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Doctrine and Covenants
updated 09/03/15
 From the opening lines of the Doctrine and Covenants we see a concerned though omnipotent God, Jesus Christ, speaking unto 'all men':

'Hearken, O ye people of my church, saith the voice of him who dwells on high, and whose eyes are upon all men; yea, verily I say: Hearken ye people from afar; and ye that are upon the islands of the sea, listen together.'

The Lord goes on to declare that there are 'none to escape' the 'voice of warning … unto all people, by the mouths of my disciples, whom I have chosen in these last days.'

Indeed, to ponder the pages of the Doctrine and Covenants is to know that Joseph and Sidney spoke the truth when they wrote, 'This is the testimony, last of all, which we give of him: That he lives!'

'I am the first and the last; I am he who liveth, I am he who was slain; I am your advocate with the Father.'

The prayerful reader of this disclosing, divine volume of scripture will enlarge his testimony and draw even closer to the Savior than he has ever been before! As when contemplating the heavens we see God 'moving in his majesty and power' , so in savoring these scriptures we hear God teaching, pleading, correcting, and informing us—'in his majesty and power.' 

President Neal A. Maxwell
Presidency of the First Quorum of the Seventy (December 1978)
The Doctrine and Covenants contains revelations given to the Prophet Joseph Smith. It also includes a few revelations given to other latter-day prophets following Joseph Smith. This book of scripture is unique because it is not a translation of ancient documents. It is a collection of revelations given by the Lord to His chosen prophets in the latter days.

The Prophet Joseph Smith said that the Doctrine and Covenants is 'the foundation of the Church in these last days, and a benefit to the world, showing that the keys of the mysteries of the kingdom of our Savior are again entrusted to man' .

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