“Three Additions to Be in Doctrine and Covenants,” Ensign, Aug. 1979, 75
The First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve have announced that future, yet-to-be printed copies of the Doctrine and Covenants will contain three new additions—the two visions added in 1976 to the Pearl of Great Price and the 1978 First Presidency statement extending the priesthood to “all worthy male members.”
The two visions to be transferred from the Pearl of Great Price to the Doctrine and Covenants are Joseph Smith’s Vision of the Celestial Kingdom and Joseph F. Smith’s Vision of the Redemption of the Dead. These two additions will become sections 137 and 138 in the Doctrine and Covenants. The two visions were accepted as scripture at a general conference session on 3 April 1976.
The third addition to the Doctrine and Covenants will be the proclamation of 9 June 1978 extending the priesthood to all worthy male members. The proclamation will be known as Official Declaration—2. Official Declaration—1 will be the title of the announcements discontinuing plural marriage that are already part of the Doctrine and Covenants. Official Declaration—2 was accepted as “the word and will of the Lord” at a general conference session 30 September 1978.
Copies of the Doctrine and Covenants containing sections 137 and 138, and Official Declaration—2 are expected to be available by 1982.