Gospel of Abraham
What did Elias restore to Joseph Smith? Book of Abraham thoughts from the Old Testament, Pearl of Great Price, and The Writings of Abraham
In this book I will cover the revelations given to Joseph Smith, Oliver Cowdery (Yes, you heard me right.) and others in the early part of the restoration, together with explanations and insights which I have received by revelation. I will also discuss how to receive your own personal revelation. To learn how to do this, the best teacher is the Lord, and the way He teaches is learning by doing, beginning with the small things, and leading to greater things. The revelations, themselves, will teach you how to receive revelation.
I will present nothing in this book which not practical and doable. I will not teach anything which I have not tried and proven in my life over the years. The Gospel is very simple and down-to-earth. It is rooted in the basics, and we must master those basics, which are meant to connect us to the Lord, so that He can be our teacher and guide. You will then be able to progress from being His servant to His friend, and beyond. The Two Great Commandments take in all else. But the rock bottom basic is faith. Without faith you can do nothing. Intention is everything, and faith in Jesus Christ should be the basis of that intention.
The Foundation of Zion Volume 2
The true history of God’s dealings with man goes all the way back to Adam and the line of patriarchs which descended from him. They held God’s Priesthood by covenant. Adam said that this same Priesthood that was in the beginning of the world will be in the end of the world, also. The Restoration, begun by Joseph Smith will not be complete until we have recovered this ancient religion and used its principles to build the Zion, which will then be joined with Enoch’s Zion of old, prior to the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
This is what is meant by the coming of Elijah to plant in the hearts of the children the promises made to the fathers. We need to become acquainted with those fathers and continue the work they began.
Hidden Treasures & Promises (1990 Edition) (Foundation of Zion Volume 1)
This is a modern testament of Jesus Christ. It is a latter-day equivalent of a “Doctrine & Covenants”. It describes one community’s search for a knowledge of who they are and how they fit into God’s plans. In response, the Lord gave them instruction and knowledge which applies not only to them, but applies to all peoples and to all parts of the Restoration. Indeed, the Restoration embraces ALL peoples, not just the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- Day Saints.
But, like the Book of Mormon, this book documents the downfall of a people who let their pride and love of power and office get the best of them. Nevertheless, the original ideas upon which this book was revealed and compiled are still relevant today, some 25 years later.
Joseph Smith: Lectures on Faith
Lectures delivered to early church authorities on the subject of faith. One of the best dissertations on the subject of faith ever given. Originally, the “doctrine” portion of the Doctrine & Covenents.
Revelations to John Taylor and Wilford Woodruff
Yes, the presidents of the LDS church have received revelation. At least they used to receive revelations. Mormon fundamentalists cite these revelations to support their belief in polygamy, but in reality these revelations teach a much greater subject: The New and Everlasting Covenant, which takes in much more than just plural marriage. These revelations also make clear the distinction beetween the church and the Kingdom of God, and explain their relationship to one another.