GPC16: The Church of Jesus Christ in Former Times, Gospel Principles Comments and Resources

Gospel Principles
Unit 5: The Church of Jesus Christ
Chapter 16: The Church of Jesus Christ in Former Times
Comments and Resources

" In the dispensation of the meridian of time Jesus Christ established His Church upon the earth, appointing therein the officers necessary for the carrying out of the Father's purposes (James E. Talmage, The Articles of Faith, p. 198.)"

"If there is anything great or good in the world, it came from God" (Discourses of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 201). 

" The Lord's law is truth  " (Psalms 119:142), all his "commandments are truth" (Psalms 119:151), and his "works are truth" (Daniel 4:37), and his "Word is truth." (John 17:17)...
Truth...conforms to reality, is centered in God, and is as enduring as Diety himself" (Bruce R. McConkie, Mormon Doctrine, p. 810).

" Then knowledge through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is the grand key that unlocks the glories and mysteries of the kingdom of heaven" (Joseph Smith, History of the Church, 5:388-89).


During the study of this topic, we will learn how Christ organized a church when he was on the earth, how his church was organized, and that there was an apostasy during which the true church was taken from the earth.

Resources:
Gospel Principles: chapter 16
A Marvelous Work and a Wonder, chapter 4.
Jesus the Christ, chapters 38, 40.

Scriptures:

Articles of Faith 1:9  "We believe all that God has revealed, all that He does now reveal, and we believe that He will yet reveal many great and important things pertaining to the Kingdom of God."

Topical Guide:
                            Apostasy of the Early Christian Church
                            Church Organization
                            Gospel
                            Knowledge
                            Learn, Learning
                            Light [noun]
                            Mysteries of Godliness
                            Revelation
                            Scriptures, Value of
                            Signs
                            True
                            Trust in God
                            Trust Not in the Arm of Flesh
                            Truth

Bible Dictionary:
                                Church
                                Knowledge
                                Light of Christ
                                Revelation

Guide to the Scriptures:
                                             Apostasy
                                             Church of Jesus Christ
                                             Church, Name of
                                             Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The
                                             Church, Signs of the True
                                             Dispensation
                                             Doctrine of Christ
                                             Gospel
                                             Kingdom of God or Kingdom of Heaven
                                             Plan of Redemption
                                             Rebellion
                                             Restoration of the Gospel
                                             Saint

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Moroni 10:4-5
  "4 And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost.
  5 And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things."

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