Doctrine and Covenants

The Five Levels of Pardes

“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15 KJV In  rabbinic Judaism there are four types or levels of study called pardes. In Mormon Kabbalah, we add a fifth. These are: P’shat (פְּשָׁט‬) – “surface” is the literal or direct interpretation, taking the words at their most basic and literal meaning. Remez (רֶמֶז‬) – “hints” the allegoric. the hidden or symbolic meaning when we…

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Law of the Lord Chapters 23-24

The following is a revelation received by the president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints organized in 1844, James Strang. We ask members of the Fellowship to read this revelation prayerfully to determine if it should be added to the Fellowship Doctrine and Covenants. The names of these chapters have been changed from “King’s Council” and “King’s Court” to “High Council” and “The High Court” respectively. Please follow and like us:

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Law of the Lord Chapter 21-23

The following is a revelation received by the president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints organized in 1844, James Strang. We ask members of the Fellowship to read this revelation prayerfully to determine if it should be added to the Fellowship Doctrine and Covenants. Additions or changes to the text, added for clarity and by Holy inspiration, are in italics. Thses chapters were originally titled: Duty of a King and Absence of the King, but was…

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The Law of the Lord Chapter 20: Calling of James Strang

The following is a revelation received by the president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints organized in 1844, James Strang. We ask members of the Fellowship to read this revelation prayerfully to determine if it should be added to the Fellowship Doctrine and Covenants. Additions or changes to the text, added for clarity and by Holy inspiration, are in italics. This chapter was originally titled: Calling of a King, but was changed as this was revelation…

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