Lesson 24: “Be Not Deceived, but Continue in Steadfastness”

Doctrine and Covenants and Church History Class Member Study Guide, (1999), 14


Reading assignment: Doctrine and Covenants 26; 28; 43:1–7; 50; 52:14–19; Our Heritage, page 36.

During the early years of the Church, some members allowed themselves to be deceived by Satan, which led to their apostasy, or rebellion against God. As members of the Church today, we must be faithful and watchful.

  • What are some of the ways in which Satan tries to deceive us and lead us into apostasy? What can we do to keep ourselves from being deceived and led into apostasy?

  • During the early years of the Church, many people claimed to receive revelations to guide the Church or correct the Prophet Joseph Smith. What did the Lord reveal in response to these claims? (See D&C 28:2, 6–7; 43:1–3.)

  • Read D&C 50:17–24 and Moroni 7:15–17. What do these verses teach about how we can discern the things of God from the things of Satan?

Scripture Chain: Recognizing and Avoiding Individual Apostasy