Teachings and Doctrine of the Book of Mormon (Religion 275)
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    “Teachings and Doctrine of the Book of Mormon (Religion 275)” Institute Elevate Learning Experience (2016)

    “Teachings and Doctrine of the Book of Mormon,” Institute Elevate Learning Experience

    Teachings and Doctrine of the Book of Mormon (Religion 275)

    Jesus Christ visits the Nephites

    Questions

    1. What is the role of the Book of Mormon in your life?

      Your response should include:

      • The main purposes of the Book of Mormon and its role in establishing truth.

      • Promised blessings for those who study the Book of Mormon.

      • Why it is important to understand the divine origin of the Book of Mormon.

      • Blessings you have seen, felt, or experienced through your study of the Book of Mormon during this course.

      • How your study and application of the Book of Mormon will improve, based on your experience in this course.

    2. According to the Book of Mormon, how has Christ made it possible for you to be exalted?

      Your response should include:

      • An explanation of the doctrine of Christ and promised blessings to those who abide by it.

      • How Christ has overcome spiritual and physical obstacles for each of us.

      • How your appreciation of and commitment to Jesus Christ has grown during this course.

      • What you do to show that you accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.

    3. What truths from the Book of Mormon have influenced you?

      You may build on or connect ideas from your previous responses or write about a new topic.

      • List three to five principles or doctrines from the Book of Mormon that you have learned or that have become more meaningful to you because of your participation in this course.

      • From your list, choose one principle or doctrine and explain it in depth, using examples from the scriptures and the words of the prophets.

      • Share why this principle or doctrine is important to you and how you will act on it.

      • Write your testimony of what you have learned through your study of the Book of Mormon during this course.

    Key Points of Doctrine

    The following information has been compiled using the key points within the lessons for this course. The numbers in parentheses that follow the quotations indicate the lesson number in the Teachings and Doctrine of the Book of Mormon Teacher Manual (2015) where the statement can be found. Compare your response with the information below. If there is a key point of doctrine from this review that you did not include in your answer, consider revising your response before submitting it. You do not need to copy this information verbatim into your response; just make sure that you understand these doctrines and communicate that understanding. Because question 3 requires a more personal response, there are no key points for that question.

    1. What is the role of the Book of Mormon in your life?

      The main purposes of the Book of Mormon and its role in establishing truth:

      • “God brought forth the Book of Mormon in the last days to convince all people that Jesus is the Christ” (1).

      • “The Book of Mormon contains the fulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ” (6).

      • “The Bible and the Book of Mormon together bear witness of Jesus Christ” (7).

      Promised blessings for those who study the Book of Mormon:

      • “The teachings in the Book of Mormon are of great worth to us today because the writers were aware of the problems we would face” (6).

      • “As we study the Book of Mormon and apply its teachings, we are fortified against the devil and the false teachings and concepts of our day” (11).

    2. According to the Book of Mormon, how has Christ made it possible for you to be exalted?

      An explanation of the doctrine of Christ and promised blessings to those who abide by it:

      • “As we come unto Christ and keep the commandments, we will become more like Him and our Father in Heaven, and we will be saved” (3).

      • “As we live according to the doctrine of Christ, we can access the blessings of the Atonement and receive eternal life” (8).

      • “In order to receive the merciful blessings of forgiveness, we must exercise faith in Jesus Christ unto repentance” (16).

      How Christ has overcome spiritual and physical obstacles for each of us:

      • “Through His Atonement, Jesus Christ overcame the effects of physical and spiritual death” (5).

      • “The Savior took upon Himself our pains, sicknesses, and infirmities so He could succor us as we face the challenges of mortality” (5).

      • “Because Jesus Christ has broken the bands of death, we will each be resurrected and receive an immortal body” (18).