Alphabetical Listing of Topics

 How to Use. The Guide to the Scriptures is an alphabetical listing of gospel topics. It gives a short definition of each topic and provides the most significant scriptural references about that topic. Each reference is preceded by a short quotation or summary of the scripture. The scriptural references appear in the following order: Old Testament, New Testament, Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, and Pearl of Great Price. The following diagram explains a sample entry:

Earth

 The planet on which we live, created by God through Jesus Christ to be used by man during his mortal probation. Its final destiny is to become glorified and exalted (D&C 77:1–2; 130:8–9). The earth will become an eternal inheritance of those who have lived worthy of a celestial glory (D&C 88:14–26). They will enjoy the presence of the Father and the Son (D&C 76:62).

Created for man

End of the World

 Topics are in bold, uppercase letters.

 There is a brief definition of each topic.

 Some topics have subentries. These are in italic type.

 Related scriptural references are given in parentheses.

 Sometimes the information about a subject is not included under the topic you have looked up. The italic word see directs you to the topic where the information is found.

 Sometimes other topics in the guide contain information that relates to the topic you are studying. The italic words see also direct you to these related topics.

 Scriptural references that help you understand the definition are in parentheses.

 Each scriptural reference is preceded by a short quotation from the scripture or summary of the scripture.

 The italic word see (or see also) followed by this dash tells you that the information is found in a subentry (“End of the world”) of a main topic (“World”).