Understanding the Scriptures
Doctrine and Covenants 67:10–12—The Privilege of ing God
The statement inJohn 1:18and1 John 4:12, “no man hath n God at any time,” has caused some confusion because we know that prophets, such as Moses, have n God “face to face” (Exodus 33:11; alsoIsaiah 6:5;Joseph Smith—History 1:17). InDoctrine and Covenants 67:11, the Lord clarified that in order to be in the presence of God a mortal person must be “quickened by the Spirit of God,” meaning changed in a way that will allow that person to endure His glory. Moses described it as being “transfigured” (Moses 1:11). (JST, John 1:19;JST, 1 John 4:12.)
Studying the Scriptures
Do activity A or B as you studyDoctrine and Covenants 67.
What Do These Revelations Mean to You?
Doctrine and Covenants 1was received shortly before section 67. Both of these revelations deal with the proposed publication, in book form, of the revelations the Prophet Joseph Smith received from the Lord ( the study guide’s introduction toD&C 67).
ReviewDoctrine and Covenants 1:17–24and 67:4–9 and summarize what the Lord said about the revelations Joseph Smith received.
How do these scriptures help us understand the form in which the revelations are written?
Write a paragraph expressing how you feel about the revelations you have studied so far this year. Tell about at least one passage that has touched your heart and made a difference in your life.
Outline the Process
Sometimes we do not receive blessings the Lord would like to give us because we are not ready for those blessings. From what the Lord said inDoctrine and Covenants 67:1–3, 10–14, outline what we must do to receive His promised blessings.