doctrine and Covenants was the only copy of the Doctrine and Covenants to be approved by the Prophet Joseph Smith Jr and to be sustained by the general membership of the church which is a must for all scripture as outlined in the Doctrine and Covenants. The other reason is that you will only find sections that Joseph Smith Jr approved to be their for example in the 1835 edition you will not find any mention of subjects such a Polygamy and also the most famous American Civil Car prophesy...the reason behind this is that Joseph Smith Jr never wrote any thing either in favour of Polygamy or about the American Civil War.
here is a scene of Jeraneck finishing the record of the people of light with is son standing by his side. I think that the artist has done a great job in capturing the council chamber and the last days of the righteous.
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