Book of Mormon Student Manual by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day SaintsSmoot Jun 23, 15 comments. Some time ago I blogged about a new seminary manual on the Doctrine and Covenants released by the Church. The manual is significant because it includes discussions of sensitive topics related to Church history, such as the multiple accounts of the First Vision, the Mountain Meadows Massacre and the Utah War, the history of plural marriage, and the history of the priesthood ban. Each lesson is divided into an introduction, background reading, suggestions for teaching, and student readings. First, the manual copiously draws from the much-discussed Gospel Topics essays. Third, the manual includes statements from Church leaders on confronting doubts and questions about Church history. As such, students are recommended to read the following essays in conjunction with the following lessons:.
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Marcus H. Martins, Ph. My Testimony. I read every word in that book and I can testify that no man could have invented it. The book is true; I have no doubts. It was written by ancient prophets and translated by a modern prophet of God. The clarity and consistency of the doctrines and teachings contained in the Book of Mormon never cease to fill me with valuable instruction on how to be a true disciple of Jesus Christ in daily life.
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North Temple St. Be sure to give the title of the manual. Then offer your comments by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. As you prepare to teach, it is important to understand the Objective of Seminaries and Institutes of Religion: Our purpose is to help youth and young adults understand and rely on the teachings and Atonement of Jesus Christ, qualify for the blessings of the temple, and prepare themselves, their families, and others for eternal life with their Father in Heaven Gospel Teaching and Learning: A Handbook for Teachers and Leaders in Seminaries and Institutes of Religion , x. You can achieve this purpose by diligently living the gospel, effectively teaching the gospel to your students, and appropriately administering your class or program.
Official Church Info. Some time ago I blogged about a new seminary manual on the Doctrine and Covenants released by the Church. The manual is significant because it includes discussions of sensitive topics related to Church history, such as the multiple accounts of the First Vision, the Mountain Meadows Massacre and the Utah War, the history of plural marriage, and the history of the priesthood ban. It appears that by including these topics the Church is taking steps towards more transparency when it comes to its history and "inoculating" its young members who are likely to encounter antagonistic websites that can easily blindside them with these issues if they aren't prepared. My friend Neal Rappleye has called my attention to a new manual released this year for seminary and institute students.
The negative images of Mormons far outlasted my expectations. Hutchison-Jones: I think a lot of what Americans think they know about Mormonism is wrong. There was a film in called September Dawn , about the Mountain Meadows massacre in [the slaughter of a wagon train by Mormon militia]. It is very historically inaccurate. There are a couple of reasons. You had the rise of evangelical Christianity in politics, and for conservative Protestant Christians, Mormons are not Christians; Mormons are a cult.