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Revelations in Context
Learn the stories behind the sections of the Doctrine and Covenants, including new insights from the Joseph Smith Papers (index by section number).
Articles in this series:
All Things Must Be Done in Order
D&C 28, 43
A series of revelations early in Church history established Joseph Smith as the Lord's mouthpiece for the Church.
D&C 45, 76, 77, 86, 91
Joseph Smith's translation of the Bible served as a catalyst for several revelations now canonized in the Doctrine and Covenants.
D&C 31, 112
Thomas B. Marsh was the first president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles before dissensions cost him two decades of Church membership.
D&C 47, 69
John Whitmer was a reluctant servant when he received the call of historian early in Church history, but he was directed in his office by revelation.
A glimpse into the eternities shown to Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon in 1832 so impacted the Church that it became known simply as“the Vision.”
D&C 28, 30, 32
Oliver Cowdery, Parley P. Pratt, Peter Whitmer Jr., and Ziba Peterson were called to preach to the Lamanites. Their mission would have far-ranging consequences for the future of the Church.
D&C 26, 51, 54, 56, 59
From New York to Missouri, a group of Saints from Colesville remained loyal to Joseph Smith and true to the Church he founded.
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