Lesson 43: “Take upon You My Whole Armor”

Doctrine and Covenants and Church History Class Member Study Guide, (1999), 22–23


Reading assignment: Study the scripture passages listed in the following questions and in the scripture chain. Also review the pamphlet For the Strength of Youth (34285).
  • Read D&C 76:25–29 and Moses 4:3. Who were the leaders of the two forces involved in the War in Heaven, and what were their objectives? How are we involved in a similar conflict on the earth today? (See D&C 76:29; Moses 4:4.)

  • Read D&C 27:15–18. What is the Lord’s armor described in these verses? What can you do to put on the “whole armor” of God?

  • What is the Lord’s law of chastity? (See D&C 42:22–24; 59:6; 63:16.) How are we blessed as we live the law of chastity? (See D&C 121:45–46.)

  • Read D&C 42:21; 51:9; 97:8. Why is it important to be honest in all aspects of your life? What does it mean to be honest with the Lord? What does it mean to be honest with yourself?

  • What is the Lord’s commandment concerning how we use His name? (See D&C 63:60–62; 136:21.) What kinds of language should we avoid? What kind of language would the Lord like us to use? (See D&C 52:16; 136:24; Ephesians 4:29.)

Scripture Chain: The Whole Armor of God