Scripture Stories
Chapter 43: Jesus Christ Names His Church: April 1838

“Chapter 43: Jesus Christ Names His Church: April 1838,” Doctrine and Covenants Stories (2002), 164

“Chapter 43,” Doctrine and Covenants Stories, 164

Chapter 43

Jesus Christ Names His Church

April 1838

couple in wagon
Joseph receiving revelation

While Joseph Smith was in Far West, Missouri, Jesus gave him an important revelation about the name of the Church.

Jesus standing among members

The Church is named The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is named after Jesus because it is His Church and He is its leader. The latter days are the last days before Jesus will come back to the earth. Saints are righteous members of the Church. Latter-day Saints are the members of the Church who live now.