Additional Study

The Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, (2005), 20–21


The following questions and scriptures will help you learn more about the principles in this pamphlet and ponder on them. The list is not comprehensive; footnotes and cross-references in the scriptures will direct you to additional passages and resources.

What does it mean to you that God is your Heavenly Father?

Malachi 2:10 (Bible, Old Testament)

Hebrews 12:9–10 (Bible, New Testament)

What is the role of a prophet? Why is it important to know that God speaks to prophets?

Amos 3:7 (Bible, Old Testament)

Jacob 4:4–6 (Book of Mormon, page 124)

What does it mean to have priesthood authority? How does someone receive this authority?

Matthew 10:1 (Bible, New Testament)

John 15:16 (Bible, New Testament)

What happens when that authority is lost?

Amos 8:11–12 (Bible, Old Testament)

1 Nephi 13:24–29 (Book of Mormon, pages 25–26)

Did Jesus’s Apostles know that an apostasy would occur?

Acts 20:28–31 (Bible, New Testament)

2 Thessalonians 2:2–3 (Bible, New Testament)

2 Timothy 4:3–4 (Bible, New Testament)

What does it mean to you that the gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored through Joseph Smith?

The Testimony of the Prophet Joseph Smith (pamphlet)

What is the Book of Mormon? How is it a witness of Joseph Smith’s calling as a prophet?

Book of Mormon title page

Book of Mormon introduction

What is the role of the Holy Ghost?

Alma 5:45–47 (Book of Mormon, page 221)

Moroni 10:3–5 (Book of Mormon, page 529)