Sunday School: Gospel Doctrine
Lesson 46: ‘A Kingdom, Which Shall Never Be Destroyed’

“Lesson 46: ‘A Kingdom, Which Shall Never Be Destroyed’” Old Testament Class Member Study Guide (2001), 29

“Lesson 46,” Old Testament Class Member Study Guide, 29

Lesson 46

“A Kingdom, Which Shall Never Be Destroyed”

Daniel 2

Study the following scriptures:

  1. Daniel 2:1–23. King Nebuchadnezzar has a dream and commands his advisers to describe and interpret it (2:1–13). Daniel prays with his friends, and God reveals to him the dream and its interpretation (2:14–23).

  2. Daniel 2:24–49. Daniel reveals that King Nebuchadnezzar’s dream foretells the rise and fall of the great kingdoms of the earth and the latter-day triumph of the kingdom of God over all other kingdoms.

  • How did Daniel describe the great image that the king had seen in his dream? (See Daniel 2:31–33.) What did the different parts of the image represent? (See Daniel 2:36–43.)

  • What did the “stone … cut out without hands” represent? (See Daniel 2:44–45; D&C 65:2.) What did Daniel prophesy concerning the Church in the latter days? (See Daniel 2:34–35, 44.) How is Daniel’s prophecy that the Church will “fill the whole earth” and “never be destroyed” being fulfilled today?

Additional reading: Doctrine and Covenants 65.