Doctrine and Covenants

The Word of Wisdom

“A Word of Wisdom, for the benefit of the council of high priests, assembled in Kirtland, and the church, and also the saints in Zion; to be sent greeting, not by commandment or constraint, but by revelation and the word of wisdom.” -Doctrine and Covenants 86 header CoC, 89:1-2 LdS The Word of Wisdom is an interesting doctrine of all Latter Day Saints and Mormons that accept some form of the Doctrine and Covenants share. While we all enjoy the…

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The Four 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. 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 look a little deeper, just beyond the…

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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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The Law of the Lord Chapter 19: Ordination

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. Please follow and like us:

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