Understanding the Scriptures
Doctrine and Covenants 123
|Propriety(v. 1)||Correctness, properness|
|Affidavits(v. 4)||Written testimonies of truth made under oath|
|Libelous(vv. 4–5)||False and hurtful|
|Concatenation of diabolical rascality(v. 5)||Collection of wicked lies|
|Nefarious and murderous impositions(v. 5)||Evil and murderous deeds|
|Enjoined on us(v. 6)||Required of us|
|Imperative(v. 7, 9, 11)||Essential|
|Riveted(v. 7)||Fastened, made immovable|
|Futurity(v. 15)||The future|
|Helm(v. 16)||Device for steering a ship|
Studying the Scriptures
Do activity A as you studyDoctrine and Covenants 123.
What Would You Need to Do?
If you had been a member of the Church in 1839, what would you be expected to do to fulfill the Lord’s command inDoctrine and Covenants 123:1–5?
From what you learn in verses 5–15, list what you would need to do with the information you had gathered.
What records could you keep now that might bless future generations in the Church?