What is the Doctrine and Covenants?
The Doctrine and Covenants is a compilation of revelations, most of which were received by the Prophet Joseph Smith, for the establishment and governance of the Church of Jesus Christ in the latter days. It is one of the accepted books of scripture of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and functions as an open, ever-expanding, ecclesiastical constitution. Most of the revelations in the Doctrine and Covenants were received as an answer to a specific question or need. The revelations are distinct and were received by various methods, including inspiration, visitations from angels, and visions. A first compilation of revelations was printed in 1833. Revelations have been added with subsequent editions. The revelations in the Doctrine and Covenants represent the voice of the Lord Jesus Christ to this generation. The revelations detail the government of his Church and the way of salvation for his Saints, including specific principles, covenants, and ordinances that lead to eternal life.
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