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|Title||KnoWhy #293 - What Unique Doctrines Did the Lord Reveal through the Book of Mormon? (2 Nephi 3:11)|
|Year of Publication||2017|
|Corporate Authors||Book of Mormon Central Staff|
|Publisher||Book of Mormon Central|
|Place Published||Springville, UT|
|Keywords||Agency; Atonement; Church Organization; Covenants; Doctrine; Fall of Adam; Foreordination; Gathering of Israel; Holy Ghost; Plan of Salvation; Premortal Life; Priesthood; Restoration; Resurrection; Translation|
In a revelation given to the Prophet Joseph Smith in 1829, the Lord declared to Joseph that “this generation shall have my word through you” (Doctrine and Covenants 5:10). The revelation was given in the context of the translation of the Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon restores plain and precious truths that were lost over the centuries. The prophet Nephi saw in a vision that many parts of the gospel that were “plain and most precious” and “the covenants of the Lord” would be lost and “taken away” (1 Nephi 13:26) from those original writings. The Lord had foreseen this and prepared the way for the Book of Mormon to restore and “make known the plain and precious things which have been taken away” (1 Nephi 13:40). Modern readers who familiarize themselves with the unique doctrines that the Book of Mormon has restored to the world can better appreciate the Lord’s mercy and love for His children.
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