259.2: Prophets (D&C Gospel Doctrine Lesson 37)

September 16, 2017

Engaging Gospel Doctrine

“We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet”

The principles of revelation and authority intersect in complex ways. We believe that God speaks to *all* of their children through personal revelation. At the same time, only one prophet is authorized to share God’s will to the world. Finally, we are taught that God also inspires spiritual leaders outside the faith. How do we balance these elements?

This discussion will cover the following elements:

  • The view of prophets in LDS culture
  • An overview of prophecy in the ancient world
  • Women in the biblical tradition who could be considered prophets
  • A history of the role and stature of prophets in LDS history
  • The status of prophetic figures in other religions

 

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Class Member Reading: Doctrine and Covenants 21; 43:1–7; Articles of Faith 1:9; Mosiah 8:13–18; Mosiah 13:33; D&C 1:38; D&C 20:21–26; D&C 43:2–3; D&C 68:3–4; D&C 107:91–92

Additional Teacher Reading: Doctrine and Covenants 1:38; D&C 101:43–54; D&C 107:22; D&C 87

 

Join a rich, illuminating discussion with Greg Prince, Cami, Corey and David.

 

You can access the Reading Notes here.

You can access the Lesson Notes here.

 

 

 

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