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The Pearl of Great Price

The Pearl of Great Price

"The Pearl of Great Price consists of a diverse collection of sacred works that are accepted as scripture by Latter-day Saints. The article Contents and Publication offers an overview of the individual texts in the collection as well as details about the history of how the documents were brought together and were then received as scripture by Church members. The article titled Literature briefly treats the variety of literary features that characterize the Pearl of Great Price." Encyclopedia of Mormonism

Jesus Christ in the Pearl of Great Price
"The standard work of scripture called the Pearl of Great Price contains selected materials ranging from the time of Adam to the present, including words of Adam, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus Christ, and Joseph Smith. It presents some 300 references to Jesus Christ, including such names and titles as Beginning and the End, Beloved Son, Creator, God, Jehovah, Jesus, Jesus Christ, King of Zion, Lord, Lord God, Messiah, Only Begotten, Rock of Heaven, Savior, Son, and Son of Man. A particular contribution is the fact that Jesus Christ has been the focus of every dispensation from Adam to Joseph Smith." Encyclopedia of Mormonism

Articles of Faith
"These include fundamental and characteristic doctrines of the gospel as taught by this Church; but they are not to be regarded as a complete exposition of belief ... " Elder James E. Talmage, Articles of Faith

Joseph Smith-History
In 1820 young Joseph Smith prayed to know which church he should join. In answer to his prayer, God the Father and Jesus Christ appeared to him. Through him they restored the truth about the plan of God. Joseph Smith was a prophet and a powerful witness of Christ. Here is his story in his own words.

The Book of Moses
"The Book of Moses is an extract of several chapters from Genesis in the Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible (JST) and constitutes one of the texts in the Pearl of Great Price." Encyclopedia of Mormonism

The Book of Abraham
"The Book of Abraham autobiographically recounts Abraham's early years and is one of the texts in the LDS scriptural collection titled Pearl of Great Price." Encyclopedia of Mormonism

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