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KnoWhy #58 - What is the Doctrine of Christ? (2 Nephi 31:21)
|KnoWhy #58 - What is the Doctrine of Christ? (2 Nephi 31:21)
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|Book of Mormon Central Staff
|Book of Mormon Central
|Baptism; Doctrine; Endure to the End; Faith; Gift of the Holy Ghost; Gospel of Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ; Repentance
The Book of Mormon is said to contain the fulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. However, it lacks distinct Latter-day Saint teachings such as baptism for the dead, eternal marriage, and other principles that are quintessential to the LDS doctrine of eternal progression. While it is common in Latter-day Saint discourse to use "gospel" as a catch-all for any and all Church teachings, the Book of Mormon speaks of Christ's gospel or doctrine as a specific set of principles (faith, repentance, baptism, receiving the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end) that serve as a foundation to higher truths and ordinances.
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