“Lesson 30: ‘The Prisoners Shall Go Free’” Doctrine and Covenants and Church History Class Member Study Guide (1999)
“Lesson 30,” Doctrine and Covenants and Church History Class Member Study Guide
On 19 January 1841, several months after the Saints had begun performing baptisms for the dead, the Lord commanded them to build a temple in Nauvoo (D&C 124:25–27). What reasons did the Lord give for this commandment? (See D&C 124:28–30, 33, 40–41, 55.)
Read D&C 128:19, 22–24. According to these verses, what should our attitude be about the gospel and about performing baptisms for the dead?