Lesson 42: Continuing Revelation to Latter-day Prophets

Doctrine and Covenants and Church History Class Member Study Guide, (1999), 22


Reading assignment: Doctrine and Covenants 1:38; 68:1–4; 84:109–10; 107:25, 34, 93–98; 132:8; Official Declaration 2 (pages 293–94 in the Doctrine and Covenants); Our Heritage, pages 117–19, 125–27.

The members of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles are latter-day prophets, seers, and revelators. They continue to receive revelation to guide the Church. This lesson discusses a few examples of continuing revelation to guide the Church.

  • Read Our Heritage, pages 117–19. Why is it important to understand that Church auxiliaries, programs, and activities exist to support the family? How have Church organizations and activities strengthened your family?

  • Read Official Declaration 2. How has this revelation been a blessing to the Church? What can we learn from the process President Kimball went through before receiving this revelation? (See Our Heritage, 126.)

  • What are the responsibilities of the Seventy? (See D&C 107:25, 34.) Read D&C 107:93–97. How does the creation of additional Quorums of the Seventy comply with the instructions in this revelation?

Scripture Chain: Following the Prophet